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Florida Gov.  Ron DeSantis announces the state's phase three openings at news conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.  DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday in a move to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. (John Pendygraft/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

The Latest: Iowa reports new cases in schools, nursing homes

Sep. 25, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa reported a jump of 1,086 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the second consecutive day of new cases exceeding 1,000. Four more people died, pushing the state’s death toll from the virus to 1,303. Data from state health and education departments indicate the virus is circulating...

Two neighbours of restricted mobility areas in Madrid due to the coronavirus outbreak cross the street in front an anti-riot police unit short after a residents protest demanding more resources for public health system and against social inequality in the southern neighbourhood of Vallecas, Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The regional government is set to announce Friday new restrictions in Madrid, where gatherings are limited to a maximum of 6 people and more than 850,000 residents have been partially locked down this week. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Madrid resists government pressure to extend soft lockdown

Sep. 25, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Madrid are expanding restrictions on movement to another eight areas of the Spanish capital, which is leading the country’s coronavirus contagion curve, despite a recommendation from the national government that the partial lockdown should apply to all of the city. Over...

FILE - In this Saturday Aug. 26, 2017 file photo, Crystal Palace's manager Frank de Boer looks on during their English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at Selhurst Park in London. Frank de Boer was appointed coach of the Netherlands on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 succeeding Ronald Koeman who quit to join Barcelona. The federation said the 50-year-old De Boer signed a contract through the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)

De Boer takes over Netherlands team with point to prove

Sep. 25, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Netherlands coach Frank de Boer paid tribute to his predecessor Ronald Koeman on Friday and said he wants to use his time in charge of the national team to prove his doubters wrong. De Boer was appointed this week on a contract through the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, succeeding...

Flower vendors wait for buyers at a wholesale market in Bengaluru, India, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the COVID-19 pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

Sep. 24, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and respond to the coronavirus. Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday the money will help the universities build on their current efforts to track and contain...

A man wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus sits in a square in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday Sept. 23, 2020. Spain is struggling to contain a second wave of the virus which has killed at least 30,000 people according to the country's health ministry. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Spain says 'tough weeks' ahead as Madrid hit hard by virus

Sep. 24, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Health authorities warned Madrid residents Thursday to brace for tough weeks ahead as a sustained coronavirus spread that is hitting the Spanish capital hard brought the country’s total infections over the 700,000 mark. With over 10,600 new infections confirmed on Thursday, in line...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures, during a press conference at Downing Street on the government's coronavirus action plan in London. Britain botched its response to the coronavirus the first time around. Now many scientists fear it’s about to do it again.
The virus is on the rise again in the U.K., which has recorded almost 42,000 COVID-19 deaths, with confirmed infections at their highest level since May.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool, File)

As virus surges, critics say UK hasn't learned from mistakes

Sep. 24, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain bungled its response to the coronavirus the first time around. Now many scientists fear it’s about to do it again. The virus is on the rise once more in the U.K., which has recorded almost 42,000 COVID-19 deaths, with confirmed daily infections hitting a record-high 6,634 on...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, in action during the pre-season friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Revamped Barcelona starts new season with spotlight on Messi

Sep. 24, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi will be there when Barcelona starts its season on Sunday, just as he has been for the last two decades. His every move, however, will be scrutinized like never before. After all, never before had Messi told the club that he wanted to leave, and never before had Messi been forced...

Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus

Sep. 24, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus say. The River Troupe Gospel, a volunteer gospel group, rehearsed on Sept. 11 ahead of an open-air...

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a shopping mall on a rainy day in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China lifts pandemic bar on entry by foreigners

Sep. 23, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

BEIJING — Chinese officials say foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China as the threat of the new coronavirus continues to recede. The decision lifts a months-long blanket suspension covering most foreigners apart from diplomats and those in...

Orcas knock into sailboats, force Spain to limit yachting.;

Orcas knock into sailboats, force Spain to limit yachting

Sep. 23, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain has temporarily prohibited yachting across 100 kilometers (62 miles) of its northwestern coast after orca whales apparently got carried away while playing and damaged several sailboats. Spain’s transport ministry issued the week-long prohibition for sailboats under 15...