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Reno mayor 'begging' people to forgo Thanksgiving gatherings

Nov. 24, 2020 7:39 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An emotional Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said Tuesday she’s “begging” residents to forgo family Thanksgiving gatherings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus that has exploded in Nevada, Meanwhile, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman characterized Gov. Steve...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during a news conference in Kenosha, Wis. The Wisconsin Supreme Court was hearing arguments Monday, Nov. 16, on whether to strike down the state's mask mandate being challenged by conservatives as an unconstitutional overreach of power by Gov. Evers. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Evers says skip holiday parties as state sets virus record

Nov. 24, 2020 5:11 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers begged people Tuesday to skip Thanksgiving celebrations with anyone from outside their households as Wisconsin set a new record for COVID-19 deaths. Evers and state Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm held a news conference Tuesday to plead with people...

Joana Moore holds a portrait of her mother Patsy Gilreath Moore who died at age 79 from COVID-19 as she poses for a photograph at a symbolic cemetery created to remember and honor lives lost to COVID-19, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami. Officials announced that a new COVID-19 testing site will be opening in the neighborhood. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida families warn against gatherings as they mourn

Nov. 24, 2020 3:21 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — At a Miami park that has been turned into a memorial for COVID-19 victims, families and officials gathered Tuesday to honor people who have died as they pleaded with others to avoid Thanksgiving dinners with those outside their home. U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson and other local officials spoke...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Nov. 24, 2020 8:16 AM EST

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ Nov. 23 The Brunswick News on shopping locally during the holiday season: The holiday season will be officially upon us in a few days, but for businesses and nonprofits it might as well already be here. Both are already working on how to help those they serve during...

Washington state in 'very dangerous time of this pandemic'

Nov. 23, 2020 10:47 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Department of Health has reported more than 6,200 new cases of the coronavirus, representing roughly three days of cases. Health officials said Monday evening the 6,277 new cases reported includes a case backlog because of the surge in cases and testing over the...

FILE - IN this Thursday, July 23, 2020 file photo, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives her weekly update on COVID-19 and the state's effort to contain it during a virtual news conference from the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Grisham was an early adopter of aggressive pandemic restrictions that included a mask mandate, self-quarantine orders for travelers and a ban on public gatherings -- now capped at five people. And the state previously joined federal pilot project on testing and contact tracing. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

New Mexico aims to boost virus testing with saliva samples

Nov. 23, 2020 6:26 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Monday started offering limited saliva testing as health officials look to boost the state's capacity for COVID-19 testing while spread of the virus remained unchecked and hospital administrators renewed their pleas for people to stay home for the holidays and refrain...

A passenger waits to board a train at the station in Providence, R.I., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health agency pleaded with Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Virus News: Another case record, positive news on vaccine

Nov. 20, 2020 5:16 PM EST

Here is what’s happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY The development of a vaccine took another step forward Friday when Pfizer asked U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine. It’s a required step and critical milestone for the...

People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus take a morning walk past a high-rise residential complex in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. India's total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began crossed 9 million on Friday. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

Asia Today: Australia's Victoria hits 3 weeks without virus

Nov. 20, 2020 11:17 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s once hard-hit state of Victoria has gone three weeks without a new COVID-19 case for the first time since February. There are two just active coronavirus cases remaining across Victoria, according to figures released by the health department on Friday. And...

FILE - Chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern attends The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project fundraiser in New York on Nov. 12, 2019. Zimmern has tips on how to navigate a feast during a global pandemic. Zimmern has teamed up with AARP for a free live streaming cooking demonstration and question-and-answer session Thursday called “AARP Presents: A Caregivers Thanksgiving.” The one-hour event will be available AARP's site and Facebook Live. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Chef Andrew Zimmern shares tips for a downsized Thanksgiving

Nov. 18, 2020 9:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — No big family gatherings. No munching on your aunt's famous apple pie or cousin's stuffing. Turkey Day 2020 is going to be a lot different. Enter chef and TV food personality Andrew Zimmern, who has tips on how to navigate a feast during a global pandemic. “This is going to be a...

A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus holds an umbrella as she walks out of an underpass tunnel on a rainy morning rush hour in Beijing, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Asia Today: S. Korea sees biggest jump in cases since August

Nov. 18, 2020 6:54 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has recorded its largest daily increase in coronavirus infections in nearly three months as it gets set to tighten social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 313 new cases on Wednesday, raising the...