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A group of kayakers practice social distancing while floating down the Greenbrier River Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Ronceverte, W.Va. Greenbrier County Health Department reported it's first COVID-19 case in the county Thursday. (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Phuket closes land and sea entry and exit points

Mar. 30, 2020 3:07 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: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....

FILE - This June 13, 2016, file photo shows Najmuddin Ahmad Faraj, better known as Mullah Krekar attends a court hearing, at Oslo District Court in Oslo, Norway. A Norway-based Muslim cleric has been extradited to Italy where he has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for planning terror. The Norwegian justice minister said Italy felt it was the right time. Norway has long wanted to get him out of the country and earlier this year decided he could be extradited. He opposed that, fearing he would be extradited to Iraq. Most recently, he also expressed fears that Italy had become the epicenter of the outbreak of the new coronavirus. (Terje Pedersen/NTB Scanpix via AP, File)

Norway extradites convicted Kurdish cleric to Italy

Mar. 26, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Muslim cleric was extradited Thursday from Norway to Italy, where he has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for planning terror. Norwegian Justice Minister Monica Maeland told a news conference that Iraqi-born Mullah Krekar had been sent to Italy. “We have been waiting...

The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

Mar. 23, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Green Bay Packers are establishing funds that will provide $1.5 million to assist efforts to respond to the coronavirus in Brown County, Wisconsin - which includes Green Bay - and the Milwaukee area. The $1 million Packers...

International Olympic Committee, IOC, president Thomas Bach speaks during the opening conference of SportCity, congress du sport suisse, at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

Norwegians: Olympics must wait until virus 'under control'

Mar. 21, 2020 6:55 AM EDT

OSLO (AP) — The Norwegian Olympic Committee wants the Tokyo Games only to take place once the coronavirus outbreak “is under firm control” worldwide. The NIF laid out its position in a letter sent to IOC President Thomas Bach on Friday, entitled “Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and...

Thomas Waerner, of Norway, arrives in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Norwegian musher achieves boyhood dream, wins Iditarod race

Mar. 18, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — As a young boy growing up in Norway, Thomas Waerner spent idle hours thinking long and hard about two different kinds of iconic American modes of transportation: muscle cars and the sled dogs in the Iditarod. Waerner, 47, made one of those dreams reality on Wednesday, winning the...

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 1936, file photo, the lighting of the Olympic fire in Lustgarten, Berlin, where it will be guarded by members of the Hitler Youth until it is brought to the Olympic stadium for the opening of the games in the afternoon. The torch relay was not always a fixture of the modern Olympics, which began in 1896. The relay tradition began with Adolph Hitler's 1936 Olympics in Berlin, the Games of the XI Olympiad, and was the brainchild of Dr. Carl Diem who was the head of the organizing committee. (AP Photo/File)

Olympic torch relay began in 1936 at Hitler's Berlin Games

Mar. 18, 2020 6:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The torch relay was not always a fixture of the modern Olympics, which began in 1896. The relay tradition started at Adolph Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics — the Games of the XI Olympiad — and was the brainchild of Carl Diem, who was the head of the organizing committee. The Tokyo...

This photo provided by Mona Helgeland in Ålgård, Norway, shows a birthday card made by an American member of the Facebook group

Spreading birthday card love in the time of coronavirus

Mar. 17, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mona Helgeland was sad for her children. Their birthdays were coming up but they were self-quarantined because of the coronavirus and going to miss celebrating with friends and family. So, the Norwegian single mother of two went on Facebook groups and asked people to send greeting cards....

A costumer waits to enter a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro today has ordered residents in the capital of Caracas and six states to stay home under a quarantine bid to control the spread of the coronavirus on Sunday, March, 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

The Latest: Peace Corps evacuating volunteers, suspends ops

Mar. 16, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 169,000 people and killed more than 6,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more common in the elderly or people with other health conditions. Nearly 77,000 people have recovered...

Richie Diehl arrives in Ruby, Alaska, Friday morning, March 13, 2020, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Norwegian musher takes lead in Iditarod as finish nears

Mar. 15, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Deep snow is slowing down mushers in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, but the leader has a secret for dealing with the difficult conditions. “I’ve been training with 120 pounds of concrete and all the gear in the sled,” Thomas Waerner, 46, told a camera crew...

The Latest: US military halting domestic travel amid virus

Mar. 13, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic: The U.S. Defense Department is planning to halt all domestic travel for military members after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency. The Pentagon says Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist has approved new travel...