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Navajo to extend weekend lockdown because of new virus cases

Sep. 22, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is implementing a stricter weekend lockdown as it looks into new clusters of coronavirus cases from family gatherings and off-reservation travel. Residents of the vast reservation that extends into New Mexico, Arizona and Utah will be required to stay home from...

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays ahead of the Jewish new year at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.  A raging coronavirus outbreak is casting a shadow over the normally festive Jewish New Year. With health officials recommending a nationwide lockdown, traditional family gatherings will be muted, synagogue prayers will be limited to small groups and roads will be empty.(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Under lockdown, Israel faces bitter start of Jewish New Year

Sep. 17, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eating apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashana is a Jewish tradition to symbolize a sweet start of the New Year. But in Israel, bitterness prevails on the eve of the holiday as the country faces a second nationwide lockdown to stem a raging coronavirus outbreak. Israeli Prime Minister...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept 8, 2020 file photo, ultra-Orthodox Jews keep social distancing and wear face masks during a morning prayer next to their houses as synagogues are limited to twenty people following the government's measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in Bnei Brak, Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has faced a national furor over his handling of the coronavirus, but that anger is boiling over among the ultra-Orthodox, or Haredim, who have used their political muscle to fend off what they see as discriminatory restrictions. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Israel to set new nationwide lockdown as virus cases surge

Sep. 13, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced a new countrywide lockdown will be imposed amid a stubborn surge in coronavirus cases, with schools and parts of the economy expected to shut down in a bid to bring down infection rates. Beginning Friday, the start of the Jewish...

Marylou Ligier takes a to-go order to a patron at her family's restaurant and pastry shop Clafoutis on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. An outdoor tent, seen in the reflection of a pastry case, was installed three weeks ago in the parking lot after indoor seating was banned due to COVID-19. Ligier says the tent rental costs thousands of dollars each month, nearly amounting to a second mortgage. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

The Latest: New Mexico sees lowest new case number in months

Sep. 7, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials are reporting 46 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus — the lowest daily number in the state since early April. The new cases announced Monday bring the state’s total to 26,144. State health officials also said four more people have died from...

People enjoy the view at the Fisher Family Pompano Beach Pier, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Popano Beach, Fla. Broward County beaches will remain open for the upcoming Labor Day weekend holiday. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Nevada reports 390 new virus cases, 13 deaths

Sep. 5, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada health officials on Saturday reported 390 additional COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths, bringing the statewide totals to 71,102 confirmed cases and 1,388 deaths. The vast majority of cases and deaths in Nevada have occurred in Clark County, which includes metro Las Vegas. In other...

A grave digger walks in the COVID-19 section of the cemetery of San Lorenzo Tezonco Iztapalapa on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The Latest: Mexico states run out of death certificates

Sep. 4, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — The coronavirus pandemic has hit Mexico so hard that the governments of several states ran out of death certificates. Officials said Friday the federal forms started running out about 15 to 20 days ago in at least three states — Baja California, the State of Mexico and Mexico City. ...

A bar owner disinfects the area used by a previous customer, in the southern neighbourhood of Vallecas in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Authorities in Madrid, the European capital experiencing the worst second-wave outbreak, are introducing new curbs on social gatherings starting Monday. The restrictions coincide with the opening of most schools, which is perceived as a potential tipping point in the battle against the virus. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Madrid struggles as center of pandemic's 2nd wave in Europe

Sep. 4, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A mix of worry and resignation is discernible behind the masks of parents picking up school textbooks in a working class Spanish neighborhood with a steady rise in new coronavirus infections. Authorities in Madrid, the European capital experiencing the worst second-wave outbreak, are...

Walz urges Minnesotans to remain vigilant on COVID-19

Sep. 4, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz says the state is at a “tipping point” when it comes to the coronavirus as the number of positive cases continues to climb and that people must take precautions or risk a return to more restrictions on daily life in Minnesota. Walz and state health...

Sisolak reviewing some virus limits, urges Labor Day caution

Sep. 3, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak said he is reviewing whether to ease rules on religious gatherings, youth sports and business gatherings restricted because of the coronavirus, but has pleaded in the meantime for Nevadans to avoid large family gatherings over Labor Day weekend. The governor said at a...

Progressive party says NY making it harder to stay on ballot

Sep. 2, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The head of a progressive political party in New York is urging voters to cast votes on the party's line at a time when a new state law is jeopardizing the future of minor parties. Political parties must now receive 2% of the vote — or 130,000 votes — in the previous...