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People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus wait outside a bakery in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong closes government offices in new anti-virus curbs

Nov. 30, 2020 8:05 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Monday imposed sweeping curbs to stop a fresh spike in coronavirus infections, closing government offices and swimming pools and limiting public gatherings to two people. The announcement follows Sunday’s decision to close schools for in-person teaching the rest of the...

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

The Latest: Virus hospitalizations hit record in California

Nov. 29, 2020 5:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES -- More than 7,400 people are hospitalized for coronavirus in California, the state's highest number yet. The state reported 7,415 coronavirus hospitalizations on Sunday, citing the most recently available data from the previous day. More than 1,700 of those patients were in intensive care units....

Michigan restaurant leaves franchise over virus restrictions

Nov. 27, 2020 8:59 PM EST

A Big Boy restaurant in Michigan’s Thumb region has lost its name after the owners refused to stop indoor dining as part of statewide restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Customers were greeted Friday with Sandusky Diner instead of Sandusky Big Boy, the name for 35 years. The company that...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 file photo, Executive Chef Tory McPhail cooks Lemon and Garlic Crusted Wild Shrimp at Commander's Palace in the Garden District of New Orleans. Tory McPhail, who has been the executive chef at Commander’s Palace for 19 years, marked his last day at the legendary restaurant on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 2020. He is moving to Bozeman, Montana. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Thanksgiving marks last day for Commander's Palace chef

Nov. 27, 2020 5:11 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was an emotional rollercoaster of a Thanksgiving for longtime Commander's Palace chef Tory McPhail, who is leaving after nearly three decades at the legendary New Orleans restaurant. Thursday marked McPhail's last day at Commander's Palace, where he's worked for 27 years including 19...

FILE - Issa Rae poses for a portrait in New York on Aug. 8, 2018. The

Issa Rae urges participation in Small Business Saturday

Nov. 27, 2020 4:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With many small businesses struggling to hold on during the coronavirus pandemic, Issa Rae believes now is the time to support independent stores more than ever. The creator and star of HBO series “Insecure” strongly encourages people to shop locally as part of Small...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves as he leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Johnson leaves self-quarantine today after having close contact with a lawmaker who contracted the coronavirus in mid November. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Pubs to stay shut in many areas in new English virus curbs

Nov. 26, 2020 1:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Most people in England will continue to face tight restrictions on socializing and business after a nationwide lockdown ends next week, with pubs and restaurants ordered to remain shut in areas that are home to more than 20 million people. The government announced details on Thursday of...

People sit in an outdoor dining area on Market Street amid the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California records new high in coronavirus cases

Nov. 25, 2020 9:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California reported a record number of coronavirus cases Wednesday as Los Angeles restaurants prepared to close for three weeks and firefighters in Silicon Valley were being enlisted to help enforce public health rules to try to halt the spread of infections. Cases of COVID-19 have been...

In this Oct. 3, 2020 photo, a pedestrian walks past one of the many signs along the mandatory mask zone in the downtown area in Aspen, Colo. Aspen has taken numerous precautionary measures during the coronavirus pandemic, including mask mandates, occupancy limits in shops and restaurants, and social distancing. (AP Photo/John Marshall)

Precautions help Aspen remain a destination during pandemic

Nov. 25, 2020 7:38 AM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — March is Aspen's moneymaking season as spring breakers and families head to the mountains to ski. When the coronavirus pandemic hit, all four Aspen/Snowmass ski mountains shut down, along with nearly everything else in the alpine town, which banks on tourism dollars. Then a funny thing...

Pedestrians walk past a COVID-19-themed mural outside a boarded up business Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

California official: just say 'no' to family Thanksgiving

Nov. 24, 2020 8:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Thanksgiving two days away, California's health secretary on Tuesday urged people to say “no” to family and friends who want to gather, joining other officials in issuing dire warnings about the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. Mark Ghaly said it's not too late to...

A student of the Emile Dubois high school takes part to a COVID-19 antigen test in Paris, Monday Nov. 23, 2020. Experts said they are less accurate than the standard PCR test, which detects even the tiniest genetic trace of the virus. Many governments including in France have started deploying them as a precursor to PCR tests.( Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)

Macron outlines France's baby steps out of lockdown

Nov. 24, 2020 3:07 PM EST

People in France will be able to go back to their favorite shops and attend religious services again next week after a month of partial virus lockdown — but they’ll have to wait until at least Jan. 20 to savor a meal in a restaurant or enjoy a gym workout. President Emmanuel Macron laid out new...