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Minnesota linebacker Josh Aune (29) holds the ball after he intercepted a Purdue pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 34-31. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Virus forces Gophers to cancel game vs. No. 16 Northwestern

Nov. 30, 2020 3:12 PM EST

Minnesota announced Monday it has called off this weekend's game against No. 16 Northwestern, the second straight cancellation for the Gophers due to a spike in COVID-19 cases within the program. University officials made the decision in consultation with the Big Ten after seven additional positive cases were...

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, right, welcomes his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban, left, for talks in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The prime ministers of Poland and Hungary are meeting to discuss their threat to veto the European Union's next budget and massive pandemic aid package that links the disbursement of EU funds to the members' rule of law standards. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland, Hungary PMs meet over EU budget veto strategy

Nov. 30, 2020 3:09 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime ministers of Poland and Hungary met Monday to strategize over their threat to veto the European Union’s next budget and major coronavirus pandemic aid package that draws a link between bloc funding and members' adherence to democratic standards. Poland and Hungary...

Maine lawmaker to miss swearing in because of COVID-19

Nov. 30, 2020 3:08 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature will be missing at least one member because of COVID-19 when lawmakers convene this week. Republican Sen.-elect Rick Bennett, of Oxford, announced Sunday on social media that he tested positive for the virus, and will be quarantining at least through Dec. 12. He...

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New this week: Selena series, 'Shameless' and Shawn Mendes

Nov. 30, 2020 3:06 PM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Film history fans will get a meal out of David Fincher’s “Mank,” about “Citizen Kane”...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2020 file photo, a street sign is displayed at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stocks are falling in the early going on Wall Street as traders return from the Thanksgiving holiday, but major indexes are still on track for hefty monthly gains. The S&P 500 slipped 0.3% shortly after the opening bell Monday, Nov. 30 weighed down by losses in energy companies and banks.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Stocks fall as Wall Street puts quiet stamp on rocking month

Nov. 30, 2020 3:02 PM EST

U.S. stocks are pulling back from their record levels Monday, as Wall Street puts a quiet coda on one of its most rocking months in decades. The S&P 500 was 0.6% lower in afternoon trading after more reports showed how the worsening pandemic is dragging down the economy in the near term. Despite the loss, the...

A health care worker direct a person to use a swab for a self administered test at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fairgrounds at Tamiami Park, on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 in Miami. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving

Nov. 30, 2020 2:59 PM EST

Americans returning home from Thanksgiving break faced strict new coronavirus measures around the country Monday as health officials brace for a disastrous worsening of the out-of-control surge because of holiday gatherings over the long weekend. Los Angeles County imposed a stay-at-home order for its 10 million...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 file photo, a traveler wears a mask as she walks through Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The Transportation Security Administration said nearly 1.2 million people went through U.S. airports on Sunday, the highest number since the coronavirus pandemic gripped the country back in March, despite the pleadings of public health experts for people to stay home over Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Holiday air travel surges despite dire health warnings

Nov. 30, 2020 2:59 PM EST

Nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the largest number since the pandemic gripped the country in March, despite pleas from health experts for Americans to stay home over Thanksgiving. The Transportation Security Administration screened at least 1 million people on four of the last 10...

Florida governor says closures don't work, schools stay open

Nov. 30, 2020 2:57 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Monday that schools will be required to remain open despite the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, arguing lockdowns and closures have not worked. DeSantis also said the state was not considering any further restrictions on...

Madison high school student dies of COVID-19 complications

Nov. 30, 2020 2:54 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison high school student has died after a brief coronavirus-related illness, according to officials. In an email to students and families, East High School's principal said junior Isai Morocho died unexpectedly during the Thanksgiving break. Principal Brendan Kearney described...

A medical workers works in a COVID-19 set up for rapid new coronavirus testing in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The Austrian government has moved to restrict freedom of movement for people, in an effort to slow the onset of the COVID-19 disease and the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

The Latest: Croatia’s Prime Minister tests positive

Nov. 30, 2020 2:50 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Government spokesman Marko Milic says Plenkovic is feeling fine and will continue to perform his duties from his home. The announcement came after Plenkovic’s wife tested positive for the...