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FILE - In this June 14, 2011, file photo, state Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison, speaks in the Senate chamber at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. Risser, 92, the nation's longest-serving legislator, announced Thursday, March 26, 2020, that he won't seek re-election. Risser has represented the Madison area in the Legislature for more than 60 years, making him the longest-serving legislator in state and national history. (M.P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Wisconsin's longest-serving legislator says he will retire

Mar. 26, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state Sen. Fred Risser, the longest-serving legislator in the nation's history, said Thursday that he plans to retire. Risser, 92, announced that he won't seek re-election this fall. The Democrat has represented Madison in the Wisconsin Legislature for 64 years. He's the last...

A policeman checks cars entering Milan, Northern Italy, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. People moving from one place to another must certificate they are doing it for work or important personal or health reasons, following the latest measures to slow down the diffusion of the new Coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

Virus lockdown tests Italians' commitment to the common good

Mar. 10, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Over the weekend, the Fiorentino butcher in downtown Rome was so packed with shoppers you could no longer smell the tangy scent of raw meat. By Tuesday, customers stood in an orderly queue a meter (yard) apart out the door and into the Campo dei’ Fiori piazza, politely directing...