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Wearing protective suits to prevent infection, mortuary workers prepare the body of an elderly person who died of COVID-19 before removing it from a nursing home in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. After successfully bringing the daily death count down from over 900 in March to single digits by July, Spain has seen a steady uptick that brought deaths back to over 200 a day this month. With that relapse, the body collectors have returned to making the rounds of hospitals, homes and care facilities. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Spain’s mortuary workers endure the daily march of death

Nov. 24, 2020 7:10 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — When Marina Gómez and her fellow mortuary worker enter a room at a nursing home to remove the body of a COVID-19 victim, they work methodically and in silence. They disinfect the mouth, nose and eyes to reduce the risk of contamination. They wrap the body in the bed sheets. Two...

People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus sit on a street bench in downtown Madrid, Spain, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says a national COVID-19 vaccination plan will be launched in January. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Air quality up in some EU cities during pandemic lockdown

Nov. 23, 2020 9:57 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Air quality significantly improved in European metropolitan areas such as Milan and Madrid because of lockdown restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, European Union officials said Monday. The improvements were particularly notable for the pollutant nitrogen...

FILE - Officials sort ballots during an audit at the Floyd County administration building in Rome, Ga. on Friday morning, Nov. 13, 2020.  On Friday, Nov. 20, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that the identities of deceased residents in Georgia were used to illegally cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election. (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 20, 2020 12:58 PM EST

A look at false and misleading claims and videos circulating after the presidential election and news about COVID-19 vaccines. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Officials debunk multiple claims of dead...

Nurse Marta Fernandez looks at the sea from a windows during a brief break at the COVID-19 ward at the hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

AP Photos: Spanish nurses witness grim solitude of COVID-19

Nov. 20, 2020 2:24 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For nurse Marta Fernández, the fall resurgence of COVID-19 in Spain has been less traumatic in medical terms than during the initial spring outbreak. But seeing her patients die in the Barcelona hospital where she works, without visits from family or friends, forced into grim...

United States' Giovanni Reyna instructs his teammates during the international friendly soccer match between Wales and USA at Liberty stadium in Swansea, Wales, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Reyna follows dad, mom, among 6 debuts as US ties Wales 0-0

Nov. 12, 2020 7:29 PM EST

Gio Reyna walked onto the field for his U.S. national team debut, just like mom Danielle in 1993, just like dad Claudio in 1994. “I wasn’t too nervous, to be honest,” Gio said. “I was just happy. I’m sure it’s a moment I’ll remember forever.” On the day...

FILE - This Oct., 3, 2020, file photo shows Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna watching during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SC Freiburg in Dortmund, Germany. Gio Reyna, a son of former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna, got his first call-up to the U.S. national soccer team. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder is part of a 24-man roster for exhibitions at Wales on Nov. 12 and against Panama four days later in Austria. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Gio Reyna makes US soccer debut, a day before 18th birthday

Nov. 12, 2020 5:25 PM EST

Gio Reyna made his U.S. national soccer team debut against Wales at Swansea on Thursday night on the day before his 18th birthday, joining his father and mother as the first three-member family in American history to make international soccer appearances. Reyna, who has become a regular at Germany’s...

An Aston Villa member of staff wearing a mask holds a soccer ball as he walks by the pitch ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Saturday night that England will have further restrictive measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic starting Thursday, though the Premier league and other elite sport would continue. (Nick Potts via AP)

The Latest: Arkansas coach Pittman tests positive for virus

Nov. 10, 2020 12:09 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Arkansas coach Sam Pittman will miss the Razorbacks’ game at No. 6 Florida on Saturday after having two positive COVID-19 tests. The school made the announcement in a news release on Tuesday. Pittman was tested Sunday as...

FILE - In this Friday, April 24, 2020 filer, a healthcare worker assists a COVID-19 patient at one of the intensive care units (ICU) of the Ramon y Cajal hospital in Madrid, Spain, Spain. Intensive care space is dwindling across Europe as beds fill again with coronavirus patients, this time in places that had been spared the virus peak from last spring. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

As virus spikes, Europe runs low on ICU beds, hospital staff

Nov. 10, 2020 10:39 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — In Italy lines of ambulances park outside hospitals awaiting beds, and in France the government coronavirus tracking app prominently displays the intensive care capacity taken up by COVID-19 patients: 92.5% and rising. In the ICU in Barcelona, there is no end in sight for the doctors and...

Mohamed Houli Chemlal, left, Driss Oukabir, centre and and Said Ben Iazza, right sit behind a glass panel inside the national court at the start of a trial in San Fernando de Henares on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Nov. 10, 2020. The men went on trial Tuesday for their alleged roles in terror attacks in and near Barcelona that killed 16 people and injured some 140 in 2017. The three, Driss Oukabir, Mohamed Houli Chemlal and Said Ben Iazza, are not accused of taking part directly in the attacks but of forming part of the extremist cell that carried them out. (Fernando Villar, Pool photo via AP)

Three go on trial for deadly 2017 Barcelona terror attacks

Nov. 10, 2020 8:17 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Three people went on trial Tuesday in Spain for their alleged roles in terror attacks around Barcelona that killed 16 people and injured 140 others in 2017. The three — Driss Oukabir, Mohamed Houli Chemlal and Said Ben Iazza — are not accused of taking part directly in the...

Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna, right, and Zenit's Wilmar Barrios, left, challenge for the ball during the Champions League group F soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Zenit Saint Petersburg in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Bernd Thissen/Pool via AP)

Gio Reyna among 10 players who could make US debuts at Wales

Nov. 3, 2020 2:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Gio Reyna could make his U.S. debut next week on the eve of his 18th birthday. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder, a son of former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna, is among 10 players on the youthful 24-man American roster who could debut in an exhibition against Wales at Swansea on Nov. 12. The...