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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....

Israeli animal rights activists wearing protective gear demonstrate against the spread of coronavirus among mink in Denmark's fur industry ahead of international Fur Free Friday, in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

The Latest: Tennessee won't mandate vaccines in its schools

Nov. 24, 2020 7:10 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s governor says that once coronavirus vaccines become available, they will be optional in the state’s K-12 public schools. Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that vaccines will be very important for Tennessee to “ultimately really be able to handle” the...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019 file photo, Kamila Mouckova is photographed during a launch of a book about her life in Prague, Czech Republic. Mouckova, a Czechoslovak television anchor who informed her nation about the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of her country by the armies of five Warsaw Pact countries has died. She was 92. Her death was announced by the Czech public television without any details on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Katerina Sulova/CTK via AP, File)

Kamila Mouckova, TV anchor during 1968 invasion dies at 92

Nov. 24, 2020 5:45 PM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Kamila Mouckova, a Czechoslovak television anchor who informed her nation about the 1968 Soviet-led invasion by the armies of five Warsaw Pact countries, has died at age 92, Czech public television announced late Tuesday. The report gave no details on her death. Mouckova, who had been a rare...

In this March 2, 2020, photo provided by Naomi Worcester, a crew of workers unload gear as they arrive on Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, one of the most remote places on Earth. Cut off from the rest of the planet since February, four environmental field workers are back, re-emerging into a changed society by the coronavirus outbreak. (Naomi Worcester/Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii imposes new COVID-19 travel restrictions

Nov. 19, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HONOLULU — Anyone flying to Hawaii will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result prior to their departure for the state, with the new rule going into effect two days before Thanksgiving, Gov. David Ige announced Thursday. Until now, passengers flying to the islands using a pre-travel testing...

People wear face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus at a department store in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

The Latest: Iowa's governor orders statewide mask mandate

Nov. 16, 2020 9:09 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa — With Iowa hospitals filling up, Gov. Kim Reynolds has dropped her opposition to a statewide mandate for mask use to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Reynolds signed a proclamation Monday requiring that everyone over 2 years old wear masks when in indoor public spaces. The mandate...

Spectators enjoy a performance through a window at a theater in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. Desperate to play for at least some spectators amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new circus company Cirk La Putyka has started to play five-minutes performances on a stage behind a window. With all theaters closed due to the government restrictive measures, the theater adopted the same principle as the restaurants closed for the same reason. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

AP Photos: Sidelined Czech performers serve take-out culture

Nov. 14, 2020 4:47 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A new circus company in the Czech capital that was eager to perform is doing five-minute shows on a stage behind a window. With all of Prague's theaters shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the La Putyka Circus adapted a practice that restaurants are using to stay in business. The...

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont speaks to reporters before surveying storm damage in the area in Westport, Conn. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is self-quarantining after his chief spokesperson tested positive for COVID-19, his administration announced late Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

The Latest: Connecticut governor is self-quarantining

Nov. 13, 2020 11:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is self-quarantining after his chief spokesperson tested positive for COVID-19. The Democratic governor’s chief spokesperson, Max Reiss, identified himself as the senior staff member who had tested positive, in a release posted to Twitter late Friday. An...

Peacekeeping force says 7 killed in Egypt helicopter crash

Nov. 13, 2020 1:36 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The international force that monitors the Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement said Thursday that seven peacekeepers, including five Americans, were killed when one of its helicopters crashed during a routine mission in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. An eighth peacekeeper was badly injured. The...

A flamenco dancer holds up her dancing shoes during a protest organised by dance associations against virus restrictions, in Barcelona, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, as Spain continue with new measures to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

The Latest: Shanghai quarantines 186 after case at airport

Nov. 9, 2020 9:53 PM EST

BEIJING — Authorities in China’s financial hub of Shanghai have quarantined 186 people and conducted virus tests on more than 8,000 after a freight handler at the city’s main international airport tested positive for the coronavirus. The city government said on its microblog Tuesday that it...

A resident of a nursing home is being tested with a PCR test in Ammerschwihr, eastern France, Monday, Nov.9, 2020. The antigen tests can give results in 15-30 minutes, and if they turn out positive, the patient is sent for a PCR test to confirm the result. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

Europe hunkers down but also notes wins against virus surge

Nov. 9, 2020 10:33 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal and Hungary on Monday became the latest European countries to impose curfews against the resurgent tide of coronavirus infections and deaths lashing the continent and filing its emergency wards. But glimmers of hope emerged from France, Belgium and elsewhere that tough...