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A woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in New York. The memorial is part of the Naming the Lost project which attempts to humanize the victims who are often just listed as statistics. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The Latest: 400 German managers, workers returning to China

May. 29, 2020 10:43 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: — Two United Nations peacekeepers serving in Mali have died...

UN announces first 2 deaths of UN peacekeepers from COVID-19

May. 29, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday announced the deaths of the first two U.N. peacekeepers from COVID-19. He made the announcement at a ceremony marking the International Day of U.N. Peacekeepers, saying both peacekeepers, who died Thursday and Friday, were serving in Mali....

Louis Sheldon, anti-gay Christian group founder, dies at 85

May. 29, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, who founded the Traditional Values Coalition, a lobbying group that was largely known for opposing homosexuality and gay rights, died Friday. He was 85. Sheldon, a former Anaheim resident, died in Southern California of a longstanding condition, son-in-law...

FILE - In this 1988 file photo, Associated Press overnight supervisor at the time, Al Orton Jr., right, has an AP tie tack pinned to his tie by Columbus Chief of Bureau Jake Booher on Orton's 25th anniversary with the wire service in Columbus, Ohio. Orton, a veteran Associated Press journalist who spent much of his career on the overnight shift, mentoring dozens of reporters along the way, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Columbus, of a heart attack after experiencing several health problems, said his son, Andrew Orton. He was 84. (AP Photo/Gary Gardiner, File)

Veteran AP journalist Alvin Orton Jr. dies in Ohio at age 84

May. 29, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Al Orton, a veteran Associated Press journalist who spent much of his career on the overnight shift, mentoring dozens of reporters along the way, has died in Ohio. He was 84. Orton, who used his full name of “Alvin Orton Jr.” in his byline, died Wednesday in Columbus of...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Passion City Church during a memorial service for Ravi Zacharias on Friday, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Vice President Pence mourns loss of evangelist at service

May. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The world has lost a great evangelist in Ravi Zacharias, who could use his intellect and kindness to make the case for the Christian faith, Vice President Mike Pence said Friday. Pence spoke at a Georgia memorial service for Zacharias, who built an international ministry known for defending...

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Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

May. 29, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

A comedian whose faces made generations laugh. The cinematographer behind E.T’s glowing finger and moonlight flight. A jazz guitarist of legendary poise and precision. In the third installment in a series, The Associated Press takes a look at prominent figures in arts, entertainment and culture who have...

In this May 21, 2020, photo, grave diggers bury a body at Radwan Cemetery in Aden, Yemen. At a cemetery in Yemen’s largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves are a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cemetery workers who bury them don’t know what killed the newly deceased. But there’s no denying that there's been an increasing number of people getting sick in the port city of Aden — likely from the coronavirus. (AP Photo)

The Latest: UN urges $2.4 billion in aid for war-torn Yemen

May. 29, 2020 1:31 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: — UN urgently appeals for $2.4 billion to help Yemen cope...

Emily DiPalma Aho looks over photographs and memorabilia of her father, Emilio DiPalma, a World War II veteran, at her home in Jaffrey, N.H., Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Emilio, who as a 19-year-old U.S. Army infantryman stood guard at the Nuremberg Nazi war crimes trials, died last month at the age of 93 after contracting the coronavirus at Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Lives Lost: Veteran guarded Nazis during war crimes trial

May. 28, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

Emilio DiPalma was, as he liked to say, just a kid from western Massachusetts when he found himself in a front-row seat to history as a courtroom guard in Nuremberg, Germany, during the first and most famous trial of Nazi war criminals in 1945. The 19-year-old had fought Germans on the front lines in World War...

FILE - In this July 12, 1983, file photo, the Phillie Phanatic jumps onto the back of Atlanta Braves catcher Biff Pocoroba, who didn't see the Phillies mascot coming a warmup before a baseball doubleheader in Philadelphia. Pocoroba, who played in the 1978 All-Star Game and was a backup on the Braves team that won an improbable NL West title in 1982, has died at age 66. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)

Column: Remembering an old family friend, Biff Pocoroba

May. 28, 2020 8:56 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ahh, that name. No doubt, one of the greatest baseball monikers of all time. If having such a splendid, awe-inspiring name was the primary qualifier, he’d be enshrined in Cooperstown for sure. Biff Pocoroba. The former Atlanta Braves catcher died last weekend at age 66, a loss I...

FILE - In this July 12, 1983, file photo, the Phillie Phanatic jumps onto the back of Atlanta Braves catcher Biff Pocoroba, who didn't see the Phillies mascot coming a warmup before a baseball doubleheader in Philadelphia. Pocoroba, who played in the 1978 All-Star Game and was a backup on the Braves team that won an improbable NL West title in 1982, has died at age 66. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)

Former Braves C Biff Pocoroba dies at 66; All-Star in 1978

May. 28, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta catcher Biff Pocoroba, who played in the 1978 All-Star Game and was a backup on the Braves team that won an improbable NL West title in 1982, has died at age 66. Tom Wages Funeral Services in suburban Snellville confirmed that Pocoroba died Sunday. No cause of death was...