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The Latest: Filipino leader says US unrest hurts virus fight

Jun. 4, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — UK vaccine summit calls for freely available virus vaccine — Spain study confirms few have developed antibodies to virus — The pandemic has stranded merchant ship crews at sea for months — In Nevada, the casino...

FILE- In this June 6, 2020 file photo, an emotional Stephen Ambrose, the National D-Day Museum founder, acknowledges applause as he is introduced at opening ceremonies for the museum in New Orleans. Director Steven Spielberg applauds at right as Tom Brokaw of NBC News applauds at center left. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans was planning on a 20th anniversary crowd of thousands. The National D-Day Museum was designated the National World War II museum a few years after it opened. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, file)

COVID-19 puts National WWII Museum 20th anniversary online

Jun. 4, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans was planning on a 20th anniversary crowd of thousands. Now it's working to avoid crowds by selling a limited number of scheduled tickets and holding all anniversary commemorations - including an annual D-Day...

Rijksmuseum director Taco Dibbits, standing in front of Bartholomeus Spanger's

In COVID-19 darkness, gift of a `Moment of Light' to museum

Jun. 3, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — If not for the pandemic, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum would have missed out on a classic Dutch 16th century painting it so badly craved. Instead, the work now graces a central hall of one of the world’s most famous cultural institutions -- all because a wealthy...

A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 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: — US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic border closures...

Visitors leaving the reopened Van Gogh Museum were offered a free sunflower in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, June 1, 2020. The Dutch government took a major step to relax the coronavirus lockdown, with bars, restaurants, cinemas and museums reopening under strict conditions. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

'Welcome Back!' Several famed museums reopen across Europe

Jun. 1, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — In the Netherlands, the intimate gaze of the Girl with the Pearl Earring can once again startle and entice visitors. Down in Spain, the rusty maze of steel sheets by Richard Serra is a wonderland anew for art lovers. And at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's Creation of Adam can...

The Georgia National Guard lines up in front of the of the College Football Hall of Fame in the aftermath of a demonstration against police violence on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

College Football Hall of Fame damaged in Atlanta protests

May. 31, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The College Football Hall of Fame is boarded up and assessing damage from a destructive night of protests in downtown Atlanta. The facility’s most valuable trophies and artifacts were moved to a secure facility in case additional trouble breaks out amid nationwide unrest over the...

In this June 11, 2019, photo, three wild horses come to face with Raymond, right, the only mule in the herd, on a sand dune at mile marker 16 on Swan Beach in Corolla, N.C. Raymond, who lived with the wild horses until he retired last year to the farm, has Spanish mustang ancestry from his mother, said Meg Puckett, manager of the Corolla wild horse herd. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund is taking DNA samples from about 100 horses roaming the Currituck beaches and a farm in Grandy, where many horses retire. (Sarah Holm/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

North Carolina organization to honor arrival of wild horses

May. 30, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

CURRITUCK, N.C. (AP) — Spanish explorers landed in Currituck County 500 years ago looking for gold, a good port and maybe a place to settle. When they found nothing that worked for them, they sailed for other lands. In the process, however, they left behind some small, sturdy horses that were able to...

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts to buy work from 24 artists

May. 29, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even as Boston's Museum of Fine Arts remains closed, curators remain at work on building out its contemporary art collection. The museum made a pledge Thursday to purchase works by 24 artists living in the country. Nearly all of the artists will be entering the museum's collection for the...

A view of a ''wall' set in front of Istanbul's 6th-century Hagia Sophia, the main cathedral of the Byzantine Empire which was converted into a mosque with the Ottoman conquest of the city, then known as Constantinople, in 1453, that was to be used as a set for the celebrations to mark the 567th anniversary of the conquest in Istanbul, Friday, May 29, 2020.  A Muslim cleric recited the

Turkey reopens some mosques, prayers held in ex-cathedral

May. 29, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Worshipers in Turkey have held their first communal Friday prayers in 74 days after the government reopened some mosques under an easing of pandemic restrictions. Meanwhile, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan participated by video conference in events to mark the 567th anniversary of the...

FILE - In this Oct.23, 2019 file photo, tourists wait to see Leonardo da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa, at the Louvre museum, in Paris. Iconic sites that are among some of France's biggest tourist draws won't reopen when the country lifts most of its coronavirus restrictions next week. Neither the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower nor the Versailles Palace will be reopening next week when France lifts many of its remaining coronavirus lockdown restrictions. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Europe prepares post-corona, socially-distanced culture-fest

May. 29, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

LE PECQ, France (AP) — You may need a face mask to see the Mona Lisa. You will have your temperature taken at the Colosseum in Rome. And to see views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower might require taking the stairs. After the cultural deprivation of the lockdown months during which their treasures were...