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Ambulance crew work as a patient arrives at the CHR CItadelle hospital in Liege, Belgium, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Belgium has announced restrictive measures across the country in an effort to curb the fast-rising tide of COVID-19, coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Valentin Bianchi)

The Latest: Oregon sets single-day new COVID-19 case record

Oct. 29, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon set another dismal record on Thursday with 575 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19, the most ever reported in a day since the outbreak began. The state also reported two new deaths, bringing the total to 673. The Oregon Health Authority says the new cases indicate...

A man wearing a face mask walks over a bridge with the buildings of the banking district in background in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

'Difficult winter': Europe divided on lockdowns; cases soar

Oct. 29, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe director expressed deep concern on Thursday after the region again recorded the highest-ever weekly incidence of cases, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of a “difficult winter” as residents in France braced for life under...

Fans wearing protective face masks watch the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)

The Latest: NASCAR pit crew benched for positive COVID tests

Oct. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The pit crew for NASCAR driver William Byron has been benched because of multiple positive tests for COVID-19. The regular Hendrick Motorsports crew for the No. 24 did not participate in Wednesday night’s race at Texas...

A man prays in the street outside the Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, after a knife attack took place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

The Latest: Prosecutor: attacker not on intelligence radar

Oct. 29, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a knife attack in Nice, France, (all times local): 10:25 p.m. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor says the Nice attacker, who was born in 1999, was not on the radar of intelligence agencies as a potential threat. Jean-Francois Ricard detailed the gruesome scene inside the...

FILE In this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, World Health organization Director for Europe Hans Kluge arrives for a press conference in Rome, Italy.  During a meeting with European health ministers on Thursday Oct. 29, 2020, WHO’s European regional director Dr. Hans Kluge said the region has now reported more than 10 million coronavirus cases and again saw the highest-ever weekly incidence of cases, with more than 1.5 million confirmed cases last week. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, FILE)

WHO: Europe now has more than 10 million COVID-19 cases

Oct. 29, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe director said Thursday that the 53-country region has again reached a new weekly record for confirmed cases, with more than 1.5 million confirmed last week and more than 10 million since the start of the pandemic. During a meeting with European...

In this image taken from video issued by Britain's Labour Party showing Labour Party leader Keir Starmer as he makes a statement accepting all recommendations of a damning anti-Semitism report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), in London Thursday Oct. 29, 2020.  Former party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended by the party Thursday. The report says the opposition Labour Party failed to stamp out anti-Semitism and committed “unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination” against members of the Jewish community. (Labour Party via AP)

UK Labour leader says anti-Semitism brings shame on party

Oct. 29, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Officials in Britain's opposition Labour Party failed to stamp out anti-Semitism and committed “unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination,” the U.K. equalities watchdog said Thursday in a scathing report. Labour's leader said it was “a day of shame” for the...

A man wears a face mask as he passes the London Eye in London, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.  The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its growth forecasts for the British economy for this year and next, in its annual assessment published Thursday, following an acceleration in the number of coronavirus infections over the past couple of weeks.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

IMF blames resurgent coronavirus for UK growth downgrades

Oct. 29, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its growth forecasts for the British economy for this year and next, following an acceleration in the number of coronavirus infections over the past couple of weeks. In its annual assessment of the British economy published Thursday, the...

Vehicles line up as a healthcare workers help check people in as they are being tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

'So frustrating': Grave missteps seen in US virus response

Oct. 29, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A president who downplayed the coronavirus threat, scorned masks and undercut scientists at every turn. Governors who resisted or rolled back containment measures amid public backlash. State lawmakers who used federal COVID-19 aid to plug budget holes instead of beefing up testing and...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 file photo, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles during her visit with Prince Harry to Canada House, in London. The Duchess of Sussex is seeking to delay the start of the trial in her privacy action against a British newspaper over its publication of excerpts from a “private and confidential″ letter she wrote to her father. The former Meghan Markle, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, made the request ahead of a preliminary hearing on the case scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool Photo via AP, file)

Judge grants 9-month delay to Meghan's lawsuit against paper

Oct. 29, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday granted a request by the Duchess of Sussex to postpone the trial of her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper publisher, and said the reason for the delay should remain secret. During a hearing in London, judge Mark Warby granted the application to delay the...

FILE - In this May 17, 2019, file photo, a car leaves a Shell station after getting gas in Sacramento, USA. Royal Dutch Shell increased its dividend payout to shareholders following a better-than-expected third quarter of the year, months after cutting it for the first time since World War II. The oil giant, which is trying to transform itself into a carbon-neutral energy company, said Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 that it was planning to increase its dividend by 4% to 16.65 U.S. cents per share for the third quarter. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Shell shareholders get reward as oil giant returns to profit

Oct. 29, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell increased its dividend payout to shareholders following a better-than-expected third quarter of the year, months after cutting it for the first time since World War II. The oil giant, which is trying to transform itself into a carbon-neutral energy company, said Thursday...