Municipal governments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wearing a face mask leaves after a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo Thursday, May 14, 2020. Abe announced the lifting of a coronavirus state of emergency ahead of schedule in most of the country except for eight high-risk areas. (Akio Kon/Pool Photo via AP)
May 14, 2020 - 8:13 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Thursday the lifting of a coronavirus state of emergency ahead of schedule in most of the country except for eight high-risk areas. Abe lifted the measure in 39 of the country’s 47 prefectures. It remains in effect in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2020, file photo, a teacher removes students’ artwork from a bulletin board as she packs the art in her kindergarten classroom at an elementary school in Olathe, Kan. The coronavirus is proving ruinous to state budgets, forcing many governments to consider once-unthinkable cuts to schools, universities, health care programs and a wide array of other basic functions. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 13, 2020 - 10:00 pm
As the nation enters a third month of economic devastation, the coronavirus is proving ruinous to state budgets, forcing many governments to consider deep cuts to schools, universities, health care and other basic functions that would have been unthinkable just a few months ago. Many states expect...
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Medical personnel help residents sign in for a COVID-19 test at the Bethany Baptist Church, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Churches in low income communities across New York are offering COVID-19 testing to residents in conjunction with New York State and Northwell Health. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 13, 2020 - 9:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A fourth region in upstate New York might start reopening for business. New York City launched an informational campaign about a rare syndrome afflicting children. And the city's police commissioner rebutted complaints of racism in his department's handling of social distancing...
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The Sligo Creek Golf Course in Silver Spring, Md., is opened Monday, May 11, 2020, as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan opened golf courses in the initial stage in easing coronavirus shutdown. As states push for some return to normal business operations, elected officials in the Virginia and Maryland suburbs surrounding Washington, D.C., are unwilling to quickly reopen, as they confront COVID-19 infection and fatality numbers that are the highest in their states. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 13, 2020 - 6:49 pm
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The allure was tempting: Haircuts were to be had, as was the chance to drink a beer at an outdoor bar after governors in Maryland and Virginia agreed to loosen weekslong lockdown restrictions because of the coronavirus. But unlike other areas of the country that are itching...
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Dr. Jose Antonio Gama calls for the next patient at a medical center dedicated exclusively to the testing and treatment of patients with COVID-19, in Mexico City, Saturday, May 9, 2020. Health authorities concede that the real number of new coronavirus infections in the densely populated capital is many times higher than the official count, and authorities and experts agree that the worst is yet to come. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 13, 2020 - 4:12 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador pledged Wednesday to begin reopening Mexico's economy next week — under pressure at home and from U.S. officials — even as the country saw its largest one-day jump in coronavirus cases, hospitals are reeling, and testing remains inadequate...
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In this Monday, May 11, 2020 photo, a jogger wearing a face masks runs in between a biker and a pedestrian not wearing masks as they make their way over the Williamsburg bridge in New York.New York's governor has ordered masks for anyone out in public who can't stay at least six feet away from other people. Yet, while the rule is clear, New Yorkers have adopted their own interpretation of exactly when masks are required, especially outdoors. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 13, 2020 - 1:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Leventhal felt a sneeze coming and panicked. The Brooklynite left his cloth face mask at home for a morning run in a park last week. Walking home, he turned toward an empty street and let the sneeze out, hoping no one would notice. Too bad for him, there’s no hiding without a...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks about the so-called Heroes Act, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, providing nearly $1 trillion for states and cities, “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)
May 13, 2020 - 12:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package, a sweeping effort with $1 trillion for states and cities, “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals. The House is expected to vote on the package as soon...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks after visiting facilities at a Mexican Social Security Institute hospital that will be converted to receive patients suffering from Covid-19, in the Coyoacan district of Mexico City. Lopez Obrador said that sections of 80 public hospitals were being isolated and prepared with an average of eight beds and respirators to care for an expected influx of patients with the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
May 12, 2020 - 10:35 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top advisory body on the coronavirus pandemic said Tuesday it has issued guidelines that would allow for the re-opening of construction, mining, and car and truck manufacturing. The General Health Council said that following a meeting it had decided to classify those...
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Senators listen as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks remotely during a virtual Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
May 12, 2020 - 10:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert issued a blunt warning Tuesday that cities and states could “turn back the clock” and see more COVID-19 deaths and economic damage alike if they lift coronavirus stay-at-home orders too fast -- a sharp contrast as President...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks about the so-called Heroes Act, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, providing nearly $1 trillion for states and cities, “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)
May 12, 2020 - 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, a sweeping effort with $1 trillion for states and cities, “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals. The House is expected to vote on the package...
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