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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 1956, file photo, United States' Bobby Joe Morrow (55) crosses the finish line of the men's 100-meter race in 10.5 seconds, equaling an Olympic record, during the Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, died Saturday, May 30, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo/File)

Bobby Joe Morrow, 3-time winner in 1956 Olympics, dies at 84

May. 30, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — Bobby Joe Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, died Saturday. He was 84. Morrow's family said he died of natural causes at home in San Benito. Morrow won the 100 and 200 meters in...

Dr. Lee Norman, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's top administrator, answers questions about the coronavirus pandemic during a news conference Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Norman says he would have preferred that Gov. Laura Kelly had not lifted statewide restrictions on businesses. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas health secretary wanted to keep state COVID-19 limits

May. 29, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's top public health administrator acknowledged Friday that he would have preferred that she not lift statewide coronavirus restrictions on businesses and said local officials shouldn't allow bars and nightclubs to reopen yet. Dr. Lee Norman, state secretary of...

In this March, 23, 2020 file photo West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice issues a stay at home order, effective 8 p.m. Tuesday from his office in the WV State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Justice has expanded his aggressive plan to lift coronavirus restrictions after announcing new hotspots in the state’s eastern panhandle. The Republican governor on Thursday, May 21, 2020 said he is considering a mandatory face mask order for Berkeley and Jefferson counties after at least 35 new cases were reported there in a single day. He has dispatched the National Guard to the region to assess the situation.  (Kenny Kemp/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, file)

West Virginia governor moves to allow youth sports with fans

May. 29, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday said he will allow youth sports to resume games with spectators in the stands this summer as he moves to continue lifting coronavirus restrictions. The Republican governor said low-contact youth sports teams can start practicing on June 8...

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Dr. Cara Christ, Director of Arizona Department of Health Services, left, depart after speaking about the state's most recent coronavirus data during a news conference Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Ducey: Schools will reopen in fall, youth sports can resume

May. 28, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Youth sports and summer day camps can resume, and schools will reopen in the fall following closures because of the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Doug Ducey announced Thursday. Schools chief Kathy Hoffman next week will outline how schools will operate, Ducey said, but it won't be a complete...

Rhode Island National Guard Pfc. Gerald Moniz distributes gallons of milk and produce along with volunteers with the Dairy Farmers of America to families in need, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Pawtucket, R.I. Dairy farmers have a milk surplus because demand has dropped as schools and restaurants closed during the coronavirus pandemic, and some farmers have had to pour excess milk away. Farmers donated the 4,300 gallons of milk given away today at McCoy Stadium. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Youth sports returning; hair salon virus guidelines released

May. 28, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

Youth sports programs will be allowed to resume in Rhode Island starting Monday, though there won’t be any league play, tournaments or other organized competitions for now, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday. The Democrat said the focus is on resuming practices and scrimmages under new guidelines to limit...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, Bloomfield High School transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, and other runners in the Connecticut girls Class S indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn. The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has found a Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports is illegal. The office says the policy violates Title IX, the federal civil rights law that guarantees equal education opportunities for women, including in athletics.  (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others' rights

May. 28, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state to change course to keep federal...

GAR High School teachers Tim Lavelle, left, and Kathy Genovese surprise GAR senior Honesty Lopez with her graduation yard sign, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. GAR High School principals and teachers met earlier as a group to go out to student houses within the district to surprise the students with graduation yards signs. (Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

Pro sports can resume in Pennsylvania, without spectators

May. 27, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Professional sports can resume in Pennsylvania where the governor's stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus is no longer in force, but without spectators, Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Wednesday. Those teams and competitors will be allowed to practice or play...

Scott Churchill, sales associate at Horizon Goodwill, works from behind plexiglass while helping a customer with a purchase at Horizon Goodwill in the South End Shopping Center in Hagerstown, MD., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Horizon Goodwill is reopening some of their retail stores with additional safety measures in place including, requiring customers and staff to wear face coverings, occupancy limits in the store and frequent sanitizing. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)

Hogan: Maryland to move to full stage 1 virus recovery plan

May. 27, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland will fully implement the first stage of its coronavirus recovery plan later this week, Hogan said Wednesday, allowing outdoor dining at restaurants while further lessening some restrictions on outdoor activity. Separately, the chairman of a legislative committee criticized...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

May. 27, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ May 27 The Times-News on Gov. Kay Ivey's decision to allow some team athletic activities to resume: In her latest amendment to the safer-at-home order on Thursday, May 21, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced athletic activities can resume for team sports starting at 5...

Colorado restaurants can open Wednesday at reduced capacity

May. 25, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Restaurants in Colorado can re-open at reduced capacity this week and day camps will be allowed to open next week, Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday. Restaurants in spots like El Paso and Routt counties have already been allowed to re-open under special approvals by state health officials....