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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks to members of the media outside a voter service center, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump, Biden hit battleground Pennsylvania amid pandemic

Oct. 26, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden zeroed in on the critical battleground of Pennsylvania on Monday, demonstrating starkly different approaches to rallying voters just eight days before polls close during the worst public health crisis in a century. Trump drew...

Nevada to vaccinate frontline medical workers first

Oct. 26, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — As the pandemic surges throughout the state, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday that the initial supply of COVID-19 vaccines the state receives will go toward frontline medical workers and individuals at high risk of exposure. Sisolak said he is confident in the Federal...

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2020, file photo, coronavirus-themed Halloween decorations are displayed on a lawn in Tenafly, N.J. In a year when fear and death have commandeered front-row seats in American life, what does it mean to encounter Halloween, a holiday whose very existence hinges on turning fear and death into entertainment? (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

The Latest: Ky. gov urges more care in hardest-hit counties

Oct. 26, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s governor is urging people in the state’s counties hit hardest by the pandemic to take stricter steps to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Gov. Andy Beshear stressed Monday that he is only offering recommendations — not mandates. Beshear says people...

Lamont warns restaurants, bars not to 'ruin it' for others

Oct. 26, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

Gov. Ned Lamont warned Monday that bars and restaurants violating Connecticut's COVID-19 restrictions will “ruin it” for other establishments complying with social distancing rules, including required face coverings, if they don't change their ways. The Democrat said he was concerned to learn about...

New Mexico officials issue warning about hospital capacity

Oct. 26, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — If COVID-19 continues to spread in New Mexico like it has in recent weeks, officials with three of the largest health care systems in the state warned Monday that hospitals and health care workers will not be able to keep up. Despite having some of the most restrictive public...

Sasha Jacquez tests The University of Texas at El Paso student Ariona Gill for coronavirus Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at the UTEP Fox Fine Arts Center in El Paso, Texas. Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in nearly every single state. In El Paso, authorities instructed people to stay home for two weeks and imposed a 10-p.m.-to-5-a.m. curfew because of a surge that has overwhelmed hospitals. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)

Coronavirus deaths are rising again in the US, as feared

Oct. 26, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in practically every state, despite assurances from President Donald Trump over the weekend that “we're rounding the turn, we're doing great.”...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Altoona-Blair County Airport, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Martinsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump celebrates expected Barrett confirmation

Oct. 26, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 6:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is celebrating the expected confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court as he campaigns in Pennsylvania during his third rally of the day. Trump asked a crowd of thousands that...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 26, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Akron’s police auditor can’t deliver transparency without more help Akron Beacon Journal Oct. 18 As the only city in Ohio with a police auditor, one might think Akron is on the cutting edge of providing citizens with...

Angered women's rights activists and their supporters block rush-hour traffic at a major roundabout on the fifth day of nationwide protests against recent court ruling that tightened further Poland's restrictive abortion law, in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.  The court effectively banned almost all abortions. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Angry women block traffic across Poland over abortion ban

Oct. 26, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women’s rights activists and many thousands of supporters held a fifth day of protests across Poland on Monday, defying pandemic restrictions to express their fury at a top court decision that tightens the predominantly Catholic nation’s already strict abortion law. In...

Ohio legislative board approves $420 million in pandemic aid

Oct. 26, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Small businesses, bars and restaurants, low-income renters, arts groups, and colleges and universities are among those eligible for about $420 million in federal pandemic dollars approved by an Ohio legislative budget panel Monday. The pandemic aid passed by the state Controlling...