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German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a joint news conference with Finance Minister Olaf Scholz after a virtual G20 summit meeting, at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Sunday Nov. 22, 2020. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool via AP)

Germany set to extend partial shutdown well into December

Nov. 25, 2020 2:32 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's 16 state governors are expected Wednesday to extend a partial shutdown well into December, and discuss tightening some restrictions while allowing somewhat more generous rules for the Christmas period. Germany embarked on a so-called...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, is the entrance to ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, N.M., where Netflix announced at the studio complex that it chose Albuquerque as a new production hub. Netflix is pledging an additional $1 billion investment in its production hub in New Mexico. The company joined government officials Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in announcing its plans. The expansion will add about 300 acres to the existing campus on the southern edge of Albuquerque, making it what officials say will be one of the largest film production facilities in North America. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Netflix to expand production hub in New Mexico

Nov. 24, 2020 1:09 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Netflix plans to establish one of the largest production hubs in North America with an expansion of its existing studio complex in New Mexico and a commitment to an additional $1 billion in production spending, government and corporate leaders announced Monday. Ten new stages,...

A student carries a math book delivered by school bus driver Kelly Maestas along his rural route outside Cuba, N.M., Oct. 19, 2020. The switch to remote learning in rural New Mexico has left some students profoundly isolated — cut off from others and the grid by sheer distance. The school system is sending school buses to students' far-flung homes to bring them assignments, meals and a little human contact. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Cut off: School closings leave rural students isolated

Nov. 23, 2020 10:24 AM EST

CUBA, N.M. (AP) — The midday arrival of a school bus at Cyliss Castillo's home on the remote edge of a mesa breaks up the long days of boredom and isolation for the high school senior. The driver hands over food in white plastic bags, collects Castillo's school assignments and offers some welcome...

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

The Latest: Washington state sees record hospitalizations

Nov. 22, 2020 9:18 PM EST

SEATTLE — Health officials in Washington state said the number of people who were hospitalized to receive treatment for the coronavirus has reached a record high. KOMO-TV reports there were 762 people receiving hospital care for the virus in Washington as of Saturday. At the Swedish First Hill campus of...

Fans wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus cheer during the Game 4 of the Korean Series, the Korea Baseball Organization's championship round, between Doosan Bears and NC Dinos at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asia Today: South Korea mulls steps as new virus cases rise

Nov. 21, 2020 9:16 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 386 new cases of the coronavirus in a resurgence that could force authorities to reimpose stronger social distancing restrictions after easing them in October to spur a faltering economy. The figures released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention...

Police: 4-year-old left on school bus, found 2 hours later

Nov. 20, 2020 8:08 AM EST

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy was left on a Georgia school bus Thursday morning and ended up outside of the driver's home, authorities said. A Jefferson Parkway Elementary pre-kindergarten student had fallen asleep on the bus while students were being dropped off at school, Coweta County School...

Two students right, wave goodbye to teachers and counselors after attending an in-person blended learning session at West Brooklyn Community High School, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, after the school's principal announced that the school would be closed until further notice due to rising cases of coronavirus in the city. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday he's shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus. This is the third time the high school has had to close, with the most recent closure due to an outbreak in the immediate neighborhood, although the school has had no reported cases. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

Nov. 18, 2020 7:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. The nation's largest public school system will...

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...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 file photo, students wait to board a school bus in Wheeling, Ill. With COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations spiking to record numbers across the U.S. and abroad, many school districts are temporarily shutting down in-person classes as holidays loom.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

With COVID-19 surging, schools suspend in-person education

Nov. 13, 2020 3:09 PM EST

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state spiking to record levels, bus drivers and teachers in quarantine, students getting sick and the holidays looming, Schools Superintendent Scott Hanback in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, made a tough decision this week. The school system, he decreed, would switch...

In this Oct. 29, 2020 photo, students at West Brooklyn Community High School listen to questions posed by their principal during a current events-trivia quiz and pizza party in the school's cafeteria in New York. The school recently reopened after a three-week shutdown due to coronavirus cases in the neighborhood. It caters to students who haven't done well elsewhere, giving them a chance to graduate and succeed. (AP Photo/Kathy Willen, File)

As coronavirus spikes, NYC prepares to close schools again

Nov. 13, 2020 3:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A coronavirus resurgence in New York City is threatening to halt the nation’s biggest experiment with in-person learning. The city's public school system this fall became one of just a few large, urban districts in the U.S. to welcome students back into classrooms. A little more than...