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About two dozen House Republican lawmakers stand on the Louisiana Capitol steps in support of a petition that would end the state of emergency over COVID-19, on Wednesday, June 25, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. The lawmakers have restarted a petition effort that failed to gain enough signatures earlier in the year, hoping to end the state of emergency declared by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

The Latest: Mayo Clinic to end pay cuts, recall workers

Jun. 25, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic is ending pay cuts that the Minnesota-based health system imposed to deal with a patient downturn caused by the novel coronavirus. The Star Tribune reports Mayo plans to restore pay and return furloughed workers this summer. In April, Mayo announced plans to cut pay to...

Commuters wearing protective face masks to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus line up to board a bus at a bus terminal in Beijing, Monday, June 22, 2020. A Beijing government spokesperson said the city has contained the momentum of a recent coronavirus outbreak that has infected a few hundreds of people, after the number of daily new cases fell to single digits. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China reports 22 newly confirmed cases of virus

Jun. 22, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

BEIJING — China has reported 22 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 13 in Beijing, a day after a city government spokesperson said containment measures had slowed the momentum of an outbreak in the capital that has infected more than 200 people. Another nine cases were brought by Chinese...

NCAA says it will review Idaho's transgender law in August

Jun. 11, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — NCAA officials will discuss Idaho’s law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports amid calls for the organization to move men’s basketball tournament games scheduled to be played in the state next March. In a statement Thursday, the NCAA said it...

FILE - In this May 24, 2019, file photo, Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York. Groups that advocate for civil rights and women’s rights have joined notable athletes in asking the NCAA to move the first and second rounds of the 2021 men’s basketball tournament out of Idaho after the state passed a law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports. A letter sent and signed by a list of professional athletes including Megan Rapinoe, Billie Jean King, Jason Collins and Sue Bird calls for the NCAA to move the games set to be held March 2021 at Boise State University. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Rights groups, athletes ask NCAA to move tourney from Idaho

Jun. 10, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Groups that advocate for civil rights and women’s rights have joined notable athletes in asking the NCAA to move 2021 men’s basketball tournament games out of Idaho after the state passed a law banning transgender women from competing in women’s sports. A letter...

Idaho offers $1,500 bonus for people to return to work

Jun. 5, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho residents on unemployment could receive a one-time bonus of up to $1,500 to return to work under a plan Gov. Brad Little announced Friday. The Republican governor said the incentive is intended to help get the state's economy going again. Part-time workers would receive $750....

Kentucky allowing driver's license, ID renewals remotely

Jun. 1, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is letting people renew or replace their driver’s licenses and ID cards remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Andy Beshear’s office said people whose licenses, permits or ID cards were lost or expired between March 1 and June 30 may apply with their...

FILE - This Dec. 10, 2014, file photo provided by the Idaho Department of Correction shows Adree Edmo. The U.S. Supreme Court won't put  the gender confirmation surgery on hold for Edmo, an Idaho transgender inmate, while a lawsuit over the procedure moves forward. The order on Thursday, May 21, 2020, means Edmo can continue getting pre-surgical treatments and potentially even gender confirmation surgery this year while Idaho officials wait to hear if the high court will consider their appeal. (Idaho Department of Correction via AP, File)

Supreme Court won't put transgender inmate surgery on hold

May. 21, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't put an Idaho transgender inmate's gender confirmation surgery on hold while a lawsuit over the procedure moves forward. The order on Thursday means Adree Edmo can continue getting pre-surgical treatments and potentially even gender confirmation surgery this...

This photo released by the Idaho State Police shows wreckage after a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 near the town of Shelley, Idaho, Friday, May 15, 2020. Idaho State Police say two people and more than a dozen dogs died when a box truck transporting animals for a rescue group crashed Friday in eastern Idaho. (Idaho State Police via AP)

2 people, 14 dogs killed in crash on Idaho interstate

May. 15, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say two people and more than a dozen dogs died when a box truck transporting animals for a rescue group crashed in eastern Idaho. They say the truck was the only vehicle involved in the accident reported early Friday on Interstate 15 near Shelley. The driver and a...