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FILE - In this July 23, 2020, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives her weekly update on COVID-19 in New Mexico iin Santa Fe, N.M. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

Business mandates mount as New Mexico deals with virus surge

Oct. 20, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday unveiled more requirements for businesses after a string of record-breaking daily case counts prompted renewed restrictions just last week. Starting Friday, restaurants, breweries, retail stores, gyms and other businesses will be...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wears a mask with the word

Michigan Legislature OKs unemployment, legal liability bills

Oct. 14, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Republican-led Legislature on Wednesday voted to keep intact longer-lasting unemployment benefits and other coronavirus-related orders issued by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, while also striking a deal on liability protections for businesses. The move followed a...

A board displays the Williams family's schedule as the children work on projects at home Friday, March 20, 2020 in Decatur, Ala. Emily Williams, their mother, is a third grade teacher at Austinville Elementary. (Dan Busey/The Decatur Daily via AP)

More Alabama students returning to class despite virus worry

Oct. 13, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Thousands of Alabama students who've spent the coronavirus pandemic in virtual classrooms are returning to traditional instruction despite safety concerns and continuing school shutdowns linked to COVID-19. Schools in Jefferson County began allowing elementary students to return to...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, the entrance to the Tennessee Titans' practice facility is shown in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with the situation says the Tennessee Titans have their second straight day without positive coronavirus tests, giving them the potential to reopen their facility Wednesday after the NFL’s first COVID-19 outbreak. The Titans had no positive tests Monday and continued that trend Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Jets have no positive COVID-19 tests, game with Arizona on

Oct. 9, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

All New York Jets players and coaches have tested negative for COVID-19, and Sunday's game against Arizona will be played on time. The Jets posted a statement on social media Friday night, hours after their training facility was closed due to a presumptive positive coronavirus test for one player. “This...

Eric Trump event venue in Nevada fined over COVID-19 rules

Oct. 7, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada winery that hosted President Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, for a campaign rally and an event equipment firm have been fined a combined $14,500 after state inspectors reported violations of coronavirus pandemic safety measures. Eric Trump’s outdoor appearance Sept. 24 at...

Maskless wedding photo at Vermont inn worries town officials

Oct. 7, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — Officials in the Vermont town of Woodstock say they were concerned by a photo from a wedding at the Woodstock Inn and Resort that showed people not wearing masks or social distancing. The Valley News reports the photo of about 40 people wearing dresses and suits and sitting...

Children of deceased Tyson worker allege lax COVID-19 safety

Oct. 5, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The children of a Tyson Foods worker who died of the coronavirus in April have filed a lawsuit claiming his plant took few safety precautions before he and others became infected in Iowa's first major outbreak. Pedro Cano, 51, worked on the kill floor elbow-to-elbow with others at...

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy wears a star on his mask on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

The Latest: Virus scraps Colorado-Portland MLS game

Oct. 1, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The MLS game between the Colorado Rapids and Portland Timbers on Saturday was postponed until Nov. 4 because of COVID-19. Two additional Colorado players and one additional staff member have confirmed cases, the league said...

A Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, takes off on a test flight from Boeing Field, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Seattle. The MAX was grounded worldwide in early March 2019 after the second of two fatal accidents that together killed 346 people aboard almost-new aircraft. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

FAA chief tests changes to Boeing's grounded 737 Max

Sep. 30, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration, a former military and airline pilot, said Wednesday that he liked what he saw during a two-hour test flight of Boeing’s revamped 737 Max jetliner, a key step as the agency considers whether to let the plane return to flight after two deadly crashes....

US lawmakers propose tighter rules for new airplanes

Sep. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers who criticized regulators over the way they approved the Boeing 737 Max will propose changing the way that the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new plane designs and uses private-sector employees to perform safety analysis. Leading Democrats and Republicans on the House...