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File - In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 file photo an Israeli worker transports wine bottles in a winery at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Psagot, Tuesday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected tour of a winery in the occupied West Bank this week will be the first time a top U.S. diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement, a parting gift from an administration that has taken unprecedented steps to support Israel's claims to war-won territory. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
November 17, 2020 - 11:01 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected tour of a West Bank winery this week will be the first time a top American diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement, a parting gift from an administration that has taken unprecedented steps to support Israel's claims to war-won...
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People line up outside a popular pub and restaurant in St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Melbourne, Australia's former coronavirus hot spot, emerged from a lockdown at midnight Tuesday, restaurants, cafes and bars were allowed to open and outdoor contact sports can resume. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
November 17, 2020 - 7:55 pm
SYDNEY — The Australian state of South Australia will begin a six-day lockdown at midnight Wednesday, with schools, universities, bars and cafes closed. Only one person from each household will be allowed to leave home each day, and only for specific reasons. The restrictions also require most...
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FILE - In this March, 12, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer takes questions at a news conference in Los Angeles. Gatherings large and small are likely to blame for a slight uptick in daily coronavirus cases in California's largest county, according to Ferrer, who warned Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, that upcoming holiday parties pose a risk for renewed spread and a spike in hospitalizations. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
November 17, 2020 - 7:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County imposed new restrictions on businesses Tuesday and is readying plans for a mandatory curfew for all but essential workers if coronavirus cases keep spiking. The county of 10 million residents — the nation’s most populous — has seen daily confirmed cases more...
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Patrick Marks, left, helps customer Jesus Chavez at Beck's Shoes in the Sutter County committee of Yuba City, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that due to the rise of COVID-19 cases, Sutter was among the counties that has been moved to the state's most restrictive set of rules, which prohibit indoor dining and requiring people to wear face masks in public. The new rules began on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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November 17, 2020 - 5:39 pm
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Rick Patrick wears a mask and thinks those who don’t are “asinine.” He rarely leaves his home. He disapproves of what he calls the “stupidity” of people gathering in crowds. But Patrick, 64, won’t stop eating breakfast at his favorite restaurant in Yuba City even though it’...
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-FILE- In this Tuesday Sept. 17, 2019, file image, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives at the Knight's Hall in The Hague, Netherlands. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte eased his country's coronavirus measures Tuesday Nov. 17, 2020, amid falling infection rates, allowing public venues including cinemas, museums and libraries to re-open after a two-week closure. However, Rutte warned that the country must remain in a partial lockdown he imposed in mid-October when Dutch rates of infections were among the worst in Europe. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
November 17, 2020 - 10:52 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte eased his country's coronavirus measures Tuesday amid falling infection rates, allowing public venues including cinemas, museums and libraries to reopen — with limitations on how many people can visit — after a two-week closure. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers gestures during the NBA basketball team's media day in San Francisco. Myers hears the chatter about everything riding on Golden State's draft pick at second overall. About all the pressure on his shoulders to find just the right player to join Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, regular All-Stars Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins. Someone who will make an instant impact and immediately help the Warriors return to contention and respectability following a last-place finish. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
November 17, 2020 - 2:35 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bob Myers hears the chatter about everything riding on Golden State's draft pick at No. 2 overall. About all the pressure on his shoulders to find just the right player to join Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, star forward Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins...
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Medical assistant Linh Nguyen assists two women with COVID-19 testing at a testing site set up at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, Calif., Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 16, 2020 - 3:32 pm
From California to Pennsylvania, governors and mayors across the U.S. are ratcheting up COVID-19 restrictions amid the record-shattering resurgence of the virus that is all but certain to get worse because of holiday travel and family gatherings over Thanksgiving. Leaders are closing businesses or...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, pool)
November 16, 2020 - 12:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will assess the effects of a nearly two-week-long partial lockdown with state governors in a video conference Monday. Germany went into a partial lockdown at the beginning of November that included closing restaurants, cafes and cultural institutions...
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People wearing masks walk past the Harlequin Productions theater, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, as the marquee reads "Stay Safe Olympia, We'll Be Back," in downtown Olympia, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced new restrictions on businesses and social gatherings Sunday for the next four weeks as the state continues to combat a rising number of coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 15, 2020 - 8:23 pm
Michigan and Washington on Sunday joined several other states in announcing renewed efforts to combat the coronavirus as more than 11 million cases of COVID-19 have now been reported in the United States — with the most recent million coming in less than a week — and as many Americans prepare to...
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A customer, right, waits to pick up an order at Sergio Herman's Le Pristine restaurant in Antwerp, Belgium, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Of all the many challenges the pandemic throws up for all kinds of professions, this one has been particularly tough: How to put a three-star chef into a takeout box. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
November 15, 2020 - 12:37 am
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Necessity is supposed to be the mother of invention. If that were the case for the high-end restaurant industry, the coronavirus pandemic should have offered ample opportunities for creativity and renewal. Instead, it is turning into a bitter struggle for survival. Many a...
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