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A devotee applies vermilion on the face of another during Durga Puja festival in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The Hindu festival season is traditionally laced with an unmatched fanfare and extravaganza, with socializing being the hallmark of the celebration. But because of the coronavirus pandemic this year's festivities have started on a pale note. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Latest: India's daily infections at lowest in 3 months

Oct. 27, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that’s the lowest one-day tally in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. In its report Tuesday, the Health Ministry also listed 488 new fatalities from COVID-19 in the previous 24...

Teachers union asks Maryland for more info on virus cases

Oct. 26, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

The union representing more than 74,000 educators in Maryland asked officials on Monday to release standardized procedures to handle coronavirus cases in classrooms across the state and be transparent about infections at schools. The president of the Maryland State Education Association, Cheryl Bost, said the...

Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, walks with Gov. Doug Burgum after holding a roundtable discussion with state and local government and medical leaders on the campus of Bismarck State College on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

Birx calls Bismarck's virus protocols the worst she's seen

Oct. 26, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The White House coronavirus response coordinator said Monday that she spent a day looking around Bismarck and found its COVID-19 protocols to be the worst she’s seen anywhere in the country. Dr. Deborah Birx, whose tour has taken her to nearly 40 states, said she found the...

North Carolina to get nearly 3.2M BinaxNOW virus tests

Oct. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday it's sending nearly 3.2 million rapid coronavirus tests to North Carolina. The Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 point of care antigen tests can diagnose coronavirus infection in as little as fifteen minutes. The tests will be...

FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo, Detroit Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, speaks in Detroit. A commission on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio File)

Detroit Schools released from 11 years of state oversight

Oct. 26, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A commission on Monday released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board. The last time the district was fully in charge was in 2009, before a series of...

New Massachusetts COVID cases surpass 1,000 for 3rd day

Oct. 26, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials on Monday reported more than 1,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day. The 1,216 new cases were out of about 20,000 tests, a positivity rate of about 6%, according to data released by the Department of Public Health. The 7-day rolling...

Wake County elementary students return for in-person classes

Oct. 26, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake County elementary students have returned to school for in-person classes for the first time since March 13. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that the county's 160,000 students have been taking online classes only since March due to the coronavirus. On Monday school...

Private schools are reporting more coronavirus clusters

Oct. 26, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Private schools in North Carolina have reported having more coronavirus clusters than public schools have. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Monday that there were 14 active coronavirus clusters at private K-12 schools across the state. There were 11 active clusters at K-12...

Relatives bury Isaac Nolasco who died of reasons not believed related to COVID-19, in a section of the municipal cemetery Valle de Chalco amid the new coronavirus pandemic, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Mexican families traditionally flock to local cemeteries to honor their dead relatives as part of the

The Latest: Mexico health officials acknowledge higher toll

Oct. 25, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexican health authorities acknowledge the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26. Of those, 139,153 are now judged to be attributable to...

A waiter stands outside a cafe in downtown Rome, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. For at least the next month, people outdoors except for small children must now wear masks in all of Italy, gyms, cinemas and movie theaters will be closed, ski slopes are off-limits to all but competitive skiers and cafes and restaurants must shut down in early evenings, under a decree signed on Sunday by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, who ruled against another severe lockdown despite a current surge in COVID-19 infections. (Cecilia FabianoLaPresse via AP)

Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19

Oct. 25, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's leader imposed at least a month of new restrictions across the country Sunday to fight rising coronavirus infections, shutting down gyms, pools and movie theaters, putting an early curfew on cafes and restaurants and mandating that people keep wearing masks outdoors. Worried about...