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In this Nov. 18, 2020 photo, a person wearing a face mask crosses Broad Street in Philadelphia. As governors and mayors grapple with an out-of-control pandemic, they are ratcheting up mask mandates and imposing restrictions on small indoor gatherings, which have been blamed for accelerating the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Thanksgiving could make or break US coronavirus response

Nov. 24, 2020 9:14 AM EST

In Pennsylvania, if you’re having friends over to socialize, you’re supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That’s the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it. “No one is going to tell me what I can or not do in my own home,” said Chestnut, 60,...

Esmeralda Elizalde checks in for her flight to Mexico at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

States impose new rules, plead with public to stop spread

Nov. 23, 2020 6:40 PM EST

State and local officials nationwide are imposing new coronavirus restrictions and pleading with the public in an increasingly desperate attempt to stop the explosive spread of the disease as many Americans resist calls to limit gatherings and travel heading into the holidays. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tightened...

FILE - People wait on a line stretching around a block for a clinic offering COVID-19 testing, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in the Park Slope area of the Brooklyn borough of New York. The lines for free COVID-19 tests stretch for blocks and hours in cities feeling the dual strain of the coronavirus surge and holiday plans. But $150 or more can buy a spot at the front of the queue. Some are turning to of one of an increasing number of pop-up clinics that promise visitors instant results — at a cost. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Inequality 'baked into' virus testing access as cases surge

Nov. 22, 2020 2:28 PM EST

The day after Amanda Serulneck found out she might have been exposed to COVID-19, she visited a rapid testing center in New Jersey but was turned away because they ran out of tests. She returned at 7 a.m. the next day. After waiting for an hour, officials said they had run out again. On her third try, Serulneck...

In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 photo provided by the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Gov. Cuomo holds a press briefing on the coronavirus in the Red Room at the State Capitol in Albany, N.Y. During the news conference, Cuomo predicted a

NY's Cuomo to receive International Emmy for virus briefings

Nov. 20, 2020 8:02 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to soon receive an International Emmy award for his once-daily televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic that killed tens of thousands of New Yorkers this spring. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, whose members include...

Two students right, wave goodbye to teachers and counselors after attending an in-person blended learning session at West Brooklyn Community High School, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, after the school's principal announced that the school would be closed until further notice due to rising cases of coronavirus in the city. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday he's shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus. This is the third time the high school has had to close, with the most recent closure due to an outbreak in the immediate neighborhood, although the school has had no reported cases. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

Nov. 18, 2020 7:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. The nation's largest public school system will...

NRA pays $2.5M after NY probe into 'dangerous' insurance

Nov. 18, 2020 12:59 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is banned from marketing insurance in New York for five years and will pay $2.5 million to settle an investigation into “dangerous” policies promoted to gun owners as a way to cover costs in self-defense shootings, state financial regulators...

'X' gender NY driver's licenses coming with computer update

Nov. 17, 2020 4:00 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York intends to offer driver’s licenses with a nonbinary gender identity marker of “X,” but it could take more than a year before Department of Motor Vehicles computers will be able to automatically handle the option, state officials said in court filings....

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's bogus claims about Biden win, vaccine

Nov. 16, 2020 12:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is rebelling against Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election with denial, delay and outright misrepresentation. Trump raged about widespread cases of fake ballots that aren't so and undertook legal challenges that even state GOP election...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2020, file photo officials sort ballots during an audit at the Floyd County administration building in Rome, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsehoods on Biden win, vaccine myths

Nov. 14, 2020 3:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rebelled this past week against Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election with denial, delay and outright misrepresentation. Trump raged about widespread cases of fake ballots that aren't so and undertook legal challenges that even state GOP...

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump, still not conceding defeat, trumpets vaccine progress

Nov. 13, 2020 11:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gliding over significant challenges still to come, President Donald Trump offered a rosy update on the race for a vaccine for the resurgent coronavirus as he delivered his first public remarks since his defeat by President-elect Joe Biden. He still did not concede the election. Trump...