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Medical staff holds swabs for rapid COVID-19 tests at a high school in Rome, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. While hospitalizations and intensive care admissions are slightly rising, Italy has so far managed to keep its coronavirus infections per 100,000 people far lower than France, Spain or Britain, which earlier this week were forced to impose new restrictions to avoid a second pandemic wave. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: Kansas: Record 16% of virus tests are positive

Sep. 28, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas is reporting another seven-day record for new coronavirus cases, with 16% of tests for the virus during that period coming back positive. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Monday that the U.S. state had 2,037 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases since...

Alabama city removes Confederate monument following vote

Sep. 28, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city has removed a 115-year-old Confederate monument following a vote by city leaders that was prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice and the legacy of the Civil War. Workers with the city of Anniston began removing the stone obelisk from the grassy median...

Honolulu to withdraw from rail partnership procurement

Sep. 28, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's mayor announced the city plans to withdraw from its part in establishing a public-private partnership for the final stretch of the city’s $9.2 billion rail project. Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Friday that the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is responsible for...

Missouri panel restarts housing tax credit dropped in 2017

Sep. 28, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state low-income housing tax credit sought by developers seeking to build affordable housing but often criticized by Missouri officials as inefficient has resumed after a three-year moratorium. The Missouri Housing Development Commission has restarted the program, The Kansas City...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 28, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

The Dallas Morning News. Sept 27, 2020 Dallas budget fight did real political damage City Council got little for the pain. To look at the ugly 9-6 split vote and the very real, if short-lived, danger that the Dallas City Council would fail to approve its budget, you would be forgiven for thinking a lot was at...

Greensboro taking steps toward more transparency with police

Sep. 28, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — City officials in the North Carolina city of Greensboro say they plan to spend more time studying police interactions with the public and to regularly release information on police officers' job performance. The News & Record reported Sunday that a memo from the city's manager...

Minnesota mayor disputes harassment of COVID-19 survey team

Sep. 27, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of a southern Minnesota city is disputing state health department claims that a COVID-19 survey team was threatened there earlier this month. State health officials on Friday reported cases of health workers being subjected to hostility — including racial slurs —...

Deadly microbe water warning lifted for final Texas city

Sep. 27, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

LAKE JACKSON, Texas (AP) — Environmental officials in Texas have lifted a warning for a final Houston-area community to stop using tap water because it might be tainted with a deadly brain-eating microbe, but with a warning that the water should be boiled before being consumed. Earlier this month,...

New York City principals union demands state control schools

Sep. 27, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The union representing New York City’s school principals called Sunday for the state to take control of the school system from the mayor for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic as hundreds of thousands of children are set to report back to classrooms this week. The Council of...

Greens win mayoral runoffs in 3 west German cities

Sep. 27, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Candidates for the environmentalist Greens won mayoral runoff votes in three west German cities Sunday, underscoring the party's strength a year before national elections. The Greens' candidate, Sibylle Keupen, won more than two thirds of the vote in Aachen, on the border with Belgium and the...