Sunny weather tempts Europe; UK queen urges self-discipline

LONDON (AP) — As warm, sunny weather beckoned across Europe, authorities admonished people to strictly follow social distancing regulations and stay at home to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Queen Elizabeth II was appealing to Britons on Sunday to exercise self-discipline in “an increasingly challenging time” as the country saw a record 24-hour jump in deaths. In hard-hit Italy, top officials took to national television to scold residents after photos were published showing huge crowds out shopping in Naples, Rome and Genoa. In the United States, the rapid spread of the virus has prompted a chaotic scramble for desperately needed medical equipment and protective gear.