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Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Nov. 27, 2020 7:31 PM EST
In a story Nov. 25, 2020, about a new U.S. estimate of missed coronavirus infections, The Associated Press erroneously reported an earlier calculation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously, the CDC estimated nine of every 10 cases were being missed, not one of every 10.
People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping street in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

The Latest: Emperor's New Year greeting cancelled in Japan

Nov. 26, 2020 10:02 PM EST

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Naruhito and his family will not offer their New Year greetings from the palace balcony due to concerns over the country’s struggles with a resurgence of coronavirus infections. The Imperial Household Agency said in a statement Friday that the annual greetings on Jan. 2 will...

Judge rejects challenge to Oregon's 2-week virus rules

Nov. 25, 2020 11:43 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has declined to bar or alter Gov. Kate Brown’s two-week freeze that prohibits indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants and bars in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that U.S. District Judge Karin J. Immergut on...

Judge denies restaurants' lawsuit over COVID-19 restrictions

Nov. 25, 2020 8:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an effort from Oregon restaurants to stop the most recent COVID-19-related restrictions imposed by Gov. Kate Brown. The lawsuit from the Oregon Restaurants and Lodging Association said restaurants were being unfairly singled out. The judge from the...

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a propaganda billboard with the characters for

The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

Nov. 21, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there. The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday,...

Restaurant Association asks court to halt virus restrictions

Nov. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association is seeking a court order from a federal judge to block Gov. Kate Brown’s “two-week freeze” that bans dining in restaurants in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases. The association, which represents 10,000 food...

Some GOP politicians push back on OR governor's restrictions

Nov. 19, 2020 7:17 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several Republican politicians and other officials were pushing back against Democratic Gov. Kate Brown’s orders to stem the spread of the coronavirus, even as Oregon reported on Thursday the highest daily number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Under Brown’s order, all...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Nov. 19, 2020 5:28 PM EST

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Is the Gem State simply ungovernable? Nov. 18 The Lewiston Tribune Faced with a third wave of COVID-19, Gov. Brad Little on Friday sounded like someone who believes Idaho is ungovernable. Could you blame him? The news is getting worse. Johns Hopkins University says Idaho...

Oregon lawmaker calls for December special session

Nov. 18, 2020 2:15 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — House Speaker Tina Kotek on Wednesday called for a special legislative session so lawmakers can allocate additional funds to help Oregonians struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As the state’s budget situation has stabilized and since Congress is unlikely to pass...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 18, 2020 12:44 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Nov. 17 The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on North Carolina's COVID restrictions: Back in March, when a COVID-19 outbreak spread toward the southeast United States, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper followed the lead of North Carolina counties and took...