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Federal report accuses Georgia congressman of misusing funds

Aug. 5, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. House of Representatives report concludes that a Georgia congressman used campaign funds to pay for membership, green fees and meals at two exclusive golf courses. A separate taxpayer-funded account paid for holiday parties for U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop’s staff over four years,...

FILE - In this July 1, 2020, file photo, Abel Gomez waits for his order at Mariscos Linda food truck as dining tables are sealed off with caution tape due to the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and has ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising. On Monday, July 13, 2020, Newsom extended that order statewide and closed additional parts of the world's fifth-largest economy, including indoor malls and offices for noncritical industries. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

Jul. 13, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bars and inside restaurant dining are banned throughout California, while indoor religious services, gyms and hair and nail salons are again off-limits in most of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday in issuing a sweeping set of closures to head off surging coronavirus cases...

Tim Matsche, general manager of Loggers Trail, pauses on the golf course in Stillwater, Minn., on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Since coronavirus pandemic restrictions have been eased in Minnesota, golf courses throughout the Twin Cities metro area are as packed as they have ever been. (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press via AP)

Minnesotans flood golf courses as virus restrictions ease

Jul. 11, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Loggers Trail general manager Tim Matsche keeps his tongue in cheek when talking about the uptick in golf amid the coronavirus pandemic. “For the golf industry, this is the best thing since Tiger Woods,” he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Since restrictions have been...

Virus cases jump in Branson area after tourists return

Jun. 28, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A jump in coronavirus cases after many businesses in the Branson area reopened to tourists has health officials concerned. The Taney County Health Department urged people to wear masks in public after reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, according to the Kansas City Star. The...