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A masseur wearing a mask to curb the spread of the new coronavirus gives a customer a massage a shopping mall in Beijing on Monday, May 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: South Korea reports 19 new virus cases, China 7

May. 26, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea reports 19 new virus cases, China 7. —...

Pritzker issues rules as Illinois prepares for reopening

May. 25, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Barbers and their customers will have to wear face masks. Restaurants will be able to serve diners outdoors only, with parties no larger than six people, spaced apart. And youth sports may hold practices and drills for 10 or fewer people, as long as the water fountains are shut off and other...

Passenger wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus board a ferry at the Piraeus port near Athens on Monday, May 25, 2020. Greece restarted Monday regular ferry services to the islands as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

In race for tourism, Greece reopens cafes, island ferries

May. 25, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday, and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. Travel to the islands had been generally off-limits since a lockdown was imposed in late March to...

Breann McCulloch, who's struggled with addiction, and her 9-month-old twin boys Valor and Rebel pose for a portrait in their home, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Isolation due to quarantine can be damaging for those grappling with addiction, who say that social interaction and staying busy are the only things helping them stay clean. (Christopher DeVargas/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Quarantine a challenge for some in substance abuse recovery

May. 25, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Many in quarantine are tempted to stay in bed, watch television, binge on junk food, search for new ways to be occupied and, most important, avoid interacting with others. That routine can damage those grappling with addiction, who say that social interaction and staying busy are keys to...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump participates in a briefing about Hurricane Dorian with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, left, aboard Air Force One at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, N.C.  President Donald Trump demanded Monday, May 25, 2020, that North Carolina's Democratic governor sign off “immediately” on allowing the Republican National Convention to move forward in August with full attendance despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Trump's tweets Monday about the RNC, planned for Charlotte, come just two days after the North Carolina recorded its largest daily increase in positive cases yet.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from governor

May. 25, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state's Democratic governor doesn't immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Trump's tweets about the upcoming RNC in Charlotte come...

Cracked wall stalls Georgia city's beautification project

May. 25, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

MOULTRIE, Ga. (AP) — A southwest Georgia city is holding off on demolishing a downtown building for fear of damaging the wall of an adjacent building. The Moultrie Observer reports that the city wants the owner of a neighboring building to release the city from liability from demolishing the former...

Pedestrians pass a street crossing Friday, May 22, 2020, in Tokyo. Tokyo is still under a coronavirus state of emergency until the end of May though there have been no hard lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan set to end Tokyo's state of emergency

May. 25, 2020 1:09 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan set to remove state of emergency from Tokyo, 4 other...

David Philo, co-owner of Verdegreens, plants basil on Thursday, May 7, 2020. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Farmers, ranchers adapt to new eating routines amid pandemic

May. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — “We woke up one day, and all the restaurants were closed. All of them,” said Felix Florez, the owner of Black Hill Ranch, a hog farm in Cypress. Just like that, the coronavirus pandemic changed his business overnight. Florez — who also has his own restaurant, Cherry...

Visitors gather on the beach Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Newport Beach, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings

May. 24, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000...

Sunbathers lie in an area marked to enforce social distancing measures in La Grande Motte, southern France, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Grateful French families flocked to the beach at La Grande Motte on the Mediterranean shore Sunday, swimming and sunbathing in areas carefully marked to keep them a safe distance from others. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Europeans soak up the sun but virus travel rules a mishmash

May. 24, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Europeans soaked up the sun where they could, taking advantage of the first holiday weekend since coronavirus restrictions were eased, while governments grappled with how and when to safely let in foreign travelers to salvage the vital summer tourist season. Overjoyed French families flocked...