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Sam Gordon poses for a photograph, Oct. 20, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Gordon was the only girl in a tackle football league when she started playing the game at age 9. Now, Gordon hopes she can give girls a chance to play on female-only high school teams through a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Female football star sues for schools to offer girls' teams

Oct. 27, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sam Gordon's staggering football skills made her famous at age 9. But they didn't make her fully welcome on the field. As the only girl in a tackle football league in Utah, she heard parents from opposing teams urge their kids to “beat the girl.” “I had a target...

A devotee applies vermilion on the face of another during Durga Puja festival in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The Hindu festival season is traditionally laced with an unmatched fanfare and extravaganza, with socializing being the hallmark of the celebration. But because of the coronavirus pandemic this year's festivities have started on a pale note. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Latest: India's daily infections at lowest in 3 months

Oct. 27, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that’s the lowest one-day tally in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. In its report Tuesday, the Health Ministry also listed 488 new fatalities from COVID-19 in the previous 24...

Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, spoke to reporters in the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. He ordered a return to some restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus as intertwined health care systems across the state showed early signs of buckling. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

Idaho governor orders return to some COVID-19 restrictions

Oct. 26, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday ordered a return to some restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus as intertwined health care systems across the state showed early signs of buckling. The Republican governor returned the state to stage 3 of his four-stage reopening plan and...

Trump administration sending 1.8M rapid tests to Missouri

Oct. 26, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration on Monday announced it's sending 1.8 million rapid coronavirus tests to Missouri. The tests can identify COVID-19 in as little as 15 minutes, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Around 1 million of...

Teachers union asks Maryland for more info on virus cases

Oct. 26, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

The union representing more than 74,000 educators in Maryland asked officials on Monday to release standardized procedures to handle coronavirus cases in classrooms across the state and be transparent about infections at schools. The president of the Maryland State Education Association, Cheryl Bost, said the...

Teen found shot to death on rural South Carolina road

Oct. 26, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

JENKINSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A 17-year-old was found shot to death beside his car on a rural South Carolina highway, authorities said. Trevis Boyd Jr. was shot several times and was declared dead when he was found Saturday night on the ground near his car beside state Highway 215 in Jenkinsville, the...

Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, walks with Gov. Doug Burgum after holding a roundtable discussion with state and local government and medical leaders on the campus of Bismarck State College on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

Birx calls Bismarck's virus protocols the worst she's seen

Oct. 26, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The White House coronavirus response coordinator said Monday that she spent a day looking around Bismarck and found its COVID-19 protocols to be the worst she’s seen anywhere in the country. Dr. Deborah Birx, whose tour has taken her to nearly 40 states, said she found the...

North Carolina to get nearly 3.2M BinaxNOW virus tests

Oct. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday it's sending nearly 3.2 million rapid coronavirus tests to North Carolina. The Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 point of care antigen tests can diagnose coronavirus infection in as little as fifteen minutes. The tests will be...

Feds to deliver 1.2M rapid coronavirus tests to Oklahoma

Oct. 26, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal officials plan to send Oklahoma nearly 1.2 million rapid coronavirus tests that can diagnose the infection in as few as 15 minutes, the White House announced on Monday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to send 1,190,000 Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19...

Arizona Supreme Court explains education tax ruling

Oct. 26, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A trial judge misconstrued an earlier court ruling when he blocked a voter initiative over the summer that the state Supreme Court later revived, the high court said in a Monday ruling that explained its reasons for reinstating the Invest in Education Act to the November ballot. The high...