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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...

US Army veteran Joseph Lesniak of Colver, Pa., salutes during the playing of Taps at a Memorial Day ceremony at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park, in Ebensburg, Pa., Monday, May 25. 2020. (John Rucosky/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

US faces Memorial Day like no other under virus restrictions

May. 25, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Americans marked a Memorial Day like no other Monday as the coronavirus pandemic upended traditional commemorations and forced communities to honor the nation's military dead with smaller, more subdued ceremonies like car convoys and online tributes instead of parades. On the weekend that...

Dominic Cummings, senior aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, makes a statement inside 10 Downing Street, London, Monday May 25, 2020, over allegations he breached coronavirus lockdown restrictions. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP)

The Latest: WHO renews praise for China in response to virus

May. 25, 2020 1:57 PM 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: — World Health Organization officials renew praise for China...

Secretary of State: Return Georgia mail-in ballots now

May. 25, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's chief election official is urging residents to complete and send in their absentee ballots now instead of waiting. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Monday urged the nearly 1 million voters who haven't returned ballots to do so. “We want to get it off of people's...

A woman speaks on her phone as she shops for Ramadan lanterns ahead of the holy month, in the Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week and Muslims all around the world are trying to work out how to maintain the many cherished rituals of Islam's holiest month during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt's doctors criticize government over virus 'negligence'

May. 25, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s medical union on Monday blamed the government for increasing levels of coronavirus infections and deaths among healthcare professionals, its sharpest criticism yet of the country’s handling of the pandemic. Citing growing frustration over a lack of protective equipment,...

Dominic Cummings, senior aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, makes a statement inside 10 Downing Street, London, Monday May 25, 2020, over allegations he breached coronavirus lockdown restrictions. In an exceptionally rare televised statement, Cummings gave a detailed account of his movements in late March and early April, which have caused an intense political storm. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP)

UK leader's aide says he won't quit over lockdown road trip

May. 25, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British leader Boris Johnson’s powerful chief aide insisted Monday that he wouldn't resign for driving the length of England while the country was under strict lockdown — a trip he made without informing the prime minister first. The government is facing a tide of anger from...

Arizona child care centers struggle to survive during virus

May. 25, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Less than a third of Arizona’s preschools and child care centers remain open as the industry struggles with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Requests for child care remain low despite Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's call for Arizona to gradually reopen following a...

People walk in front of a poster wall displaying the distance rules at the cathedral place in Erfurt, central Germany, Monday, May 25, 2020. A spat is brewing between Germany's federal government and state governors over plans by some regional leaders to end pandemic-related restrictions despite fresh clusters of cases across the country. The governor of Thuringia state, Bodo Ramelow, said Saturday that he hopes to lift the remaining statewide lockdown rules on June 6 and tackle outbreaks locally. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Germany divided over plans to nix rules despite outbreaks

May. 25, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's federal government and state governors squared up Monday for a battle over plans to end pandemic-related restrictions despite fresh clusters of cases across the country. The country has seen a steady decline in the overall number of COVID-19 cases thanks to measures imposed 10 weeks...

This Thursday, May 21, 2020, photo shows a parked car with a broken driver's side window after a smash-and-grab break-in in Los Angeles. The coronavirus hasn't been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Lock your cars! Vehicle theft spikes in COVID-19 pandemic

May. 25, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves. Despite silent streets and...

A public tv screen shows Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking at a press conference Monday, May 25, 2020, in Tokyo. Abe announced the lift of a coronavirus state of emergency from Tokyo and four other remaining prefectures. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

May. 25, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday as authorities look for more ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus as people increase their public activities. Health Ministry official Yoon Taeho on Monday said masks...