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A woman wearing a face mask walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Asian shares are rising, echoing the rally on Wall Street fueled by signs of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Global shares rise on optimism over progress in virus battle

Apr. 7, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday on hopes that the peak of the coronavirus pandemic surge may be near in some places in the United States and Europe. Asian markets rallied after a strong close on Wall Street, with the momentum extending into European hours and pushing up Wall Street futures....

Cardinal George Pell sits in the back seat of a car as he leaves prison in Geelong, Australia Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Pope Francis' former finance minister Pell had been the most senior Catholic found guilty of sexually abusing children and has spent 13 months in high-security prisons before seven High Court judges unanimously dismissed his convictions. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

Cardinal Pell welcomes court's dismissal of abuse conviction

Apr. 7, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell welcomed Australia’s highest court clearing him of child sex crimes Tuesday and said his trial had not been a referendum on the Catholic Church’s handling of the clergy abuse crisis. Pell, Pope Francis’ former finance minister, had been...

Health workers collect a specimen at a drive-thru testing and screening facility for the coronavirus, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, April 6, 2020. Authorities in Pakistan's Sindh province established the first ever drive-thru coronavirus testing facility in Pakistan as part of to control the spread of pandemic coronavirus in the province. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan doctors jailed for virus protest demand protection

Apr. 7, 2020 6:53 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani military promised Tuesday that dozens of doctors who were briefly jailed for taking to the streets in southwestern Baluchistan province to protest the lack of protective equipment to treat the growing number of coronavirus cases will get the equipment they need. The...

Journalists work outside St Thomas' Hospital in central London as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened in London, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Johnson was admitted to St Thomas' hospital in central London on Sunday after his coronavirus symptoms persisted for 10 days. Having been in hospital for tests and observation, his doctors advised that he be admitted to intensive care on Monday evening. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

UK's Johnson spends night in ICU; not on ventilator

Apr. 7, 2020 6:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in the intensive care unit of a London hospital with the new coronavirus, but is not on a ventilator, a senior government minister said Tuesday, as pressure grew on the government to release more details of Johnson's condition. Johnson was...

A group with C.O.V.I.D., Citizens Outraged Voters in Danger, protest wearing masks outside the State Capitol during a special session regarding the spring election in Madison, Wis., Saturday, April 4, 2020. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Apr. 7, 2020 6:41 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today: 1. WISCONSIN PRIMARY MOVING FORWARD The state is asking voters to ignore a stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic to participate in a presidential primary election. 2. PELL HAS CONVICTION...

A normally student filled campus square at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., is deserted in face of the coronavirus, as the liberal arts school, like many others, faces financial and enrollment challenges Friday, April 3, 2020. At present, the school has switched to on-line teaching. Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered a series of financial losses (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

Apr. 7, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered financial losses that could total more than $100 million at some institutions. Scores of colleges say they’re taking heavy hits as they refund...

Health personnel wearing protection gear to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus clean their hands after attending to a patient, in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, April 6, 2020. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Sánchez announced that he would ask the Parliament to extend the state of emergency by two more weeks, taking the lockdown on mobility until April 26. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

The Latest: Spain reports rise in daily virus cases, deaths

Apr. 7, 2020 6:16 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: — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive...

Chad's ex-dictator granted home arrest amid virus threat

Apr. 7, 2020 6:14 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre has been granted 60 days of home arrest by Senegal’s justice ministry because of the threat of COVID-19 in the prison where he is serving a life sentence. Habre, 78, is at greater risk because of the large number of arrested people taken to...

FILE - In this June 21, 2019, file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., talks before signing the Taxpayer First Act of 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. Civil rights icon Lewis is backing Joe Biden for president, giving the prospective Democratic nominee perhaps his biggest symbolic endorsement among the many veteran black lawmakers who back his candidacy. “We need his voice,” the 80-year-old Lewis told reporters ahead of the campaign's Tuesday, April 7, 2020 announcement. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

John Lewis, once Trump target, backs Joe Biden for president

Apr. 7, 2020 6:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis is backing Joe Biden for president, giving the prospective Democratic nominee perhaps his biggest symbolic endorsement among the many veteran black lawmakers who back his candidacy. “We need his voice,” the 80-year-old Lewis told...

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: Spain not expecting soccer until late May

Apr. 7, 2020 6:10 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The president of the Spanish soccer league says he is not contemplating returning to action before the end of May. The country is expected to remain under lockdown until April 26. Javier Tebas says other scenarios are also being...