Top Headlines for March 29, 2020

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • Riot Breaks Out at Prison in Northeast Thailand

    Officials in Thailand say a riot has broken out at a prison in the northeastern province of Buriram, and smoke can be seen coming from the facility.
  • Polish Composer, Conductor Krzysztof Penderecki Dies at 86

    Poland’s leading composer and conductor, Krzysztof Penderecki died Sunday after a ?long and serious illness,? sources close to his family said. He was 86.
  • Modi Apologizes to Indians for 21-Day Lockdown Hardships

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized to the public on Sunday for imposing a three-week national lockdown, calling it harsh but ?needed to win? the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Off to the Cafe: Sweden Is Outlier in Virus Restrictions

    The streets of Stockholm are quiet but not deserted. People still sit at outdoor cafes in the center of Sweden’s capital. Vendors still sell flowers. Teenagers still chat in groups in parks. Some still greet each other with hugs and handshakes.
  • Dubai Firm Tied to Trump Posts Loss as Virus Downturn Looms

    Dubai’s largest, fully private real estate developer posted on Sunday its first yearly loss since becoming a publicly traded company, a worrying sign for the sheikhdom’s already-reeling vital property market that’s been hit with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Germany’s Merkel Shines in Virus Crisis Even as Power Wanes

    In her first address to the nation on the coronavirus pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel calmly appealed to citizens’ reason and discipline to slow the spread of the virus, acknowledging as a woman who grew up in communist East Germany how difficult it is to give up freedoms, yet as a trained scientist emphasizing that the facts don’t lie.
  • The Latest: Nations Scramble to Evacuate Citizens From Bali

    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.
  • New York Residents Urged to Avoid Travel as Virus Spreads

    Health authorities urged millions of residents of the New York City region to avoid non-essential travel due to surging coronavirus infections there as deaths in the United States and Europe rose and countries including Russia and Vietnam tightened travel and business restrictions.
  • Counties Without Coronavirus Are Mostly Rural, Poor

    As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated Press shows.
  • US Agency Includes Gun Sellers as ‘Critical’ Infrastructure

    A gun rights group is cheering the Trump administration’s designation of the firearms industry, including retailers, as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure during the coronavirus emergency.
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