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The casts of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave fleeing the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago, are seen in what was an elegant villa on the outskirts of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii destroyed by the eruption in 79 A.D., where they were discovered during recents excavations, Pompeii archaeological park officials said Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Parco Archeologico di Pompei via AP)

Bodies of man and his slave unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

Nov. 21, 2020 12:16 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Skeletal remains of what are believed to have been a rich man and his male slave attempting to escape death from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago have been discovered in Pompeii, officials at the archaeological park in Italy said Saturday. Parts of the skulls and bones of...

An oxygen canister is carried on a stretcher outside the first aid department of the Cardarelli hospital in Naples, Italy, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Outside the ER entrance of Cardarelli, the main health care facility for densely populated Naples, those desperate for oxygen for loved ones lined up in their cars, waiting for nurses to bring tanks of the life-saving element. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

As virus hits Italy's south, some flee troubled health care

Nov. 18, 2020 2:51 AM EST

GIUGLIANO IN CAMPANIA, Italy (AP) — Patients, some wrapped in blankets that look like they came from home, moan in their beds. What appears to be medical tubing and a wad of gauze or paper towels litter the floor of San Giuliano public hospital, which treats coronavirus patients in a bleak town in Italy's...

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont speaks to reporters before surveying storm damage in the area in Westport, Conn. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is self-quarantining after his chief spokesperson tested positive for COVID-19, his administration announced late Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

The Latest: Connecticut governor is self-quarantining

Nov. 13, 2020 11:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is self-quarantining after his chief spokesperson tested positive for COVID-19. The Democratic governor’s chief spokesperson, Max Reiss, identified himself as the senior staff member who had tested positive, in a release posted to Twitter late Friday. An...

A woman stands outside her nativity scenes shop along San Gregorio Armeno street in Naples, in the Campania region, Italy, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The regions of Campania and Tuscany were designated red zone on Friday, signaling the dire condition of a hospitals struggling with a surge of new admissions. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Italy extends partial lockdown as Naples hospitals struggle

Nov. 13, 2020 3:13 PM EST

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — The regions of Italy that include the cities of Naples and Florence were declared coronavirus red zones Friday, the latest signals of the dire condition of Italian hospitals struggling with a surge of new admissions. The director of the National Health Institute, Gianni Rezza, said the...

Doctors carry a coronavirus patient in the Intensive Care Unit at Varese’s Circolo hospital, in Varese, Italy, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. During Italy's autumn pandemic resurgence, concern is falling less on intensive care wards and more on regular medical wards, as eight regions have seen the needle move alarmingly into the red-alert zone with more than half of hospital beds dedicated to coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Italian hospitals face breaking point in fall virus surge

Nov. 12, 2020 4:59 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Dr. Luca Cabrini was certain his hospital in the heart of Lombardy‘s lake district would reach its breaking point caring for 300 COVID-19 patients. So far, virus patients fill 500 beds and counting. Italy, which shocked the world and itself when hospitals in the wealthy north were...

A flamenco dancer holds up her dancing shoes during a protest organised by dance associations against virus restrictions, in Barcelona, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, as Spain continue with new measures to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

The Latest: Shanghai quarantines 186 after case at airport

Nov. 9, 2020 9:53 PM EST

BEIJING — Authorities in China’s financial hub of Shanghai have quarantined 186 people and conducted virus tests on more than 8,000 after a freight handler at the city’s main international airport tested positive for the coronavirus. The city government said on its microblog Tuesday that it...

Smoke billows as clashes broke out during a protest against the government restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Turin, Italy, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Protesters turned out by the hundreds in Italian several cities and towns on Monday to vent anger, sometimes violently, over the latest anti-COVID-19 rules, which force restaurants and cafes to close early, shutter cinema, gyms and other leisure venues. In the northern city of Turin, demonstrators broke off from a peaceful protest and hurled smoke bombs and bottles at police in the city square where the Piedmont regional government is headquartered. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

New protests loom as Europeans tire of virus restrictions

Oct. 27, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Protesters set trash bins afire and police responded with hydrant sprays in downtown Rome Tuesday night, part of a day of public outpouring of anger against virus-fighting measures like evening shutdowns for restaurants and bars and the closures of gyms and theaters — a sign of growing...

FILE - In this early Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 file photo, A military vehicle drives past La Scala opera theater in Milan, northern Italy. The number of performers at Milan’s famed La Scala opera house positive with the coronavirus has risen to 21, even as the theater was forced to close due to new government restrictions aimed at curbing the virus’ resurgence. La Scala spokesman Paolo Besana confirmed Tuesday that 18 members of the world-class chorus and  three woodwind players in the orchestra have the virus. That comes after two singers, including tenor Francesco Meli, tested positive, ahead of planned concert performances last week of “Aida.’’(AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Virus cases spike at Milan's La Scala, Naples' San Carlo

Oct. 27, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The number of performers at Milan’s famed La Scala opera house who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen to 21, even as the theater was forced to close due to new government restrictions aimed at curbing the virus’ resurgence. La Scala spokesman Paolo Besana...

Police detain a man, during a coronavirus anti-lockdown protest on Westminster Bridge, in London, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Europe, U.S. watch case totals grow, debate new restrictions

Oct. 24, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus infections continued to soar Saturday in many parts of the U.S. and Europe. In some cases, so did anger over the restrictions governments put in place to try to stem the tide. Oklahoma, Illinois, New Mexico and Michigan were among states announcing new record highs in...

A woman, right, has a meal, inside a restaurant's outdoor tent Thursday Oct. 22, 2020, in Kew Gardens in the Queens borough of New York.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easing restrictions slightly in some coronavirus hot spots in New York City, but adding them in areas along the Pennsylvania border as the state recorded more than 2,000 new infections in a single day for the first time since mid-May. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The Latest: Mexico's Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

Oct. 23, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up. The Chihuahua state government declared the return to the “red” level of alert Friday, which closes...