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Waukesha settles on one polling place for in-person voting for Election Day due to the coronavirus Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Waukesha. Waukesha city officials announced Monday all voters will be directed to the Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St. The city is reducing the number of polling places from the usual 13 sites. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Federal judge signals he won't postpone Wisconsin election

Apr. 1, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge signaled Wednesday that he won't postpone or make any major changes to Wisconsin's presidential primary to alleviate concerns that voters and poll workers could contract the coronavirus. U.S. District Judge William Conley told attorneys for the Democratic National...

Prosecutors want charges dropped against Vagos gang members

Apr. 1, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors who failed to convict eight current and former Vagos biker gang members of racketeering charges stemming from a deadly casino shootout asked a U.S. judge in Las Vegas to dismiss all counts against 11 other defendants in the case. In court filings Friday, U.S. attorneys...

Rights group asks justices to release inmates over COVID-19

Apr. 1, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Hours after Disability Rights Montana asked the state Supreme Court to order the release of some prison and jail inmates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus because the state wasn't doing enough, the governor issued a directive listing steps that — for the most part...

Iowa agrees to allow some abortions despite virus order

Apr. 1, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa abortion providers and the state reached an agreement Wednesday whereby a recent order by Gov. Kim Reynolds to temporarily halt elective medical procedures as part of her coronavirus response will not apply to all abortions. When Reynolds was asked last week if her order...

Two Connecticut National Guard personnel wheel a crate of supplies provided by FEMA to the state for a temporary field hospital to be constructed at Southern Connecticut State University's Moore Field House to help out during the current coronavirus crisis, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in New Haven, Conn. The 250-bed temporary field hospital, to be constucted by week's end, should facilitate overflow in the event that regional hospitals treating COVID-19 patients reach their capacity. FEMA responded to the governor's request in anticipation of a surge of COVID-19 cases in April. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Infant in Connecticut who had coronavirus dies

Apr. 1, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 7-week-old baby who died at a hospital in the Hartford area had the coronavirus, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown. The unidentified child from Hartford was unresponsive when taken to the hospital recently and could not be revived. The infant...

Ranchers can apply for grazing allotments Hammonds' lost

Apr. 1, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Cattle producers can apply to compete for access to federal grazing allotments that Oregon’s Hammond Ranches lost in a court decision. However, if Hammond Ranches decides to continue with an administrative challenge against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. those applications...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, funeral home workers remove the body of a person suspected to have died from the coronavirus outbreak from a residential building in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. Skepticism about China’s reported coronavirus cases and deaths has swirled throughout the crisis, fueled by official efforts to quash bad news in the early days and a general distrust of the government. In any country, getting a complete picture of the infections amid the fog of war is virtually impossible. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

The Latest: UN: world economy may shrink by almost 1 percent

Apr. 1, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: ___ — UN: global economy could shrink by almost 1 percent. ...

State Supreme Court will mediate mail-in ballot dispute

Apr. 1, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Supreme Court said Wednesday it will referee a dispute over how to proceed with the state's June 2 primary election without in-person voting to minimize public exposure to the coronavirus. Local election officials from most counties have petitioned the court to suspend...

Court upholds ex-college president's bribery plot conviction

Apr. 1, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of the former president of a private Christian college in northwestern Arkansas who pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme involving state legislators. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit on Tuesday upheld the three-year...

Judge dismisses pharmacies' lawsuit against physicians

Apr. 1, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge in Cleveland has dismissed an effort by pharmacy companies to shift their liability for the opioid crisis to physicians and practitioners in the two Ohio counties suing them, alleging they created a public nuisance. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster ruled Tuesday that...