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Pedestrians pass a street crossing Friday, May 22, 2020, in Tokyo. Tokyo is still under a coronavirus state of emergency until the end of May though there have been no hard lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan set to end Tokyo's state of emergency

May. 25, 2020 1:09 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: — Japan set to remove state of emergency from Tokyo, 4 other...

In this photo issued by 10 Downing Street, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a media briefing on coronavirus in Downing Street, London, Sunday May 24, 2020. Boris Johnson says he won't fire his chief aide Dominic Cummings for allegedly violating the national coronavirus lockdown rules that he helped to create. (Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street via AP)

UK leader Johnson stands by aide over 250-mile lockdown trip

May. 24, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday he wouldn't fire his chief aide for allegedly violating the national lockdown rules that he helped to create by driving the length of England to his parents' house while he was infected with the coronavirus. Defying a growing clamor from public and...

Kemp names DA to become judge in circuit east of Atlanta

May. 24, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is appointing a district attorney to the bench in a two-county judicial circuit east of Atlanta. Kemp announced Thursday that he was naming Layla H. Zon to a superior court judgeship in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit, which includes Newton and Walton counties. She replaced Judge...

Visitors wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus take shelter from a sudden rainstorm at a park in Beijing on Saturday, May 23, 2020. New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America – both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Montana outbreak tied to Schwab country club

May. 24, 2020 1:04 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: — Montana outbreak tied to golf and country club developed by...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is chased by reporters after reading his statement at the end of the APEC 2018 summit at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. O'Neill was arrested Saturday, May 23, 2020 and taken in for questioning over misappropriation and corruption involving the purchase of two generators from Israel. O’Neill was arrested by police at Jackson’s International Airport in Port Moresby after flying back from Brisbane,  Australia, where he had been stranded because of COVID-19 lockdowns. He was later released on bail and will spend two weeks in isolation at his home due to the same virus restrictions. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Former PNG prime minister arrested over corruption charges

May. 23, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — The former prime minister of Papua New Guinea has been arrested and taken in for questioning over alleged misappropriation and corruption involving the purchase of two generators from Israel. Peter O’Neill was arrested by police at Jackson’s International...

People wave Spanish flags during a drive-in protest organised by Spain's far-right party Vox against the Spanish government's handling of the nation's coronavirus outbreak in Madrid, Spain Saturday, May 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Spain’s far-right holds car protest against virus lockdown

May. 23, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

Several thousand followers of Spain’s far-right Vox party gathered Saturday in their cars and on motorbikes in the center of Madrid and other Spanish cities to protest the Spanish government’s handling of the nation’s coronavirus crisis. The party accuses the government of Socialist Prime...

US Soccer Federation chief legal officer Lydia Wahlke quits

May. 21, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lydia Wahlke has resigned as chief legal officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation, two months after she was placed on administrative leave. The federation announced her departure in a note to staff Thursday and said she will be a consultant through Sept. 15. Wahlke was put on leave after USSF...

This Feb. 2020 photo shows Hiromu Kurokawa, head of the Tokyo High Prosecutors Office in Tokyo, Japan. Justice Ministry officials are investigating a gambling scandal involving the top Japanese prosecutor seen as close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after a magazine reported he evaded a stay-at-home request to play mahjong. The scandal involving Kurokawa surfaced Wednesday, May 20, 2020, after the popular weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun said he played mahjong for money at the home of a newspaper reporter twice in May.  (Sadayuki Goto/Kyodo News via AP)

Japan prosecutor seen close to Abe quits in gambling scandal

May. 21, 2020 6:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A top Japanese prosecutor seen as close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe submitted his resignation Thursday after a magazine reported he gambled on mahjong by evading a stay-at-home request during a coronavirus state of emergency. The scandal involving Hiromu Kurokawa, head of the Tokyo High...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, file photo, former Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita speaks during a news conference outside of the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. Rokita announced Wednesday, May 20, 2020, that he's entering the Indiana attorney general's race, saying he will challenge embattled Attorney General Curtis Hill because his fellow Republican has been

Ex-Congressman Rokita joins Indiana attorney general race

May. 20, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita announced Wednesday that he will challenge state Attorney General Curtis Hill’s reelection bid, arguing Hill has been “wounded” by allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women and that Republicans shouldn't nominate...

Gretchen DeBartolo takes an order for a family of five at The South Congregational Church Food Pantry, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Pittsfield, Mass. Additionally, the pantry operates a kitchen that serves up to 100 people per meal to go. All the food distribution is carefully packed and transferred without contact. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

COVID-19 deaths top 6,000; Baker touts new work protocols

May. 20, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Massachusetts has surged past 6,000 as the state’s economy begins to reopen. There were 128 new COVID-19-related deaths reported Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 6,066 since the start of the pandemic. Massachusetts has recorded...