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The Hong Kong Observation Wheel is seen at waterfront in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Hong Kong and Singapore say they have agreed to a bilateral air travel bubble, re-establishing travel links as coronavirus infections in both cities decline. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 10, 2020 - 8:51 pm
HONG KONG — Hong Kong and Singapore will establish an "air travel bubble" Nov. 22 allowing travelers from the two cities to visit the other without having to serve quarantine in a first step to stimulate tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic. Under the plan, tourists from either city must take...
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Olga Garcia, left, and her sisters Francis Garcia, center, and Anna Garcia work to prepare an afternoon family meal Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in the family home in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. On any other Thanksgiving, dozens of Olga's family members would squeeze into her home for the holiday. But this year, she'll deliver food to family spread along 30 miles of the North Cascades Highway in Washington state. If the plan works, everyone will sit down to eat in their own homes at precisely 6:30 p.m. and join a group phone call. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 10, 2020 - 6:47 am
A safe Thanksgiving during a pandemic is possible, but health experts know their advice is as tough to swallow as dry turkey: Stay home. Don’t travel. If you must gather, do it outdoors. With a fall surge of coronavirus infections gripping the U.S., many Americans are forgoing tradition and getting...
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Artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg stands among thousands of white flags planted in remembrance of Americans who have died of COVID-19, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, near Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington. Firstenberg's temporary art installation, called "In America, How Could This Happen," will include an estimated 240,000 flags when completed. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 07, 2020 - 6:42 am
BALTIMORE — The United States set a record of more than 126,400 confirmed cases in a single day on Friday. The seven-day rolling average of new daily cases in the U.S. is approaching 100,000 for the first time, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Total U.S. cases since the start of the...
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FILE - Filmgoers attend the "Nomadland" screening at the Queens Drive-In at the New York Hall of Science during the 58th New York Film Festival in New York on Sept. 26, 2020. After a historic season, winter is coming at the drive-in. Summer and early fall have seen the old drive-in transformed into a surprisingly elastic omnibus of pandemic-era gathering. Red-carpet premieres that would normally consume Lincoln Center uprooted to drive-ins. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 02, 2020 - 4:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Wiggin was still shivering after running out to hang up the weekend’s marquee — “Ghostbusters,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” — at her Northfield Drive-in near Hinsdale, New Hampshire. “It’s cold,” Wiggin said on a bitter, wet morning. “It’s definitely time we closed.” After a...
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A portrait of Dr. Jose Luis Linares who died from symptoms related to COVID-19, placed on a Day of the Dead altar made by his wife Rosario Martinez at their home in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. He is one of more than 1,700 Mexican health workers officially known to have died of COVID-19 who are behind honored with three days of national mourning on these Days of the Dead. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
November 01, 2020 - 9:35 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The diminutive figure of a skeleton in a face mask and medical cap has a hand on a bedridden patient. At its side is the sort of skull made of sugar common on Day of the Dead altars. And behind is the photo of a white-haired 64-year-old man in glasses smiling at the camera: the...
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Seth Goodman, of Port Carbon, Pa., and his brother Chase Goodman, back, cross the train tracks on Jackson Street in the annual Port Carbon Halloween Parade in Port Carbon, Pa., on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. The parade was sponsored by Port Carbon Citizens Committee and local businesses. (Jacqueline Dormer/Republican-Herald via AP)
October 31, 2020 - 5:31 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Saturday said the spread of coronavirus is out of control in New Mexico as she urged residents to stay home and avoid gathering with others to celebrate Halloween. “Please — do your part to protect yourself and your fellow New Mexicans by celebrating...
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Samantha Ruiz-Bueno, left, passes out candy to Boaz Pettis, 6, of Millcreek Township, Pa., and his sister Callista Pettis, 8, during the Drive-thru Trunk or Treat event for kids at the Fairview United Methodist Church, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Fairview, Pa. (Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP)
October 31, 2020 - 4:26 pm
Ghosts, skeletons, princesses and black cats roamed the streets as usual this Halloween, but they kept their distance, wore face coverings and carried hand sanitizer in their quest for treats. Like with everything else this year, the pandemic also left its mark on Halloween. Parades, parties and...
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Ofelia Esparza, 88, from East Los Angles, has brough fresh marigolds, often called "flowers of the dead," and placed them next to pictures of family members who died in 2020, at an altar for Day of the Dead, titled "2020 Memorial to Our Resilience," at Grand Park in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, the annual Mexican tradition of reminiscing about departed loved ones with colorful altars, or ofrendas, is typically celebrated Sunday through Monday. It will undoubtedly be harder for Latino families in the U.S. torn apart by the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
October 30, 2020 - 11:49 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Matilde Gomez wants her mother, Gume, to know how much she appreciates her love and sacrifices. So, she's putting her feelings into a letter. Only Gume Salazar will never get to read it. Instead, it's going on a table in Gomez's home in Arizona that's dedicated to her mother, who...
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Kyle Terry, 33, front left, stands at the head of the line of supporters waiting to attend a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at Lancaster Airport, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Lititz, Pa. Cynthia Reidler is seen in background. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
October 30, 2020 - 11:33 am
LITITZ, Pennsylvania (AP) — They began to arrive more than 40 hours before President Donald Trump took the stage in this stretch of rural Pennsylvania where horse-drawn buggies remain a common sight. By 10 p.m., a small group had set up an overnight camp on lawn chairs as a cold drizzle set in. “I...
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Turkeys are shown in a pen at Root Down Farm in Pescadero, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Many turkey farmers are worried their biggest birds won't end up on Thanksgiving tables. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on large gatherings, the traditional Thanksgiving feast is being downsized. Fewer people at Thanksgiving tables means many families will buy smaller turkeys, or none at all. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
October 30, 2020 - 3:45 am
For the turkey industry, this Thanksgiving is a guessing game. Millions of Americans are expected to have scaled-down celebrations amid the pandemic, heeding official warnings against travel and large indoor gatherings. That leaves anxious turkey farmers and grocers scrambling to predict what...
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