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President Donald Trump speaks as he tours Ford's Rawsonville Components Plant that has been converted to making personal protection and medical equipment, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Ypsilanti, Mich. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 21, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

Pandemic politics shadowed President Donald Trump’s trip to Michigan to highlight lifesaving medical devices, with the president and officials from the electoral battleground state clashing over federal aid, mail-in ballots and face masks. The president did not wear a face covering Thursday despite a...

A Sikh volunteer cook lights a flame as another pours water for cooking rice in the kitchen hall of the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 10, 2020. The Bangla Sahib Gurdwara has remained open through wars and plagues, serving thousands of people simple vegetarian food. During India's ongoing coronavirus lockdown about four dozen men have kept the temple's kitchen open, cooking up to 100,000 meals a day that the New Delhi government distributes at shelters and drop-off points throughout the city. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Sikh kitchens feed New Delhi's masses in virus lockdown

May. 21, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At first, the kitchen at the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara cooked 40,000 meals each day for the hungry who live on the streets of India’s capital city, or who have lost their livelihoods to the coronavirus lockdown. But the need was greater than that. So workers at the golden-domed temple...

In this April 7, 2020, handout photo, Japneet Singh, right, delivers pizza to health care workers at Kings County Hospital in the Brooklyn borough of New York.  Singh estimates 1,000 pizzas were delivered to essential workers since the end of March. (Courtesy of the New York Sikh Council via AP)

In Detroit, NYC, kindness comes one slice of pizza at a time

May. 17, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Before the pandemic, Shalinder Singh spent Sundays at his gurdwara, helping serve a community meal for 300 people or more at the Sikh place of worship in suburban Detroit. Now, he’s all about pizza. Singh and his family have paid for and delivered hundreds of pies to hospitals,...

Germany charges man with spying for Indian intelligence

May. 13, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged an Indian man with spying on the Sikh community and Kashmir activists in Germany for his country's intelligence service for more than two years. The federal prosecutor's office said Wednesday that espionage charges against the suspect, identified only as Balvir...

In this April 12, 2020 photo, Giani Baljinder Singh Ji leads a Sehaj Paath service for congregants watching via a livestream at Guru Nanak Mission in Oakland, N.J. Guru Nanak Mission has begun livestreaming all services due to New Jersey's order to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Virus forces home delivery of Sikh holiday fare and prayers

Apr. 13, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — This year the temple gathering, and the pizza that highlights the children's menu at the Guru Nanak Mission's Vaisakhi celebration will be home delivery. Vaisakhi, set for April 14, marks the day in 1699 when Sikhism took its current form. Like other religions that are altering...

In this March 29, 2020 photo, the Rev. Steven Paulikas, rector at All Saints Episcopal Church, delivers an evening prayer service over Facebook Live in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is upending the season's major religious holidays, forcing leaders and practitioners across faiths to improvise. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)

Virus forces religions to improvise, isolate for holidays

Mar. 31, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, MD. (AP) — The global pandemic is upending the season’s major religious holidays, forcing leaders and practitioners across the spectrum to improvise. They’re having to finding new ways to live out their beliefs in a time of social distancing and empty houses of worship. ...