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Friday December 4th, 2020 12:54AM

AP Top News at 4:43 a.m. EST

By The Associated Press
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Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble postponed
Singapore and Hong Kong have postponed a planned air travel bubble meant to boost tourism for both cities, amid a spike in coronavirus infections in Hong Kong
5:07AM ( 31 seconds ago )
Mortar shells hit Kabul residential areas; at least 8 dead
An Afghan official says at least 23 mortar shells targeted different residential areas in Kabul, killing at least eight people and wounding 31 others
4:09AM ( 58 minutes ago )
Asia Today: South Korea mulls steps as new virus cases rise
South Korea has reported 386 new cases of the coronavirus in a resurgence that could force authorities to reimpose stronger social distancing restrictions after easing them in October to spur a faltering economy
4:01AM ( 1 hour ago )
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California enacts nighttime curfew as COVID-19 cases spike
California is enacting a nighttime curfew Saturday as spiking coronavirus cases threaten to swamp health care systems
12:49AM ( 4 hours ago )
Asia Today: South Korea, Japan mull steps as new cases rise
South Korea has reported 386 new cases of the coronavirus in a resurgence that could force authorities to reimpose stronger social distancing restrictions after easing them in October to spur a faltering economy
12:43AM ( 4 hours ago )
'Something very historical': Push for diverse Biden Cabinet
Native Americans are urging President-elect Joe Biden to make history by selecting one of their own to lead the Interior Department, which oversees the nation’s tribes
12:36AM ( 4 hours ago )
AP National News
Free agency opens: Fox and Kings agree on $163 million deal
Free agency in the NBA has started
9:59PM ( 7 hours ago )
Mexico tops 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, 4th country to do so
A day after Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in confirmed COVID-19 deaths, becoming only the fourth country to do so, its president and the mayor of its capital struck dramatically different tones
9:06PM ( 8 hours ago )
Birthday time: Biden turns 78, will be oldest U.S. president
President-elect Joe Biden turned 78 Friday, and he'll soon take the reins of a politically fractured nation facing the worst public health crisis in a century, high unemployment and a reckoning on racial injustice
8:08PM ( 8 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
Mortar shells hit Kabul residential areas; at least 8 dead
An Afghan official says at least 23 mortar shells targeted different residential areas in Kabul, killing at least eight people and wounding 31 others
4:09AM ( 58 minutes ago )
Asia Today: South Korea mulls steps as new virus cases rise
South Korea has reported 386 new cases of the coronavirus in a resurgence that could force authorities to reimpose stronger social distancing restrictions after easing them in October to spur a faltering economy
4:01AM ( 1 hour ago )
She fled Ethiopia's fighting. Now she warns of 'catastrophe'
One of the few hundred evacuees from Ethiopia's sealed-off Tigray region in an interview with The Associated Press offers rare details of anger, desperation and growing hunger as the warring sides reject international calls for dialogue or even a humanitarian corridor for aid
3:31AM ( 1 hour ago )
Biden could announce Cabinet picks as soon as next week
President-elect Joe Biden is moving quickly to fill out his administration and could name top Cabinet nominations as early as next week
1:58AM ( 3 hours ago )
EXPLAINER: Trump's election challenges falling flat in court
While President Donald Trump vows to press ahead with efforts to overturn the election, judges across the country have consistently swatted down his legal challenges
1:18AM ( 3 hours ago )