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World May 10, 2020

WHO sees Russia pandemic stabilizing as total cases hit 200,000

The World Health Organization offered a glimmer of hope to Russia’s escalating efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic by saying the spread of the deadly pathogen in the country may be reaching its peak. Although Russia has been recording more than 10,000 new confirmed cases ...

World May 10, 2020

Iran says ready for prisoner swap with U.S.

Iran said Sunday it had expressed readiness for a full prisoner exchange with the United States "with no preconditions" but that Washington was yet to respond. "We said some time ago that we are ready to exchange all Iranian and American prisoners," ISNA news agency ...

Riot police chase Hong Kong Mother's Day protesters

Asia Pacific / Politics May 10, 2020

Riot police chase Hong Kong Mother's Day protesters

Riot police chased protesters through Hong Kong shopping malls Sunday as democracy activists launched Mother's Day flash mob rallies calling for independence and the city's unpopular leader to resign. The semi-autonomous Chinese city was convulsed by seven straight months of often-violent pro-democracy protests last year ...

Mazda seeks ¥300 billion in loans from domestic banks amid pandemic

Business May 10, 2020

Mazda seeks ¥300 billion in loans from domestic banks amid pandemic

Mazda Motor Corp. has asked for ¥300 billion ($2.8 billion) in loans from Japan's three mega-banks and other lenders, company sources said Saturday, as the coronavirus pandemic has damaged the automaker's sales and clouded the outlook for the auto industry. The virus outbreak has dragged ...

Japan urges 13 prefectures not to let guard down as outbreak continues

National May 10, 2020

Japan urges 13 prefectures not to let guard down as outbreak continues

The government is asking 13 prefectures under its special coronavirus alert to continue efforts to reduce interpersonal contact by 80 percent. The government is concerned about the possibility of residents in Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, Osaka, Hyogo, Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Ibaraki, Ishikawa, Gifu, Aichi and Kyoto ...

Georgia man's death raises echoes of U.S. racial terror legacy

World May 10, 2020

Georgia man's death raises echoes of U.S. racial terror legacy

Many people saw more than the last moments of Ahmaud Arbery's life when a video emerged last week of white men armed with guns confronting the black man, a struggle with punches thrown, three shots fired and Arbery collapsing dead. The Feb. 23 shooting in ...

Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies from coronavirus at 75

World May 10, 2020

Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy dies from coronavirus at 75

Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, the duo whose extraordinary magic tricks astonished millions until Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act’s famed white tigers, has died. He was 75. Horn died of complications from the coronavirus on Friday in a ...

Drive-thru Mother's Day flower service in Japan proves a hit

National May 10, 2020

Drive-thru Mother's Day flower service in Japan proves a hit

Cars lined up Saturday at a wholesale market in Kawasaki as customers were set to receive carnation or gerbera flowers for Mother's Day in a drive-thru service to minimize people-to-people contact amid the coronavirus outbreak. The service, which is also aimed at supporting the flower ...

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

Music May 10, 2020

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock ‘n’ roll whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably altered popular music while introducing black R&B to white America, died Saturday after battling bone cancer. He was 87. Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend ...

Falcons' Ricardo Allen says idea of practice is 'nerve-racking'

Football May 10, 2020

Falcons' Ricardo Allen says idea of practice is 'nerve-racking'

Ricardo Allen didn't budge when Georgia was one of the first states to open businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. The Atlanta Falcons safety believes it is smart to stay home. He says he worries about the time when teams across the league open for practice. Restaurants, ...

Yao Ming offers options for restart of Chinese basketball

Basketball May 10, 2020

Yao Ming offers options for restart of Chinese basketball

Yao Ming, the former Houston Rockets star and now president of the Chinese Basketball Association, says the league has three options for resuming the season that has been on hold since Feb. 1 over the coronavirus pandemic. Yao said the league might play out the ...

Denny Hamlin closes NASCAR's iRacing Series with another victory

Auto Racing May 10, 2020

Denny Hamlin closes NASCAR's iRacing Series with another victory

Denny Hamlin closed NASCAR's iRacing Series with a victory at a simulation of throwback North Wilkesboro Speedway. The Daytona 500 winner was instrumental in organizing his fellow Cup drivers for the invitational series that started after the series was suspended. Hamlin, who races barefoot on ...

Memorial Tournament plans use of high-tech badges to track fans

Golf May 10, 2020

Memorial Tournament plans use of high-tech badges to track fans

The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, will use high-tech radio frequency identification (RFID) chips in tournament badges to ensure social distancing is maintained at the July 16-19 PGA Tour event, Golf Digest reported on Saturday. The tracking system was just one of several measures that ...

Dynamo Dresden squad put in quarantine after pair of positive tests

Soccer May 10, 2020

Dynamo Dresden squad put in quarantine after pair of positive tests

Two players at German second-division side Dynamo Dresden tested positive for the new coronavirus on Saturday, putting on hold the club’s planned return to soccer next weekend. The 2.Bundesliga side announced on its website that tests taken on Friday had revealed two new positive cases ...