DAVID CRARY, GEIR MOULSON and ANGELA CHARLTON
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday at the start of the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of confirmed cases nationwide passed 1.6 million.
In California, where many businesses and recreational activities are reopening, officials in Los Angeles County said they would maintain tight restrictions until July 4. Some religious leaders took issue with Trump's declaration that houses of worship are "essential" and should resume in-person services this weekend.
"Being at the epicenter of this pandemic and in order to protect our flock, we advise that congregations remain clos