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The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew

At the urging of Mayor Regina Romero, the Tucson City Council voted to establish a mandatory nightly curfew for three weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19
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Orange County Fire Rescue workers give out Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), consisting of disposable masks and hand sanitizer, free to small businesses, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Pasadena bucks LA County order, keeps outdoor dining going

The city of Pasadena has kept outdoor dining open despite Los Angeles County restricting restaurants to takeout to reduce the spread of the coronavirus
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*** Hold For Story *** A costumer exits Pie 'N Burger Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. Pasadena has become an island in the center of the nation's most populous county, where a surge of COVID-19 cases last week led to a three-week end to outdoor dining and California's first stay-home order since the pandemic began to spread across the state in March. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Pasadena bucks LA County order, keeps outdoor dining going

The city of Pasadena has kept outdoor dining open despite Los Angeles County restricting restaurants to takeout to reduce the spread of the coronavirus
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*** Hold For Story *** A costumer exits Pie 'N Burger Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. Pasadena has become an island in the center of the nation's most populous county, where a surge of COVID-19 cases last week led to a three-week end to outdoor dining and California's first stay-home order since the pandemic began to spread across the state in March. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Asia Today: India's cases continue to decline with 36,600

India has maintained a declining trend in coronavirus infections with 36,604 new cases reported in the past 24 hours
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Women wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a pedestrian bridge in Beijing, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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'Very dark couple of weeks': Morgues and hospitals overflow

Nearly 37,000 people died of COVID-19 in the U.S. in November, the most since the dark early days of the pandemic
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, EMT Giselle Dorgalli, second from right, looks at a monitor while performing chest compression on a patient who tested positive for coronavirus in the emergency room at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. Amid the coronavirus resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to handle an influx of sick patients that is pushing health care systems — and their workers — to the breaking point. Hospitals are bringing in mobile morgues. And funerals are once again being livestreamed or performed as drive-by affairs. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 01

Elected officials criticized for not following own COVID-19 advice

Officials across the country have apologized for not heeding rules or guidance.
December 01
In this Oct. 30, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 testing facility in Valencia, Calif.
December 01

Nevada doctor's selfie used to claim COVID-19 is a hoax

With cases of coronavirus surging in Nevada, social media posts calling the pandemic a made-up crisis are swirling on social media as users share a doctor's selfie from an alternative care site in Reno to make it appear no one is using the facility
December 01
This Nov. 12, 2020 selfie photo provided by the Renown Regional Medical Center shows Dr. Jacob Keeperman, the Renown Transfer and Operations Center medical director who snapped the photo on the opening day of the Renown Regional Medical Center's alternative care site located in a parking garage. Keeperman's photo was being misrepresented online to support the false narrative that the coronavirus pandemic is a scam. (Jacob Keeperman/Renown Regional Medical Center via AP)
December 01

AP Interview: Biden adviser says race central to virus fight

A top adviser to President-elect Joe Biden on the pandemic response says addressing racial disparities cannot be an afterthought
December 01
This undated photo provided by Yale University shows Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith. Addressing racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus crisis cannot be an afterthought, the top adviser to President-elect Joe Biden on the COVID-19 pandemic response said Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Yale University via AP)
December 01

US panel: 1st vaccines to health care workers, nursing homes

An influential government advisory panel says health care workers and nursing home residents should be at the front of the line when the first coronavirus vaccine shots become available
December 01
FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, Nurse Kathe Olmstead, right, gives volunteer Melissa Harting, of Harpersville, N.Y., an injection as a study of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., gets underway in Binghamton, N.Y. An influential scientific panel on Tuesday, Dec. 1, is set to tackle one of the most pressing questions in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic: When the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available, who should be at the front of the line for shots? (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
December 01

CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days, 7 with test

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to shorten the recommended length of quarantine after exposure to someone who is positive for COVID-19, as the virus rages across the nation
December 01
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar leaves the White House Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 01

CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days, 7 with test

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to shorten the recommended length of quarantine after exposure to someone who is positive for COVID-19, as the virus rages across the nation
December 01
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar leaves the White House Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 01

Official: CDC to shorten guidance for quarantining after COVID-19 exposure to 10 days, 7 with a negative test

Official: CDC to shorten guidance for quarantining after COVID-19 exposure to 10 days, 7 with a negative test
December 01
December 01

Pushed to rush, FDA head says feds will get vaccine 'right'

The head of the agency responsible for authorizing COVID-19 vaccines says it will take the time needed to get the vaccine right
December 01
FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2020, file photo Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn speaks during a media briefing in the James Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Hahn, the head of the agency responsible for approving any COVID-19 vaccine, was summoned to the White House Tuesday, Dec. 1, as an increasingly frustrated President Donald Trump complained that approval hasn't moved faster. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
December 01

Key dates as US regulators weigh emergency use of vaccines

The next few weeks will likely see a lot of action as U.S. regulators assess COVID-19 vaccines and state officials get ready to start giving the shots to people
December 01
A COVID-19 test is handed through the vehicle window at a mobile testing site on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Long Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
December 01

City advises elderly to remain at home as COVID cases grow

New York is also facing a blood shortage.
December 01
A man wears a face mask while walking in Times Square in New York, Nov. 18, 2020.
December 01

UN: Pandemic to fan surge in humanitarian needs in 2021

The U.N. humanitarian office says needs for assistance have ballooned to unprecedented levels this year because of COVID-19, projecting that a staggering 235 million people will require help in 2021
December 01
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 file photo, Tigray refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, wait to receive aid at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan. A key U.N. aid agency says needs for humanitarian assistance have ballooned this year because of COVID-19, projecting that a staggering 235 million people — who together would make up the world's fifth most-populous country — are likely to require such help next year for troubles like the pandemic as well as war, forced migration and the impact of global warming (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
December 01

VIRUS TODAY: A deadly November, and who gets vaccine first

A scientific panel is meeting to provide guidance on who should be at the front of the line when the first vaccine shots become available
December 01
December 01

UK leader touts local virus rules but pubs are in distress

British lawmakers have voted to approve new coronavirus restrictions in England that will take effect within hours
December 01
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend Parliament in London, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Members of Parliament will vote later Tuesday on the proposed tier system as the country prepares to come out of lockdown. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
December 01

Canada: US border measures to last until virus under control

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the ban on nonessential travel with the United States won't be lifted until COVID-19 is significantly more under control everywhere in the world
December 01
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at Rideau Cottage during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 01

Pop-up school for US asylum seekers thrives despite pandemic

It started as a kind of pop-up school on a sidewalk to teach reading, writing and math to Central American children living in a camp of U.S. asylum seekers stuck in Mexico
December 01
Sidewalk School founder Felicia Rangel-Samponaro, right, works with teacher Gabriela Fajardo, a 26-year-old Honduran seeking asylum in the United States, left, and assistant Victor Cavazos on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Matamoros, Mexico. Like countless schools, the Sidewalk School went to virtual learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, but instead of being hampered by the change, it has blossomed. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 01

EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

The European Union drug agency says it may need four more weeks to approve its first coronavirus vaccine, even as authorities in the United States and Britain continue to aim for a green light before Christmas
December 01
Potential COVID-19 vaccine vials from Pfizer, Oct. 31, 2020.
December 01

Coronavirus likely in US as early as December 2019: Study

Scientists found antibodies in last year's blood bank donations.
December 01
A nurse dons personal protective equipment (PPE) as she prepares to enter the room of a COVID-19 patient being treated at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wis., on Nov. 18, 2020.
December 01

Drug makers prepare for emergency FDA approval

The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunizations meets today to recommend who gets the first vaccines, plus when to manage COVID-19 symptoms at home and when to head to the hospital.
December 01
VIDEO: Drug makers prepare for emergency FDA approval
December 01

Non-essential shops reopen in Belgium as virus numbers drop

Nonessential shops in Belgium reopened Tuesday in the wake of encouraging figures about declining daily coronavirus infection rates and hospital admissions
December 01
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020 file photo, people wait in their cars in a line to be tested at the mobile COVID-19 testing site in Antwerp, Belgium. With nothing on their agendas for months to come, organizers of music festivals in Belgium want to use their know-how to help the coronavirus vaccination campaign. The Belgian government has set up the goal to vaccine about 70 percent of the country's population, the equivalent of eight million people, when efficient COVID-19 shots become available. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
December 01

UK court rules against clinic in puberty blocking drugs case

Britain’s High Court has ruled that children under 16 years old who are considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to medical treatment involving drugs that delay puberty
December 01
Keira Bell speaks to the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice in central London, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Britain’s High Court has ruled that children under 16 years old who are considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to medical treatment involving drugs that delay puberty. The case was brought by two claimants against a National Health Service trust that runs the U.K.’s public gender identity development service for children. Bell, one of the claimants, who was prescribed hormone blockers at 16, argued that the clinic should have challenged her more over her decision to transition to a male. (Sam Tobin/PA via AP)
December 01

France's Macron warns against going skiing in Switzerland

French President Emmanuel Macron says that France will apply restrictions to prevent vacationers from going to Swiss ski resorts, and French slopes will remain closed during the Christmas season amid the coronavirus pandemic
December 01
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, welcomes Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, prior to a meeting, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 01

Glimmers of hope for world economy, but dangers lurk

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicts that the world economy will bounce back to its pre-pandemic levels by the end of next year
December 01
People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk through China Town in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture, near Tokyo, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 01

76 Franciscan nuns test positive at monastery in Germany

Church authorities say 76 Catholic nuns have tested positive for COVID-19 after an outbreak of coronavirus at a Franciscan convent in northwestern Germany
December 01
Exterior view of the monastery of the Franciscan Order in Thuine, Germany, Tuesday, Dec.1, 2020. Church authorities say 76 Catholic nuns have tested positive for COVID-19 after an outbreak of coronavirus at a Franciscan convent in northwestern Germany. Another 85 nuns received negative test results at the monastery in Thuine, not far from the Dutch border, the convent’s Mother Superior told The Associated Press on Tuesday. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
December 01

Without patients or staff, Madrid opens new $119M hospital

Authorities in Spain's capital have held a ceremony to open part of a 1,000-bed emergency hospital for COVID-19 patients
December 01
A security guard walks in the empty Isabel Zendal new hospital during the official opening in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Authorities in Madrid are holding a ceremony to open part of a 1,000-bed hospital for emergencies that critics say is no more than a vanity project, a building with beds not ready to receive patients and unnecessary now that contagion and hospitalizations are waning. Spain has officially logged 1.6 million infections and over 45,000 deaths confirmed for COVID-19 since the beginning of the year. (AP Photo/Paul White)
December 01

Asia Today: Vietnam reports 1st local infection in 89 days

Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after discovering the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days
December 01
Women wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk along a pedestrian bridge in Beijing, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
December 01

Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving

Americans returning from Thanksgiving break are facing strict new coronavirus measures around the country as health officials brace for a disastrous worsening of the surge because of holiday gatherings over the long weekend
December 01
A health care worker direct a person to use a swab for a self administered test at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fairgrounds at Tamiami Park, on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 in Miami. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
December 01

At tiny rural hospitals, weary doctors treat friends, family

The coronavirus pandemic is devastating rural hospitals, including the tiny 25-bed facility in Memphis, Missouri
December 01
December 01

CORRECTS: BioNTech and Pfizer ask European regulator for expedited approval of their COVID-19 vaccine

CORRECTS: BioNTech and Pfizer ask European regulator for expedited approval of their COVID-19 vaccine
December 01
December 01

EU medicines regulator says first coronavirus vaccine could be approved by Dec. 29

EU medicines regulator says first coronavirus vaccine could be approved by Dec. 29
December 01
December 01

Hong Kong leader urges people to stay home as cases rise

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is urging residents to stay home as the city grapples with a resurgence of the coronavirus, which has infected more than 600 people in the last week
December 01
People wearing face masks to protect against the spred of the coronavirus, walk along a street in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
December 01

As the virus resurges, mental health woes batter France

The lockdowns that France has used to fight the spread of coronavirus have come at considerable cost to residents' mental health
December 01
A patient walks on a corridor of the Rouvray psychiatric hospital, in Rouen, western France, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Lockdowns that France has used to fight the coronavirus have come at considerable cost to mental health. Surveying points to a surge of depression most acute among people without work, in financial hardship and young adults. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 01

Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad says the coronavirus pandemic has increased trafficking of women and gender-based violence, leaving the health and safety of women “on the line.”
December 01
FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2018, file photo, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad talks during a joint statement along with Nobel Peace Laureat Denis Mukwege and European Union Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini, at European Council's Europa building in Brussels. Murad says the coronavirus pandemic has increased trafficking of women and gender-based violence, leaving the health and safety of women “on the line.” The 27-year-old activist, who was forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State fighters in Iraq, says curfews, lockdowns and travel restrictions imposed by governments to slow the spread of the virus “have had unintended consequences on women worldwide.” (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
November 30

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days

Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days
November 30
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a bi-weekly news conference outside Rideau cottage on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, Ontario, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 30

Restrictions on gay, bisexual men donating blood loosened amid pandemic

Officials encouraged people to donate during the coronavirus emergency.
November 30
A man donates blood at a temporary blood bank set up in a church's fellowship hall, March 24, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz.
November 30

Third Georgia congressman tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Austin Scott of Georgia has tested positive for COVID-19
November 30
File-This Jan. 9, 2006, file photo shows Rep. Austin Scott, R-Tifton, Chairman of the House Committee on Governmental Affairs listens as the committee took up discussion on SB:84, the Voter ID bill, in Atlanta. Scott has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the third Georgia congressman to contract the virus. Scott's chief of staff Jason Lawrence confirmed the positive test results in a statement on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, and said the Republican is “following guidance from the House Attending Physician as well as his personal physician.” (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
November 30

Trump science adviser Scott Atlas leaving White House job

Dr. Scott Atlas, a science adviser to President Donald Trump who was skeptical of measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, is leaving his White House post
November 30
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 30

AP source: Trump science adviser Scott Atlas, skeptic of measures to control coronavirus, leaves White House post

AP source: Trump science adviser Scott Atlas, skeptic of measures to control coronavirus, leaves White House post
November 30
November 30

VIRUS TODAY: Vaccine gains momentum, NFL season in chaos

The rush to develop a vaccine gained steam with the news from Moderna Inc. that it would ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its vaccine
November 30
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson runs with the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
November 30

Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

Moderna Inc. says it will ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection
November 30
November 30

Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved

Congress is returning to Washington for one last attempt at deal-making this year
November 30
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2020, file photo the morning sun illuminates the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington. After months of shadowboxing amid a tense and toxic campaign, Capitol Hill's main players are returning to Washington for one final, perhaps futile, attempt at deal making on a challenging menu of year-end business. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 30

Philip Green's retail empire Arcadia calls in administrators

British retail empire Arcadia Group, which owns well-known fashion chains including Topshop, has gone into bankruptcy protection, putting 13,000 jobs at risk
November 30
People wearing face masks to try to curb the spread of coronavirus walk past the temporarily closed Topshop flagship store on Oxford Street, during England's second coronavirus lockdown, in London, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Arcadia Group, the retail empire of tycoon Philip Green, which owns well-known British fashion chains like Topshop and employs around 15,000 people, appears to be on the brink of collapse following the economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 30

UN: Skiing may not spread coronavirus but slopes still risky

As several European countries have suspended access to the ski slopes to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said the risk of catching COVID-19 while skiing is likely minimal
November 30
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, people ride ski lifts as other skiers slide down the hill on a sunny day at the Faraya-Mzaar ski resort, in Faraya, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon. As several countries have suspended access to the ski slopes to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said the risk of catching COVID-19 while skiing is likely minimal. “I suspect many people won’t be infected barreling down the slopes on their skis,” said Dr. Michael Ryan at a WHO news briefing on Monday, Nov, 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, file)
November 30

Turkey toughens curfew measures amid coronavirus surge

Turkey’s president has announced the most widespread lockdown so far amid a surge in COVID-19 infections, extending curfews to weeknights and putting full lockdowns in place over the weekends
November 30
FILE - In this Friday, May 15, 2020, file photo, a team of Turkey's Health Ministry's coronavirus contact tracing team, clad in white protective gear, masks and face shields are briefed in Istanbul. When Turkey changed the way it reports daily COVID-19 infections, it confirmed what medical groups and opposition parties have long suspected — that the country is faced with an alarming surge of cases that is fast exhausting the Turkish health system. The official daily COVID-19 deaths have also steadily risen to record numbers in a reversal of fortune for the country that had been praised for managing to keep fatalities low. With the new data, the country jumped from being one of the least-affected countries in Europe to one of the worst-hit.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)
November 30

Greece: Critics warn virus test price caps may slash testing

Greece’s largest medical association has criticized a decision by the country’s center-right government to impose price caps on coronavirus tests at private labs, warning that the measure could disrupt testing during a spike in infections
November 30
A woman wearing face mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus, walks at an empty Syntagma square, in central Athens, on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Greece's government spokesman on Thursday announced a weeklong extension to the country's current lockdown, due to the continued spread of the. COVID-19. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 30

First blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer's goes on sale

A company has started selling the first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease
November 30
This Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photo provided by C2N Diagnostics shows equipment in a lab that analyzes blood samples at the company's facility in the Center for Emerging Technologies in St. Louis. C2N Diagnostics has started selling the first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a leap for the field that could make it much easier for people to learn whether they have dementia. It also raises concern about the accuracy and impact of such life-altering news. (Jerry Naunheim Jr./C2N Diagnostics via AP)