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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles greets members of the public as he leaves the RSC or Royal Shakespeare Company, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, during his tour of Warwickshire and the West Midlands. Prince Charles in a interview with Sky News on Thursday June 4, 2020, said he missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and also acknowledged that he had not seen his father, Prince Philip, for many weeks. (Jacob King/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Prince Charles misses hugging his family amid virus lockdown

Jun. 4, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles says he has missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Prince of Wales also acknowledged in a interview with Sky News on Thursday that he had not seen his father, the Duke of Edinburgh for many weeks. Prince...

Dealers in masks wait for customers before the reopening of the D Las Vegas hotel and casino, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Las Vegas. Casinos were allowed to reopen on Thursday after temporary closures as a precaution against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: Las Vegas rolling again as casinos reopens

Jun. 4, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — The casino coronavirus closure has ended. Cards are being dealt, dice are rolling and slot machines flashed and jingled for the first customers who started gambling again early Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. Hotel-casinos in downtown and suburban Las Vegas were the first to open...

A fireman sprays disinfectant at mannequins as a precaution against coronavirus outbreak, at Tanah Abang textile market in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Authorities in Indonesia's capital will ease a partial lockdown as the world's fourth most populous nation braces to gradually reopen its economy. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Jun. 4, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

The United Nations is among organizations urging companies to create a “people's vaccine” for COVID-19 that would be free to everyone once one is developed. In a hopeful sign, almost 1.9 million people applied for unemployment benefits in the United States, the ninth straight week of decline, as the...

Women wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 walks past the sculpture

The Latest: US Cardinal at Vatican to lead prayer for Floyd

Jun. 4, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Russia urges US to respect right to protest. — Gov. Cuomo: Police in NYC ambush have tough job. — Minn Gov. Walz...

A woman walks past a closed souvenir shop in central capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said the third phase of the country's gradual rollback of restrictions will be completed by June 24 instead of July 14. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Cyprus study shows big pollutant drop during lockdown

Jun. 4, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Researchers in Cyprus offered more evidence on Thursday that a two-month lockdown benefited the Mediterranean island nation’s environment. Preliminary results showed significantly reduced levels of carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides along a normally busy street and in a...

Marianne Pohl Henzen smiles in the Saint Paul sisters church in Fribourg, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. A Swiss bishop's appointment of Marianne Pohl Henzen, a lay mother of three, to a senior administrative post previously held by a priest has raised eyebrows in conservative Catholic circles, at a time when a strengthened role for women in the church is under debate in other European countries. (AP Photo/Nadine Achoui-Lesage)

Eyebrows raised as Swiss bishop taps woman for senior job

Jun. 4, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

FRIBOURG, Switzerland (AP) — A Swiss bishop's appointment of a lay mother of three to a senior administrative post previously held by a priest has raised eyebrows in conservative Catholic circles, at a time when a strengthened role for women in the church is under debate in other European countries....

Social distancing guidelines on the floor by train departure information screens to help stop the spread of coronavirus in Waterloo station, London, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Waterloo station, which is wide recognised as the busiest train station in Britain, is still much quieter than normal as most commuters are working from home and not commuting into central London offices. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

UK hosts vaccine summit amid calls for free virus vaccine

Jun. 4, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government is hosting a vaccine summit Thursday, hoping to raise billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries and to discuss how any potential vaccine against the new coronavirus might be distributed globally — and fairly. The United Nations and the...

A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 4, 2020.  Asian stock markets are mixed after Wall Street rose on better U.S. jobs and manufacturing data than expected.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Wall Street's rally takes a pause; indexes close to flat

Jun. 4, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

Stocks are flipping between small gains and losses in midday trading on Wall Street Thursday, as Wall Street's remarkable rally takes a pause. The S&P 500 was down 0.2%, as of noon Eastern time, after earlier being on track for its first five-day winning streak since December. The index is about 8% below its...

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, May 26, 2016, a workers scrapes the foam off of a glass of beer before serving, in Bruges, Belgium.  Bars and restaurants in Belgium will be allowed to reopen starting Monday June 8, 2020, under strict coronavirus conditions, with tables spaced at least 1.5 meters apart, with patrons being asked to support their locals. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, FILE)

Buy 2, get 1: Belgium launches Helpy Hour to support bars

Jun. 4, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Remember Happy Hour, when you ordered one beer and got two? Well, that was before the coronavirus hit. It's now time for “Helpy Hour" in Belgium, a country whose beer culture is on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage of humanity list. As bars and restaurants prepare to reopen next...

A view of the block of apartments from where British girl Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007, in Praia da Luz, in Portugal's Algarve coast, Thursday, June 4, 2020. German police have identified a 43-year-old imprisoned German citizen as a suspect in the 2007 disappearance in Praia da Luz of British girl Madeleine McCann. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Police think Madeleine McCann is dead; parents still hope

Jun. 4, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal (AP) — German police said Thursday they presume a British girl who went missing in southern Portugal 13 years ago is dead, but Madeleine McCann's parents still nurture hope their daughter will be found alive. McCann was 3 at the time of her disappearance from an apartment while her...