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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden leaves St. Joseph On the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church with his granddaughter Finnegan Biden, right, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Fear and anxiety spike in virus hot spots across USAbout half of U.S. states have seen their highest daily coronavirus infection numbers so far at some point in October, and the country as a whole came very close to back-to-back record daily infection rates on Friday and Saturday
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - Vice President Mike Pence listens during the vice presidential debate Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Health policy specialists are questioning Pence’s claim that federal rules on essential workers allow him to continue to campaign and not quarantine himself after exposure to multiple close staffers with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)
Health experts question Pence campaigning as essential workHealth policy specialists are questioning Vice President Mike Pence’s claim that federal rules on essential workers allow him to continue to campaign and not quarantine himself after exposure to multiple close staffers with COVID-19
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, a vendor makes change for a marijuana customer at a cannabis marketplace in Los Angeles. Voters in four states could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, setting the stage for a watershed year for the industry that could snowball into neighboring states as well as reshape policy on Capitol Hill. The Nov. 3, 2020, contests will take place in markedly different regions of the country, New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana and approval of the proposals would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation's deep political divide. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Election could stoke US marijuana market, sway CongressIt could be a landmark election year for the legal marijuana industry
The Associated Press12 hours ago
A view of the offices of Vastaamo psychotherapy centre, in Pasila, Helsinki, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Finland’s interior minister has summoned key Cabinet members into an emergency meeting Sunday after hundreds of patient records at a private Finnish psychotherapy center were accessed by a hacker or hackers who are seeking ransom from clients. Finnish Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo tweeted on Sunday that authorities would “provide speedy crisis help to victims” of the security breach at the Vastaamo psychotherapy center, an incident she called “shocking and very serious.”   (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)
Finland shocked by therapy center hacking, client blackmail Finland’s interior minister has summoned key Cabinet members into an emergency meeting Sunday after hundreds — and possibly thousands — of patient records at a Finnish psychotherapy center were accessed by a hacker or hackers now demanding ransoms
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 file photo, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson turns to walk back inside as he finishes posing for photographs with members of the British military to mark the launch of the annual Royal British Legion Poppy appeal outside 10 Downing Street, in London. Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more families into poverty. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
UK doctors demand free meals for kids as COVID fuels hungerPediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more families into poverty
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A client sits at a restaurant in Rome, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. For at least the next month, people outdoors except for small children must now wear masks in all of Italy, gyms, cinemas and movie theaters will be closed, ski slopes are off-limits to all but competitive skiers and cafes and restaurants must shut down in early evenings, under a decree signed on Sunday by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, who ruled against another severe lockdown despite a current surge in COVID-19 infections. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19 Italy’s leader has imposed at least a month of new restrictions to fight rising coronavirus infections, shutting down gyms, pools and movie theaters and putting an early curfew on cafes and restaurants
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Members of a far-right organization and police remove women from a church where they were protesting church support for tightening Poland's already restrictive abortion law in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Poland constitutional court issued a ruling on Thursday that further restricts abortion rights in Poland, triggering four straight days of protests across Poland.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poles protest abortion ban in churches and on streetsWomen’s rights activists furious over a tightening of Poland’s already restrictive abortion law have staged protests outside and inside churches to mixed reviews
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Spanish airline Iberia crew workers wearing face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus arrive at Adolfo Suarez-Barajas international airport, outskirts Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has declared a second nationwide state of emergency in hopes of stemming a resurgence in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Spain orders nationwide curfew to stem worsening outbreak Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has declared a second nationwide state of emergency in hopes of stemming a resurgence in coronavirus infections
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, June 1, 2020 file photo, hotel worker Mailinda Kaci cleans the windows in a restaurant area at the Acropolian Spirit Hotel in central Athens with the ancient Acropolis in the background. The coronavirus pandemic is gathering strength again in Europe and, with winter coming, its restaurant industry is struggling. The spring lockdowns were already devastating for many, and now a new set restrictions is dealing a second blow. Some governments have ordered restaurants closed; others have imposed restrictions curtailing how they operate.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
Virus is pummeling Europe's eateries — and winter is comingThe coronavirus pandemic is surging across Europe with renewed force and, with winter coming, its restaurant industry is struggling
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Indians crowd a wholesale market ahead of the Hindu festival of Dussehra in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The Hindu festival season that draws tens and thousands of people, packed together shoulder-to-shoulder in temples, shopping districts and congregations, has lead to fears and a sense of foreboding among health experts who warn of a whole new cascade of infections, further testing India’s already battered healthcare system. The fears of such a prospect, in fact, prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation in a televised speech earlier this week. Pointing to Western countries, he appealed to Indians not to lower their guard during the festive season and warned people of “any laxity” that "could strain India’s health system.” (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
India's festive season spawns fears of renewed virus surgeWeeks after India fully opened up from a harsh lockdown and began to modestly turn a corner by cutting new infections by near half, a Hindu festival season is raising fears that a fresh surge could spoil the hard-won gains
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Relatives bury Isaac Nolasco who died of reasons not believed related to COVID-19, in a section of the municipal cemetery Valle de Chalco amid the new coronavirus pandemic, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Mexican families traditionally flock to local cemeteries to honor their dead relatives as part of the "Dia de los Muertos," or Day of the Dead celebrations, but according to authorities, the cemeteries will be closed this year to help curb the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
The Latest: Mexico health officials acknowledge higher tollMexican health authorities acknowledge the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than previously thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to Sept. 26
The Associated Press22 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump aide: 'We're not going to control the pandemic'The coronavirus has reached the upper echelons of the White House again, with an outbreak among aides to Vice President Mike Pence just over a week from Election Day
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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