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Italy probes why women's names mark aborted fetuses' graves

Italian prosecutors and the government’s privacy watchdog are investigating how the names of women who miscarried or had abortions ended up on crosses over graves for the fetuses in a Rome cemetery
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Crosses bearing tags with names are seen a graveyard of the Flaminio Cemetery, in Rome, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Italian prosecutors and the government’s privacy watchdog are investigating how the names of women who miscarried or had abortions ended up on crosses over graves for the fetuses in a Rome cemetery. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
16 minutes ago

AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: US trust in COVID-19 information down

A new poll finds Americans' trust in the people and institutions giving them information about the coronavirus has fallen across the board
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1 hour ago

Fishing crews arriving in New Zealand have virus

London’s Heathrow Airport has launched a rapid coronavirus test service for passengers
1 hour ago
People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus ride an escalator at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
1 hour ago

UK sets deadline for Manchester to accept virus restrictions

The British government and officials in England’s second-largest city are still talking after a noon deadline passed for Manchester to agree to tighter coronavirus measures
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street after attending a Cabinet meeting in London, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Chinese drugmaker setting up vaccine production lines

A state-owned Chinese drugmaker says it is setting up production lines to supply 1 billion doses of two possible coronavirus vaccines that are being tested on 50,000 people in 10 countries
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Liu Jingzhen, chairman of the SinoPharm Group, gestures as he is surrounded by reporters after a news conference of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council at the National Health Commission in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. The state-owned Chinese drugmaker is setting up production lines to supply 1 billion doses of two possible coronavirus vaccines that are being tested on 50,000 people in 10 countries, Liu said. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
3 hours ago

Coronavirus cases surging across the country

The CDC is now recommending Americans wear masks on public transportation. ABC's Faith Abubey reports.
3 hours ago
VIDEO: Coronavirus cases surging across the country
4 hours ago

UK launching controversial vaccine trials, volunteers to be infected with COVID-19

Only people ages 18 to 30, proven to be healthy, will be taken as volunteers.
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A medical syringe is inserted into a small bottle labeled "Vaccine COVID-19" in this illustration taken April 10, 2020.
October 19

California won't allow virus vaccines without state approval

Gov. Gavin Newsom says California won’t allow any distribution of coronavirus vaccines in the state until it is reviewed by the state’s own panel of experts
October 19
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin talks about the importance of wearing a face mask during a news conference at Sierra Orchards walnut farm in Winters, Calif. California won't allow any distribution of new coronavirus vaccines in the nation’s most populous state until it is reviewed by the state’s own panel of experts, Gov. Newsom said, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (Renée C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool, File)
October 19

10 residents dead amid virus outbreak at Kansas nursing home

A coronavirus outbreak has killed 10 residents in a nursing home in a northwestern Kansas county that already had proportionally the nation’s largest increase in cases over two weeks
October 19
October 19

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

Ireland's government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections
October 19
A woman wearing a face mask walks in Manchester, England, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Britain’s government says discussions about implementing stricter restrictions in Greater Manchester must be completed Monday because the public health threat caused by rising COVID-19 infections is serious and getting worse. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
October 19

Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect

A Wisconsin judge has reimposed an order from Gov. Tony Evers’ administration limiting the number of people who can gather in bars, restaurants and other indoor places to 25% of capacity
October 19
October 19

Ana Navarro talks about her husband's COVID-19 diagnosis on 'The View'

Navarro says her husband Al Cardenas is "out of the woods."
October 19
Ana Navarro co-hosts ABC's "The View" on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
October 19

Wales locks down as COVID-19 cases spike; Manchester resists

Wales has become the second nation in the United Kingdom to lock down large swaths of the economy to combat a second wave of coronavirus infections even as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is resisting calls to do the same throughout England
October 19
Hospitality workers protest in Parliament Square in London, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Hospitality workers are demonstrating outside Parliament against tougher coronavirus restrictions and the amount of financial support given by the government to the industry.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 19

Poland turning National Stadium into COVID-19 field hospital

Poland’s government is transforming the National Stadium in Warsaw into a field hospital to handle the surging number of patients infected with the coronavirus
October 19
FILE - This Friday, May 18, 2012 file photo aerial view, made from an hot air balloon, shows the National Stadium, in Warsaw, Poland. Poland’s government is transforming the National Stadium in Warsaw into a field hospital to handle the surging number of patients infecting with the coronavirus. A government spokesman said Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 that the stadium will have room for 500 patients and will be equipped with oxygen therapy for those who need it. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
October 19

As virus surges, Iran breaks one-day record for deaths again

Iran’s single-day death toll from the coronavirus smashed a record set less than a week ago, with 337 dead confirmed Monday
October 19
In this Oct. 15, 2020 file photo, people wear protective face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in the Tajrish traditional bazaar in northern Tehran, Iran. On Monday, Oct.19, 2020, Iran recorded its worst day of new deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with 337 confirmed dead. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
October 19

Czech hospital bed maker rushes to meet government order

A Czech hospital bed maker with a full order book received one more order that was impossible to turn down
October 19
Workers add the final touches to a hospital bed being assembled at the Linet factory in Slany, Czech Republic, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. A Czech hospital bed maker with a full order book received one more order that was impossible to turn down. The company was approached by Prime Minister Andrej Babis to deliver beds for a military field hospital for 500 COVID-19 patients, to be built this week in Prague. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 19

Wisconsin judge reimposes order limiting capacity of indoor gatherings amid surging virus

Wisconsin judge reimposes order limiting capacity of indoor gatherings amid surging virus
October 19
October 19

EU to link national COVID-19 tracing apps together

The European Commission said the EU-wide system devised to link national COVID-19 tracing apps was launched Monday in its latest effort to slow down the coronavirus pandemic and to salvage freedom of movement across the bloc
October 19
FILE - In this Thursday, June 11, 2020 file photo, Italian Technological Innovation and Digitalization Minister, Paola Pisano shows her phone, featuring a contact tracing app that Italy launched nationwide in its efforts to contain COVID-19's spread, during an interview with The Associated Press in Rome. The European Commission on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 launched an EU-wide system devised to link national COVID-19 tracing apps together in its latest effort to slow down the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
October 19

COVID delay: New coronavirus relief may slip past election

Congress is quickly moving past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus relief before the Election
October 19
FILE - In this May 22, 2020, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible through heavy fog in Washington. New virus relief will have to wait until after the November election. Congress is past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus aid soon, with differences between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump proving insurmountable. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 19

Asia Today: South Korea tests at hospitals, nursing homes

South Korea is testing tens of thousands of employees of hospitals and nursing homes to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks at live-in facilities
October 19
A woman wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus walks by a social distancing sign at a park in Goyang, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. South Korea reported more than 100 new cases of the coronavirus, half of them linked to a hospital in Busan. The signs read: "Keep social distancing." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 19

Lithuanians with COVID-19, self-isolating vote in drive-ins

Lithuanians have started voting in the second round of a national election with some of them casting ballots from their cars in special drive-in polling stations amid a local spike in COVID-19
October 19
Election committee members, wearing protective suits, wait for voters to arrive for early voting in the second round of a parliamentary election at a drive-in polling station, special place of advance voting for self isolated voters in Vilnius, Lithuania, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Lithuanians are voting in the second round of a parliamentary election on Sunday during the rise in the incidence of coronavirus infection in the country. (AP Photo / Mindaugas Kulbis)
October 19

Belgium fears virus "tsunami" as virus cases keep soaring

Bars and restaurants across Belgium have shut down for a month and a night-time curfew has begun as health authorities warned of a possible “tsunami” of COVID-19 cases
October 19
People walk by chairs and tables of an empty terrace in the historical center of Antwerp, Belgium, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. Faced with a resurgence of coronavirus cases, the Belgian government on Friday announced new restrictions to try to hold the disease in check, including a night-time curfew and the closure of cafes, bars and restaurants for a month. The measures will take effect on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 19

Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases passes 40 million

The world's number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 40 million
October 19
A woman wearing a face mask walks in Manchester, England, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Britain’s government says discussions about implementing stricter restrictions in Greater Manchester must be completed Monday because the public health threat caused by rising COVID-19 infections is serious and getting worse. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
October 19

Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access

From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need non-stop sterile refrigeration to stay potent and safe
October 19
A worker moves boxes at Snowman Logistics, India's largest cold storage company in Taloja, on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. The vaccine cold chain hurdle is just the latest disparity of the pandemic weighted against the poor, who more often live and work in crowded conditions that allow the virus to spread, have little access to medical oxygen vital to COVID-19 treatment, and whose health systems lack labs, supplies or technicians to carry out large-scale testing. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
October 19

Vaccine storage demands could leave 3B people in virus cold

From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to stay potent and safe
October 19
Marguerite Ouangraoua, a nurse at the health clinic in Zeguedessin village on the outskirts of Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, opens the fridge where the clinic keeps the vaccines, Thursday Oct. 8, 2020. The vaccine cold chain hurdle is just the latest disparity of the pandemic weighted against the poor, who more often live and work in crowded conditions that allow the virus to spread, have little access to medical oxygen vital to COVID-19 treatment, and whose health systems lack labs, supplies or technicians to carry out large-scale testing. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
October 19

Confirmed world coronavirus infections surpass 40 million, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally

Confirmed world coronavirus infections surpass 40 million, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally
October 19
October 18

Millions more virus rapid tests, but are results reported?

The U.S. can now test several million people daily for coronavirus but the boom comes with a new challenge: keeping track of the results
October 18
October 18

The Latest: S. Korea increases hospital, nursing home tests

South Korea has reported 76 new cases of the coronavirus as officials begin testing tens of thousands of employees at hospitals and nursing homes to prevent transmissions at live-in facilities
October 18
Police confront demonstrators as they protest against the COVID-19 restrictive measures at Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. The Czech Republic has imposed a new series of restrictive measures in response to a record surge in coronavirus infections. Among the measures all sports indoor activities are banned and only up to 20 people are allowed to participate in outdoor sport activities also all bars, restaurants and clubs are closed while drinking of alcohol is banned at public places. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 18

Morocco reopens some mosques, even as infections grow

Moroccans performed their first weekly prayers in more than seven months.
October 18
Moroccans wear face masks and pray respecting social distancing at the great Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. In Morocco today, around 10,000 mosques have opened their doors for the faithful to perform the Friday. For the first time since the outbreak of coronavirus in March, Morocco has allowed mosques to reopen for Friday prayers. (AP Photo / Abdeljalil Bounhar)
October 18

Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines

Airlines are in trouble, and nowhere more than on international routes
October 18
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 file photo, a woman wears a mask as she walks through a quieter than usual Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, in London. Air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry about catching COVID-19 and government travel bans and quarantine rules make planning difficult. One thing airlines believe could help is to have rapid virus tests of all passengers before departure. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
October 18

Asia Today: Melbourne eases lockdown as cases decline

Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people from two households will be allowed.
October 18
A Hindu devotee offers prayers at a temple dedicated to goddess Kali in Jammu, India, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Health officials have warned about the potential for the coronavirus to spread during the upcoming religious festival season, which is marked by huge gatherings in temples and shopping districts. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
October 18

Conservatives confront moral dilemma of vaccines, treatments from fetal tissue cells

Race against COVID-19 raises deep debate at the nexus of experiment, ethics.
October 18
A colorized sonogram shows a human fetus at 12 weeks development.
October 18

French virus curfew produces eerie quiet on streets of Paris

A government-imposed 9 p.m. curfew is set to last at least four weeks.
October 18
Champs-Elysees avenue is empty during curfew in Paris, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. French restaurants, cinemas and theaters are trying to figure out how to survive a new curfew aimed at stemming the flow of record new coronavirus infections. The monthlong curfew came into effect Friday at midnight, and France is deploying 12,000 extra police to enforce it. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
October 18

UK policeman sickened in Russian poison attack quits job

A British police officer who was poisoned while investigating the nerve agent attack against a former Russian agent in England two years ago has quit, saying the incident took “so much from me” that he could no longer do the job
October 18
October 18

Russia shuns tough restrictions even as infections soar

Popular bars and restaurants in Moscow's city center are packed on a Friday night
October 18
October 17

The Latest: Melbourne eases restrictions after cases drop

Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline
October 17
Visitors wear face coverings while touring the Denver Zoo as cases of the new coronavirus spike in the state Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 17

Company faces investigation for allegedly exaggerating role in Operation Warp Speed

Vaxart is now being investigated by the government and sued by its investors.
October 17
The Vaxart logo displayed on a smartphone.
October 17

Judge refuses to block New York COVID-19 restrictions

A federal judge has refused to block Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s order limiting worship to as few as 10 congregants in communities seeing spikes in coronavirus infections
October 17
FILE - In this Tuesday May 5, 2020 file photo, a man sleeps on a bench near the Basilica of Our Lady Catholic Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. In a lawsuit brought the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, a federal judge has refused to block Gov. Andrew Cuomo's order limiting worship to as few as 10 congregants in communities seeing spikes in coronavirus infections. U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in a lawsuit brought the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
October 17

New virus restrictions in Europe; Merkel warns of hard days

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans to come together like they did in the spring to slow the spread of the coronavirus as the country posted another daily record of new cases Saturday
October 17
Medical staff takes a COVID-19 test at a coronavirus test center in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. The city exceeded the important warning level of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days. More and more German cities become official high risk corona hotspots with travel restrictions within Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 17

Not just a Trump-touted 'cure': Monoclonal antibodies may be 'bridge' to a vaccine

Monoclonal antibodies have been around for decades.
October 17
In this undated image from video provided by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, vials are inspected at the company's facilities in New York state, for efforts on an experimental coronavirus antibody drug.
October 17

Asia Today: Melbourne ready to ease rules with 1 new case

Australia’s Victoria state has reported just one new case of COVID-19 and no deaths as the city of Melbourne moves closer towards the easing of some lifestyle restrictions
October 17
A city hall worker sprays a disinfectant at Merdeka Square, or independence square, situated in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, background, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Malaysia will restrict movements in its biggest city Kuala Lumpur, neighboring Selangor state and the administrative capital of Putrajaya from Wednesday in an attempt to curb a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 17

White House: Tennessee mask mandate 'must be implemented'

The White House quietly told Tennessee early this week that a statewide mask mandate “must be implemented” to curb its growing spread of COVID-19
October 17
FILE - In this July 1, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee removes his mask as he begins a news conference in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee was one of the first states to begin reopening in late April after Lee reluctantly issued a safer-at-home order that forced businesses to close. Since then, case numbers have continued to rise in part due to more testing, but also because of an increase in community spread of the disease. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
October 17

Texas allows social workers to deny LGBTQ, disabled clients

Texas officials are facing backlash after deciding to allow social workers to turn away clients on the basis of their disability, sexual orientation or gender identity
October 17
October 16

Czech Republic sees record surge of virus infections

New Mexico health officials have confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 35,770 since the pandemic began
October 16
A bottle containing the drug Remdesivir is shown by a health worker at the Institute of Infectology of Kenezy Gyula Teaching Hospital of the University of Debrecen in Debrecen, Hungary, Thursday Oct. 15, 2020. The drug developed by the Budapest based Chemical Works of Gedeon Richter Plc., is administered to novel coronavirus patients in serious condition as a clinical test to stop the replication of the virus. (Zsolt Czegledi/MTI via AP)
October 16

Teacher who turned ALS diagnosis into a movement dies at 71

Christopher Pendergast, a suburban New York teacher who turned a dreaded Lou Gehrig’s disease diagnosis into a decadeslong campaign to raise awareness and fund research, died from the illness on Wednesday
October 16
This 2004 photo shows Christopher Pendergast, a suburban New York teacher who turned a dreaded Lou Gehrig’s Disease diagnosis into a decades-long campaign to raise awareness and fund research. Pendergast died from the illness on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. He was 71. (AP Photo/Michael Sisak)
October 16

White House: Tennessee mask mandate 'must be implemented'

The White House quietly told Tennessee early this week that a statewide mask mandate “must be implemented” to curb its growing spread of COVID-19
October 16
FILE - In this July 1, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee removes his mask as he begins a news conference in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee was one of the first states to begin reopening in late April after Lee reluctantly issued a safer-at-home order that forced businesses to close. Since then, case numbers have continued to rise in part due to more testing, but also because of an increase in community spread of the disease. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
October 16

Feds planning now to get coronavirus shots to nursing homes

Federal health officials are unveiling a plan to get approved coronavirus shots to nursing home residents free of cost, with the aid of two national pharmacy chains
October 16
October 16

Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

Rising coronavirus cases in key presidential battleground states are the latest worry for election officials and voters a little more than two weeks before Election Day
October 16
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo two voters fill out ballots during early voting at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland. A surge in coronavirus cases is hitting key presidential battleground states a little more than two weeks before Election Day, raising concerns that voting could be thrown into chaos despite months of preparation and planning by election officials and voters. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
October 16

Smog returns to Indian capital as agriculture fires start

Indian capital’s air quality levels have plunged to “very poor," days after the government initiated stricter measures to fight chronic air pollution
October 16
Morning haze envelops the skyline on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. The national capital, one of the world’s most polluted cities, enjoyed a respite from air pollution up until September due to a strict virus lockdown. But now with the onset of winter leading to the dying down of winds and industrial activities resuming and cars back on the roads, the air quality in the city has once again fallen to poor levels. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
October 16

Key indicators suggest US COVID-19 outbreak is headed in wrong direction

The U.S. is on track to break its daily infection record for the third time.
October 16
Medical personnel work inside a field hospital known as an Alternate Care Facility at the state fair ground as COVID-19 cases spike in the state near Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 12, 2020.