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Dealers in masks wait for customers before the reopening of the D Las Vegas hotel and casino, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Las Vegas. Casinos were allowed to reopen on Thursday after temporary closures as a precaution against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: US requires virus test data to include race, sex

Jun. 4, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

The U.S. government is requiring the collection of additional demographic details from people tested for COVID-19, including their sex, age, race and ethnicity. The extra data requirements apply to hospitals and laboratories and are intended to help track the virus’ impact on various racial, age and...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Asian shares are rising after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares rise as Wall Street gains for 3rd straight day

Jun. 2, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 22,581.19 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose...

Montana man killed in train crash ID'd

Jun. 2, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Officials in northeastern Montana released the name of a man who was struck and killed by a passenger train last week. Rocky Lee Norby, 65, of Sidney, died on impact on Friday, Roosevelt County deputy chief Patrick O’Conner said Tuesday. The Amtrak train collided with...

Firefighters and Spanish civil guards at the scene of an accident after a high-speed passenger train hit a car on a track in La Hiniesta, northwest Spain, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Two people were killed when a high-speed passenger train with more than 150 people on board hit a car on the tracks in northwest Spain on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Emilio Fraile)

High-speed Spanish passenger train hits car on track; 2 dead

Jun. 2, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Two people were killed when a high-speed passenger train with more than 150 people on board hit a car on the tracks in northwest Spain on Tuesday. Emergency services said the locomotive derailed but not the train's carriages, and most of the passengers climbed out uninjured. Five people were...

A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 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: — US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic border closures...

Driving road tests resume, but not tourist trains in NH

Jun. 1, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Merrimack Valley High School students will get to drive across the finish line at New Hampshire Motor Speedway during a special graduation ceremony later this month, and the state has resumed road tests for new drivers. But tourists hoping to explore the state by train are still out of...

Students walk past a sticker to remind students to keep their social distancing as they arrive for the reopening of a primary school in Beijing, Monday, June 1, 2020. With declining virus case numbers, students have gradually returning to their classes in the capital city. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Asia Today: Philippines sees traffic jams as lockdown eases

Jun. 1, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Traffic jams and crowds of commuters returned to the Philippine capital on Monday, as the metropolis relaxed antivirus measures in a high-stakes gamble to slowly reopen the economy while fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Commuter trains, taxis, ride-sharing cars, special shuttle buses and...

A woman shops for clothes at the Janpath market in New Delhi, India, Monday, June 1, 2020. More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown started despite an upward trend in new infections. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India cautiously opens up even as coronavirus cases rise

Jun. 1, 2020 5:35 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown began despite an upward trend in new infections. Businesses and shops reopened in many states and the railways...

A participant destroys a thin blue line American flag used to honor police officers during a protest outside the State Capitol over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Denver. More than 1,000 protesters walked from the Capitol down the 16th Street pedestrian mall during the protest. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Denver protest devolves into 2nd night of confrontation

May. 29, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people staged a raucous, roving protest in Denver on Friday that was generally peaceful until night fell, when police deployed gas canisters and fired pellet guns for a second straight night to disperse crowds gathered over the death of a black man in police custody in Minnesota....

Tractor driver killed when hit by passenger train in Montana

May. 29, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man was killed Friday when an Amtrak passenger train collided with the spraying tractor he was driving across the tracks at a crossing near Bainville in northeastern Montana, Roosevelt County officials said. The crash happened at 10:40 a.m., said Amtrak spokesperson Marc Magliari....