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Bank customers keep their distance to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, as they stand in line outside a bank in Mexico City, Monday, June 29, 2020. Mexico City is moving this week to the next stage of its gradual reopening from its COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexico City begins reopening amid high coronavirus case load

Jun. 29, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City began allowing more businesses to reopen Monday, after almost three months of various types of lockdowns. Some city subway stations that had been closed to reduce ridership reopened. The city’s metro system plans to distribute 1 million plastic face shields to...

In this Tuesday, June 9, 2020 photo, Harvey Curtis, left, discusses repair plans with customer Jack Matheson outside Sidecountry Sports, a bike shop in Rockland, Maine. Matheson is looking forward to getting his 40-year-old Raleigh back on the road. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Pandemic leads to a bicycle boom, and shortage, around world

Jun. 14, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fitness junkies locked out of gyms, commuters fearful of public transit, and families going stir crazy inside their homes during the coronavirus pandemic have created a boom in bicycle sales unseen in decades. In the United States, bicycle aisles at mass merchandisers like Walmart...

Pedestrians wear face coverings and protective masks as they cross Mains street, Monday, June 8, 2020, in the Flushing section of the Queens borough of New York. After three bleak months, New York City will try to turn a page when it begins reopening Monday after getting hit first by the coronavirus, then an outpouring of rage over racism and police brutality. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

'A big test': Hard-hit New York City begins reopening

Jun. 8, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After three gloomy months and 21,000 deaths that made it the nation's most lethal hot spot, New York City slowly began reopening Monday in the biggest test yet of Americans' ability to keep the coronavirus in check. Stores previously deemed nonessential were cleared to reopen for delivery...

FILE- In this May 5, 2020 file photo a New York Metropolitan Transportation authority worker worker disinfects a subway train at the Coney Island Stillwell Avenue Terminal, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York City appears to be on track to begin loosening restrictions in June, but residents who don't yet feel comfortable commuting by subway may have to improvise, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Restaurants in much of NY get green light for outdoor dining

Jun. 3, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York will start to allow outdoor dining at restaurants as soon as Thursday in much of the state outside of New York City and its suburbs as coronavirus restrictions ease, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. Restaurants must place outdoor tables 6 feet (2 meters) apart, all staff must wear...

The Latest: California closes all downtown state buildings

Jun. 1, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ SAN FRANCISCO — The state Department of Human Resources sent a directive to close all California state buildings “with offices in downtown city...

A volunteer worker walks past a shattered display window early Sunday morning, May 31, 2020, at the downtown Macy's store in Chicago, after a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

After downtown Chicago protests, unrest spreads to suburbs

May. 31, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — While Chicago officials took extraordinary steps Sunday to patrol and restrict access to downtown in the hopes of preventing further chaos after tense weekend protests over the death of George Floyd, destruction and unrest spread to the city's neighborhoods and suburbs. Vandals smashed...

Chicago mayor restricts vehicle, transit access downtown, calls in National Guard help after demonstrations turn violent

May. 31, 2020 1:06 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago mayor restricts vehicle, transit access downtown, calls in National Guard help after demonstrations turn violent.
Parents wearing masks walk with their children past a mural, Friday, May 29, 2020, in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

May. 29, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. Cuomo said the city was meeting goals set for hospital rates and testing, will “stockpile” personal...

FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, TTC CEO Andy Byford speaks to the media in Toronto.  Byford has been named London’s new transport commissioner. He will oversee Transport for London’s vast network of subways, buses, trams and trains. TFL says Byford will start work June 29, during a time of crisis for the network. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Ex-NY subway boss named to head London transit system

May. 27, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former New York subway boss Andy Byford has been named London’s new transit commissioner, overseeing Transport for London’s vast network of Tubes, trams, trains and buses. TFL said Wednesday that Byford will start work June 29, during a time of crisis for the network. TFL has...

In this Friday, May 15, 2020 photo, Joel Johnson rides his new bicycle on a bike path at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Johnson hadn't owned a bicycle since he was 15, but soon after the coronavirus pandemic led to a shelter in place order in San Francisco, he bought a bike to avoid crowded public trains and buses. Johnson is among thousands of cooped-up Americans snapping up new bicycles or dusting off decades-old bikes to stay fit, keep their mental sanity or have a safe alternative to public transportation. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Pandemic a boon for the bicycle as thousands snap them up

May. 24, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joel Johnson hadn’t owned a bicycle since he was 15, but the pandemic changed all that. Johnson first bought a multipurpose bike to avoid the germs on crowded buses and trains but then discovered a passion for pedaling around San Francisco, where some streets are now closed to...