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A man holds up a child, both wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, to reach out a tree branches at the Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. A Chinese province grappling with a spike in coronavirus cases is reinstating tight restrictions on weddings, funerals and other family gatherings, threatening violators with criminal charges. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China grapples with virus outbreaks in northeast

Jan. 18, 2021 11:37 PM EST

BEIJING — China is now dealing with coronavirus outbreaks across its frigid northeast, prompting additional lockdowns and travel bans. The country reported a total of 118 newly confirmed cases Tuesday — most of them in Jilin province, the Hebei region just outside Beijing and Heilongjiang province...

Governor bills North Dakota for lost fight over House seat

Dec. 17, 2020 11:09 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota taxpayers are on the hook for legal expenses in Gov. Doug Burgum’s failed attempt to fill a legislative seat won by a man who died before taking office. The Republican governor's office is claiming more than $12,000 in attorney fees and court costs, according to...

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2018, file photo provided by the Morton County Sheriff's Office shows the wreckage of a twin-engine Bismarck Air Medical airplane that crashed on Nov. 18 about 20 miles northwest of Bismarck, N.D., killing all three on board. Federal investigators say pilot error most likely caused the crash of the medical plane. (Morton County Sheriff's Office via AP File)

Pilot error cited in North Dakota plane crash that killed 3

Dec. 9, 2020 8:26 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Pilot error most likely caused the 2018 crash of a medical plane in North Dakota that killed all three people on board, federal investigators said. The National Transportation Safety Board’s final report attributed the Bismarck Air Medical crash in Morton County to “the...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus ride mopeds in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Vietnamese health official said on Thursday the COVID-19 outbreak would peak in the coming ten days as the country reported another death and a score of new infections. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)

The Latest: Vietnam has 1st local transmission in 89 days

Nov. 30, 2020 11:52 PM EST

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after the country’s first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days. State media said Tuesday that a 32-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday after visiting a flight...

Court: North Dakota governor can't fill dead candidate seat

Nov. 24, 2020 3:27 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum does not have the authority to appoint someone to a state House seat won by a Republican candidate who died before the election, the North Dakota Supreme Court concluded Tuesday. The court, in a unanimous ruling, decided that Burgum “has not...