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Members of the South Korean military band wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus cross a road during an event to commemorate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Korean War, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Coronavirus still spreading in 2nd S Korea wave

Jun. 18, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — The coronavirus continues to spread in South Korea, particularly in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 49 new cases for the nation Friday, with 26...

State drops license suspension of defiant Michigan barber

Jun. 18, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan has lifted the suspension of a barber's license, but he still faces a hearing for cutting hair while shops and salons were closed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. An administrative law judge on Tuesday granted the state's request to lift Karl Manke's suspension....

Barber Karl Manke, of Owosso, gives a free haircut on the steps of the State Capitol during a rally in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Barbers and hair stylists are protesting the state's stay-at-home orders, a defiant demonstration that reflects how salons have become a symbol for small businesses that are eager to reopen two months after the COVID-19 pandemic began. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan's top court throws out orders against Owosso barber

Jun. 5, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday overturned orders that directed a barber to close his shop during the coronavirus pandemic, with one justice saying judges need to follow the “rule of law, not hysteria.” The Michigan appeals court made mistakes in telling a local judge to...

Barber Karl Manke, of Owosso, gives a free haircut on the steps of the State Capitol during a rally in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Barbers and hair stylists are protesting the state's stay-at-home orders, a defiant demonstration that reflects how salons have become a symbol for small businesses that are eager to reopen two months after the COVID-19 pandemic began. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Local judge signs order shutting down defiant barber

May. 29, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday followed the orders of the Michigan appeals court and told a barber to immediately lock his shop for violating business restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Karl Manke has boldy thumbed his nose at state regulators and declared that he has a right to operate...

Barber Karl Manke, of Owosso, gives a free haircut on the steps of the State Capitol during a rally in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Barbers and hair stylists are protesting the state's stay-at-home orders, a defiant demonstration that reflects how salons have become a symbol for small businesses that are eager to reopen two months after the COVID-19 pandemic began. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Court orders defiant Michigan barber to close his shop

May. 28, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan court on Thursday ordered a barber to close his shop and stop defying the state's coronavirus restrictions, though he vowed to keep cutting hair. The Michigan appeals court overturned a decision by a Shiawassee County judge and directed him to sign an injunction sought by state...

Barber Karl Manke, of Owosso, gives a free haircut on the steps of the State Capitol during a rally in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Barbers and hair stylists are protesting the state's stay-at-home orders, a defiant demonstration that reflects how salons have become a symbol for small businesses that are eager to reopen two months after the COVID-19 pandemic began. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Official says defiant Michigan barbershop is health threat

May. 27, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A barbershop that has been operating in defiance of Michigan's coronavirus restrictions poses an “imminent threat” to public health, the state's chief medical officer testified Wednesday. Photos of the shop in Owosso showed customers sitting close together. Some weren't wearing...

Barber Karl Manke, of Owosso, gives a free haircut on the steps of the State Capitol during a rally in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Barbers and hair stylists are protesting the state's stay-at-home orders, a defiant demonstration that reflects how salons have become a symbol for small businesses that are eager to reopen two months after the COVID-19 pandemic began. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Defiant barber wins court round in state's bid to close shop

May. 21, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected a request to force scissors out of the hands of a defiant Michigan barber during the coronavirus pandemic. The state health department failed to show that Karl Manke’s shop was a specific threat to public health, Shiawassee County Judge Matthew Stewart...

In this Monday, May 18, 2020 photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer seeks during a news conference in Lansing, Mich. Restaurants, bars and other retail businesses can reopen in much of northern Michigan starting Friday, May 22, Gov. Whitmer announced Monday — a key step for the tourism-dependent region before the Memorial Day weekend and summer season. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)

Texas salon owner travels to Michigan to back defiant barber

May. 18, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) — A Texas salon owner who was sent to jail for opening her business during the coronavirus outbreak called Michigan's governor a “tyrant” on Monday as she stood next to a barber whose license was suspended for cutting hair. “Gretchen, the state of Michigan will vote...