Japan's state of emergency is no lock down. What's in it?

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other hard-hit Japanese prefectures to fortify the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. But this is no Euro...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 8, the 99th day of 2020. There are 267 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 8,...

With prime minister in ICU, Britain asks: Who's in charge?

LONDON (AP) — As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fights the coronavirus in the intensive care unit of a London hospital, the people of his country are wishing him well — and asking who’s in char...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms dramatically worsened Monday, just a day after he was ...

Supreme Court won't hear case of 'Texas Seven' inmate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of a Texas death row inmate who argued he should get a new trial because the judge who presided over his case was biased agai...

Polish govt divided over holding mail-in presidential vote

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government is divided and reportedly struggling for its survival over whether to hold a mail-in presidential election in May during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

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Today in History Today is Monday, April 6, the 97th day of 2020. There are 269 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 6, 18...

ACLU files 1st coronavirus curfew lawsuit in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The ACLU said Sunday it is seeking an injunction to block part of Puerto Rico's strict curfew against the new coronavirus, arguing that some of its restrictions are uncons...

Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Entire countries are on lockdown, state visits canceled, travel curtailed, key meetings postponed or moved online. The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altere...

Georgia rapper Playboi Carti facing drug, traffic charges

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Rapper Playboi Carti has been released from custody following his arrest on drug and traffic charges in Georgia. Playboi Carti, whose real name is Jordan Carter...

Hungary's Orban strikes back at EU criticism on extra powers

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister struck back at his critics in the European Union, saying he has “no time” for dealing with some of them during the coronavirus pandemic and accusing o...

Poland divided over having presidential vote during pandemic

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s parliament is preparing to vote Friday on legislation that would transform the country’s May presidential election entirely into a mail-in ballot due to the health risks...

Judge in Maryland weighs release of 2 detained immigrants

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Immigrants’ rights advocates on Thursday urged a federal judge to order the release of two people from Maryland immigration detention facilities, saying their medical conditi...

States largely have authority over when to shut down, reopen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has the biggest megaphone, but it's governors and local officials who will decide what type of restrictions to impose on their citizens to try to slow the spre...

Florida governor loses latest bid to curtail felon voting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have lost their latest bid to enforce a state law denying the right to vote for felons who have not paid all court fines and fees. Tuesday...