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An elderly flower vendor wears a face mask for protection against COVID-19 infection in Bucharest, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Local authorities imposed the use of face masks in all public spaces, indoors and outdoors, closed schools, restaurants, theatres and cinemas after the rate of COVID-19 infections went above 3 cases per 1000 inhabitants in the Romanian capital Bucharest. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

The Latest: Romania daily virus cases reach nearly 5,000

Oct. 21, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

Bucharest, Romania — Romania hit an all-time high Wednesday with 4,848 positive coronavirus cases as authorities carried out a record number of tests. Romania reported 37,025 coronavirus tests, the highest so far. It added 69 deaths in the last 24 hours. The rate of infections over the past 14 days passed...

This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows a natural color photo of the Lake of the Pines neighborhood and Allens Lake, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, before the CalWood Fire, west of Longmont, Colo., in Boulder County. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)

People warned to reduce driving because of Colorado fires

Oct. 21, 2020 3:45 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — People in Colorado's most populated region were being asked Tuesday to limit driving to avoid making air pollution caused by smoke wildfires even worse. The state health department issued the warning for the Denver and Boulder metro areas because of three fires burning in the area,...

Military personnel enter the Sudima Hotel in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. A number of fishing crew who flew into New Zealand on chartered planes have the coronavirus. The crew members have been in quarantine at the Christchurch hotel since they arrived, and tested positive during routine testing, officials said. The news could deal a blow to New Zealand’s efforts to restart its fishing industry, which has struggled to find local workers to crew fishing vessels.  (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: Imported workers test positive in New Zealand

Oct. 20, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eighteen fishing crewmen who last week flew to New Zealand from Moscow have tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the difficulty New Zealand faces in trying to import needed workers while remaining virtually virus free. A total of 235 crew from Russia and Ukraine were...

Denver police release images in fatal car-scooter crash

Oct. 20, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver police on Tuesday asked the public for help identifying people seen in a car suspected of hitting and killing a man who was riding an electric scooter downtown last month. The damaged Chevrolet Cobalt suspected of hitting and killing Chris Patton, 26, of Los Angeles on Sept. 7, was...

Colorado authorities use DNA to identify body found in 1974

Oct. 20, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Authorities in Colorado used DNA to identify a man who was found dead by hikers 46 years ago, while his wife remains missing. Park County Coroner David E. Kintz Jr. on Tuesday identified the man as 45-year-old Anthony John Armbrust III of San Diego, California, KUSA-TV reports. Armbrust was...

Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles, left, congratulates kicker Brandon McManus in the second half of an NFL football game after his sixth field goal against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

McMoney McManus: Broncos kicker nice safety net for offense

Oct. 20, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brandon McManus and his powerful right leg were benched for the New England game -- in quite a few fantasy football leagues, anyway. The Denver Broncos kicker took notice, too. McManus couldn’t resist a playful jab on Twitter after his franchise-best, six field-goal...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, a sign reminds skiers and snowboarders to practice social distancing while wearing a face covering in lift lines at the reopening of Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, which closed in mid-March to help in the effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, in Keystone, Colo. Colorado health officials are weighing in on how to safely navigate the upcoming ski season amid a pandemic as eager skiers and snowboarders who have been cooped up for the greater part of a year prepare to hit the slopes in a matter of weeks. The state released guidance Monday, Oct. 19, after gathering feedback from resorts and county health officials. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Health officials weigh in on navigating safe ski season

Oct. 20, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado health officials are weighing in on how to safely navigate the upcoming ski season amid a pandemic as eager skiers and snowboarders who have been cooped up for the greater part of a year prepare to hit the slopes in a matter of weeks. The Colorado Department of Public Health &...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis makes a point during a news conference in Denver. Colorado has released its distribution plan for when an approved coronavirus vaccine becomes publicly available. The state faced a Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, deadline to submit its plans to the federal Centers for Disease Control. Colorado's plan for distribution is broken down into phases that sets vaccine priority for three groups of people. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Colorado announces its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

Oct. 20, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado on Friday released its distribution plan an approved coronavirus vaccine when it becomes publicly available as the state faced a deadline to submit it to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The distribution plan prioritizes three groups of people for the order in...

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks during a news conference about the steady increase in cases of the new coronavirus in the state Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado governor appeals to residents to stem virus uptick

Oct. 20, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday appealed to the resolve of residents, rather than new government mandates, to stem what he called an alarming acceleration of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Colorado. To that end, Polis announced a public awareness campaign, Step Up Colorado,...

A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

The Latest: UEFA cancels men's soccer under-19 Euros

Oct. 20, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UEFA has called off the under-19 European Championship in men’s soccer that was twice postponed and pushed into 2021. Europe's governing soccer body says the cancellation in Northern Ireland is “due to the current...