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Hilda Trejo, left, and Sara Vargas Lopez wear face masks as they sell tlacoyos and sopes in a partially-open public market in the Xochimilco district of Mexico City, Friday, May 15, 2020. As Mexico moves toward a gradual reactivation of its economy Monday, the number of new coronavirus infections grows higher every day, raising fears of a new wave of infections that other countries have seen after loosening restrictions. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The Latest: Probe suggests more virus deaths in Mexico City

May. 19, 2020 2:04 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: — Probe suggests many more virus-related deaths in Mexico...

FILE- In this file photo taken on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Kazakhstan's interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, center, stands as former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, right, and Dariga Nazarbayeva, daughter of Kazakhstan's former president Nursultan Nazarbayev, left, applaud to him during the Nur Otan party congress in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan's president on Monday May 4, 2020, put his aide in charge of the country's senate, moving to tighten his grip on power in the energy-rich Central Asian nation. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's move follows his decree stripping the daughter of his predecessor of the speaker's job over the weekend. (AP Photo, File)

Kazakhstan's president names his aide senate speaker

May. 4, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's president on Monday put his aide in charge of the country's senate, moving to tighten his grip on power in the energy-rich Central Asian nation. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's move follows his decree stripping the daughter of his predecessor of the speaker's job over the...

In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Kazakhstan's interim president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, left, and Dariga Nazarbayeva, daughter of Kazakhstan's former president Nursultan Nazarbayev, shake hands in Astana, Kazakhstan. The daughter of Kazakhstan's former president, once viewed as his heir-apparent, has been dismissed from her post as speaker of the country's senate. Dariga Nazarbayeva was removed Saturday, May 2, 2020 by an order from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev; she also lost her seat in the senate. (Kazakhstan's Presidential Press Service via AP, File)

Kazakhstan removes ex-president's daughter as senate speaker

May. 2, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The daughter of Kazakhstan’s former president, once viewed as his heir-apparent, has been dismissed from her post as speaker of the country’s senate. Dariga Nazarbayeva was removed Saturday by an order from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev; she also lost her seat in the senate....

Japan’s Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks at a press conference in Tokyo after meeting with a panel of experts on the new coronavirus Friday, May 1, 2020. Nishimura, tasked with the government’s coronavirus measures, said ongoing social distancing efforts under the state of emergency should be kept in place for a while in order to prevent a resurgence of the surge of the infections despite signs of a slowing trend. (Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: Japan task force recommends caution

May. 1, 2020 2:24 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 task force recommends social distancing measures stay...

In this photo distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, the Russian Progress MS-14 cargo spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at Russia's space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan Saturday, April 25, 2020. The Russian cargo capsule has docked with the International Space Station, bringing more than 2 tons of supplies to the three-person crew. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)

Russian cargo ship docks with space station

Apr. 25, 2020 3:25 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo capsule docked with the International Space Station, bringing more than 2 tons of supplies to the three-person crew. The Progress spacecraft docked at 0512 GMT Saturday, about 3 1/2 hours after blasting off from Russia’s Baikonur launch complex in Kazakhstan. ...

In this photo made from video footage released by Roscosmos space agency U.S. astronaut Jessica Meir sits in a chair shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz MS-15 space capsule near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Friday, April 17, 2020. An International Space Station crew has landed safely after more than 200 days in space. The Soyuz capsule carrying NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan, Meir and Russian space agency Roscosmos' Oleg Skripochka touched down on Friday on the steppes of Kazakhstan. (Roscosmos Space Agency via AP)

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Apr. 17, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news and stories that are being talked about: 1. SPACE STATION CREW LANDS IN KAZAKHSTAN An International Space Station crew has landed safely in Kazakhstan after more than 200 days in space. 2. ANXIETY REMAINS HIGH 25 YEARS AFTER OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING Ordinarily, survivors and...

In this handout photo released by Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (GCTC), Roscosmos space agency, the Soyuz MS-15 space capsule carrying International Space Station (ISS) crew members descends beneath a parachute just before landing in a remote area near Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Friday, April 17, 2020. An International Space Station crew has landed safely after more than 200 days in space. The Soyuz capsule carrying NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan, Jessica Meir and Russian space agency Roscosmos' Oleg Skripochka touched down on Friday on the steppes of Kazakhstan. (Andrey Shelepin, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (GCTC), Roscosmos space agency, via AP)

US-Russian space crew lands safely in Kazakhstan

Apr. 17, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A U.S.-Russian crew landed safely Friday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following a stint on the International Space Station and was greeted with extra precautions due to the coronavirus. NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan. and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka touched down as...

International Space Station crew lands safely in Kazakhstan after more than 200 days in space

Apr. 17, 2020 1:23 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — International Space Station crew lands safely in Kazakhstan after more than 200 days in space.
In this image from video made available by NASA, International Space Station crew members welcome cosmonauts Ivan Vagner, center, Anatoly Ivanishin and astronaut Chris Cassidy, obscured, as they exit the Soyuz capsule docked to the station on Thursday, April 9, 2020. (NASA via AP)

No social distancing in space: New crew greeted with hugs

Apr. 9, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Three astronauts flew to the International Space Station on Thursday, departing the virus-plagued planet with little fanfare and no family members at the launch site to bid them farewell. NASA’s Chris Cassidy and Russians Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner arrived at the...