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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice, dies at 87
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to sit on the high court and the first justice in modern times to become a cultural sensation, died Friday of cancer after more than a quarter century on the court. The 87-year-old died at her home in Washington, D.C., surrounded ...

  • Activities association, coaches optimistic for fall sports
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - High school athletics officials and coaches are optimistic some sports teams will be able to compete this year despite silence from state officials on a tentative game schedule. Since summer, pandemic guidelines have kept athletes in groups of five athletes per coach and required them ...

  • Mississippi corrections employee accused of embezzlement
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi Department of Corrections employee has been arrested on charges of embezzlement after officials say he stole prison property and sold it for personal profit. Corrections Commander Carl Arnold, 60, was arrested Tuesday and suspended without pay, Commissioner Burl Cain said Friday afternoon. Arnold, a ...

  • Hawaii to launch new unemployment call center as claims rise
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    HONOLULU (AP) - The unemployment office in Hawaii announced that a new call center is slated to be online by the end of the month to help manage the increased caseload during the pandemic. Some residents have called unsuccessfully every day seeking benefits from the Department of Labor and Industrial ...

  • Emmy show will include $2.8M donation to fight child hunger
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Every Emmy Award handed out Sunday will come with something extra - a $100,000 donation to fight child hunger. The Television Academy announced Friday that each network and streaming service competing on the telecast has pledged the donation for every Emmy they win. With 23 ...

  • Texas reports 3,978 new coronavirus cases, 123 more deaths
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - More than 3,978 new cases were reported Friday of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, as well as 123 new COVID-19 deaths, according to Texas health officials. Hospitalizations from COVID-19 also continued to fall with 3,172 beds filled Friday, 74 fewer than the day before. The trend ...

  • Coronavirus outbreak prompts restrictions at Maryland dorm
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Residents of a dormitory at the University of Maryland are being asked to restrict their movements for the next two weeks after a coronavirus outbreak there. News outlets report that the restrictions affect more than 200 students living in Denton Hall, a traditional high-rise ...

  • COVID-19 testing decrease due wildfires and poor air quality
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The availability of coronavirus testing in Oregon decreased this week due to the massive wildfires and the hazardous air quality that stretched across the state. Despite this, officials said Friday that data continues to show a decline in the rate of COVID-19 transmission in the ...

  • Woman's death blamed on wound from 2017 Vegas Strip massacre
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Medical officials in Las Vegas have attributed the death of a 29-year-old Las Vegas woman to complications from a gunshot wound she received during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history nearly three years ago. However, Las Vegas police said the department does not plan ...

  • Native American activist guilty of rape but not kidnapping
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico jury on Friday convicted a Native American activist of rape and voyeurism, but acquitted him of kidnapping - the most serious charge against him. Santa Fe jurors deliberated for less than four hours before announcing their verdict against Redwolf Pope. ...

  • Mexican intellectuals claim freedom of expression threatened
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denied Friday that his administration has hurt freedom of expression in Mexico, as claimed this week in an open letter signed by hundreds of people, including dozens of well-known intellectuals. The group objected to López Obrador’s frequent accusations that those ...

  • Montana sets COVID case record for second consecutive day
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana health officials reported a record number of COVID-19 cases on Friday, a day after breaking a record that has stood since July. But a state health official said that cases aren't necessarily on the rise. The state confirmed 224 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, ...

  • New California law expands tax credit for immigrants
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will give tax breaks to more immigrants - including those living in the country illegally - under a new law that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Friday. The earned income tax credit gives cash back to people who have jobs but make so little that they ...

  • Marshall University marks 50 years since fatal plane crash
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University is putting up new memorial banners to mark the 50 years since a plane crash killed all 75 football players, coaches and others aboard a flight home from a college matchup. The Herald-Dispatch reports the banners were the product of campus discussions over ...

  • Arkansas reports 724 new coronavirus cases, 7 more deaths
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas on Friday reported 724 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and seven more deaths from the illness it causes. The Department of Health reported the number of confirmed cases in the state since the pandemic began in March now totals 72,338. The department ...

  • State attorneys defend law allowing universal voting by mail
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    DOVER, Del. (AP) - Attorneys for the Delaware Department of Elections are asking a Chancery Court judge to reject the state Republican Party’s challenge to a new law allowing universal voting by mail in the November election. The GOP filed a lawsuit last month arguing lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled ...

  • AP source: Woods gets 4-year, $68M extension with LA Rams
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A person with knowledge of the deal says receiver Robert Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $68 million with the Los Angeles Rams. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rams announced the deal Friday ...

  • Charges upgraded, second suspect arrested in Omaha death
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A man charged in the death of a teenager at an Omaha motel is now facing a second-degree murder charge, police said Friday. Mason Beaverson, 20, originally faced a manslaughter charge in the Sept. 4 death of of 17-year-old Evan Latto at a Motel 6. ...

  • Bergdahl lawyers say judge's job application posed conflict
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A new motion filed in the case of former U.S Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is asking the highest appeals court for the U.S. military to overturn his conviction, citing an alleged conflict of interest involving the judge who originally presided over his sentencing. The motion filed ...

  • 'Grateful' - Players celebrate Big Ten's reversal on season
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - When Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields gathered with some of his teammates last Saturday to watch college football on TV, the mood was dark. “Distraught,” Fields said. The Big Ten decided to scrap fall sports Aug. 11 in the name of player safety because of the ...

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