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  • The Latest: Google publishing location data amid lockdowns

    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.
  • Mosques stay open in Pakistan even as virus death toll rises

    ISLAMABAD - Mosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, when Muslims gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down.
  • Israel to help Christians share 'holy fire' amid outbreak

    JERUSALEM - Israel is working with foreign governments and Orthodox Christian leaders in the Holy Land to make sure that one of their most ancient and mysterious rituals — the Holy Fire ceremony — is not extinguished by the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Friday.
  • Navy fires captain who sought help for virus-stricken ship

    WASHINGTON - The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people.
  • Ships with coronavirus patients dock in Florida

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A cruise ship where at least two passengers died of coronavirus while barred from South American ports finally docked Thursday in Florida after two weeks at sea and days of negotiations with initially resistant local officials.
  • Memo: Some in US may not get stimulus checks until August

    WASHINGTON - The federal government expects to begin making payments to millions of Americans under the new stimulus law in mid-April, but some people without direct deposit information may not get checks until mid-August or later, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.
  • AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EDT

    Virus deaths, unemployment accelerating across Europe, US
  • Prague removes monument to WWII Soviet commander

    PRAGUE, Czech Republic - A district in the Czech capital, Prague, went on Friday ahead with a plan to remove the statue of a Soviet World War II commander.
  • Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus patients

    TOKYO - The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients.
  • Israel arrests Palestinian official in east Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM - Israeli police arrested the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs early Friday for allegedly violating an Israeli ban on Palestinian political activities in east Jerusalem.

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