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A bus shelter designed to block people with fever amid a spread of the coronavirus, is installed at a bus stop in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. The glass panels-covered bus stops at a Seoul district, are equipped with thermal cameras that screen people for fevers and also automatic doors that doesn’t let in any one with high temperatures. The sign reads

The Latest: Paris, Marseille declared at-risk zones

Aug. 14, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

PARIS — The head of France’s national health service says Paris and Marseille have been declared at-risk zones for the coronavirus as authorities observe a sharp increase in infections. Jerome Salomon, speaking on France Inter radio, warned "the situation is deteriorating from week to week”...

This photo combination shows digital colorization, left, by Anju Niwata and Hidenori Watanave, and original black and white file photo that smoke rises around 20,000 feet above Hiroshima, Japan, after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Aug. 6, 1945. Niwata and Watanave are adding color to pre-war and wartime photographs using a combination of methods. These include AI technologies, but also traditional methods to fill the gaps in automated coloring. These include going door to door interviewing survivors who track back childhood memories, and communicating on social media to gather information from a wider audience. The team has brought to life more than a thousand black-and-white photographs that illustrate the pre-war lives of ordinary people and chronicles the onset and destruction caused by World War II. (Anju Niwata & Hidenori Watanave via AP)

Melting 'frozen memories,' AI helps Japanese recall war days

Aug. 13, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — When Tokuso Hamai saw the colorized version of an old black-and-white photo of a picnic held under cherry tree blossoms sometime before World War II, forgotten memories of family members, most of whom died in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, came pouring out. “In colorized...

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus sits in front of a mural at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Seattle schools to start with remote teaching

Aug. 12, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE — The Seattle school board has voted unanimously to begin the academic year with remote teaching only. The Seattle Times reports the state’s largest school district approved the plan Wednesday. The remote learning plan passed with a wide-ranging amendment from school board members that...

Pupil Moritz is on his way to the first day at his new school in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Students in North Rhine-Westphalia will have to wear face masks at all times due to the coronavirus pandemic as they return to school this Wednesday. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Concerns grow over rising COVID-19 infections in Germany

Aug. 12, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s government urged citizens Wednesday to keep their guard up and stick to public health guidelines, as new COVID-19 infections hit a three-month high and schools reopened in the country's most populous state. Germany's response so far has widely been seen as successful in...

An image of George Floyd is projected on a screen in front of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue Tuesday July 28, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Change.org and the George Floyd Foundation officially launched

George Floyd's family gathers in Virginia to unveil hologram

Aug. 6, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The family of George Floyd witnessed the unveiling of a hologram in Virginia on Tuesday night, where flickering lights came together to create an image of Floyd's head and shoulders transposed over the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue. The event in Richmond on historic Monument...

A worker wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past space themed displays promoting an online service in Beijing, China on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. An outbreak in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang is continuing to subside. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

Aug. 3, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect. Mainland China announced 36 new cases across the country, down from 43 the previous day. Of those, 28 were in the northwestern region of...

A person holds up a sign advocating for defunding the police as people gather to mark Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020, in St. Louis. Juneteenth is the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, learned they had been freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Up next for police defunding advocates: Win local elections

Jul. 13, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid Americans’ national reckoning on racism, a coalition of progressive groups is forming a political action committee to back local candidates who want to redirect money away from traditional police departments into other social services. An outgrowth of the “Defund the...

Restaurant manager Lori Pack stands at the counter of Linda's Soda Bar and Grill in Yuba City, Calif., Thursday, July 9, 2020. Sutter County was one of the first counties to reopen its economy when it defied Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order in May to allow restaurants, hair salons, gyms and shopping malls to reopen. But Thursday, the county was added to a state watch list because of its rising number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. That will eventually trigger another round of restrictions, forcing bars to close and indoor operations to cease at restaurants and other public places for three weeks. Pack says the restaurant tried takeout-only service for three weeks earlier this year during the coronavirus pandemic. But she said it was

2 California counties, once defiant, see virus cases rise

Jul. 10, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — At a bus stop in Yuba City, Ron Starkey sat on a concrete wall watching videos on his phone, a white face mask tightly folded in his right hand. He wears the mask at work because his employers make him, and he wears it on the bus because his girlfriend asks him to. But he's not...

Andrew Stuart wears a bandana as a mask while taking a selfie with his dog, Voltron, on Sunset Blvd, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. Sheriff's deputies in West Hollywood will issue citations to people who are not wearing masks in public, ramping up enforcement that previously had largely been imposed without penalties. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Governor warns California officials to enforce health rules

Jul. 4, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom warned local elected officials on Friday they risk state sanctions if they don't enforce health orders as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, while about 200 state inspectors fanned out to look for violators over the long holiday weekend. “A local...

A shopper wearing a face mask sits in the shade at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2020. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday urged Californians to turn to their

California governor: Wear masks, avoid July 4th gatherings

Jul. 2, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians on Thursday to turn to their “better angels" and use common sense by wearing masks and skipping traditional gatherings with family and friends during the holiday weekend — a message echoed by local officials who previously sparred...