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With cakes, solitary Sabbaths sweetened for older Israelis

YAVNE, Israel (AP) — For thousands of older Israelis like Sara Weinsten, being housebound alone during the country's second nationwide lockdown is difficult and depressing. “Loneliness brings back the past,...
Oct. 20, 2020

The Latest: Modi urges Indians to keep up masks, distancing

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says laxity could lead to a new surge in infections, as authorities reported 54,044 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours,...
Oct. 20, 2020

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

LONDON (AP) — Four years after Donald Trump's election reframed how many nations interacted with the United States, the way that the world's foremost superpower moves forward after its presidential...
Oct. 20, 2020

Pandemic relief talks inch ahead but McConnell is resistant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill have taken a modest step forward, though time is running out and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Donald Trump's...
Oct. 20, 2020

The Latest: Australia reports rare case of reinfection

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian authorities say they're treating a COVID-19 case in the city of Melbourne as a rare reinfection. The only coronavirus case reported in the former hot spot...
Oct. 20, 2020

Lives Lost: Hawaii football coach who prepped kids for life

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu football coach Willie Talamoa bought his players cleats, drove them to practice and often stayed late to talk with those having trouble in school. For Talamoa,...
Oct. 20, 2020

U.S. antitrust case against Google mirrors Microsoft battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's legal assault on Google actually feels like a blast from the past. The U.S. Justice Department filed an equally high-profile case against a technology...
Oct. 20, 2020

Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it...
Oct. 20, 2020

Think tank urges China to release Canadian employee

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the International Crisis Group used a high-level U.N. Security Council meeting attended by China’s foreign minister Tuesday to appeal for the release of...
Oct. 20, 2020

From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

DETROIT (AP) — Downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin. Then the pandemic showed...
Oct. 20, 2020

Kershaw, LA stars shine, Dodgers top Rays 8-3 in WS opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers left the Tampa Bay Rays stuck in neutral to start a most strange World Series...
Oct. 20, 2020

The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local): 10:38 p.m. Clayton Kershaw pitched six dominant innings, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts homered...
Oct. 20, 2020

Parents of 545 children separated at border can't be found

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Court-appointed lawyers said Tuesday that they have been unable to find parents of 545 children who were separated at the U.S. border with Mexico early in...
Oct. 20, 2020

Epsilon strengthens to a hurricane as it approaches Bermuda

MIAMI (AP) — Epsilon has strengthened into a hurricane as it approaches Bermuda on Thursday. Epsilon is expected to make its closest approach to the island on Thursday night, and...
Oct. 20, 2020

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gains on solid earnings

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, cheered by the gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports from U.S. companies. Japan's benchmark Nikkei...
Oct. 20, 2020

Epsilon strengthens into a hurricane, the 10th of the Atlantic season

MIAMI (AP) — Epsilon strengthens into a hurricane, the 10th of the Atlantic season.
Oct. 20, 2020

Russia calls for collective security in Gulf, US blames Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister called for collective efforts Tuesday to prevent a large-scale war in the Persian Gulf and got strong support from all Security Council members...
Oct. 20, 2020

The Latest: Imported workers test positive in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eighteen fishing crewmen who last week flew to New Zealand from Moscow have tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the difficulty New Zealand faces in trying...
Oct. 20, 2020

Court lets North Carolina keep absentee deadline extension

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that North Carolina can accept absentee ballots for more than a week after Election Day as long as they were...
Oct. 20, 2020

Cathay Pacific cuts 8,500 jobs, shutters regional airline

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday it would cut 8,500 jobs and shut a regional airline as it grapples with the plunge in air...
Oct. 20, 2020

Pandemic widens learning gap in education-obsessed S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When South Korea began its delayed school year with remote learning in April, that spelled trouble for low-income students who rely on public education, get...
Oct. 20, 2020

Pandemic World Series draws smallest crowd in over century

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Julie and Lance Smith walked through the mostly empty concourse of Globe Life Field. Tampa Bay infielder Joey Wendle is married to one of their cousins,...
Oct. 20, 2020

The Latest: Calif. school fined for defying pandemic order

SAN FRANCISCO — A California private school has been ordered to pay $15,000 for defying a judge’s order to close classrooms and stop in-person teaching. Tuesday’s decision in Fresno County...
Oct. 20, 2020

Frat suspended, probe launched into possible LSU hazing

BATON ROUGE, lA. (AP) — A fraternity chapter at Louisiana State University has been suspended and a Baton Rouge prosecutor said Tuesday that police are investigating a possible case of...
Oct. 20, 2020

California boat owners faulted for fire that killed 34

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the deadliest accidents in recent U.S. maritime history was the fault of owners of a Southern California dive boat whose lack of oversight resulted...
Oct. 20, 2020

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