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A man wearing a face mask walks past an outdoor photography exhibition of healthcare workers in Melbourne, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. The photo essay created by photographer Phoebe Powell is to acknowledge the people working in the Parkville Biomedical Precinct which is home to some of the world's leading medical researchers, clinicians and academics keeping Victoria state safe during the coronavirus pandemic. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Australia prioritizes air service to 3 countries

Oct. 14, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said on Thursday his government was giving priority to reopening air services to Japan, Singapore and South Korea. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he had discussed reopening air routes with the leaders of all three countries. He described Japan and...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo is a former iron ore processing plant near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., that would become part of a proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine. Lawyers for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine and state regulators urged the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, to defer to the judgement of the state Department of Natural Resources and reinstate three critical permits for the project. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Minnesota Supreme Court weighs fate of PolyMet mine permits

Oct. 13, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine and state regulators urged the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday to defer to the judgment of the state Department of Natural Resources and reinstate three critical permits for the project. Attorneys for the DNR and PolyMet argued that...

Judge: Minnesota 2nd District election to take place Nov. 3

Oct. 9, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ruled that the election in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District should proceed in November as originally scheduled, despite the recent death of a third-party candidate, saying a delay would leave constituents without representation for weeks. Democratic...

Judge weighs postponement of Minnesota congressional race

Oct. 7, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge made no immediate decision Wednesday on whether the election for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District will take place in November or whether it will be postponed until February because of the recent death of a third-party candidate. After hearing arguments for...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer said Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, that a statewide mask requirement remains in effect despite the Michigan Supreme Court's invalidation of a law that underpins her orders to control the coronavirus pandemic. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

The Latest: Michigan issues mask requirement, other measures

Oct. 5, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan’s health department issued a mask requirement and other coronavirus restrictions Monday, just days after the state Supreme Court invalidated a 75-year-old emergency powers law that underpinned Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s orders to control the pandemic. The Democratic governor...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Duluth International Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Duluth, Minn. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Minneapolis restaurant quarantines 13 who worked Trump event

Oct. 5, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thirteen staff members from a Minneapolis steakhouse were quarantining after the restaurant catered a fundraiser attended by President Donald Trump during his visit to Minnesota last week, the restaurant said Monday. The 13 work for Murray's Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, which...

Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., speaks during news conference unveiling of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Minnesota congresswoman sues to decide race in November

Sep. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig is seeking a court order requiring that the November election in her congressional race be held as scheduled instead of being delayed until February under a Minnesota law that was triggered when a third-party candidate died. Craig, who is seeking a second...

Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., speaks during news conference unveiling of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

US Rep. Craig asks supporters to vote despite snag in race

Sep. 25, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota congresswoman whose race has been roiled by the death of a third-party candidate urged supporters Friday to vote for her and the rest of the Democratic ticket on the November ballot, even though votes in her race won't count under current circumstances. In a statement,...

Vice President Mike Pence waves to an audience as he arrives at a

Pence, Ivanka visit salon damaged by Minneapolis unrest

Sep. 24, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump made an unannounced stop Thursday at a hair salon left in rubble by the violence that followed George Floyd's death, part of a campaign visit aimed at driving home President Donald Trump's law-and-order message in a key swing state. Pence,...

Minnesota candidate's death triggers special House election

Sep. 24, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota congressional race won't be decided in November after one of the candidates died, triggering a provision in state law that it be pushed to a special election in February, the secretary of state said. Adam Charles Weeks, of the Legal Marijuana Now Party, was running in the...