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A man wearing a face shield as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus walks on a street in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. India reports 36,470 new coronavirus cases, the lowest in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. However, the overall tally neared 8 million, the second in the world behind the U.S. with over 8.7 million positive cases. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

The Latest: India capital has its worst 1-day virus caseload

Oct. 28, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — India’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases is moving closer to 8 million, with 43,893 new cases reported for the latest 24-hour period. The total reported Wednesday includes the highest single-day number of cases for the Indian capital of New Delhi — 4,853. The Health Ministry...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally at Cellairis Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden faces challenges in quickly combating the pandemic

Oct. 28, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

WILIMINGTON, Del. (AP) — If Joe Biden wins next week's election, he says he'll immediately call Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease expert. He'll work with governors and local officials to institute a nationwide mask-wearing mandate and ask Congress to pass a sweeping spending bill by...

This combination of 2018-2020 photos shows, from left, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Less than a week before Election Day, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google are set to face a grilling by Republican senators who accuse the tech giants of anti-conservative bias. Democrats are trying to expand the discussion to include other issues such as the companies’ heavy impact on local news. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, LM Otero, Jens Meyer)

3 social media CEOs face grilling by GOP senators on bias

Oct. 28, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google are facing a grilling by Republican senators making unfounded allegations that the tech giants show anti-conservative bias. The Senate Commerce Committee has summoned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s...

Today in History

Oct. 28, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 28, the 302nd day of 2020. There are 64 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 28, 1962, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of missile bases in Cuba; in return, the U.S. secretly...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and his wife Susan disembark from an aircraft upon their arrival at the airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, Pool)

Pompeo brings anti-China roadshow to Indian Ocean islands

Oct. 27, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday brought the Trump administration’s anti-China campaign to Indian Ocean islands considered particularly at risk for what American officials allege is Chinese exploitation. Pompeo is visiting Sri Lanka and the Maldives to...

Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) poses for a portrait prior to an interview with Associated Press in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

UN watchdog: Iran building at underground nuclear facility

Oct. 27, 2020 11:17 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Inspectors from the U.N.'s atomic watchdog have confirmed Iran has started building an underground centrifuge assembly plant after its previous one exploded in what Tehran called a sabotage attack over the summer, the agency's head told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Iran also continues to...

People attend funeral of fighters killed in an airstrike in the town of Idlib, Syria, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. An airstrike on a rebel training camp in northwestern Syria on Monday killed dozens of Turkish-backed fighters and wounded nearly as many, in one of the heaviest blows to the opposition's strongest groups, a spokesman and a war monitor said. (AP Photo)

US accuses Syria of delaying constitution ahead of election

Oct. 27, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and several Western allies on Tuesday accused the Syrian government of deliberately delaying the drafting of a new constitution to waste time until presidential elections in 2021, and avoid U.N.-supervised voting as called for by the U.N. Security Council. U.S....

People wearing face masks walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Asian shares headed lower Wednesday on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver more aid to the economy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asian stocks fall on worries over rising virus cases, US aid

Oct. 27, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares headed lower Wednesday on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver more aid to the economy. The uncertainty surrounding the upcoming U.S. election also has regional market players hesitant to make big moves. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.3%...

Test to allow Japanese visitors to bypass Hawaii quarantine

Oct. 27, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Starting next week, Hawaii will begin allowing visitors from Japan to bypass the state's 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. But Japanese travelers will still have to spend two weeks in quarantine upon returning home, which will likely limit the number of...

An image of President Donald Trump is projected on a large screen as supporters wait for his arrival to a campaign rally in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: Trump heaping attention on 1 Nebraska district

Oct. 27, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is heaping attention on Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District in the home stretch before Election Day. Nebraska is one of two states that awards electoral votes to each of its congressional...