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The West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Washington. While much of Washington is twisted in knots over the upcoming election, there’s another contingent already busy trying to figure out how to stage an inauguration for the next president during a pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Work already underway for presidential inauguration

Oct. 24, 2020 2:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While much of Washington is twisted in knots over the upcoming election, there's another contingent already busy trying to figure out how to stage an inauguration for the to-be-determined next president during a pandemic. Visitors to the U.S. Capitol and the White House can already see...

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...

FILE - In this file March 18, 2020, file phootom one of the normally bustling entrances to the Disneyland resort is vacant due to the coronavirus closure in Anaheim, Calif. State health officials announced strict new rules for reopening theme parks on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, attractions spanning from Disneyland to Universal Studios are now bracing for an even longer shutdown, and so are the surrounding communities lined with hotels, restaurants and shops devoted to visitors who no longer walk their streets. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

California theme park closures hit jobs, shops, budget

Oct. 22, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

California's amusement parks have been pining to reopen for months, hoping to bring back thousands of workers sent home in March when the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close their gates. Now that state health officials announced strict new rules for reopening the parks, attractions spanning from Disneyland...

U. S. Army, Arizona National Guard Pvt. Ronald Aguilar, right, takes the temperature of a man at a drive-thru COVID-19 saliva test on the main campus at Arizona Western College, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. The testing, organized by the Yuma County Public Health Services District, lasted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and saw 671 tests administered, according to Yuma County spokesperson Kevin Tunnell. The purpose of the testing, according to Yuma County, was to capitalize on the recent development of a saliva test for COVID-19 by Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Melbourne eases restrictions after cases drop

Oct. 17, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline. From midnight Sunday, Melbourne residents will no longer face limits on the time they can spend away from their homes for education or recreation....

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, a skier wears a face covering while negotiating the slope at the reopening of Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, which closed in mid-March to help in the effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, in Keystone, Colo. Roughly seven months after the coronavirus cut the ski season short at the height of spring break, resorts across the U.S. and Canada are slowly picking up the pieces and figuring out how to safely reopen this winter. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

US resorts adapt to new normal of skiing amid pandemic

Oct. 17, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Helmet, goggles, skis? Check. Hand sanitizer, face covering, reservation? Check. Roughly seven months after the coronavirus cut the ski season short at the height of spring break, resorts across the United States and Canada are slowly picking up the pieces and figuring out how to safely...

A woman sits next to a statue of a sea lion on the waterfront during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. A recent decree from President Alberto Fernández extended quarantine measures in Argentina yet again and Mar del Plata was one of the places ordered to remain in social, preventive and mandatory isolation at least until Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Virus hits beach resort, as pandemic surges in Argentina

Oct. 16, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Hundreds of Argentine flags dotted the sand of a beach at the Mar del Plata resort, a poignant memorial to the victims of the novel coronavirus in one of this South American country’s new virus hotspots. When the flags were planted last week, they were a tribute to...

This Sept. 9, 2018 photo shows football fans waiting for kickoff in the sports betting lounge at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Figures released on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 showed New Jersey broke its own recently set U.S. record for the most money bet on sports in a single month in September when gamblers plunked down more than $748 million on sports. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ shatters its own sports betting record: $748M bet in Sept

Oct. 15, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting market blew past its own national record in September, taking in more than $748 million in bets from sports gamblers finally able to wager on football amid the coronavirus outbreak. Figures released Thursday from the New Jersey Division of...

Wearing a mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus Angelica Victoria, center left, and Thalia Oneida, wait for their parents sitting on a chair in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Cuba relaxed coronavirus restrictions Monday in hopes of boosting its economy, allowing shops and government offices to reopen and welcoming locals and tourists at airports across the island except in Havana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Cuba relaxes coronavirus restrictions 7 months into pandemic

Oct. 12, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba relaxed coronavirus restrictions Monday in hopes of boosting its economy, allowing shops and government offices to reopen and welcoming locals and tourists at airports across the island except in Havana. Face masks and social distancing remain mandatory, although authorities will no...

Woman files ADA lawsuits across US as 'tester' of compliance

Oct. 10, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A disabled Florida woman paid a virtual visit to Maine and left a trail of lawsuits in her wake. Six to be exact. Deborah Laufer is described in the federal lawsuits as a “tester” for the purpose of asserting her civil rights and ensuring that places of public...

Thai hotel offers to drop lawsuit against complaining guest

Oct. 9, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A hotel in Thailand that filed a criminal defamation suit against a guest who posted negative reviews about it online said Friday it will drop the complaint if he makes apologies and other gestures to restore its reputation. The lawsuit filed last month by the Sea View Koh Chang Hotel could...