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A sign indicates that residents of a house will not be handing out treats for Halloween during the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Minturn, Colo. (AP Photo/Vail Daily via AP)

The Latest: Coronavirus leaves its mark on Halloween

Oct. 31, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

Ghosts, skeletons, princesses and black cats roamed the streets as usual this Halloween, but they kept their distance, wore face coverings and carried hand sanitizer in their quest for treats. Like with everything else this year, the pandemic also left its mark on Halloween. Parades, parties and haunted houses...

FILE - In this July 31, 2020, file photo, letter carriers load mail trucks for deliveries at a U.S. Postal Service facility in McLean, Va. A U.S. judge on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide. The judge called them

Judge orders Postal Service to take extraordinary measures

Oct. 31, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to take “extraordinary measures” to deliver ballots in time to be counted in Wisconsin and around Detroit, including using a priority mail service. Chief U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, issued...

The airport fire brigade sprays water onto a 'Lufthansa', left, and 'easyJet' ariplane that are parked in front of Terminal 1 after their arrival at the new Berlin-Brandenburg-Airport 'Willy Brandt' in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Berlin's new airport opens after years of delays and cost overruns. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

New Berlin airport opens 9 years late with little ceremony

Oct. 31, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nine years late and far above its original budget, Berlin's new airport finally opened on Saturday with little fanfare as the aviation industry struggles with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Construction of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt, named after the former West...

Court forces Colorado coal company to pause construction

Oct. 30, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado coal mining company must temporarily stop building new roads in the Gunnison National Forest’s Sunset Roadless Area, a federal appeals court ruled. The 10th U.S. Court of Appeals on Thursday temporarily blocked Mountain Coal Co. from constructing roads and drilling pads...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 8, 2020 file photo, the Grand Princess maintains a holding pattern about 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco, carrying multiple people who have tested positive for the coronavirus. On Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, U.S. federal health officials issued new rules that will enable large cruise ships to start sailing again in U.S. waters, though not immediately. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

US agency sets rules for cruise ships to start sailing again

Oct. 30, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday issued new rules that will enable large cruise ships to start sailing again in U.S. waters, though not immediately. Among the requirements spelled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Ship owners must test all passengers and crew at the...

In this photo made available to The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, showing files and recordings from Poland's communist-era secret security describing the situation in the country in 1967-68 that were recently discovered and seized at Warsaw airport, Poland, in two packages destined for the US.  Customs officials at Warsaw airport have discovered and seized some 11 sets of written files and over 100 recordings, shedding light on the situation and views in the ruling communist party as well as the social mood at the time. The sender and the intended recipient in the U.S have not been disclosed. (Krajowa Administracja Skarbowa via AP Photo)

Poland seizes communist-era security files headed for US

Oct. 30, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Customs officials at Warsaw airport have discovered and seized valuable historical documents and recordings from 1967-68, of Poland’s communist-era security, in two packages destined for the U.S., authorities said Friday. The files describe the situation and views inside the...

This image made from the Oct. 2, 2020, surveillance camera footage obtained by the website Doha News shows officials care for an abandoned baby at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. Qatar apologized Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, after authorities forcibly examined female passengers from a Qatar Airways flight to Sydney to try to identify who might have given birth to the abandoned newborn baby, even as Australia said it was only one of 10 flights subjected to the searches. (Doha News via AP)

Qatar: Officials behind women exams referred to prosecutors

Oct. 30, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar said Friday it referred officials at its international airport to prosecutors for possible charges after women aboard Qatar Airways flights faced forced vaginal examinations following the discovery of an abandoned newborn baby. The statement comes as the Australian...

Tarps and fences block the seating area in the Hoboken Terminal waiting room in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Once a gleaming symbol of early 20th-century ambition and prosperity, the grand rail terminal now sits as a somber reminder of the daunting challenges facing mass transit in the New York region. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

8 years later, Sandy still costing transit systems billions

Oct. 29, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Once a gleaming symbol of early 20th-century ambition and prosperity, Hoboken’s grand rail terminal now sits as a somber reminder of the daunting challenges facing mass transit in the New York region. Eight years ago Thursday, Superstorm Sandy pushed the Hudson River over its...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 23, 2019 file photo released by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigator Elliott Simpson, right, briefs NTSB Board Member Jennifer Homendy at the scene of a skydiving plane crash at Dillingham Airfield in Waialua, Hawaii. Federal officials released documents Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 that provide details about the 2019 crash that killed 11 people in Hawaii. The public docket contains reports from a National Transportation and Aviation Administration investigation into the crash. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)

Report: Pilot in Hawaii plane crash had risk-taking history

Oct. 29, 2020 1:49 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The pilot of a plane that crashed and killed all 11 on board had a history of taking unnecessary risks and pushing the limits of his skills to give passengers an exciting ride, witnesses told federal officials. The docket released Wednesday contains reports from a National Transportation...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, file photo, an election worker places a vote-by-mail ballot into an official ballot drop box outside of an early voting site, in Miami. Just days before the presidential election, millions of mail-in ballots have still not been returned in key battleground states. Many of those are due in county offices by Tuesday, Nov. 3, but the latest Postal Service delivery data suggests it’s too late for voters to drop their ballots in the mail. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Millions of mail ballots not yet returned in key states

Oct. 29, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before the presidential election, millions of mail ballots have yet to be returned in key battleground states, and election officials warn that time is running out for voters who want to avoid a polling place on Election Day. At least 35 million mail ballots had been returned or...