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Dutch government announces new restrictions to rein in virusThe Dutch government has introduced new nationwide restrictions aimed at tackling the swift spread of coronavirus infections that is sweeping across the country
The Associated Press1 hour ago
WHO, partners roll out faster COVID tests for poorer nationsThe World Health Organization and partners have agreed to a plan to roll out 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for the coronavirus to help lower- and middle-income countries make up ground in a testing gap with richer countries
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this June 25, 1987 file photo U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., a U.S. presidential contender, addresses members of the League of United Latin American Citizens during the second day of the 58th annual LULAC convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. LULAC, the nation's oldest Latino civil rights organization, voted Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, to postpone its planned national convention in Albuquerque, N.M., in 2021 over uncertainty caused by COVID-19. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
US Latino civil rights group moves 2021 convention onlineThe oldest Latino civil rights group in the U.S. has decided to move its 2021 national convention online over the uncertainty caused by COVID-19
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani look on as President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
US to ship millions of tests in push to reopen K-12 schoolsPresident Donald Trump is expected to announce the shipment of millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Mindi Wirth, who heads a group called Parents for Safe Schools that is seeking to overturn a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lynnwood, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Sex ed mandate sparks bitter Washington state ballot fightDemocrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Mourners gather for the funeral of a man who died of causes believed unrelated to COVID-19 into a grave in a section of the Valle de Chalco Municipal Cemetery which opened early in the coronavirus pandemic to accommodate the surge in deaths, in Valle de Chalco on the outskirts of Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
500 years ago, another epidemic swept Mexico: smallpoxThere were mass cremations of bodies; entire families died and the inhabitants of the city, afraid to pull their bodies out, simply collapsed their homes on top of them to bury them on the spot
The Associated Press4 hours ago
An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper participates in artillery training during a field exercise in Fort Bragg, N.C., on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. The Division is prioritizing suicide awareness within their ranks after 10 soldiers took their own lives in 2020. The number stands at four the previous year. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
As suicides rise, Army brass reassessing outreachWithin the ranks of the storied 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 10 soldiers have taken their own lives so far this year
The Associated Press5 hours ago
As Festival Season Kicks Off, India Blows Past 6M CasesThe fall months in India are typically celebratory ones, as people get reverent and make merry during Hindu religious fests like Diwali, Dussehra, and Navratri. This year, however, poses a new challenge for the country: It just blew past 6 million COVID-19 cases (with more than 95,000 deaths so...
Newser5 hours ago
For Life Insurers, a Surprise Development in Age of COVIDBack in March, actuaries for life insurance companies started crunching the numbers on possible COVID-19 death claims, trying to anticipate how many would eventually roll in. The Wall Street Journal reports life insurance companies are now significantly reducing the estimates on their exposure to death claims, by an average of...
Newser6 hours ago
Coronavirus outbreak for crew on cruise ship in GreeceGreek authorities say 12 crew members on a Maltese-flagged cruise ship carrying more than 1,500 people on a Greek islands tour have tested positive for coronavirus and have been isolated on board
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Belgium's Queen Mathilde, left speaks with a volunteer, center, as she receives an injection at the Center for the Evaluation of Vaccinations (CEV) in Antwerp, Belgium, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Belgium's Queen Mathilde on Wednesday visited the vaccine trial unit at the center to speak with volunteers participating in a COVID-19 vaccine study. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Brussels imposes curfew on bars as coronavirus cases soarBrussels authorities are closing bars early in the EU institutions capital city to slow the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Medical staff holds swabs for rapid COVID-19 tests at a high school in Rome, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. While hospitalizations and intensive care admissions are slightly rising, Italy has so far managed to keep its coronavirus infections per 100,000 people far lower than France, Spain or Britain, which earlier this week were forced to impose new restrictions to avoid a second pandemic wave. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)
The Latest: Kansas: Record 16% of virus tests are positiveKansas is reporting another seven-day record for new coronavirus cases, with 16% of tests for the virus during that period coming back positive
The Associated Press14 hours ago
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