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In a photo provided by the Dade City Police Department, Dade City police work at the site where officials say a minivan crashed into a Publix liquor store in Florida, injuring an employee and a customer and leaving many broken bottles. The Tampa Bay Times reports an elderly woman left the parking area and jumped a curb and kept going for another 24 feet before striking the entrance and fully entering the Dade City store. (Dade City Police Department via AP)

Minivan crashes into Florida liquor store, injuring 3 people

May. 24, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A minivan crashed into a liquor store in Florida, injuring an employee and a customer and leaving numerous broken bottles. The Tampa Bay Times reports an elderly woman left the parking area and the minvan jumped a curb and kept going for another 24 feet before striking the entrance...

In this May 21, 2020, photo, grave diggers bury bodies at Radwan Cemetery in Aden, Yemen. At the cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves are a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury them don’t know what killed the newly deceased. But there’s no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden — likely from the coronavirus. (AP Photo)

Yemeni gravediggers overwhelmed amid spike in virus deaths

May. 24, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — At a cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves were a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury them don’t know what killed the newly deceased. But there’s no denying that there's been an...

13 workers die in Bangladesh road accident

May. 21, 2020 7:16 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A speeding truck loaded with iron bars overturned Thursday in heavy rain after its driver apparently lost control, killing 13 passengers in northern Bangladesh, police said. The truck was traveling from Dhaka and the dead were day laborers who were riding in the back, local police...

Worker dies clearing track during Wisconsin school bus race

May. 16, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (AP) — A track worker at a Wisconsin raceway was killed during a school bus race Friday night while attempting to move a damaged bus, authorities said. Edward Nicholson, 62, of River Falls, died after the bus rolled onto him at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, according to the St....

An excavator clears bags of white cement scattered on a road after a truck accident near Auraiya, a village in Uttar Pradesh state, India, Saturday, May 16, 2020. At least 23 migrant workers were killed early Saturday when a truck they were travelling in crashed into a stationary truck on a highway in northern India, an official said. Tens of thousands of migrant laborers have been returning from big cities to their villages after losing jobs because of a countrywide lockdown imposed in late March to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo)

Truck collision on Indian highway kills 23 migrant workers

May. 16, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 23 migrant workers were killed Saturday when a truck they were traveling in crashed into a stationary truck on a highway in northern India, an official said. Tens of thousands of migrant laborers have been returning from big cities to their villages after losing jobs because...

The Latest: China’s foreign minister lashes out

May. 15, 2020 2:01 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: — China’s foreign minister lashes out and says...

A barber and a male customer wear face masks during a haircut at a barber shop on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Singapore. Singapore has allowed selected businesses such as traditional Chinese medicine medical halls, home-based establishments, food manufacturing, selected food retail outlets, laundry services, traditional barbers and pet supplies to reopen May 12 in a cautious rollback of a two-month partial lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections in the city-state. (AP Photo/Royston Chan)

The Latest: Singapore loosens coronavirus restrictions

May. 12, 2020 1:14 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: — Singapore loosens coronavirus restrictions. — South...

Employees of a bottled water company stand at a distance from each other as they prepare to distribute drinking water in Mexico City, Friday, May 8, 2020. Mexico woke up to news of its largest one-day increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, from Wednesday to Thursday. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

3 nurses strangled in Mexico; border mayor gets coronavirus

May. 8, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three sisters who worked in Mexico's government hospital system were found murdered by strangling, authorities in the northern border state of Coahuila announced Friday, stirring new alarm in a country where attacks on health care workers have occurred across the nation amid the...

Workers wait in line to enter the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind., Thursday, May 7, 2020. The plant was expected to Thursday after closing on April 25 after nearly 900 employees tested positive for the coronavirus. Workers won't be able to return to work until they get tested. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Some blame meatpacking workers, not plants, for virus spread

May. 8, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As coronavirus hotspots erupted at major U.S. meatpacking plants, experts criticized extremely tight working conditions that made the factories natural high risk contagion locations. But some Midwestern politicians have pointed the finger at the workers' living conditions, suggesting...

Migrant workers from the neighboring state of Maharashtra trying to return to their villages hundreds of miles away walk through a highway during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India, Monday, May 4, 2020. India's six-week coronavirus lockdown, which was supposed to end on Monday, has been extended for another two weeks, with a few relaxations. Locking down the country's 1.3 billion people has slowed down the spread of the virus, but has come at the enormous cost of upending lives and millions of lost jobs. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Train kills 15 migrant workers walking home in India

May. 8, 2020 4:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A train in India on Friday plowed through a group of migrant workers who fell asleep on the tracks after walking back home from a coronavirus lockdown, killing 15, the Railways Ministry said. The driver of the cargo train tried but failed to stop in time, the ministry tweeted. The accident...