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Acushnet Fire EMT's administer a COVID-19 antibodies test to a teacher, as the rest of the Ford Middle School staff in Acushnet, Mass., wait to be tested while sitting in appropriate social distanced desks in the schools gym on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. School starts Thursday. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via AP)

Boston extends outdoor dining season an extra month

Sep. 16, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston restaurants are now being allowed to offer outdoor dining in public spaces well into the onset of cold weather. The city's outdoor dining season, designed to boost business during the coronavirus pandemic, had been scheduled to end Oct. 31 but has been extended until Dec. 1, Mayor...

Freshmen Lauren Tamborini and Bailey Donahue move out of Sellery Residence Hall Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. The students plan on attending class online. Citing rapidly rising COVID-19 cases including two straight days in which one in five student tests came back positive, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank locked down the state's largest university campus for two weeks. (Mark Hoffmann/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Wisconsin university eliminates spring break

Sep. 14, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison decided Monday to eliminate spring break next semester in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The university’s Faculty Senate voted 140-7 to erase the nine-day break from the 2021 spring calendar. Officials said the move is designed...

FILE - In  this Nov. 23, 1995 file photo Woody Woodpecker leads a line of other balloons and floats into New York's Times Square during the 69th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. A Macy's Thanksgiving parade reimagined for the coronavirus pandemic will feature floats, performers and giant balloons parading along a one-block stretch of 34th Street in front of the retailer's flagship Manhattan store, Macy's officials announced Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Hurschmann, File)

Macy's plans smaller but camera-ready Thanksgiving parade

Sep. 14, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Macy's Thanksgiving parade reimagined for the coronavirus pandemic will feature floats, performers and giant balloons along a one-block stretch of 34th Street in front of the retailer's flagship Manhattan store, Macy's officials announced Monday. The spectacle will be broadcast as usual...

Charlotte’s SouthPark Turkey Trot will now be virtual only

Sep. 11, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — What is said to be the largest road running event in North Carolina has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that Charlotte’s annual SouthPark Turkey Trot will now be virtual only. The event has become a family tradition...

Forecast calls for Hawaii tax revenue to drop 11%

Sep. 9, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tax revenue — severely depleted because of the coronavirus pandemic — will likely decline 11% this fiscal year if tourists begin to return to the islands by mid-November, an advisory panel for the governor and lawmakers said Wednesday. The estimate from the Council on...

Downtown Indianapolis' Ayres Clock undergoing restoration

Sep. 5, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After climbing up scaffolding to 29 feet above the sidewalk, John Klinkose pulled handfuls of rust out of the inside of the iconic Ayres clock and put it into a bucket. “There’s really a lot of work to be done,” he said. Repairs on Indianapolis’s beloved...

Caitlin Joyce holds family portraits, including her as a child with her parents and a photo of her 90-year-old grandfather, as she poses for a photo at her home Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Edmonds, Wash. Joyce's family is forging ahead with a Thanksgiving holiday feast in Virginia and she plans to join them. They plan to set up plywood tables on sawhorses in a large garage so they can sit six feet apart where

A Zoom Thanksgiving? Summer could give way to a bleaker fall

Aug. 31, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

As the Summer of COVID draws to a close, many experts fear an even bleaker fall and suggest that American families should start planning for Thanksgiving by Zoom. Because of the many uncertainties, public health scientists say it’s easier to forecast the weather on Thanksgiving Day than to predict how the...