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Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News speaks as President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Trump plans to debate Biden despite rule changes

Oct. 19, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump plans to attend Thursday’s debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden despite rule changes — opposed by his campaign — that are meant to foster more ordered discussions....

Toby Gregory's yard that is adorned with 1,006 white crosses to represent Oklahoma deaths due to COVID-19, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. Gregory was able to keep up with the state death toll until last week, and then it became too many. He says he doesn't have the room or supplies to keep up with the current death toll, but will do about 50 more crosses. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

Oct. 19, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections. Premier Micheal Martin said Monday the measures take effect at midnight Wednesday and run until Dec. 1. People are being asked to stay at home,...

New Mexico tribes concerned about pitch to expand gambling

Oct. 19, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Native American leaders in New Mexico are raising concerns about a proposal by non-tribal racetracks and casinos to overhaul the industry and open the state to Las Vegas-style gambling. They testified during a legislative meeting Monday that allowing unlimited slot machines, table...

Pittsburgh group releases police reform recommendations

Oct. 19, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A taskforce charged with examining Pittsburgh's policing policies in the wake of protests over police brutality that erupted in the city and across the country this summer has issued a report recommending dozens of reforms including practicing de-escalation, placing limits on use of force...

New Hampshire brings income tax dispute to Supreme Court

Oct. 19, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Massachusetts from collecting income tax from roughly 80,000 New Hampshire residents who are employed by Massachusetts companies but have been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. “Massachusetts cannot...

House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, at lectern, and Senate President Page Cortez, R-Lafayette, left, answer questions at a news conference in Memorial Hall before the start of the Special Legislative Session, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP)

Analysis: Few virus decisions made in La. special session

Oct. 18, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have entered the waning days of their special session on the coronavirus pandemic with few decisions made on responding to the outbreak or their dispute with Gov. John Bel Edwards about his approach. The majority-Republican House and Senate have sent the...

Denver mayor OKs more funds for social services program

Oct. 17, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said the city will invest $3 million into the STAR Program in 2021, which pairs mental health experts with social services on certain 911 calls. The operation will be moved to the city’s public health department, according to Department of Finance...

Virginia lawmakers pass new budget amid coronavirus pandemic

Oct. 16, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers all but wrapped up a special legislative session Friday by approving a new state budget that gives bonuses to police, pays for a host of new criminal justice reforms, and extends moratoriums on evictions and utility shutoffs during the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Judge: Alaska governor used veto power to punish courts

Oct. 16, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy unconstitutionally used his veto powers to punish the courts following a state Supreme Court decision that invalidated proposed abortion restrictions, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Court Judge Jennifer Henderson said Dunleavy's vetoes of $334,700 from the...

Correction: Virginia Legislature-Special Session story

Oct. 16, 2020 4:29 PM EDT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story Oct. 15, 2020, about the Virginia General Assembly, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of federal COVID-19 relief funds appropriated to help home health care workers in the state. It is $73 million, not $73,000.