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Coronavirus outbreak for crew on cruise ship in Greece

Sep. 28, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say 12 crew members on a Maltese-flagged cruise ship carrying more than 1,500 people on a Greek islands tour have tested positive for coronavirus and have been isolated on board. The Mein Schiff 6, operated by TUI Cruises, began its trip in Heraklion on the southern...

Women share a light moment while attending a social gathering in a poor neighbourhood in Mbare, Harare, Friday, Sept,18, 2020. As Zimbabwe's coronavirus infections decline, strict lockdowns designed to curb the disease are being replaced by a return to relatively normal life. The threat has eased so much that many people see no need to be cautious, which has invited complacency. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Progress against virus brings complacency in parts of Africa

Sep. 26, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With Zimbabwe’s coronavirus infections on the decline, schools are reopening, along with churches, bars, restaurants, airports and tourist attractions. Strict lockdowns designed to curb the disease are being replaced by a return to relatively normal life. The threat has eased...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 22, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Rootstown’s school leaders failed to stand up to racism Akron Beacon Journal Sept. 20 America’s summer of cultural awakening about persistent racism in our country clearly didn’t resonate in Rootstown’s school...

Minnesota man faces terror charge for allegedly joining IS

Sep. 16, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of joining the Islamic State group has been returned to the United States and faces a terrorism charge after spending more than a year in Syrian custody with alleged IS fighters, according to documents unsealed Wednesday. Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, 23, made his first...

An elderly couple wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walks at a public park in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Domestic air travel recovers in Wuhan, China

Sep. 12, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

BEIJING — Domestic air travel in Wuhan, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, has returned to pre-pandemic levels, authorities say. The virus was first detected in Wuhan late last year and the city underwent a draconian 76-day lockdown as its hospitals struggled to deal with a tidal wave of...

This undated photo from Subaru shows the Outback, a midsize crossover with a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, which is suitable for decently sized boats and campers. (Courtesy of Subaru of America via AP)

Edmunds: Best crossover SUVs for towing

Sep. 9, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

RV and trailer sales greatly increased this summer as consumers sought out vacations while remaining socially distant during the pandemic. But what's the best vehicle to tow them? Many shoppers assume they’ll need a brawny pickup truck or a full-size SUV to tow a trailer. But there are also some crossover...

N. Carolina beach rental companies prepare for a busy fall

Sep. 7, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Many coastal North Carolina vacation rental companies say it's been a busy summer despite the coronavirus pandemic, and they're not expecting a slowdown any time soon. While Labor Day marks a ceremonial end to summer, with many parents teleworking and students doing online...

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. ...

Teachers wear protective face masks as they watch a presentation via video conference, from school director Karin Heremans, which outlines the new school year coronavirus, COVID-19 measures at the Atheneum high school in Antwerp, Belgium, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Students return to school in Belgium on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with measures in place regarding social distancing and the wearing of masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Cheers and fears: Kids yearn for class, teachers are uneasy

Aug. 31, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a world turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic, rarely have so many kids relished the end of their summer vacations — and rarely have so many teachers faced such anxiety as school bells ring in a new year across much of Europe starting Tuesday. The pandemic-stained months...

Health workers wearing protective suits disinfect at an area placed under stricter lockdown measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Caloocan city, Philippines on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. The capital and outlying provinces is still under lockdown due to rising COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: 2nd wave of cases traced to 2 Australia hotels

Aug. 17, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — An epidemiologist told an inquiry on Tuesday that almost all of a second wave of coronavirus infections in Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state can be traced back to returned travelers in two Melbourne hotels. Department of Health and Human Services epidemiologist Charles...