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FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, health workers react as people applaud from their houses in support of the medical staff that are working in COVID-19 outbreak in Barcelona, Spain. Spain is restoring border controls and severely restricting who can enter the country.  (AP Photo/Joan Mateu, File)

One Good Thing: Highlights of 9 months in tales of kindness

Dec. 28, 2020 11:00 AM EST

In mid-March, as the coronavirus was ravaging communities and economies around the world, The Associated Press launched its “ One Good Thing ” series to highlight individuals whose actions offer glimmers of light in dark times. Nine months later we’ve hit every continent except Antarctica to...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 4, 2020 file photo, Mia Wright, center right, and Kim Woods, left, are seen after speaking with reporters in Chicago. Mia Wright says she was yanked by her hair from a car by Chicago police officers during an encounter at a shopping mall has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020.   (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)

Woman sues after Chicago police drag her from car by hair

Dec. 23, 2020 7:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who says she was yanked by her hair from a car by Chicago police during a shopping mall encounter has filed a federal lawsuit against the city. Mia Wright, 25, and four family members claim their civil rights were violated and asserts the May confrontation left her blind in one eye...

A medical worker wearing protective gears prepares to take sample in the sub-zero temperatures at a coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asia Today: Seoul area curbing public gatherings

Dec. 21, 2020 8:52 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Gatherings of more than five people will be banned in South Korea’s capital region as an elevated step to suppress what authorities call an “explosive” surge in coronavirus infections. The Seoul region is home to half of South Korea’s 51 million people...

In this Oct. 2020 photo provided by Debra Ferrell, a sign with encouraging words stands in a neighbor's yard in Roanoke, Va., after Ferrell placed it there. For her 53rd birthday this year, Ferrell decided to give back with 53 acts of kindness, big and small, for people across the country. (Debra DC Ferrell via AP)

Virginia woman does 53 acts of kindness for 53rd birthday

Dec. 14, 2020 2:47 PM EST

The pandemic didn’t allow Debra Ferrell to gather with her whole family for her birthday. So instead, she celebrated the day by giving back — with 53 gifts from her heart. Ferrell went on social media and asked people for suggestions on acts of kindness that she could perform for others during her...

FILE - In this Wednesday, 22 April, 2015 file photo, Kay Burley poses for photographers upon her arrival at the British Academy Television Nominees Party in London. British broadcaster Sky News said Thursday Dec. 10, 2020, they have taken one of its leading news anchors, Kay Burley, off the air for six months after she threw a birthday party that violated coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Sky News anchor suspended for breaching virus restrictions

Dec. 10, 2020 12:32 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British broadcaster Sky News has taken one of its leading news anchors off the air for six months after she threw a birthday party that violated coronavirus restrictions. The channel said Thursday that Kay Burley had agreed to be off air for six months “as a result of an internal...

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn greets supporters as he walks to participate in a candle lighting ceremony to mark the anniversary of the birth of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, at Sanam Luang ceremonial ground in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Thousands of yellow-clad supporters greeted Thailand's king in Bangkok on Saturday as he led a birthday commemoration for his revered late father, the latest in a series of public appearances at a time of unprecedented challenge to the monarchy from student-led protestors.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Thai king leads thousands to remember late father's birthday

Dec. 5, 2020 11:37 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of yellow-clad supporters greeted Thailand’s king on Saturday as he led a birthday commemoration for his revered late father, the latest in a series of public appearances at a time of unprecedented challenge to the monarchy from student-led protesters. King Maha...

In this photo provided by Holly Wooten McDonald, World War II veteran and COVID-19 survivor Major Wooten holds a celebratory milkshake on his 104th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Madison, Alabama. Wooten was released from the hospital this week after contracting the illness caused by the new coronavirus before Thanksgiving. (Holly Wooten McDonald via AP)

World War II vet beats COVID-19, marks 104th birthday

Dec. 4, 2020 3:43 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who spent World War II repairing bomb-damaged trains in France recovered from a fight with COVID-19 in time to mark his 104th birthday on Thursday. Major Wooten was physically drained and a little fuzzy mentally after battling the new coronavirus but appears to be on...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 testing facility in Valencia, Calif. Newsom on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, apologized for what he called

California's Newsom still on hot seat for dinner party

Nov. 18, 2020 9:21 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said this week he made a “bad mistake" by attending a friend's birthday dinner during a spike in coronavirus cases and promised to “own it" and move forward. But there was more to the story than he revealed. Photos obtained by Fox 11 in...

St. Louis mayor says she won't seek reelection next year

Nov. 18, 2020 5:29 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said Wednesday that she won't seek a second term. Krewson, a Democrat, said she made the decision after celebrating her 68th birthday last weekend. She said birthdays “make you think about the future.” “I am now pushing 70,” she...