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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp returns to his office after giving a coronavirus briefing at the Capitol Friday, July 17, 2020, in Atlanta.  Kemp is suing Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over its face mask mandate. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

State and local officials tussle over virus restrictions

Jul. 17, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

Across the U.S., state and local officials are trying to balance the competing priorities of protecting their citizens from the coronavirus while keeping the economy running. Add into the mix strong feelings about individual freedom, weak and sometimes contradictory guidance from the federal government, and a...

People wear masks while viewing the gorilla habitat at the San Francisco Zoo on Monday, July 13, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The Latest: 2 more big Calif cities keeping schools shut

Jul. 15, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco and Sacramento have become the latest cities in California to announce that public school students will not return to classrooms when the new term begins because of surges in coronavirus cases and delays in getting test results back. They join Los Angeles and San Diego, the...

FILE- In this April 6, 2020 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Landry, right, speaks about medicines being donated by drug companies to help the fight against the coronavirus during a press conference in Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards listens at left.  Landry is quarantining himself after testing positive for the coronavirus. His spokesman said Tuesday, July 14 that the prominent Republican elected official has no symptoms of COVID-19 (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)

Louisiana attorney general says mask mandate likely illegal

Jul. 15, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Landry, who is currently quarantining after testing positive for the coronavirus, issued a legal opinion Wednesday saying the governor's statewide mask mandate and bar restrictions to combat the outbreak appear to violate Louisiana's constitution. The...

Vice President Pence participates in a roundtable discussion at LSU's Tiger Stadium with higher education leaders focusing on fall reopening plans and university sports programs. Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Pence urges school reopening in Louisiana amid virus surge

Jul. 14, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence insisted Tuesday the country's schools should reopen to in-person instruction for students, making the point in Louisiana as the state has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus only months after signs pointed to a successful...