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Attorney apologizes for assault accusation against Donald

Apr. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The attorney for a man who accused NFL star Aaron Donald of assaulting him at a Pittsburgh nightclub last weekend has apologized, saying it was a case of mistaken identity. Attorney Todd Hollis, who represents DeVin­cent Spriggs, told Pittsburgh...

Bangkok nightlife clusters expose Thailand's virus stumbles

Apr. 15, 2021 01:31 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — When Thailand's transport minister was recently diagnosed with COVID-19, it was Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha who got a headache. Prayuth was not particularly lauded for his leadership last year against the coronavirus, but for much of 2020 Thailand...

Cambodia orders strict 2-week lockdown of Phnom Penh

Apr. 15, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s leader ordered a strict stay-at-home two-week lockdown in the capital Phnom Penh starting Thursday to slow a surge in coronavirus cases, warning “we will die unless we act responsibly.” With the vaccination campaign still at...

Asia Today: India records another surge in COVID-19 cases

Apr. 12, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections Monday to pass Brazil as the country with the second-most reported infections since the pandemic began. The 168,912 cases added in the last 24 hours pushed India's total since the...

Thailand sees record new infections ahead of major festival

Apr. 12, 2021 05:44 AM EDT

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thailand reported 985 new coronavirus cases on Monday, its highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, and health officials said they were worried the number of new infections could be far higher after this week's traditional Thai New Year holiday. ...

Pubs, hairdressers set to reopen as UK eases virus lockdown

Apr. 11, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in Britain will get their first chance in months for haircuts, casual shopping and restaurant meals on Monday, as the government takes the next step on its lockdown-lifting road map. Nationwide restrictions have been in place in England...

Montana faith groups, advocates show LGBTQ support

Apr. 11, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Shortly after the deadly 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Courtney VonLindern, who is gay and non-binary, was walking through downtown Missoula in a state of dejection when they spotted a pride flag displayed in the window of the United...

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases

Apr. 11, 2021 07:18 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Health Ministry warned Sunday that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh coronavirus wave, as the country hit a daily record for new cases. The ministry confirmed 967 new infections, the highest ever in a 24-hour...

In New Orleans, a later 'last call' as virus rules eased

Apr. 09, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Last call is coming later at New Orleans bars. City Hall announced Friday that bars and restaurants in the city can sell alcoholic beverages until 1 a.m. — the latest easing of COVID-19-related restrictions in New Orleans. The previous...

Restaurant owners clash with police in Rome lockdown protest

Apr. 06, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian restaurant owners and others angry at having their businesses shut for weeks due to a virus lockdown clashed with police Tuesday during a protest outside Parliament in Rome, while in the south, hundreds of demonstrators blocked a major highway. One...