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An honor guard with the American Legion Post 374 of Millard wear face masks against COVID-19 present arms during the graveside service of David Owen Cary at the Omaha National Cemetery in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: New Zealand to end restrictions except in 1 city

Sep. 20, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: All remaining virus restrictions will be lifted across much of New Zealand from late Monday with the exception of the largest city, Auckland, which will continue to have some restrictions for at least another 16 days. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement Monday after...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

FILE -- In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 photo people wear face masks as they cross a street in Vienna, Austria. Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says his country is seeing the start of a “second wave” of coronavirus infections. He is appealing to his compatriots to comply with newly reinforced rules to keep down infections. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file)

Austria's leader: 2nd wave of virus has begun, use caution

Sep. 13, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria is seeing the start of a “second wave” of coronavirus infections, the country's leader said Sunday, urging citizens to comply with reinforced rules to keep down new cases and suggesting that companies keep employees working from home if possible. Austria had a relatively...

State Sen. Mike Fanning speaks against a massive education overhaul bill at the South Carolina Statehouse on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina. The bill got key approval on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Teacher raises, COVID-19 hazard pay heads to SC Senate floor

Sep. 9, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A small raise for teachers and a hazard pay bonus for many state employees who couldn't work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic are in the spending plan heading to the South Carolina Senate floor next week. Even if the Senate agrees to the proposals that change the budget, they...

FILE- In this June 19, 2018, file photo a router and internet switch are displayed in East Derry, N.H. Not all that long ago, managing your home network’s security didn’t involve much more than installing an antivirus program on your PC. If only it were still so simple. Home networks are a major target for cybercriminals, who use innocuous smart gadgets as stepping stones to loot data from PCs and phones. Or they may co-opt the simpler devices  into much larger “botnets” that can be used to wreak havoc across the internet.    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Bring in the experts: It’s time to secure your home network

Sep. 8, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

Not all that long ago, managing your home network’s security didn’t involve much more than installing an antivirus program on your PC. If only it were still so simple. It’s no longer just about protecting the computer on which you may be working from home and the laptops the kids may be...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, center left, greets a worker during a visit to the HS2 Solihull Interchange building site in Solihull, England, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Construction is set to formally begin on Britain’s 106 billion-pound ($140 billion) high-speed railway project, aiming to forge better connections between cities for decades to come. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps defended the project, which has its “shovels in the ground

Construction starts on Britain's high-speed rail project

Sep. 4, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Construction formally began Friday on Britain's 106 billion-pound ($140 billion) high-speed railway project, aiming to forge better connections between cities for decades to come. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps defended the HS2 project, which has its “shovels in the ground" moment...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: Some remote workers may be in for tax surprise

Aug. 31, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

If the pandemic caused you to relocate across state lines, even temporarily, the next surprise could be having to file an extra tax return and potentially pay more taxes. The issue gained national attention in May, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York said out-of-state health care workers who came to help with the...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 4, 2020 file photo, Waterloo station, one of the busiest train stations in Britain, is still much quieter than normal as most commuters are working from home and not commuting into central London offices due to the coronavirus outbreak, in London. The British government is encouraging workers to return to their offices amid concern that the number of people working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic is hurting coffee bars, restaurants and other businesses in city centers. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said Friday, Aug. 28 that this is the right time for many people to return to work because children will be going back to school next week. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

UK presses hard to get more workers back into the office

Aug. 28, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is encouraging workers to return to their offices amid concerns that the shift to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic is hurting coffee bars, restaurants and other businesses, leaving city centers virtual “ghost towns.” Prime Minister Boris...

Doctors hold signs criticizing the government's medical policy at a hospital in Suwon, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Health officials in South Korea called on thousands of striking doctors to return to work as the country counted its 13th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases. The sign reads:

The Latest: SKorea reports highest new virus total in months

Aug. 26, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 441 new cases of the coronavirus, its highest single-day total in months, as fears grow that lockdown-like restrictions are becoming inevitable as transmissions slip out of control. The country has added nearly 4,000 infections to its caseload while reporting...

In this Aug. 27, 2019 photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn.  Best Buy Co. reported that online sales more than tripled in the fiscal second quarter, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, as shoppers bought computers, tablets and large appliances to help them cook, work and learn from home during the pandemic.    (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Best Buy's 2Q online sales surge but challenges remain

Aug. 25, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. reported that online sales more than tripled in the fiscal second quarter, as shoppers bought computers, tablets and large appliances to help them cook, work and learn from home during the pandemic. Overall, the nation's largest consumer electronics chain, based in Richfield,...