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Vermont lawmakers lament virus rules near New Hampshire line

Oct. 29, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

THETFORD, Vt. (AP) — Two Vermont lawmakers from districts near the New Hampshire border are asking Vermont officials for some flexibility after new virus rules restrict non-essential travel between the two states. In a Tuesday email, Vermont State Rep. Jim Masland, A Democrat from Thetford, highlighted how...

Atlanta firefighters transport a man they freed who was trapped in his third-floor bedroom after a tree came crashing down on a home on Brookview Drive in Atlanta, as Tropical Storm Zeta sped across the Southeast Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.   (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Zeta barrels across Southeast after battering weary coast

Oct. 29, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2 million homes and businesses in the dark in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were blamed for at least three deaths. A Category 2 hurricane...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2020 file photo, European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde attends a news conference during the Informal Meeting of Economics and Finance Ministers in Berlin, Germany.   The European Central Bank held off from strengthening its stimulus programs despite growing concern that a renewed surge in COVID-19 cases could stall the economy’s recovery from the deep downturn early this year.  The bank on Thursday, Oct. 29,  made no change to its 1.35 trillion ($1.58 trillion) pandemic emergency bond purchase program, which pumps newly created money into the economy to keep credit flowing to businesses and promote economic activity.   Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP, File)

European Central Bank: Just wait until December

Oct. 29, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank held off from strengthening its current economic stimulus but signaled that more could be coming at its December meeting given that risks are growing as surging coronavirus infections and new restrictions on activity threaten Europe’s economy. ECB...

Cemetery worker Jorge Arvizu, left, helps a family member place a plaque on the grave of Vicente Dominguez who died of complications related to the new coronavirus, at the municipal cemetery Valle de Chalco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Mexican families traditionally flock to local cemeteries to honor their dead relatives as part of the “Dia de los Muertos,” or Day of the Dead celebrations, but according to authorities the cemeteries will be closed this year to help curb the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Coronavirus dims Mexico's bright Day of the Dead celebration

Oct. 29, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration this weekend won’t be the same in a year so marked by death, in a country where more than 90,000 people have died of COVID-19. Many of those had to be cremated rather than buried, and even for those with gravesides to visit, the pandemic...

North Carolina AG: Company fined $150K for price gouging PPE

Oct. 29, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein says a company that he had accused of price gouging on personal protective equipment has been fined $150,000. The AG's office said in a statement that Wake County Superior Court Judge Vince Rozier filed the judgement on Wednesday against the...

Police officers stand guard near Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. It was the third attack in two months in France amid a growing furor in the Muslim world over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were re-published by the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. (Eric Gaillard/Pool via AP)

France goes on maximum alert after attack at church kills 3

Oct. 29, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An attacker armed with a knife killed three people inside a church Thursday in the Mediterranean city of Nice, French authorities said, prompting the country to raise its security alert status to the highest level. It was the third attack in two months in France that authorities have...

Nebraska virus hospitalizations jump to set another record

Oct. 29, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Nebraska jumped to nearly 500 and set another new record as cases of the virus continued to surge in the state. State health officials said 483 people were hospitalized with the virus Wednesday, up from the previous day's...

FILE - This file photo combo shows Vermont incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott, left, and Democrat Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, candidates for Vermont governor in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, File)

Vermont GOP governor seeks reelection during pandemic

Oct. 29, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

Vermont's incumbent Republican governor is facing reelection during the once-in-a-century pandemic that has pushed campaigning way down his list of priorities. A week before the election, Gov. Phil Scott, who is seeking his third two-year term as the GOP leader of one of the bluest states in the country, says his...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Pelosi scolds White House over no response in virus talks

Oct. 29, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a scolding assessment of COVID-19 relief talks on Thursday, blaming Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for failing to produce answers to her demands for Democratic priorities as part of an almost $2 trillion aid package. Pelosi lobbed her latest public...

A doctor collects a sample for a coronavirus test from a bsby in Subang on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Malaysia extended restricted movements in its biggest city Kuala Lumpur, neighboring Selangor state and the administrative capital of Putrajaya from Wednesday in an attempt to curb a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Asia Today: Virus arrives in once-clear Marshall Islands

Oct. 29, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Marshall Islands has reported its first cases of the coronavirus after two people who flew from Hawaii to a U.S. military base tested positive. The small Pacific nation had been among the last places in the world to have no reported cases of the virus. The Office of the...