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In this Wednesday, May 20, 2020, a bar is boarded-up at a Bourbon Street intersection in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Bars have been closed in New Orleans since early March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Some residents of the historic French Quarter, while acknowledging the economic pain and suffering, say the lack of tourists has been a relief.  (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)

French Quarter sans tourists: 'An old neighborhood again'

May. 31, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For Jack Greenwood, New Orleans' COVID-19 lockdowns brought sadness, but also a revelation: He was making more acquaintances with fellow residents — people he might not have noticed before tourism dried up in the French Quarter. “I've seen and met more neighbors now than...

New Orleans: Audubon Zoo to reopen June 3

May. 31, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Audubon Zoo plans to reopen on Wednesday with special guidelines in place designed to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. According to the guidelines announced by the zoo Friday, it will open at 25% capacity and reservations will be required in order to keep numbers low and assist...

Council in SC fires administrator over home and pay issues

May. 31, 2020 9:22 AM EDT

DILLON, S.C. (AP) — A county council in South Carolina voted to fire its administrator, saying he lived outside the county, arrived late to work and left early, and gave unauthorized raises. Dillon County Administrator Tony Clyburn denied the reasons for his firing, saying he was renting a home in Dillon...

Maryland bike shops shift into higher gear during pandemic

May. 31, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Memorial Day was no holiday for Joe Traill. The owner of Joe’s Bike Shop in Mount Washington and his staff of six employees experienced a deluge of customers, bike orders and repairs on May 25. “We have shortened hours, and it seemed like it only compressed a day’s...

Despite frustrations, Dover eateries eager to reopen

May. 31, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Forget about profit margins, some Dover restaurant owners say they are just hoping to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic against long odds fueled by regulations the government hopes will stop the spread of the virus. “The rules keep changing and they’re not really stated...

Families with their children play along the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Spanish authorities are reporting no setbacks in their gradual easing of restrictions on movement over this past month, as some regions prepare to further loosen limits from June 1. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The Latest: Spanish PM wants state of emergency extension

May. 31, 2020 8:31 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: —Pope greets people in St. Peter’s Square....

FILE - In this Monday, May 18, 2020, file photo, visitors watch as Old Faithful erupts at Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., on the day the park partially reopened after a two-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Montana entrances to Yellowstone are still closed, but that hasn't stopped several Big Sky tour companies from teaming up to be ready when those gates do open. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP, File)

Competitors working together as Yellowstone preps to reopen

May. 31, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana entrances to Yellowstone are still closed, but that hasn’t stopped several Big Sky tour companies from teaming up to be ready when those gates do open. The five tour companies — Big Sky Adventures & Tours, Discover Yellowstone Tours, Yellowstone Scenic...

A boy holds a sign during a protest in downtown Los Angeles, Friday, May 29, 2020, over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

AMERICAN DIARY: To be black and a journalist at this moment

May. 31, 2020 7:02 AM EDT

For many Americans, “space” means leaving the Earth’s atmosphere and exploring the galaxy. They think of this weekend’s Space X launch. Or going where no one has gone before on “Star Trek.” But the concept of space has a different meaning for African Americans....

Philippine police arrest 90 Chinese for illegal gambling

May. 31, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested 90 Chinese for allegedly running an online gambling hub without permits and for violating quarantine restrictions, officials said Sunday. Police made the mass arrests Friday after spotting some of the suspects converging closely without face masks...

Reverend William Taylor, top left, and local people standing with social distancing observe a 30 second silence during a remembrance event as they add the names of five people who recently died to the community

'We Grieve': Community project unites neighbors in healing

May. 31, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It’s nothing flashy. But then, it’s not supposed to be. The plywood wall that surrounds a building site, painted with the words ``WE GRIEVE″ in massive letters, has become a focal point for people of the Stamford Hill neighborhood. It is there that they gather each...