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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2020 file photo, a street sign is displayed at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stocks are falling in the early going on Wall Street as traders return from the Thanksgiving holiday, but major indexes are still on track for hefty monthly gains. The S&P 500 slipped 0.3% shortly after the opening bell Monday, Nov. 30 weighed down by losses in energy companies and banks.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Stocks slip, but S&P 500 still logs best month since April

Nov. 30, 2020 4:13 PM EST

Stocks pulled back slightly from their record levels Monday as Wall Street put a quiet coda on one of its most rocking months in decades. The S&P 500 fell 0.5%, but the benchmark index still clocked a surge of 10.8% for November, its biggest monthly gain since April, as investors latch onto hopes that the...

Nurses check on the status of rapid COVID-19 tests at a drive-through testing site in a parking garage in West Nyack, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The site was only open to students and staff of Rockland County schools in an effort to test enough people to keep the schools open for in-person learning. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Americans face new COVID-19 restrictions after Thanksgiving

Nov. 30, 2020 4:12 PM EST

Americans returning home from Thanksgiving break faced strict new coronavirus measures around the country Monday as health officials brace for a disastrous worsening of the nationwide surge because of holiday gatherings over the long weekend. Los Angeles County imposed a stay-at-home order for its 10 million...

Kansas hospital officials fear nursing shortage amid surge

Nov. 30, 2020 4:11 PM EST

Hospital and nursing officials fear that if COVID-19 cases continue unchecked there won't be enough nurses to staff new hospital beds in the near future in the Kansas City metro area. “All the things we were worried about could be possible in March, April and May are actually happening right now, and that...

Brendan Hurley, a junior in high school, is tested for COVID-19 at a drive-through testing site in a parking garage in West Nyack, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The site was only open to students and staff of Rockland County schools in an effort to test enough people to keep the schools open for in-person learning. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Cuomo says hospitals must prepare for expected virus surge

Nov. 30, 2020 4:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s hospitals must prepare for an expected surge in coronavirus infections by stockpiling masks and gowns, expanding capacity and identifying retired nurses and doctors who could pitch in, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Cuomo said that with more than 3,500 people now...

People wearing face masks to try to curb the spread of coronavirus walk past the temporarily closed Topshop flagship store on Oxford Street, during England's second coronavirus lockdown, in London, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Arcadia Group, the retail empire of tycoon Philip Green, which owns well-known British fashion chains like Topshop and employs around 15,000 people, appears to be on the brink of collapse following the economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Philip Green's retail empire Arcadia calls in administrators

Nov. 30, 2020 4:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Arcadia Group, the British retail empire that has been run by the billionaire Philip Green for 18 years, was placed into a type of bankruptcy protection on Monday, a decision that effectively puts around 13,000 jobs at risk. In another blow to the country's retail industry in the run-up to...

Barbara Roque, top left, holds up a sign during a Voice for Choice - Open Our Schools rally in Horsham, Pa., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Joining her are her children, from left to right, Elaina, Emily, Erica and her husband, David. The group holding the event said their rally is about having the choice to choose from in-person Instruction or virtual. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Pennsylvania expands virus app to school-age phone users

Nov. 30, 2020 4:06 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s two-month-old coronavirus exposure notification app can now be used by mobile phone users as young as 13 as health officials work to stop the virus' spread in schools around the state, officials said Monday. The app, named COVID AlertPa, had previously been...

Snowmaking guns await colder temperatures at Shawnee Peak, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Bridgton, Maine. Ski areas in Maine have been implementing modifications to meet state COVID-19 safety protocols. Among the changes at Shawnee Peak will be new sheltered outdoor food service and extended dining capacity. Alpine skiing in Maine has an estimated economic impact of $1 billion annually, according to the Ski Maine Association. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine lawmaker to miss swearing in because of COVID-19

Nov. 30, 2020 4:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature will be missing at least one member because of COVID-19 when lawmakers convene this week. Republican Sen.-elect Rick Bennett, of Oxford, announced Sunday on social media that he tested positive for the virus, and will be quarantining at least through Dec. 12. He...

New York Giants defensive end Leonard Williams (99) tackles Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Brandon Allen (8) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Once full of hope, woeful Bengals now playing for pride

Nov. 30, 2020 4:02 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dealing with more than their fair share of 2020 bad luck, the Cincinnati Bengals have ranged from terrible to fairly good in stretches, sometimes in the same game. The flicker of excitement that was growing because of the development of rookie quarterback Joe Burrow ended when the...

Official: St. Louis area in 'crisis mode' as virus surges

Nov. 30, 2020 4:02 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County Executive Sam Page warned area residents Monday that the county is in “crisis mode” as COVID-19 cases keep rising and hospitals strain to treat new patients. Page said area hospitals could run out of intensive care beds sometime this week and the National...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces the state's phase three openings at a news conference in St. Petersburg, Fla. As the summer coronavirus spike in Sunbelt states subsides, Florida has gone the furthest in lifting restrictions, especially on restaurants where the burden of ensuring safety has shifted to business owners and residents _ raising concerns of a resurgence. (John Pendygraft/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

The Latest: Florida governor requires schools to remain open

Nov. 30, 2020 3:58 PM EST

MIAMI — Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Monday that schools will be required to remain open despite the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, arguing lockdowns and closures have not worked. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,...