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  • Pints poured, unkempt hairdos cut as England eases lockdown

    LONDON (AP) — The pints are being poured and the unkempt hairdos are being cut and styled as England embarks Saturday on its biggest lockdown easing yet. In addition to the reopening of much of the hospitality sector, including pubs and restaurants, for the first time in more than three months, couples can tie the […]
  • Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens in multiple ways those who earn their living on the streets — people like Mignonne, a 25-year-old sex worker with HIV. The lockdown in Rwanda has kept many of her customers away, she said, so she has less money to buy food. And […]
  • California counties warned: Enforce virus rules this holiday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California counties that fail to enforce health orders could lose state funding, the governor warned as cases of the coronavirus jumped, prompting renewed closures of businesses and beaches heading into the Fourth of July weekend. With hospitalizations and infection rates rising, Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the three-week closures of bars, […]
  • The Latest: Barcelona basilica reopens for health workers

    BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona’s iconic La Sagrada Familia basilica has reopened its doors for visits exclusively for health workers after nearly four months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The basilica invited a first group of health workers on Saturday to visit the temple designed by architect Antoni Gaudí. More will be able […]
  • Much of US scales back on holiday, but Trump plans to go big

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump’s style, and he aimed to go big, promising a “special evening” in Washington that could bring tens of thousands to the National Mall. […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Saturday, July 4, the 186th day of 2020. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. On this date: In 1802, the United […]
  • Asia Today: 3,000 Australians in Melbourne in hard lockdown

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Victoria state recorded 108 new coronavirus cases Saturday, forcing authorities to lock down nine public housing towers and three more Melbourne suburbs. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said 3,000 people in the housing towers will go into “hard lockdown,” meaning “there will be no one allowed in … and no one […]
  • Mexico reverses some openings as virus cases continue high

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s coronavirus outbreak rose by about 6,740 newly confirmed cases Friday for a second straight day, while 654 more deaths raised the country’s total to 29,843. The number of deaths is the sixth-highest highest in the world, and Mexico is just a few dozen from overtaking France for the fifth-highest death […]
  • Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19

    ATLANTA (AP) — A dog in Georgia is believed to have been the second canine in the U.S. to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, health officials said. The 6-year-old mixed breed dog was tested after its owners contracted COVID-19 and the dog began suffering from a neurological illness, the Georgia Department of […]
  • The Latest: Trump to establish ‘National Garden’ of heroes

    MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration at Mount Rushmore (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he will establish a “National Garden of American Heroes,” which he is describing as “a vast outdoor park that will feature the statues of the greatest Americans […]