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Rise in coronavirus infections may impact winter sports plan

Oct. 27, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

The organization that oversees high school sports in Connecticut says it may need to wait until mid-November before deciding whether or how to move forward with a winter sports season as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state continues to rise. Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday the rate of people found with the...

Vermont officials: gatherings, travel bring new COVID cases

Oct. 27, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

Vermont's top officials said Tuesday that small gatherings and out-of-state travel by people who do not quarantine on their return appear to be the source of COVID-19 infections that are increasing across the state. During his regular Tuesday virus briefing, Republican Gov. Phil Scott said the outbreak that began...

A member of the Kansas State marching band plays the trombone while wearing a face mask during the second half of an NCAA football game against Kansas Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Latest: NFL says 8 players tested positive for COVID-19

Oct. 27, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Football League and the Players Association announced Tuesday that eight players and 11 other personnel tested positive in the latest round of screening for COVID-19. All are in isolation and have no access to club...

Runners wear masks out of concern for the coronavirus while jogging along a sidewalk, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Baker: Surge in new virus cases driven by people under 30

Oct. 27, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The recent surge in confirmed coronavirus cases in Massachusetts is being driven in large part by an increase among younger people, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday. Whereas 15% of new cases in April were among people under age 30, now 37% of the new confirmed cases are people in that age...

Editorial Roundup:

Oct. 27, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette. October 25, 2020 Voters left uneducated on coming school change State officials love to point out more than half of the state’s budget is dedicated to education. It’s the go-to response when confronted with data on lagging teacher salaries or growing inequity among...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attends a meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Belarus leader seeks to punish striking workers, students

Oct. 27, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko urged authorities Tuesday to take action against plant workers and students who participate in a strike called by the opposition as the authoritarian leader made another attempt to halt protests of his reelection. University students left classes...

Whistleblower Kamil Jarzembowski meets journalists outside St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Two priests are going on trial in the Vatican’s criminal tribunal this week, one accused of sexually abusing an altar boy who served at papal Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica, and the other accused of covering it up. The proceedings starting Wednesday were forced on the Holy See after victims and Jarzembowski went public in 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Vatican broadens seminary abuse trial amid negligence claims

Oct. 27, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican criminal tribunal agreed Tuesday to broaden a sex abuse trial involving the Holy See's youth seminary beyond two priests already charged to include the religious organization responsible for running the residence. The lawyer for the alleged victim argued in court that there...

Hallways are empty at Clarke Central High School that would normally be packed with students heading to class in Athens, Ga., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Athens-Clarke County Schools are doing distance learning this fall. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Quarantines vex some Georgia schools as infections spread

Oct. 27, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

ROME, Ga. (AP) — A northwest Georgia school system is sending all its students home to take classes virtually for 10 days because of coronavirus infections and quarantines. The Rome school system said Tuesday that with more than 600 students, faculty and staff members isolated with infections or...

UNI president allows previously blocked anti-abortion group

Oct. 27, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The president of the University of Northern Iowa has overridden an earlier decision by the school’s student government that had denied recognition of a student anti-abortion group. UNI President Mark Nook ruled Sunday that Students for Life of America will be allowed to...

University of New Mexico regents choose new school seal

Oct. 27, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Regents at New Mexico’s largest university have decided on a new design for the school's official seal to replace one that had sparked protests. University of New Mexico officials confirmed Monday that the decision was made during a recent meeting, but it will likely take...