Top Headlines for April 12, 2020

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Headline News from the Associated Press
  • World’s Militaries Face a New Enemy in Virus Outbreak

    The coronavirus pandemic has forced militaries and militias to adapt to an invisible enemy, even as traditional conflicts grind on.
  • Pope Celebrates Joy of Easter Amid Sorrow of Virus, Alone

    Pope Francis and Catholics around the world marked a solitary Easter Sunday, forced to celebrate the most joyful day in the Christian calendar amid the sorrowful reminders of the devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Turkey Charts Less Restrictive Virus Path to Protect Economy

    Police across Turkey are conducting routine ID checks on the streets, stopping anyone who looks under 20 or over 65 as they enforce a coronavirus curfew for the young and the elderly. Yet factory workers are still going to their jobs, people freely ride buses and many offices remain open.
  • 20,000: US Death Toll Overtakes Italy’s as Midwest Braces

    The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed Italy’s for the highest in the world, surpassing 20,000, as Chicago and other cities across the Midwest braced for a potential surge in victims and moved to snuff out smoldering hot spots of contagion before they erupt.
  • Israel Tightens Quarantine in Jerusalem to Halt Virus Spread

    The Israeli government approved a tight quarantine of several areas of Jerusalem on Sunday, including the historic Old City, in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the city’s most susceptible neighborhoods.
  • 4 Germans Sheltered by New Zealand Family to Fly Home

    Four German students say they’re glad they’ll finally get to fly home Sunday but also sad to say goodbye to the New Zealand family that sheltered them for 2 1/2 weeks during a nationwide lockdown.
  • ‘SNL’ Returns for Work-At-Home Version With Host Tom Hanks

    ?Saturday Night Live? tried its first ?quarantine version' of the comedy show, with coronavirus pioneer Tom Hanks, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and the comedy show’s entire cast phoning in with jokes from home.
  • The Latest: British PM Says He Owes Life to Health Staff

    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.
  • AP Was There: Jack Nicklaus Charges to 6th Green Jacket

    A panel of 15 golf writers were asked to vote on the top Masters in history. They are being republished this week because the Masters has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 1986 Masters was voted No. 1 by a large margin. The following story moved on was on April 13, 1986.
  • Church Displaced by Virus Moves Easter Service to Beat Storm

    When Pastor Matt McGarity looked out at his Clover, South Carolina, congregation, he saw a view unlike anything he?d seen before. The familiar faces of his flock were blurred behind vehicle windshields, with the exception a few children sticking their heads out of sunroofs. Some held onto dogs while others sat listening to the Easter service in their Sunday best ? on a Saturday evening.

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