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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, listens as Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, right, speaks during a news conference in front of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mobile command center at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. The Corps of Engineers will transform the newly renovated facility into a hospital by April 27, news outlets reported Tuesday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Prominent Florida convention center becoming a hospital

Apr. 8, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two months ago, the Miami Beach Convention Center hosted tens of thousands of cheering and laughing Super Bowl guests visiting the NFL’s traveling museum and interactive displays. Now it is filled around-the-clock with members of the Army Corps of Engineers performing the...

Voters masked against coronavirus line up at Riverside High School for Wisconsin's primary election Tuesday April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Black voters weighed history, health in Wisconsin election

Apr. 8, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — After going to sleep angry and afraid to vote, Xavier Thomas woke up on election day in Wisconsin thinking about how hard black people had to fight for the right to cast a ballot. He didn't want to be deterred despite the coronavirus pandemic and the government's failure to get him...

Voters masked against coronavirus line up at Riverside High School for Wisconsin's primary election Tuesday April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Latest: Voters return 77% of absentee ballots in time

Apr. 7, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin's primary election (all times local): New numbers from the Wisconsin Elections Commission show voters have returned at least three-quarters of the absentee ballots they requested in time for them to count in the state’s spring election and more could be...

Seattle City Council sends big business tax bid to committee

Apr. 7, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has again decided to consider a tax on large businesses, this time while contending with fallout from the coronavirus. The council voted unanimously Monday to review legislation proposed by Councilwomen Kshama Sawant and Tammy Morales that would impose a 1.3% payroll...

This April 6, 2020 photo provided by Scott Trindl shows one of the tables, fitted with protective plexiglass, at the sole polling location for city of Waukesha, Wis., residents. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday, April 6, 2020 moved to postpone the state's presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting a court challenge and adding to confusion about whether voters will be able to head to the polls on Tuesday. (Scott Trindl via AP)

Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

Apr. 6, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an order postponing the...

The Latest: Justice says election should proceed

Apr. 6, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who is on the ballot Tuesday said the election should proceed as the court was weighing a legal challenge from Republicans who want to block Democratic Gov. Tony Evers...

New Mexico city mayor sworn in after predecessor indicted

Apr. 3, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The northern New Mexico city of Las Vegas has officially sworn in a new mayor whose predecessor resigned amid bribery charges. The Las Vegas Optic reports Louie Trujillo took the oath of office Wednesday during a special ceremony that was live-streamed to the public. The ceremony was...

Ex-Kansas City councilwoman to run for lieutenant governor

Mar. 31, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Council woman Alissia Canady is running as a Democrat for Missouri lieutenant governor and former Republican auditor candidate Saundra McDowell is running for governor. Tuesday marked the last day candidates could file to run in the upcoming Aug. 4 primary....

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. The Trump administration will announce Thursday, March 26, 2020, indictments against Maduro and members of his inner circle for effectively converting Venezuela's state into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups, according to multiple people familiar with the situation. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

Mar. 31, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is prepared to lift crippling sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government requiring both Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó to step aside in favor of a five-person governing council, U.S. officials said. The...

Brenda Jones checks over her ballot as she votes absentee during drive-up early voting in the City off Milwaukee Saturday, March 28, 2020. A steady stream of cars lined up around City Hall with drivers showing a photo identification and getting their ballots at the Zeidler Building, 841 N. Broadway. Drive-up early voting will be available Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3 p.m. and Monday-Friday 8am-5pm in the City of Milwaukee. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via AP)

Wisconsin prepares field hospitals as virus cases increase

Mar. 30, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is preparing to open field hospitals and voluntary isolation centers in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 patients, with cases expected to peak in another week or more, Gov. Tony Evers and state health leaders said Monday. “We are headed into the worst of this,...