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A policeman checks documents of a driver at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Greece's government has imposed a nightly curfew in greater Athens and other areas with high infection rates as well as a mask requirement. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The Latest: New outbreak delays easing of rules in Melbourne

Oct. 24, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — A COVID-19 outbreak in the north of Melbourne has led health authorities in Australia’s Victoria state to hold off on any further easing of restrictions in the beleaguered city. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews withheld any announcement on an easing on Sunday as the state...

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...

UN assembly chief unhappy at NY mayor spurning COVID meeting

Oct. 23, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the United Nations General Assembly wasn’t happy that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rejected a meeting with him to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work of the 193-member world organization -- and he issued a rare statement Friday expressing...

Virus hospitalizations reach 1,000 in NY, highest since June

Oct. 23, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of people hospitalized in New York because of the coronavirus has climbed back over 1,000, officials said Friday, a figure that has increased in the last month but is still far below the peak level of the spring. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there were 1,023 hospitalizations around the...

Kristina Negron poses for a photograph Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Schenectady, N.Y.  Negron was laid off from her job as an aide for a special education class at Schenectady High School due to budget cuts.  (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

School districts face hard choices amid pandemic-era cuts

Oct. 23, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — The school year in this old industrial city started with a whack of a budget ax. Teachers, classroom aides and counselors were among the hundreds laid off with potential state aid cuts looming. Pre-K is suspended, online classes are at maximum capacity and the ranks of...

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Chelsea Handler’s personal ‘Evolution’ inspires new special

Oct. 23, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

New York (AP) — When Chelsea Handler decided to pursue therapy, the comic may not have realized the level of introspection she’d encounter. “It was nice to find out why I’ve been such a b---- for so long, and to also gain self-awareness. To know that, ’Oh, I came across that...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Oct. 22, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. A Time for Mercy John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. The Return Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central) 3. The Evening and the Morning Ken Follett (Viking) 4. The Book of Two Ways Jodi Picoult (Ballantine) 5. The Searcher Tana French (Viking) 6. Jingle All the Way Debbie Macomber (Ballantine) 7. The...

A health officer collecting swab samples from rail commuters to test for COVID-19 drinks water during a break at a railway station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka orders more curfews over virus cluster

Oct. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed the country’s main fish market and widened the curfew in many parts of the island nation following a surge of coronavirus infections related to a new cluster centered on a garment factory. The government imposed a curfew Thursday in parts of...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Oct. 21, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: The Long Island Six needs to deliver for residents Newsday Oct. 20 In the New York State Senate, the Long Island Nine are now the Long Island Six, the stalwart Republican bloc of years past transformed into a growing...

Medical personnel at a drive-in COVID-19 testing site talk to a client in Lawrence, N.Y., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The rate of COVID-19 infections has risen enough in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut to require those states' residents to quarantine if they travel to New York, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York won't enforce the rules against those residents. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NY sees most virus cases since May as state targets clusters

Oct. 21, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that he was 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....