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Under Legal Pressure, New York Relaxes Restrictions On More Gatherings

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| The state first allowed gatherings of up to 10 people at religious services and Memorial Day events. Just hours after a lawsuit was filed, though, New York modified the order to include everyone.

What To Know As Israel's Netanyahu Goes On Trial For Corruption Charges


The Israeli prime minister is due in court Sunday for corruption charges, including that he allegedly offered a media company regulatory favors for positive coverage.

Ahead Of Eid, India's Muslim Clerics Urge Celebrating At Home, Donating To Charity


"The happiness of Eid is in not hugging each other and not shaking hands this time over," said a leading Indian imam. "Eid is related to life and happiness and we have to give the same."

Fear Of Public Restrooms Prompts Creative Solutions As Some Businesses Reopen


Some people are afraid to use potentially germ-filled public restrooms as stay-at-home restrictions begin lifting. That's boosting sales of products that offer creative alternatives.


With Moratorium Lifted, Houston Becomes Largest U.S. City Where Evictions Can Resume


Some Texas cities are taking additional steps to protect renters and delay evictions, but many Texans remain vulnerable. A Houston rental assistance program ran out of funding in just 90 minutes.

Indonesians Prepare For Eid Holiday Amid Concerns Over Spread Of COVID-19


Indonesia, with a population of 260 million, has confirmed more than 20,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 1,320 deaths, but many suspect the numbers are not a true reflection of the disease's reach.

Sons of Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Forgive His Killers, Paving Way for Pardons


The writer's eldest son, Saleh, tweeted Thursday, "If a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah."

CDC Advice On Surface Spread Of COVID-19 'Has Not Changed,' Agency Says


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a headline change on its website seemed to trigger news reports saying its guidelines have changed.

Alabama Opening Theaters, Zoos And Water Parks Despite Recent Rise In Cases


Gov. Kay Ivey is relaxing restrictions on schools, water parks and other elements of normal life. Since early March, Alabama has received more than 501,000 jobless claims.