Colleen Barry, The Associated Press

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The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Colleen:

From Italy, maestro looks to reopen US classical music scene

RAVENNA, Italy (AP) — Conducting a joyful Mozart motet, Riccardo Muti sent a resounding message Sunday night, that live classical music has returned to the Italian stage after the coronavirus lockdown. A full summer festival program is planned in his adopted home of Ravenna, even as the musical outlook remains grim in the United States, where he also conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. → Read More

AP PHOTOS: Nursing home residents allowed comfort of family

Loved ones are being allowed to reunite with residents of the Martino Zanchi Foundation nursing home in the northern Italian town of Alzano → Read More

Italy opens borders ahead of neighbors, still eyed warily

VENTIMIGLIA, Italy (AP) — Italy officially ended its long coronavirus lockdown Wednesday, opening regional and international borders in a bid to boost summer tourism, but found itself alone as European → Read More

FDA finds contamination in several brands of diabetes drug

U.S. health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory tests found elevated levels of a contaminant linked to cancer. → Read More

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. → Read More

Europe's social welfare net shows signs of wear from virus

In the U.S., the virus threw more than 2 million people out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses, stoking fears the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the world's largest economy. → Read More

US couple waits 2 1/2 months in lockdown to visit Pompeii

POMPEII, Italy (AP) — An American couple waited a lifetime plus 2 ½ months to visit the ancient ruins of Pompeii together. → Read More

Gucci, Saint Laurent seek radical redo of fashion calendars

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Gucci and Saint Laurent are two of the highest profile luxury fashion houses to announce they will leave the fashion calendar behind, with its relentless four-times-a-year → Read More

European leaders are blunt: A vaccine won't come soon enough

SOAVE, Italy — In separate, stark warnings, two major European leaders have bluntly told their citizens that the world needs to adapt to living with the coronavirus and cannot wait to be saved by the development of a vaccine.The comments by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came as nations around the world and U.S. states are both struggling with… → Read More

European leaders are blunt: A vaccine won't come soon enough

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — In separate, stark warnings, two major European leaders have bluntly told their citizens that the world needs to adapt to living with the coronavirus and cannot wait to be saved by the development of a vaccine. The comments by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came as nations around the world and U. S. states are both struggling… → Read More

European leaders are blunt: Vaccines won't come soon enough

Public health experts warn that the pandemic, which has killed more than 88,000 people in the U.S. and 300,000 worldwide, could pick up again if precautions are not taken or people return to work too soon. → Read More

European leaders are blunt: Vaccines won't come soon enough

Public health experts warn that the pandemic, which has killed more than 88,000 people in the U.S. and 300,000 worldwide, could pick up again if precautions are not taken or people return to work too soon. → Read More

European leaders are blunt: Vaccines won't come soon enough

Public health experts warn that the pandemic, which has killed more than 88,000 people in the U.S. and 300,000 worldwide, could pick up again if precautions are not taken or people return to work too soon. → Read More

Obama criticizes virus response in online graduation speech

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized U.S. leaders overseeing the nation's response to the coronavirus, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials "aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” → Read More

Local health agencies struggle to ramp up virus tracking

Cook County, Illinois, has just 29 contact tracers serving 2.5 million people living in suburban communities around Chicago. → Read More

Nations begin to reopen but with warning: don’t overdo it

In the United States, an Associated Press analysis found that 41 of the nation's 50 states fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that experts say are necessary to avoid another wave of outbreaks, even as some of those states move aggressively to allow businesses to reopen. → Read More

Italy seeks to boost tourism by opening borders June 3

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Italian government announced Saturday that it will throw open its borders next month, effectively ending Europe’s longest and strictest coronavirus lockdown just as the summer → Read More

Florida man still waiting to go home after 8 weeks stuck on cruise ship

Taylor Grimes was working at a cruise ship jewelry store when all this started in mid-March. He tested positive and now waits on the cruise for the OK to go home. → Read More

Pizzas (and haircuts) back on the menu, but with warnings

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venice geared up to receive tourists, Milan's pizzerias prepared for hungry customers and Australians went out to eat for the first time in weeks Saturday, but the reopening of restaurants, pubs and cafes came with a warning: Don't overdo it. Public health experts urged caution as governments eased restrictions on eateries, shops and parks in many countries and rolled out… → Read More

Pizzas (and haircuts) back on the menu, but with warnings

In the United States, an Associated Press analysis found that 41 of the nation's 50 states fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that experts say are necessary to avoid another wave of outbreaks, even as some of those states move aggressively to allow businesses to reopen. → Read More