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A passenger waits to check his luggage at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, Serbia, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Serbia's national carrier Air Serbia has resumed commercial flights as the government eased the lockdown against the new coronavirus. Crisis authorities have said the situation in the country has stabilized despite virus clusters in the southern area. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Nations ease more restrictions, air travel opening up more

May. 29, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ BY LAND AND BY SEA: Passenger traffic has resumed at the main...

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...

Plexiglass separates guests from each other and the dealer at the Black Jack tables at the Mohegan Sun casino, Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn.  Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes, Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, said they're planning to reopen parts of their southeastern Connecticut casinos on June 1, despite Gov. Ned Lamont saying it's too early and dangerous.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Restrictions eased on worship services; casinos reopening

May. 29, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont announced Friday he is easing pandemic restrictions on religious services, allowing houses of worship to now have up to 100 people inside, or 25% capacity, whichever is less. Outdoor worship services will now be limited to up to 150 people, so long as everyone...

A member of the Rhode Island National Guard directs motorists as volunteers with the Dairy Farmers of America distribute free milk to families in need, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Pawtucket, R.I. Dairy farmers have a milk surplus because demand has dropped as schools and restaurants closed during the coronavirus pandemic, and some farmers have had to pour excess milk away. Farmers donated the 4,300 gallons of milk given away today at McCoy Stadium. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Salons, gyms and beaches: State continues reopening economy

May. 29, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

Rhode Island will be opening the door to a wide range of businesses Monday as the state’s coronavirus outbreak appears to be subsiding, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Friday. The Democrat said she’ll sign an order to officially begin the second stage of the state’s plan to reopen its economy because...

Universal Orlando plans to reopen resort hotels on June 2

May. 29, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando plans to reopen its hotels to guests on June 2, more than two months after they were closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In a statement sent Friday, Universal said the hotels will be carefully managed in phases, and will reopen with a range of best...

A man wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus looks at the feet of a famous sculpture of Atlas at the State Hermitage museum amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

The Latest: Russia attributes more deaths to COVID-19

May. 29, 2020 2:51 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: — Russian government acknowledges deaths of likely COVID-19...

FILE - In this May 21, 2020, file photo, chairs have been removed at some electronic slot machines to maintain social distancing between players at a closed Caesars Palace hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Casinos from Lake Tahoe to Laughlin are announcing plans to reopen June 4, and a downtown Las Vegas hotel owner bought more than 1,000 one-way airline tickets for people from various U.S. cities. Nightlife will be limited, but promotions began Wednesday, May 27, 2020, after Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak lifted his mid-March shut-down order and said casinos can reopen June 4. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Bleak casino, tourism reports showing Nevada shutdown impact

May. 29, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bleak reports in Nevada are showing the economic impact of a full month of casino and business closures enacted because of the coronavirus pandemic. With most businesses and all gambling establishments shuttered statewide, monthly gambling tax revenues were down in April nearly 100%...

Maryland governor issues 2 orders related to coronavirus

May. 29, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday extended a moratorium on utility shutoffs and residential late fees to July 1. It prohibits electric, gas, water, sewage, phone, cable TV and internet service provider companies from shutting off residential customer service or charging any...

Wearing masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Thiago do Nascimento, right, and Keilla de Almeida kiss during their drive-thru wedding at the registry office in the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Couples have begun turning to this unconventional union at a notary in Santa Cruz since the COVID-19 started battering Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 29, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into deep recession. Europe’s extensive social welfare net is showing signs of fraying under economic strain from the coronavirus. The Spanish...

Hawaii hotel union protest calls for worker protections

May. 29, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The union representing workers at many of Hawaii's hotels have held a demonstration demanding that public safety and the needs of Hawaii’s workers are placed at the forefront of plans to reopen the state's tourism industry. Unite Here Local 5 union members took part in a caravan of...