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Missouri health director warns revelers: Virus is still here

May. 25, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s health director issued a dire warning Monday after photos and video showed Memorial Day weekend revelers partying close together: The coronavirus is still here, and the spreading of illnesses could have “long-lasting and tragic” results. One video on...

President Donald Trump turns after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, in honor of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump honors fallen soldiers on Memorial Day in twin events

May. 25, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump honored America’s fallen service members on Monday as he commemorated Memorial Day in back-to-back appearances in the midst of the pandemic. “Together we will vanquish the virus and America will rise from this crisis to new and even greater heights,"...

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 to temporarily stop study of malaria drug

May. 25, 2020 12:33 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 said that it will temporarily...

Car struck by truck at intersection, killing 2, police say

May. 25, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two people were killed when their car was struck by a truck at an intersection in central Pennsylvania over the Memorial Day weekend, authorities said. State police in Adams County say the car was heading north when it was hit by the westbound truck in Union Township just before 5:30...

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...

In this April 13 2006, photo, provided by the Lucas family, Marine Lance Cpl. Kevin Adam Lucas poses while serving in Anbar province in Iraq. Lucas was killed in action by a sniper on May 26, 2006, after he switched positions with a fellow Marine and took over the lead position in the patrol.  (Courtesy of the Lucas Family via AP)

VIRUS DIARY: A Memorial Day visit, altered but not stopped

May. 25, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — I won’t be visiting Adam this Memorial Day weekend. COVID-19 is seeing to that. Since 2010 I have visited section 60, grave 8397 of Arlington National Cemetery nearly every Memorial Day weekend. I was in Africa the one year I didn’t go. This year, a pandemic is...

Names of 2 men killed in encounters with police released

May. 25, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities have released the names of two men shot to death in separate encounters with police over the Memorial Day weekend in New Jersey. The attorney general’s office said 28-year-old Maurice Gordon of Poughkeepsie, New York sustained fatal injuries in a shooting...

Sara Stewart, foreground, reads a book while away from crowds visiting Baker Beach during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Sunday, May 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Officials: 2 church services sources of virus outbreaks

May. 25, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Gov. Gavin Newsom prepares to release plans for how religious institutions can reopen in California during the coronavirus pandemic, health officials announced that two church services that were held without authorization have been sources of outbreaks. Mendocino County public health...

Pedestrians pass a street crossing Friday, May 22, 2020, in Tokyo. Tokyo is still under a coronavirus state of emergency until the end of May though there have been no hard lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan set to end Tokyo's state of emergency

May. 25, 2020 1:09 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: — Japan set to remove state of emergency from Tokyo, 4 other...

Visitors gather on the beach Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Newport Beach, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings

May. 24, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000...