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North Dakota reports 8 deaths, all in Morton County

Sep. 19, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials on Saturday reported eight more coronavirus-related deaths, all in Morton County. The deaths included a woman in her 80s, a woman in her 90s, three men in their 80s and three men in their 90s. All had underlying health conditions. Neighboring Burleigh...

Emergency crews work the scene where multiple people were shot outside a senior living apartment complex, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Mayville, Wis. (Doug Raflik/The Reporter via AP)

Shooting outside Wisconsin apartments leaves 4 hurt

Sep. 17, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who lives in a senior apartment complex in a small Wisconsin town opened fire on three fellow residents before apparently shooting himself, authorities said Thursday. All four were airlifted to trauma centers following the shooting Wednesday evening outside Spring Glen Apartments...

Mexico sees discrimination in stores' coronavirus measures

Sep. 17, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican government body warned grocery stores Thursday about complaints it has received alleging discrimination against the elderly and single-parent families due to coronavirus social-distancing measures. Many grocery stores, especially those in Mexico City, have instituted rules...

Election officials refuse to allow deputies in nursing homes

Sep. 16, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials decided Wednesday to stay with their decision not to allow special voting deputies into nursing homes to help residents cast absentee ballots in November's election out of concerns of spreading the coronavirus. State law allows local clerks to appoint...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Sep. 16, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Sept. 13 Decatur Daily on preparing to vote well in advance of the November election: The state has begun accepting applications for absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 general election, and already local election officials are seeing a surge of requests. Combine a...

Vietnam court sentences 2 to death over land dispute clash

Sep. 14, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court on Monday sentenced two villagers to death in the killings of three policemen during a clash over a land dispute, state media reported. Twenty-seven other villagers received sentences of up to life imprisonment. The newspaper Vietnam News said half brothers Le Dinh...

4 elderly people killed in head-on crash in South Carolina

Sep. 12, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Four elderly people were killed in a head-on crash in South Carolina, and a suspect was in custody Saturday on DUI charges, authorities said. A 2004 Ford Explorer headed south Friday on Highway 14 in Greer, South Carolina, crossed the center line and hit a 2006 Saturn VUE,...

North Dakota reports 468 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths

Sep. 12, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials reported 468 new positive coronavirus cases and three more deaths on Saturday. The number of new positive cases included 61 in Burleigh County and 51 in neighboring Morton County. The counties that include the Bismarck metropolitan area have taken over as...

Justice Department warns of scammers posing as agency staff

Sep. 11, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is urging seniors to be cautious of a phone scam in which impostors claim to be department investigators in order to obtain people's personal information. Federal prosecutors in Boston announced Friday that the Justice Department has received reports about the...

Alabama college students sanctioned for COVID violations

Sep. 10, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — More than 600 students at the University of Alabama have been sanctioned — including 33 who were effectively suspended — for violating rules intended to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases on campus, a school spokesman said Thursday. The university had issued 639...