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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 24, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — To be announced. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Kate Bedingfield, deputy campaign manager for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign; Corey Lewandowski, senior adviser to...

A medical staff takes a swab from a woman as residents line up for the COVID-19 test near the residential area in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao said Tuesday that they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 3 million people following the country's first reported local outbreak of the virus in nearly two months. (Chinatopix ia AP)

The Latest: 3 million tested for coronavirus in Chinese city

Oct. 13, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

BEIJING -- Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao say they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 3 million people following the country’s first reported local outbreak of the virus in nearly two months. The city’s health department said Tuesday that no new positive cases had...

FILE  - In this May 11, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear puts on a face mask after speaking to reporters at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky's governor said Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020,  that he will quarantine after a member of his security detail who drove with his family the day before later tested positive for COVID-19.
Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said he and his family feel fine, show no coronavirus symptoms and have tested negative for the virus. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, File)

The Latest: S. Korea reports 97 new coronavirus cases

Oct. 11, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed 97 new cases of the coronavirus, a modest uptick from the daily levels reported last week, just as officials ease social distancing restrictions after concluding that transmissions have slowed following a resurgence in mid-August. The figures released by the...

FILE - In this April 10, 2020, file photo, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum speaks at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. Hospitalizations from COVID-19 have hit their highest points recently throughout the Midwest, where the growth in new cases has been the worst in the nation. Doug Burgum, North Dakota's Republican governor, acknowledges his state's numbers are moving in the wrong direction as it hit new highs for active and newly confirmed cases, as well as hospitalizations. But he's also touting the state's test positivity staying in the 7% range.(Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

GOP governors in spiking states strain for silver linings

Oct. 11, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 have hit their highest points recently throughout the Midwest, where the growth in new cases has been the worst in the nation. But that's not the message coming from a number of Republican governors in the region, who are working to find silver linings in the ominous health data as...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 9, 2020 10:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Eric Trump, President Donald Trump's son; Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Microsoft co-founder...

Man wanted in Georgia arrested in Arkansas detective's death

Oct. 7, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A 19-year-old man who was wanted on a murder charge in Georgia has been arrested on suspicion of capital murder in connection with the shooting death of an Arkansas police officer, authorities said. Keshone Quantarious Smith, of Arkansas, was being held in the Jefferson County jail...

Arkansas police officer killed, another injured in shooting

Oct. 5, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot Monday and another was injured in an exchange of gunfire at a hotel in Arkansas, authorities said. Detective Kevin Collins, 35, was fatally shot Monday afternoon at the Econo Lodge in Pine Buff, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southeast of Little...

Joyce Elliott, a Democratic state senator running for Congress, talks at her campaign headquarters in Little Rock, Ark., on Aug.,18, 2020. Elliott is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill in central Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District. (AP Photo/Andrew Demillo)

Arkansas race tests Democrats' reach in solidly red state

Oct. 5, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When she ran for an Arkansas congressional seat a decade ago, Joyce Elliott lost by 20 points as Republicans took over nearly every major office. So it would have been easy to write her off as she ran again in a state that's only grown redder. But the state senator has turned what...

A marble urn that contains the cremated remains of security guard Luis Zamudio, who died from symptoms related to COVID-19 at the age of 58, sits on a shelf along with his helmet and his face shield at his home in Lima, Peru, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

The Latest: Australia adds 53 earlier dead to pandemic toll

Sep. 3, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australian authorities have added 53 deaths at nursing homes from earlier this year to the country’s total of coronavirus deaths. Those deaths plus six that officials reported Friday for the previous 24 hours raises Australia’s toll from the pandemic to 737. Victoria state...

Arkansas communities endorse hate crimes law effort

Sep. 2, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Community leaders in an Arkansas region that has struggled with racism and white supremacists over the years on Wednesday endorsed an effort by the governor and lawmakers to enact a hate crimes law. The leaders of Harrison and surrounding Boone County signed resolutions denouncing...