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People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping street in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

The Latest: Emperor's New Year greeting cancelled in Japan

Nov. 26, 2020 10:02 PM EST

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Naruhito and his family will not offer their New Year greetings from the palace balcony due to concerns over the country’s struggles with a resurgence of coronavirus infections. The Imperial Household Agency said in a statement Friday that the annual greetings on Jan. 2 will...

People make their way at a departure lobby of Haneda airport in Tokyo Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Japan is scaling back on the government-backed “GoTo” campaign to encourage travel and dining out, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a record for the third day straight, Saturday. (Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: Japan's virus cases hit record for fourth day

Nov. 21, 2020 10:24 PM EST

TOKYO — The daily tally of reported COVID-19 cases in Japan hit a record for the fourth day in a row, with 2,508 people confirmed infected, the health ministry said Sunday. Japan has had fewer than 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far, avoiding the toll of the harder hit nations. But fears are growing...

Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of a NFL football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, November 15, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

The Latest: LA Rams player tests positive for coronavirus

Nov. 18, 2020 2:34 AM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Rams will hold their team meetings from home Wednesday after an unidentified player tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday night. The player is self-quarantining, and the Rams say they are “entering...

FILE - In this June 11, 2009, file photo, the logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. An email obtained by The Associated Press shows that the World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

Internal email reveals 65 virus cases among WHO Geneva staff

Nov. 16, 2020 2:25 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has recorded 65 cases of the coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters, including five people who worked on the premises and were in contact with one another, an internal email obtained by The Associated Press shows. The U.N. health agency said it is...

In this Aug. 26, 2020, photo, a masked U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan leans down to speak to U.S. Rep. Don Young, also masked, before a ceremony in Anchorage, Alaska, celebrating the opening of a Lady Justice Task Force cold case office which will specialize in cases involving missing or murdered Indigenous women. Young announced Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, on Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Alaska's sole member in US House tests positive for COVID-19

Nov. 12, 2020 6:56 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Young announced Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, a day after the 87-year-old won his 25th term in the U.S. House. Young, the longest-ever Republican to serve in the House, made the announcement on Twitter. “I am feeling strong, following...

FILE - In this Monday, May 11, 2020 file photo, a pedestrian walks across the Millennium Bridge over the river Thames in London, during the morning rush hour as the lockdown continues to help stop the spread of coronavirus. White collar staff reaping the financial benefits of working from home should be taxed to help other workers who aren't getting the same advantages, experts at Deutsche Bank said in a new report on Tuesday Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

To help economy, bank proposes tax on working from home

Nov. 12, 2020 11:51 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — White collar staff reaping the financial benefits of working from home should be taxed to help other workers who aren't getting the same advantages, experts at Deutsche Bank said in a new report. In its report on how to rebuild the economy after COVID-19, the bank proposed a 5% daily tax on...

A flamenco dancer holds up her dancing shoes during a protest organised by dance associations against virus restrictions, in Barcelona, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, as Spain continue with new measures to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

The Latest: Shanghai quarantines 186 after case at airport

Nov. 9, 2020 9:53 PM EST

BEIJING — Authorities in China’s financial hub of Shanghai have quarantined 186 people and conducted virus tests on more than 8,000 after a freight handler at the city’s main international airport tested positive for the coronavirus. The city government said on its microblog Tuesday that it...

FILE - This Jan. 27, 2020 file photo shows the General Motors logo in Hamtramck, Mich. On Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, General Motors says it will hire 3,000 more technical workers by early 2021 to help with virtual product testing and to develop software as a service. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

GM to add 3,000 tech jobs to develop vehicles and software

Nov. 9, 2020 1:49 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will hire 3,000 more technical workers by early next year to help with virtual product testing and to develop software as a service. The automaker says it will offer more remote work opportunities to develop electric and autonomous vehicles. GM wants to hire electrical...

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AP Explains: 5 key takeaways from the October jobs report

Nov. 6, 2020 2:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American job market is clawing its way back — steadily if slowly — from the devastation inflicted by the coronavirus-caused recession. What no one knows is just how long it might take for workers to be made whole. In October, the government said Friday, employers added...

People pay tribute to a tomb in the field 87 of the Maggiore cemetery, where several unclaimed victims of the COVID-19 pandemic were buried, in the day devoted to remembrance of the departed, in Milan, Italy, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

The Latest: Italy imposing night curfew, other restrictions

Nov. 3, 2020 7:35 PM EST

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has signed off on new pandemic rules that include a nationwide overnight curfew and tighter restrictions on the country’s regions where infections are surging and hospitals risk running out of beds for COVID-19 patients. The decree is to take effect Thursday....