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A line of socially distanced shoppers wait to get into Bath & Body Works during Black Friday outdoor shopping at Deer Park Town Center Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Deer Park, Ill. (Brian Hill/Daily Herald via AP)

The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

Nov. 27, 2020 8:41 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois has risen above 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, while also surpassing the 700,000 mark for confirmed coronavirus infections. The latest 1,000 deaths were recorded in just nine days — matching the state’s deadliest period previously in the...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping street in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

The Latest: Emperor's New Year greeting cancelled in Japan

Nov. 26, 2020 10:02 PM EST

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Naruhito and his family will not offer their New Year greetings from the palace balcony due to concerns over the country’s struggles with a resurgence of coronavirus infections. The Imperial Household Agency said in a statement Friday that the annual greetings on Jan. 2 will...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak to the media about the COVID-19 virus outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.  (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau: Canadians won't be among the first to get vaccine

Nov. 24, 2020 3:09 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday Canada will have to wait for a vaccine because the very first ones that roll off assembly lines are likely to be given to citizens of the country they are made in. Trudeau said the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany have mass...

Sen Scott tests positive; Florida has thousands of new cases

Nov. 20, 2020 4:56 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — One of Florida's U.S. senators announced Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, one of more than 9,000 people newly diagnosed in the state, while several hospitals said they would be among the first to obtain doses of a vaccine. It was the second straight day...

FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, fans sing the Canadian national anthem before Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Orlando Magic and the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. The Canadian government has denied a request by the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic. An official familiar with the federal government’s decision told The Associated Press on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, there is too much COVID-19 circulating in the United States to allow for cross-border travel that is not essential. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Raptors denied permission to play in Canada, head to Tampa

Nov. 20, 2020 4:56 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors will start the NBA season next month in Tampa, Florida, because of travel restrictions by the Canadian government stemming from the pandemic. The Raptors had been looking at other sites for several weeks, including Sunrise, Florida, the home of the NHL's Florida...

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves her home in Vancouver, British Columbia Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, to attend an evidentiary hearing in her extradition case at B.C. Supreme Court. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ambassador visits Canadians detained in China in Huawei case

Nov. 20, 2020 5:39 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Canada’s ambassador to China has visited two Canadians detained for almost two years amid a dispute over the arrest of an executive of Chinese technology giant Huawei. The Canadian government said that Ambassador Dominic Barton met with former diplomat Michael Kovrig on Thursday and...

Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet (23) celebrates with teammate OG Anunoby (3) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Canada reviewing NBA plan to play in Toronto amid pandemic

Nov. 17, 2020 9:27 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government is reviewing a proposal from the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic. A spokesman for Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday officials have been in contact with the Raptors and will continue to engage with them “in the coming...

NORAD’s Canadian troops plan for a different holiday season

Nov. 15, 2020 10:10 AM EST

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — The pandemic has left the outsized population of Canadian troops deployed to Colorado Springs and their families isolated in a foreign land, with crossing the border meaning spending two weeks in quarantine. Now, Canadian military leaders here are trying to figure out...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a press conference during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau looks to Biden for help in dispute with China

Nov. 9, 2020 6:01 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he spoke with President-elect Joe Biden about China's imprisonment of two Canadians in retaliation for the arrest of a top Huawei executive and he expects Biden to be a good partner in persuading Beijing to release them. The prime...

A plane is seen through the window on the tarmac of Vancouver International Airport as the waiting room is empty Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Airlines in Canada and around the world are suffering financially due to the lack of travel and travel bans due to COVID-19. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada says airline aid contingent on refunding customers

Nov. 8, 2020 4:30 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's government will soon announce aid for the country’s airline industry but the help will be contingent on carriers providing refunds to passengers whose flights were cancelled, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Sunday. Canada’s commercial airlines have been...