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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces the state's phase three openings at a news conference in St. Petersburg, Fla. As the summer coronavirus spike in Sunbelt states subsides, Florida has gone the furthest in lifting restrictions, especially on restaurants where the burden of ensuring safety has shifted to business owners and residents _ raising concerns of a resurgence. (John Pendygraft/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

The Latest: Florida governor requires schools to remain open

Nov. 30, 2020 3:58 PM EST

MIAMI — Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Monday that schools will be required to remain open despite the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, arguing lockdowns and closures have not worked. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,...

Mayor: Trenton surpasses record for homicides set in 2013

Nov. 30, 2020 3:35 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's capital surpassed its record for homicides set in 2013 with the 38th and 39th slayings over the weekend, Mayor Reed Gusciora said in a statement. COVID-19 set the year apart, with high economic uncertainty, closed schools and police officers facing quarantines, Gusciora...

Brendan Hurley, a junior in high school, is tested for COVID-19 at a drive-through testing site in a parking garage in West Nyack, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The site was only open to students and staff of Rockland County schools in an effort to test enough people to keep the schools open for in-person learning. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Cuomo says hospitals must prepare for expected virus surge

Nov. 30, 2020 3:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s hospitals must prepare for an expected surge in coronavirus infections by stockpiling masks and gowns, expanding capacity and identifying retired nurses and doctors who could pitch in, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Cuomo said that with more than 3,500 people now...

South Dakota marks November as deadliest month of pandemic

Nov. 30, 2020 1:23 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota reported three more COVID-19 deaths on Monday as the state marked the end of its deadliest month of the pandemic to date. Health officials reported 521 deaths in November — more than all other months of the pandemic combined. The total death toll from the virus...

Tickets dismissed against Chicago mayor's security team

Nov. 30, 2020 1:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago mayor's security team has been getting the green light when it comes to tickets for red-light camera violations, a newspaper reported. Ten of 13 tickets for speed or red-light camera violations have been dismissed since May 2019, the Chicago Tribune reported, even when Mayor Lori...

South Carolina city extends mask mandate until end of 2020

Nov. 30, 2020 12:46 PM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The mayor of a South Carolina city has extended the city’s mask mandate for enclosed areas until the end of the year. Myrtle Beach's mask mandate will now be effective through Dec. 31 under Mayor Brenda Bethune's extension of the city's coronavirus emergency order, the city...

Cities ask legislators to ensure non-residents pay taxes

Nov. 30, 2020 11:18 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan mayors on Monday asked the Legislature to act quickly to ensure two-dozen cities collecting income taxes do not lose revenue because non-residents are working at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Officials warned that without the approval of bills in December's lame-duck...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EST

Omaha World Herald. Nov. 29, 2020 Local quality of life puts Offutt in contention for Space Command Nebraskans can take pride that Offutt Air Force base is among the six military sites under consideration to host the re-established U.S. Space Command. And there’s an additional reason the situation is...

Mayor-elect in West Virginia loses arm in hunting accident

Nov. 30, 2020 8:02 AM EST

DUNBAR, W.Va. (AP) — The mayor-elect of a West Virginia city has lost an arm in a hunting accident. Dunbar Mayor-elect Scott Elliott was injured in a hunting accident Friday, City Council member Greg Hudson said in a Facebook post. The accident happened in the Davis Creek area of Charleston, WCHS-TV...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters after voting during the run-off municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Bolsonaro, who sometimes has embraced the label

Brazil's Bolsonaro suffers wave of defeats in mayoral races

Nov. 30, 2020 12:05 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro suffered big losses in Brazil's just-completed municipal elections, with only five mayoral candidates he supported winning their races and none of them in the most important cities. The president's worst rebuff came in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro, where Mayor...