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Lawsuit: Kansas mayor deleted posts panning virus response

May. 25, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

SCOTT CITY, Kan. (AP) — A resident of a western Kansas town is claiming in a lawsuit that the mayor violated residents' free-speech rights by deleting criticism on social media of how the town was responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Tracy Chambless says in the lawsuit that Scott City and its mayor,...

Annual Veterans Cemetery ceremony shared online

May. 25, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — The traditional Memorial Day ceremony at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery has been canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, and a video tribute will be shared on social media throughout the week instead. The Department of Military Affairs and other organizations filmed a...

Dominic Cummings, senior aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, makes a statement inside 10 Downing Street, London, Monday May 25, 2020, over allegations he breached coronavirus lockdown restrictions. (Jonathan Brady/Pool via AP)

The Latest: WHO to temporarily stop study of malaria drug

May. 25, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — World Health Organization said that it will temporarily...

In this Saturday, May 23, 2020, photo, Gov. Ralph Northam and Tori Bloxom, of Onancock, Va., take a selfie as the governor visits the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Va., to see for himself how crowded the beach was. Northam has repeatedly urged Virginia residents to cover their faces in public during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Democrat didn’t heed his own plea when he posed mask-less for photographs alongside residents during the weekend beach visit. A spokeswoman for the governor’s office said on Sunday that Northam should have brought a face mask with him during his visit on Saturday to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Critics chide Virginia governor for mask-less beach visit

May. 24, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam has repeatedly urged Virginia residents to cover their faces in public during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Democrat didn’t heed his own plea when he posed mask-less for photographs alongside residents during a weekend beach visit. A spokeswoman for the...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014, file photo, former congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. West was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Texas. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Former US Rep. Allen West recovering after Texas crash

May. 24, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida was recovering Sunday after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones and cuts in a motorcycle crash in Texas, according to a post on his Facebook page. The post said West was driving back from a rally in Austin focused on reopening the state...

Japanese pro-wrestler in popular reality show dies at 22

May. 23, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Hana Kimura, a Japanese pro-wrestler who appeared in the latest series of the popular reality show “Terrace House,” has died. She was 22. Her organization Stardom Wrestling confirmed Kimura's death on Saturday. It said details are still largely unknown and the group was...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, oil executive and Republican U.S. House candidate Claire Chase campaigns in Los Lunas, N.M. and talks about her plans to support President Donald Trump. Three Republican hopefuls seeking to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small for a key southern New Mexico seat. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

Dem super PAC pushes 'weak' GOP US House primary candidate

May. 23, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A liberal super PAC is jumping into a New Mexico contested GOP U.S. House primary and running commercials in apparent support of a President Donald Trump ally that Democrats believe they can defeat in November. Patriot Majority PAC began airing television commercials Saturday...

Man, 20, arrested in nursing home assault captured on video

May. 23, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 20-year-old Detroit nursing home patient was arrested for assault and battery after a video shared on social media showed a 75-year-old patient in the same facility being repeatedly punched in the face. The incident occurred May 15 at the nursing home on the city’s northwest side,...

Teen accused of dropping stray dog from balcony on video

May. 23, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old North Carolina man accused of dropping a stray dog from a balcony and posting a video of it on social media was charged with animal cruelty, authorities said. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the suspect, Jashon Tyrell Hampton, was arrested Friday on the...

Harmless or Foul Play: Artist drips paint on virus murals

May. 23, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the wee hours of Saturday morning, someone stalked Frenchmen Street squirting streaks of ketchup-thick paint on many of the much-beloved, graffiti-style murals that had sprung up over the past weeks during the coronavirus lockdown. Fans of the work were outraged by what they assumed...