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Sam McNamara, 3, of Washington, left, followed by his grandmother, scoots by a yard decorated with giant skeletons, both human and dinosaur, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in advance celebration of Halloween in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

DC Mayor: Rising numbers show 'COVID fatigue' relaxation

Oct. 14, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in the nation's capital are warning residents not to relax their COVID-19 vigilance as the local infection numbers rise and the winter flu season approaches. More than 20% of new cases are people who had been to a restaurant or bar in the preceding two weeks and nearly a quarter...

In this Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, photo students work in class at Meridien Public Charter School, in Washington. Several DC charter schools have been doing in-person teaching for small groups of students. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

DC charters offer innovations in pandemic-era education

Oct. 12, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Returning to school in the nation's capital during the pandemic has proven to be an ongoing experiment in learning — and not just for students. Tall, three-sided partitions were set up at Meridian Charter School to protect students against COVID-19 — until administrators...

FILE - In this June 26, 2020 file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom holds a face mask as he urges people to wear them to fight the spread of the coronavirus during a news conference in Rancho Cordova, Calif. A member of Newsom's office staff tested positive for COVID-19 this week and contact tracing has begun, the office said in a statement Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. The staff member had not interacted with Newsom or with staff that routinely interacts with the governor, the statement said. Separately, a state employee who works in a space shared with some staff from the governor's office also tested positive for COVID-19 but the person also had not interacted with the governor or his close staff, the office said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

The Latest: California governor tests negative for virus

Oct. 8, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has tested negative for the coronavirus. The governor’s office said Newsom was tested on Wednesday after someone in the governor’s office tested positive. The staff member who tested positive had not interacted with Newsom or anyone else who often...

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a press briefing Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

DC faults White House over Rose Garden event, urges testing

Oct. 8, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary step, the Washington, D.C., Department of Health has released an open letter appealing to all White House staff and anyone who attended a Sept. 26 event in the Rose Garden to seek medical advice and take a COVID-19 test. The letter indicates a lack of confidence in...

A member of the cleaning staff sprays The James Brady Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

DC government unable to connect with White House on outbreak

Oct. 5, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials with the Washington, D.C., Department of Health have been unsuccessful in trying to connect with the White House to assist with contact tracing and other protocols regarding the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak that has infected President Donald Trump and several senior staff members. ...

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2020, file photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser arrives for a press briefing in Washington. Public Schools in Washington, D.C., will partially reopen their buildings to select students beginning Nov. 9 in a multi-pronged approach as the nation's capital struggles to return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

DC unveils plan to open public school buildings in November

Oct. 5, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public Schools in Washington, D.C., will partially reopen their buildings to select students beginning Nov. 9 in a multi-pronged approach as the nation's capital struggles to return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser had planned to start the 2020...

President Donald Trump gestures as he returns to the White House Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump video tells supporters, 'Don't be afraid'

Oct. 5, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's health after his COVID-19 diagnosis and hospitalization, and infections of close aides and others (all times local): 8:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has tweeted a new video taped after he returned to the White House in which he tells the American...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, photo Attorney General William Barr participates in a roll call with police officers from the Kansas City Police Department in Kansas City, Mo. In a private conference call this week with his U.S. attorneys nationwide, Attorney General William Barr said he wanted prosecutors to be aggressive in charging demonstrators who cause violence. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo, File)

Justice Dept.: Sedition charge may apply to protest violence

Sep. 17, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a memo to U.S. attorneys Thursday obtained by The Associated Press, the Justice Department emphasized that federal prosecutors should aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence — and even sedition charges could potentially apply. The sedition statute doesn't require...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 file photo, Porsche Bennett, Organizer for Black Lives Activists Kenosha, poses for a photo with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wis. On Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting Bennett exposed the Democratic presidential candidate by saying she would not “go off” a paper she was provided by his campaign. Bennett was given the paper to read by her organization, not by Biden’s campaign.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 4, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: A Black woman speaking at a community event with Joe Biden in Kenosha,...

This image from video released by the Metropolitan Police Department, shows body cam video during a foot pursuit with Deon Kay in Washington, on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 2, 2020. Police in the nation’s capital released body camera footage from the officer who fatally shot the Black 18-year-old in the chest. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

DC Police release body camera footage from fatal shooting

Sep. 3, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital on Thursday released body camera footage from the officer who fatally shot a Black teenager a day earlier, leading to protests outside Mayor Muriel Bowser's home and a police station. Deon Kay, 18, was shot in the chest Wednesday afternoon in the midst of a...