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People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride mopeds in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Vietnamese health official said on Thursday the COVID-19 outbreak would peak in the coming ten days as the country reported another death and a score of new infections. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

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

Nov. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after visiting a flight...

Man gets prison time for false bomb threats made to schools

Nov. 30, 2020 8:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hacker who made dozens of phony bombing and shooting threats to schools in the United States and the United Kingdom and made a false hijacking report about a California-bound jetliner was sentenced Monday to federal prison. Timothy Dalton Vaughn, 22, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina,...

This series of screenshots taken from an iPhone with COVID-19 exposure notifications turned on for Washington state shows some of the information presented to iPhone users who are considering opting in to a new statewide coronavirus exposure notification program that was launched Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Washington state that uses smartphone technology in the ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. People with Apple iPhones can now enable the 'exposure notifications' feature that is already in their phone's settings, and Android devices can download the app, called Washington Exposure Notifications. Use of the service is voluntary and users can opt out at any time. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington launches statewide COVID-19 notification app

Nov. 30, 2020 8:06 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state on Monday launched a statewide coronavirus exposure app, joining more than a dozen states that have already enlisted the use of smartphone technology in the ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. People with iPhones can now enable the ‘exposure...

File-This April 18, 2019, file photo shows a Zoom ad, in New York. Zoom’s videoconferencing service remains a fixture in pandemic life, but its breakneck growth is showing signs of tapering off as investors debate whether the company will be able to build upon its recent success after a vaccine enables people to intermingle again. Zoom highlighted its head-spinning success story again Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, with the release of its quarterly results for the August to October period. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Zoom reports big 3Q gains, but slowing growth sinks stock

Nov. 30, 2020 7:13 PM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Zoom’s videoconferencing service remains a fixture in pandemic life, but its breakneck growth is showing signs of tapering off as investors debate whether the company will be able to build upon its recent success after a vaccine enables people to intermingle again. For now,...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 file photo, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, joins his partner, Marlon Reis, in acknowledging the crowd after Polis took the oath of office during the inauguration ceremony in Denver. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has tested positive for the coronavirus. Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, both have COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, the governor said in a statement Saturday night, Nov. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool)

GOP aide sent home from Colorado Legislature had COVID-19

Nov. 30, 2020 7:05 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — As Colorado's Democrat-led Legislature convened Monday for a special session, a GOP staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 attended a morning House session and was sent home. In response to the incident, Colorado House Speaker KC Becker, a Democrat from Boulder, called it a...

Tesla to be added to benchmark S&P 500 index in one stage

Nov. 30, 2020 6:08 PM EST

Tesla will be added to the benchmark S&P 500 index on a single day next month, rather than over two days as previously contemplated. S&P Dow Jones Indices said Monday that it will move the electric car maker into the S&P 500 on Dec. 21 at the company's full market value. Because Tesla will be one of...

FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. 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. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

Nov. 30, 2020 5:52 PM EST

Moderna Inc. said Monday it was asking U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — intensifying the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens. Multiple vaccine candidates must...

State Superintendent Carey Wright, follows virus protocol and remains masked while speaking to lawmakers following a legislative hearing on distance learning and broadband for schools Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The impact of COVID-19 forced school closure statewide and use of the existing broadband system for learning proved to be taxing, especially in rural communities. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi schools receive computers for distance learning

Nov. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi schools are closer to overcoming the digital divide that quickly became evident at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, state Superintendent of Education Carey Wright said Monday. The state Department of Education has delivered about 325,000 laptop computers or tablets...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, patrons place in person bets during the launch of legalized sports betting in Michigan at the MGM Grand Detroit casino in Detroit. Michigan casinos could launch online sports betting and gambling games in December once state lawmakers waive the remaining time they have to review proposed licensing rules. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, which has 10 legislators, will effectively bless the new regulations at a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, said the chairman, Republican Sen. Pete Lucido. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)

Michigan nears launch of online sports betting, other games

Nov. 30, 2020 3:32 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan casinos could launch online sports betting and gambling games in December once state lawmakers waive the remaining time they have to review proposed licensing rules. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, which has 10 legislators, will effectively bless the new...

FILE - In this June 24, 2020 file photo, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai testifies during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pai, a Republican, says he is leaving the telecommunications regulator on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2021.  President-elect Joe Biden will choose a new Democratic head for the agency. A new administration typically picks a new chairman.   (Alex Wong/Pool via AP, File)

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to leave telecom agency on January 20

Nov. 30, 2020 12:45 PM EST

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, says he is leaving the telecommunications regulator on Inauguration Day. President-elect Joe Biden will choose a new Democratic head for the agency. A new administration typically picks a new chairman. Pai has presided over a contentious FCC over...