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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Iran's supreme leader suggested Thursday that mass gatherings in the Islamic Republic may be barred through the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Iran's Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events may stop over virus

Apr. 9, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader suggested Thursday that mass gatherings may be barred through the Muslim holy month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, Amnesty International said it believes at least 35 Iranian prisoners were killed by security forces...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Apr. 8, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Right call on airline cash The Citizen’s Voice April 8 Airlines are among the businesses most severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout, and they need federal assistance if they quickly...

Arkansas State University student injured in campus shooting

Apr. 8, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University was placed on lockdown for several hours after a student was shot in the leg early Wednesday in the parking lot of a campus apartment complex, officials said. University police issued a shelter-in-place warning following the shooting, then lifted it at about...

In this photo provided by the Dane County, Wisconsin Sheriff's Office, Khari Sanford is pictured in a booking photo dated April 3, 2020. Sanford has been booked into the Dane County Jail on two counts of party to the crime of first-degree intentional homicide, in the slayings of a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband. (AP/Dane County Sheriff's Office)

Daughter's boyfriend charged in killings of doctor, husband

Apr. 7, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a teenager with fatally shooting a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband, who were the parents of his girlfriend, and leaving their bodies at the school’s arboretum. Khari Sanford, 18, was charged with two counts of party to the crime...

This Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, booking photo released by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office shows Anthony Todt, who is charged with killing his wife, their three young children and a dog in an affluent suburb near Walt Disney World. The bodies were discovered Monday in Celebration, a community located near Orlando. (Osceola County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Autopsy: Therapist's wife, kids died from violence, Benadryl

Apr. 7, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The wife and three children of a physical therapist who has been charged with their deaths died from overdoses of Benadryl and “unspecified violence," according to autopsy reports released Tuesday. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Anthony Todt's wife, Megan, was stabbed twice...

People wearing face masks walk at a downtown street in Hong Kong Monday, April 6, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

The Latest: Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners

Apr. 7, 2020 12:42 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: — Hong Kong to remain closed to foreigners indefinitely...

Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment wheel bodies to a refrigerated trailer serving as a makeshift morgue at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Monday, April 6, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Virus deaths slow in places, but British premier gets worse

Apr. 6, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his condition deteriorated....

Rights group: Justice awaits for Ecuador protest violence

Apr. 6, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Human Rights Watch urged Ecuador's government Monday to hold those responsible for violent abuses during last year's protests accountable in order to deter any future violations, particularly as the coronavirus pandemic stirs unrest. A report released by the watchdog group said...

The Latest: South Korea health minister urges vigilance

Apr. 6, 2020 1:40 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: — 13 hospitalized, 1 dead from cruise ship with coronavirus...

UN chief urges end to domestic violence, citing global surge

Apr. 5, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday night that there has been “a horrifying global surge in domestic violence” as fear of the coronavirus has grown along with its social and economic consequences. The U.N. chief, whp appealed on March 23 for an immediate...