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Illinois Gov. Pritzker bans indoor dining in Chicago after latest surge of COVID-19 cases

Oct. 27, 2020 4:29 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pritzker bans indoor dining in Chicago after latest surge of COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Alabama highest since August

Oct. 27, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — More people are hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19 in Alabama than any time since August as the coronavirus pandemic worsens across the state, health officials reported Tuesday. Statistics from the Alabama Department of Public Health showed that 1,001 people were hospitalized...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, Theola Carter, left, and Carrie Braxton fill out their ballots on the first day of the state's in-person absentee voting window for the Nov. 3 election outside the City-County Building In Madison, Wis. With just a week to go until Election Day and 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots in hotly contested battleground Wisconsin, the push is on to get all ballots returned after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend the counting deadline. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP File)

Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early votes in

Oct. 27, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by the close of polls on Election Day, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline to receive and count ballots as Democrats had...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, transportation Security Administration personnel and travelers observe COVID-19 transmission prevention protocols at John F. Kennedy International Airport in the Queens borough of New York. The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NY discourages travel to Massachusetts, adds CA to advisory

Oct. 27, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor on Tuesday urged residents to avoid nonessential travel to neighboring Massachusetts, and added California to the state's COVID-19 advisory list. Residents from states on New York’s list must self-quarantine for 14 days. Only seven states, including New...

President Donald Trump talks with the traveling press as first lady Melania Trump waits near Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. They flew together on Marine One to Andrews Air Force Base but are traveling on different planes to campaign separately. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Latest: Melania Trump makes 1st solo 2020 campaign trip

Oct. 27, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Melania Trump is slamming Joe Biden, Democrats and the media as she campaigns for her husband in Pennsylvania. In her first solo appearance of the presidential campaign, Mrs. Trump says Democrats focused on a...

Pat Austin takes COVID-19 swabs in for testing at the state drive-thru testing location UTEP Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. The testing drive-thru site is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times via AP)

Virus pushes twin cities El Paso and Juarez to the brink

Oct. 27, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A record surge in coronavirus cases is pushing hospitals to the brink in the border cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, confronting health officials in Texas and Mexico with twin disasters in the closely knit metropolitan area of 3 million people. Health officials are blaming the...

Oklahoma COVID-19 hospitalizations begin creeping back up

Oct. 27, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Oklahoma began creeping back up on Tuesday, although not to the record levels reached last week. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 907 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, the...

A woman with an umbrella passes the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. U.S. stocks are drifting Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, as momentum slows a day after Wall Street slumped to its worst loss in a month on worries about rising virus counts and Washington’s inability to deliver more aid to the economy.  The (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Stocks end another wobbly day lower as virus cases rise

Oct. 27, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

Stock indexes are closing mostly lower on Wall Street Tuesday as the market’s momentum slows further on worries about rising virus counts and Washington’s inability to deliver more aid to the economy. The S&P 500 lost 0.3% after swinging between small gains and losses earlier. Most stocks in the...

South Dakota medical groups promote masks, countering Noem

Oct. 27, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's largest medical organizations on Tuesday launched a joint effort to promote mask-wearing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as the state suffers through one of the nation's worst outbreaks, a move that countered Gov. Kristi Noem's position of casting doubt on...

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: Positive test halts Cal basketball workouts

Oct. 27, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ California’s men’s basketball team is pausing workouts after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. The school says he is not showing symptoms and the team is following all contact tracing, quarantine...