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EU pushes for 'right to disconnect' from work at home

Dec. 2, 2020 7:06 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favor of a “right to disconnect” from the internet and email, with around one third of people now working from home across the 27-nation bloc due in large part to coronavirus restrictions. In a resolution, the parliamentarians...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian walks past a mural reading:

The Latest: Virus hospitalizations hit record in California

Nov. 29, 2020 5:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES -- More than 7,400 people are hospitalized for coronavirus in California, the state's highest number yet. The state reported 7,415 coronavirus hospitalizations on Sunday, citing the most recently available data from the previous day. More than 1,700 of those patients were in intensive care units....

In this photo provided by Ashley McCue, Richard Matsui works from a coworking space on Nov. 18, 2020, in Honolulu. A group of Hawaii leaders is trying to attract more people like Matsui to work remotely in Hawaii during the pandemic. (Ashley McCue via AP)

Hawaii seeks to be seen as a remote workplace with a view

Nov. 29, 2020 11:08 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Software engineer Raymond Berger begins his work day at 5 a.m., before the sun comes up over Hawaii. Rising early is necessary because the company he works for is in New York City, five hours ahead of Maui, where he is renting a home with a backyard that's near the beach....

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...

Anchorage orders monthlong restrictions to stem virus spike

Nov. 25, 2020 6:40 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Bars and restaurants in Anchorage will be closed for indoor service, employers must allow people to work from home if possible and many businesses will be limited to 25% capacity for the month of December as Alaska’s largest city tries to stem the increase in coronavirus...

People make their way at a departure lobby of Haneda airport in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Japan is scaling back on the government-backed “GoTo” campaign to encourage travel and dining out, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a record for the third day straight, Saturday. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: Japan's virus cases hit record for fourth day

Nov. 21, 2020 10:24 PM EST

TOKYO — The daily tally of reported COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day in a row, with 2,508 people confirmed infected, the health ministry said Sunday. Japan has had fewer than 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far, avoiding the toll of the harder hit nations. But fears are growing...

Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of a NFL football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, November 15, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

The Latest: LA Rams player tests positive for coronavirus

Nov. 18, 2020 2:34 AM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Rams will hold their team meetings from home Wednesday after an unidentified player tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday night. The player is self-quarantining, and the Rams say they are “entering...

FILE- In this July 30, 2015, file photo, shipyard workers work at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., prepare a submarine for float-off. Connecticut and Rhode Island officials are celebrating a new submarine contract for General Dynamics Electric Boat as a major economic win for the region's economy. The  $9.47 billion contract with the U.S. Navy, which was announced Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, is for construction and testing of the first two Columbia-class submarines.  AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Electric Boat workforce contends with rising infections

Nov. 17, 2020 5:04 PM EST

General Dynamics Electric Boat, the Connecticut-based builder of U.S. Navy submarines, is encouraging more people to work from home as it contends with a surge in coronavirus infections among its workforce. A total of 404 infections have been reported among Electric Boat staff, including 170 in the three weeks...

House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, right, listens as House Minority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, back to camera, objects to a procedural resolution on conducting the session as the Virginia House of Delegates conducts their special session inside the Siegel Center in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, August 18, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia lawmakers feud over constraints of 2021 session

Nov. 16, 2020 3:35 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers were feuding Monday after Democratic House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn announced plans for that chamber to again conduct its work remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic when it convenes in January. Shortly after the speaker's office made the announcement, House...

FILE - In this June 11, 2009, file photo, the logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. An email obtained by The Associated Press shows that the World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

Internal email reveals 65 virus cases among WHO Geneva staff

Nov. 16, 2020 2:25 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including five people who worked on the premises and were in contact with one another, an internal email obtained by The Associated Press shows. The U.N. health agency said it is...