At virus milestone, Italian priest reflects on loss, lessons

SERIATE, Italy (AP) — If there is anything the Rev. Mario Carminati and the traumatized residents of Italy’s Bergamo province remember about the worst days of the coronavirus outbreak, it’s the wail o...

Israel approves law to curb protests during virus lockdown

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament on Wednesday passed a law that would allow the government to curtail public protests during the country's nationwide coronavirus lockdown, a measure that drew fier...

Salon owner who defied lockdown makes Texas Senate runoff

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Dallas salon owner who was sent to jail for defying coronavirus lockdown orders and became a symbol of conservative angst over COVID-19 restrictions advanced to a runoff for a T...

As virus curbs Nepal's festivals, devotees fear gods' anger

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The revered living goddess is not leaving her temple this year. The old palace courtyard packed with hundreds of thousands of people each year during the Indr...

South Africa pulls teams from Super Rugby to play in Europe

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The South African Rugby Union decided Tuesday to withdraw its top club teams from Super Rugby in favor of playing in Europe's PRO14 league, and blamed New Zealand for th...

Mladenovic pins French meltdown on US Open lockdown, no-call

PARIS (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic blamed her French Open meltdown on her U.S. Open lockdown — and she wasn’t too pleased about a no-call on a double bounce that helped her opponent avoid ceding the fir...

Clipped wings: Virus turns tennis pros' flights into ordeals

PARIS (AP) — For the part of their job that some tennis players have always disliked — flying — Jack Sock says he toyed with what would have been a novel solution to the problem of how to stay coronav...

Israelis jam Jerusalem streets over bill to curb protests

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israeli motorists protested in Jerusalem on Tuesday against a proposed measure to curtail public demonstrations during the current nationwide lockdown due to the coronavir...

Germany: Angela Merkel unveils new coronavirus measures

German Chancellor Angela Merkel outlined new coronavirus measures on Tuesday, following an emergency meeting with the heads of all 16 federal states. The meeting was called as infections rise across t...

The Latest: UN chief says pandemic toll is 'mind-numbing'

UNITED NATIONS — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says the loss of 1 million people to the coronavirus is an “agonizing milestone" that has been made worse by the “savageness of this ...

Global coronavirus deaths surpass 1 million - Reuters tally

More than 1 million people have died of COVID-19 around the world as of Tuesday (Sept. 29), according to a Reuters tally, with the pace of fatalities picking up as infections again surge in several co...

Worldwide grief: Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — Joginder Chaudhary was his parents’ greatest pride, raised with the little they earned farming a half-acre plot in central India to become the first doctor from their village. ...

Quebec, Ontario in second COVID-19 wave; restrictions return

TORONTO (AP) — Quebec is returning to a stepped-up lockdown in two of its biggest cities and the premier of Canada’s most populous province said he’s looking at all options after Ontario reported a re...

Standoff over Madrid's response to virus pandemic continues

MADRID (AP) — After ending a meeting with Madrid regional officials without agreeing on how to tackle a worrying wave of coronavirus infections, Spain’s health minister has pleaded for the third time ...

PM: Polish economy may shrink less than 3.5% this year

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's economy could decline less than 3.5% this year even despite the coronavirus pandemic, while next year should see a definite rebound, the country's prime minister declare...