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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian walks past a mural reading:

The Latest: French places of worship reopen with limits

Nov. 29, 2020 6:55 AM EST

PARIS — French churches, mosques and synagogues can open their doors again to worshippers, but only a few of them, as France cautiously starts reopening after a second virus lockdown. Some churches may defy the 30-person limit which they believe is too unreasonable, and other sites may stay closed until...

Social distancing signs are seen on the floor as parents pray during a special service to wish for their children's success in the upcoming college entrance exam on Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. South Korea is shutting down indoor gyms offering intense workout classes and banning year-end parties at hotels in the greater Seoul area to fight the virus. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Sunday. The signs read:

Asia Today: Cambodia tracks contacts after family infected

Nov. 29, 2020 5:00 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian officials say a family of six and another man tested positive for the coronavirus in a rare case of local infection, and Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed concern that the woman believed to be the source had traveled extensively in the country, including the capital. ...

This combination image shows a file photo dated Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 of the Roemerberg square in Frankfurt, Germany, with the traditional Christmas market, top, and the Roemerberg square on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, below. Christmas markets, a cherished tradition in Germany and neighboring countries, have joined the long list of institutions canceled or diminished because of the coronavirus pandemic this year. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

AP PHOTOS: Pandemic calls off Christmas markets in Europe

Nov. 29, 2020 2:49 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The European plazas where people would usually gather at crowded stalls to partake in hot mulled wine, gingerbread, sausages and other delicacies are just empty squares. Christmas markets, a cherished tradition in Germany and neighboring countries, have joined the long list of annual...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 21, 2020, file photo, a municipality worker wearing a face mask and protective suit disinfects the area outside the historical Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as Blue Mosque, amid the coronavirus outbreak, in Istanbul. When Turkey changed the way it reports daily COVID-19 infections, it confirmed what medical groups and opposition parties have long suspected — that the country is faced with an alarming surge of cases that is fast exhausting the Turkish health system. The official daily COVID-19 deaths have also steadily risen to record numbers in a reversal of fortune for the country that had been praised for managing to keep fatalities low. With the new data, the country jumped from being one of the least-affected countries in Europe to one of the worst-hit.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)

Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears

Nov. 29, 2020 2:32 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — When Turkey changed the way it reports daily COVID-19 infections, it confirmed what medical groups and opposition parties have long suspected — that the country is faced with an alarming surge of cases that is fast exhausting the Turkish health system. In an about-face,...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2020, file photo, North Korean army soldiers wearing face masks look at the South side during South Korean Unification Minister Lee In-young's visit to Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. North Korea is further toughening its restriction on the entry to sea as part of elevated steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic, state media said Sunday, Nov. 29, two days after South Korea said the North even banned fishing at sea. (Park Tae-hyun/Korea Pool via AP, File)

North Korea toughens rules of entry to sea to fight virus

Nov. 29, 2020 12:15 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is further toughening restrictions on entering seawaters as part of elevated steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic, state media said Sunday, two days after South Korea said the North had banned sea fishing. The Korean Central News Agency reported the country is...

Denver Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Jeff Driskel, from right, watch during the NFL football team's practice Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

AP sources: NFL DQs Broncos QBs for not wearing masks

Nov. 28, 2020 11:00 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos won't have any of their four quarterbacks available Sunday when they face the New Orleans Saints because of coronavirus concerns. Starter Drew Lock, backup Brett Rypien and practice squad veteran Blake Bortles were deemed high-risk close contacts with No. 3...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 file photo, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, joins his partner, Marlon Reis, in acknowledging the crowd after Polis took the oath of office during the inauguration ceremony in Denver. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has tested positive for the coronavirus. Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, both have COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, the governor said in a statement Saturday night, Nov. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Pool)

Colorado governor tests positive for coronavirus

Nov. 28, 2020 10:45 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has tested positive for the coronavirus. Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, both have COVID-19 and are asymptomatic, the governor said in a statement Saturday night. Polis had started quarantining Wednesday after he said he was exposed to the virus. Polis had...

This Oct. 4, 2020, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, shows an empty Levi's Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks. County officials issued the directives in response to rising cases of the coronavirus in the area. The rules take effect Monday and will last for three weeks.  (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

49ers may need temporary home because of new COVID-19 rules

Nov. 28, 2020 10:25 PM EST

The San Francisco 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks. County officials issued the directives in response to rising cases of the coronavirus in the area. The rules take...

Ohio State defensive back Shaun Wade celebrates his interception and touchdown against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Indiana 42-35. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Outbreak puts Ohio State's championship hopes in jeopardy

Nov. 28, 2020 9:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State officials are unsure when the team can practice again, let alone play next week at Michigan State, after an outbreak of COVID-19 put the No. 3 Buckeyes' Big Ten title hopes in danger. “I have no clue what this afternoon or tomorrow will bring or next week will...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, right, confers with quarterback Riley Neal during NFL football practice Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

No QBs in Denver, no home for SF as COVID-19 sows NFL chaos

Nov. 28, 2020 8:53 PM EST

The Denver Broncos have no quarterbacks. The San Francisco 49ers have no home stadium or practice facility. And the Baltimore Ravens may not have enough players available for their next game, which has already been pushed back twice. The COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions around the NFL on Saturday, again...