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Dominic Cummings, senior aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, makes a statement inside 10 Downing Street, London, Monday May 25, 2020, over allegations he breached coronavirus lockdown restrictions. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP)

The Latest: WHO renews praise for China in response to virus

May. 25, 2020 1:55 PM 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: — World Health Organization officials renew praise for China...

FILE - In this Monday, May 4, 2020 file photo, aircraft of German Lufthansa airline are parked on a runway at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. German airline Lufthansa said Monday May 25, 2020, it has received approval for a 9 billion-euro ($9.8 billion)

Germany approves 9 billion euro aid package for Lufthansa

May. 25, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany on Monday approved a 9 billion-euro ($9.8 billion) aid package for stricken airline Lufthansa to keep a major employer going through the turbulence of the coronavirus pandemic. But officials said Berlin was still in talks with the European Union's executive commission...

Nancy Graham wears a face mask as she takes photos of a gravestone during the coronavirus outbreak at San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio the day before Memorial Day in San Francisco, Sunday, May 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

US faces Memorial Day like no other under virus restrictions

May. 25, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Americans marked a Memorial Day like no other as the coronavirus pandemic upended traditional commemorations and forced communities to honor the nation's military dead with smaller, more subdued ceremonies like car convoys instead of parades. On the weekend that marks the unofficial...

Military continues to boost Hawaii economy during virus

May. 25, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. military spending continues to be a pillar of Hawaii's economy as the Department of Defense has so far proved resistant to the financial impact of the coronavirus. The financial damaged suffered by the state because of the significant decrease in tourism has been offset by...

Opponents say late federal change favors Alaska mine project

May. 25, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency announced a preferred transportation route for precious metals leaving a proposed mine, angering opposition groups who say the decision represents a significant change that needs public review. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made a preliminary determination that...

A public tv screen shows Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaking at a press conference Monday, May 25, 2020, in Tokyo. Abe announced the lift of a coronavirus state of emergency from Tokyo and four other remaining prefectures. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights

May. 25, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday as authorities look for more ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus as people increase their public activities. Health Ministry official Yoon Taeho on Monday said masks...

COVID-19 meant less driving in SC and less gas tax collected

May. 25, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Traffic is South Carolina is down significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began, cutting the amount of money the state road agency takes in by $78 million, officials said. When the COVID-19 shutdown started in March, traffic in South Carolina dropped 25% compared to March 2019,...

Illinois board OKs O'Hare airport access to Interstate 490

May. 25, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Tollway board has approved agreements with two major railroads that help clear the way for a western highway access into O’Hare International Airport that tollway officials have long argued is crucial to the airport’s expansion. Under the agreements announced...

Planes from Brussels Airlines sit idle on the tarmac at Brussels Airport in Brussels, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Hard-hit by the coronavirus crisis, Brussels Airlines unveiled Tuesday a cost-cutting plan that will result in the reduction of 25 percent of its workforce. The Lufthansa subsidiary, which employs 4,000 people, has suspended its flights as a result of the pandemic, which has put much air travel to a halt. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Brussels Airlines to resume flights on downsized summer sked

May. 25, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

Struggling Brussels Airlines will restart commercial flights next month with a significantly downsized summer schedule following a 12-week interruption due to the coronavirus. The company said in a statement Monday it will restart flying operations on June 15, and plans to reach 59 destinations in 33 countries in...

Passenger wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus board a ferry at the Piraeus port near Athens on Monday, May 25, 2020. Greece restarted Monday regular ferry services to the islands as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

In race for tourism, Greece reopens cafes, island ferries

May. 25, 2020 6:21 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday, and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. Travel to the islands had been generally off-limits since a lockdown was imposed in late March to...