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A police officer displays a warning banner on China's National Day in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. A popular shopping district in Causeway Bay saw a heavy police presence on the Oct. 1  National Day holiday despite low protester turnout. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong police patrol against protests on China holiday

Oct. 1, 2020 3:44 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police were out in force on China’s National Day holiday Thursday, detaining and searching people on the streets of a popular shopping district after calls were made online urging people to take part in anti-government protests. National Day, celebrating the founding of...

Passengers walk through a largely empty check-in area for American Airlines at Miami International Airport during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Miami. The airline industry has been decimated by the pandemic. The Payroll Support Program given to the airlines as part of the CARES Act runs out Thursday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

The Latest: Rolls-Royce to sell shares as virus cuts travel

Oct. 1, 2020 3:33 AM EDT

LONDON — Rolls-Royce Holdings plans to raise 2 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) by selling shares to existing investors after airlines around the world cut flights in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, slashing revenue for the jet-engine maker. The London-based company said Thursday it also plans to raise at...

Tourists crowd along a waterfront path at the West Lake in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Millions of Chinese tourists usually would use their week-long National Day holidays to travel abroad. This year, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic mean that some 600 million tourists - about 40% of the population - will travel within China during the holiday that began Thursday, according to Ctrip, China's largest online travel agency. (Chinatopix via AP)

Virus has Chinese tourists heading for domestic destinations

Oct. 1, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Millions of Chinese tourists usually would use their week-long National Day holidays to travel abroad. This year, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic mean that some 600 million tourists — about 40% of the population — will travel within China during the...

Trick-or-treating on in Manchester, with precautions

Sep. 30, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's largest city says trick-or-treating is on for Halloween, with precautions recommended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The city of Manchester says the event is scheduled for Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants should wear a mask over their nose and mouth...

Indiana details COVID-19 cases in schools with new dashboard

Sep. 30, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials will release to the public a new online tool Wednesday designed to help track coronavirus cases in Indiana schools. Health officials said the dashboard will reflect the new and cumulative numbers of positive COVID-19 cases among students, teachers and other workers in a...

Quarantined Illinois governor lays out Halloween rules

Sep. 30, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday that a member of his staff who tested positive for COVID-19 is symptomatic but is in good condition and resting at home. Pritzker and several other office employees are in self-quarantine until Oct. 12 because they were in contact with the...

Youths blamed for COVID-19 spread; trick or treating allowed

Sep. 30, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor lashed out at 19- to 24-year-olds Wednesday for irresponsible behavior she said helped push coronavirus infections to their highest single-day levels since last spring. Gov. Gina Raimondo told a news conference she's appointing a young adult task force in...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 29, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Smart students and phones, petty partisan beefs The Columbus Dispatch Sept. 28 Hats off to the student journalists at the Ohio State University Lantern for making the right call on continued reporting of contentious public protests....

In this photo provided by Kang Myoung Suk, Chung Seong-ran, 84, poses for a photo at her home in Uiseong, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The coronavirus forced Chung to do something new to celebrate South Korea's Thanksgiving holiday instead of being visited by her daughter. With a welfare worker's help, Chung sent a video greeting to her daughter for the first time in her life. (Courtesy of Kang Myoung Suk via AP)

Coronavirus remakes South Koreans' Thanksgiving traditions

Sep. 29, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus forced 84-year-old Chung Seong-ran to do something new to celebrate South Korea's Thanksgiving holiday instead of being visited by her daughter. With a welfare worker's help, Chung sent a video greeting to her daughter for the first time in her life....

A local resident Shin Dae-sik, 83, speaks during an interview at his home in Cheongju, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The coronavirus is forcing South Koreans to celebrate their Thanksgiving holiday differently this year, that begin Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Shin said about 15 family members assembled for Chuseok in past years but they decided not to do so this week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: COVID-19 outbreak on ship off Australia's coast

Sep. 29, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia — Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia's northwest coast that has infected most of the crew. Eight more members of the Filipino crew tested positive for the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the number of infections to 17 out of a crew of 21....