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A policeman checks documents of a driver at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Greece's government has imposed a nightly curfew in greater Athens and other areas with high infection rates as well as a mask requirement. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The Latest: New outbreak delays easing of rules in Melbourne

Oct. 24, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews withheld any announcement on an easing on Sunday as the state...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2020, file photo a woman waits to vote in Miami. Election officials are on high alert amid fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same strain of partisan violence and civil unrest that erupted on American streets this year. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Voter advocates hoping to stave off intimidation at polls

Oct. 24, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Voting rights advocates and state officials are on high alert over fears that U.S. polling stations could attract the same strain of partisan violence and civil unrest that erupted on American streets this year, fueled by a deadly pandemic, outrage over police brutality and one of the...

A woman, right, has a meal, inside a restaurant's outdoor tent Thursday Oct. 22, 2020, in Kew Gardens in the Queens borough of New York.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easing restrictions slightly in some coronavirus hot spots in New York City, but adding them in areas along the Pennsylvania border as the state recorded more than 2,000 new infections in a single day for the first time since mid-May. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The Latest: Mexico's Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

Oct. 23, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up. The Chihuahua state government declared the return to the “red” level of alert Friday, which closes...

UN assembly chief unhappy at NY mayor spurning COVID meeting

Oct. 23, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the United Nations General Assembly wasn’t happy that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected a meeting with him to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work of the 193-member world organization -- and he issued a rare statement Friday expressing...

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, police clash with protesters during a Black Lives Matter protest near the Seattle Police East Precinct headquarters in Seattle. New York, Seattle and Portland, three cities recently labeled

Seattle, Portland, New York sue over Trump's 'anarchy' label

Oct. 22, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — New York, Seattle and Portland — three cities recently labeled “anarchist jurisdictions” by the U.S. Justice Department — filed a lawsuit Thursday to invalidate the designation and fight off the Trump administration's efforts to withhold federal dollars....

FILE- In this Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, Terence Monahan, the New York Police Department's Chief of Department, addresses the media during a news conference in New York. The New York Police Department on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, rejected concerns that a police union's endorsement of President Donald Trump could lead to officers mistreating anti-Trump voters and protesters.

NYPD says union's Trump endorsement won't affect enforcement

Oct. 20, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Tuesday that a police union's endorsement of President Donald Trump shouldn't sway how officers treat people who protest or vote against the president. “When we put on this uniform, we are apolitical,” Chief of Department Terence Monahan...

A woman holds a sign as she and others protest outside the offices of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in New York. Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a

Jewish leaders call COVID rules 'blatantly anti-Semitic'

Oct. 16, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a “streak of anti-Semitic discrimination” with a recent crackdown on religious gatherings to reduce the state’s coronavirus infection rate. The Manhattan...

Source: Friction with mayor behind top NYPD official's exit

Oct. 14, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A top commander seen as a rising star in the leadership ranks of the New York Police Department abruptly gave notice Tuesday that he is retiring, less than a year after taking the job. Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo's sudden exit, after months of dealing with street protests and the...

Source: Friction with mayor behind top NYPD official's exit

Oct. 13, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A top commander seen as a rising star in the leadership ranks of the New York Police Department abruptly gave notice Tuesday that he is retiring, less than a year after taking the job. Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo's sudden exit, after months of dealing with street protests and the...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, attends a ceremony unveil the statue of the patron saint of immigrants, Mother Frances Cabrini, in Battery Park Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mother Cabrini statue unveiled in NYC on Columbus Day

Oct. 12, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo observed Columbus Day on Monday by dedicating a statue of the Italian-American saint known as Mother Cabrini in lower Manhattan. The unveiling of the statue came a year after Cuomo announced that the state would commission a monument to the Roman Catholic nun who...