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Vehicles line up as a healthcare worker helps to check in as citizens is being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on Sunday, November 22, 2020.(David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after Thanksgiving

Nov. 27, 2020 6:04 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation's response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and testing sites observe shorter hours. The result...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 2, 2020, file photo, cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.   The Walt Disney Co. is announcing plans to lay off 4,000 more workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry. The company has been limiting attendance at its parks and changing protocols to allow for social distancing. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Disney to lay off 4,000 more employees amid pandemic

Nov. 27, 2020 4:54 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. announced plans to lay off 4,000 more employees largely due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement by the company was made in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing earlier this week, saying 32,000 employees at the parks, experiences and...

Holiday travelers crowd the ticketing area of terminal one Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at MSP in Minneapolis. Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

Thanksgiving travelers try to reach destinations, miss virus

Nov. 26, 2020 5:20 PM EST

Americans, millions of whom traveled against the advice of public health officials, tried to stay safe before they hunkered down with their families for Thanksgiving, a holiday remade by the pandemic as case numbers and death tolls rise. Lily Roberts, 19, said she got tested for COVID-19 at San Francisco...

Travelers wait in line at the ticket counter before traveling from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Americans risk traveling over Thanksgiving despite warnings

Nov. 26, 2020 12:21 PM EST

Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. Those who are flying witnessed a distinctly 2020...

In this photo provided by the Wyoming Migration Initiative, migratory elk cross Granite Creek in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming, on May 19, 2018. Big-game animals have traveled the same routes across Western landscapes for millennia but scientists only recently have discovered precisely where they go in pursuit of the best places to spend summer or wait out winter. Now the U.S. Geological Survey has published a collection of migration maps based on the latest research using GPS tracking and statistical analysis techniques. (Gregory Nickerson/Wyoming Migration Initiative, University of Wyoming via AP)

New migration maps serve as tools to help big game in West

Nov. 26, 2020 11:36 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The life-or-death journey made by mule deer during the second-longest big game migration in North America came down to their ability to squeeze through a fence — a discovery made by scientists using wildlife GPS tracking techniques to map animal migrations in the West in...

Holiday travelers crowd the ticketing area of terminal one Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 at MSP in Minneapolis. Millions of Americans took to the skies and the highways ahead of Thanksgiving at the risk of pouring gasoline on the coronavirus fire, disregarding increasingly dire warnings that they stay home and limit their holiday gatherings to members of their own household. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

VIRUS TODAY: Americans travel as Biden addresses nation

Nov. 25, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Here's what's happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: — Millions of Americans are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday despite warnings from health officials that family gatherings could make a bad situation worse. — More people are applying for unemployment benefits as the...

Iowa Tribe creates national park on Nebraska-Kansas border

Nov. 25, 2020 4:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska is creating the nation's largest tribal national park on a forested bluff overlooking the Missouri River and a historic site of its people. The 444-acre park will allow the tribe to tell the story of the Ioway people and provide a rustic getaway...

This combination photo shows Gal Gadot in a scene from the Warner Bros. Pictures film

The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever

Nov. 25, 2020 1:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “No New ‘Movies’ Till Influenza Ends” blared a New York Times headline on Oct. 10, 1918, while the deadly second wave of the Spanish Flu was unfolding. A century later, during another pandemic, movies — quotes no longer necessary — are again facing...

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks from behind a face mask during an interview Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Sen. Alexander nears finish line of decades in public office

Nov. 25, 2020 1:02 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than four decades ago, Lamar Alexander won a ticket to the governor's mansion after he walked more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) around Tennessee in a plaid shirt and hiking boots. He spent the night with 73 families and called his campaign headquarters from payphones....

In this photo provided by Yoko Liriano, Bryant de Venecia poses for a photo with his paddleboard in Honolulu, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. He started stand-up paddle-boarding when there were fewer tourists coming to Hawaii during the pandemic. He's among the Hawaii residents feeling ambivalence toward tourists returning now that the state is allowing incoming travelers to bypass a 14-day quarantine with a negative COVID-19 test. (Yoko Liriano via AP)

Pandemic gave locals fleeting taste of a tourist-free Hawaii

Nov. 25, 2020 12:17 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Line-Noue Memea Kruse lives on Oahu's famed North Shore, where marveling at sea turtles, epic waves and sunsets that paint the sky orange and purple are a must for many tourists in Hawaii. After the islands required a two-week quarantine for travelers amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kruse...