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Georgia county could ban booze on beach around football game

Sep. 30, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A coastal Georgia county is considering banning alcohol from a popular beach on the weekend of the Florida-Georgia football game in nearby Jacksonville, Florida. The Brunswick News reports that the Glynn County Commission will consider the alcohol ban on East Beach on St. Simons...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 30, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ Sept. 30 The Palm Beach Post on a proposed law that would make property damage or injury as a result of protests a felony: Gov. Ron DeSantis is treading dangerously close to authoritarianism. He should stop —now. Copying whole chapters of President Donald...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends the launch of the Mining and Development Program, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil president calls Biden's Amazon comments 'disastrous'

Sep. 30, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday attacked U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden for saying that the South American nation should suffer “significant economic consequences” if devastation of the Amazon rainforest continues. Biden said during...

In this combination image of two photos showing both President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

World reacts with surprise, worry to 1st Biden-Trump debate

Sep. 30, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Head-scratching perplexity about U.S. democracy in Australia and Denmark. Disdain for “chaos” and “insults” between America's presidential contenders in a Chinese Communist Party tabloid. A European market watcher's warning of a “credibility deficit”...

Former New Mexico pub owners forced to pay $1.4 settlement

Sep. 30, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former owners of a New Mexico restaurant and pub have been ordered to pay almost $1.4 million one year after a judge ruled that they violated a minimum wage ordinance. Former owners Dennis Bonfantine and Janice Bonfantine will pay $1,375,000 to servers who worked at the Kellys...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Sep. 30, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Sept. 30 The Daily News on a recent event in Bowling Green, Kentucky that aimed to bridge gaps between law enforcement and local communities: For months, marches and protests around the country have ignited discussions about civil rights and the role of law...

Former Montana GOP governor Marc Racicot voting for Biden

Sep. 30, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana governor and Republican National Committee chair said he will vote for Democrat Joe Biden in the November election, citing character flaws in President Donald Trump. Marc Racicot made the statement during an interview Tuesday on Yellowstone Public Radio with Home...

Mike Espy readies to speak with reporters in Jackson, Miss., after winning the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. After his victory Tuesday, he will face Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Libertarian candidate Jimmy Edwards in November. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Biden endorses Democrat Espy in Mississippi US Senate race

Sep. 30, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is endorsing Mike Espy in Mississippi's U.S. Senate race as the former agriculture secretary again tries to unseat Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican loyal to President Donald Trump. Hyde-Smith was appointed to the Senate in the spring of 2018...

Sen. Dean Kirby, R-Pearl, speaks on a concurrent resolution that would suspend their business and grant administrative pay to some local governmental entities in light of the coronavirus situation, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi legislators to revise some virus relief spending

Sep. 30, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are returning to the Capitol to reconsider how the state is spending some coronavirus relief money from the federal government. The House and Senate will convene at 10 a.m. Thursday, and they are expected to remain until Friday. Mississippi, like many other...

Man arrested in ambush of 2 Los Angeles County deputies

Sep. 30, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators have arrested and charged a man in connection with the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies earlier this month as they sat in a squad car, authorities said Wednesday. Attempted murder charges were filed against Deonte Lee Murray, 36, District Attorney...