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Dr. Deborah Birx, a high-ranking member of President Trump's coronavirus response team, exits Sid McDonald Hall to conduct a press conference at the University of Alabama Friday Sept. 11, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Gary Cosby Jr./The Tuscaloosa News via AP)

Labor Day holiday has yet to lead to virus surge in Alabama

Sep. 22, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A feared increase in Alabama's coronavirus caseload after Labor Day get-togethers has yet to materialize two weeks after the holiday, leaving health officials cautiously optimistic. While new cases are being confirmed daily and about 240 people have died of COVID-19 since the first...

In this image made from UNTV video, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)

Iran strikes defiant tone at UN under crushing US sanctions

Sep. 22, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered a defiant and fiery speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly as his nation grapples with the Middle East’s worst coronavirus outbreak and a weakened economy, but he insisted that it is the U.S. that will surrender to...

As COVID-19 cases rise, health care industry sees upheaval

Sep. 22, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials on Tuesday reported 320 new cases of COVID-19 as the state experiences an uptick in cases in recent weeks and state lawmakers readied plans to address the crisis with federal relief money. Representatives from the state’s health care providers...

FILE - Pedestrians wear protective masks during the coronavirus pandemic as they walk past Brookfield Place Saturday, May 9, 2020, in New York. Brookfield Properties, one of the nation’s largest mall operators, is cutting 20% of its workforce in its retail division, as the pandemic has accelerated online shopping and resulted in a string of store closings and bankruptcies. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mall titan Brookfield, Ralph Lauren both reducing workforce

Sep. 22, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brookfield Properties, one of the nation's largest mall operators, is cutting 20% of its workforce in its retail division, as the pandemic has accelerated online shopping and resulted in a string of store closings. The Chicago-based mall, which operates 170 mall properties, has more than...

Republicans want to appeal major Michigan ballot decision

Sep. 22, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature is seeking to intervene in a major court decision that will allow absentee ballots to be counted days after the election. The House and Senate want to join the case and appeal the decision. Absentee ballots postmarked by Nov. 2 are eligible to...

FILE - In this June 20, 2020, file photo, Tiz the Law (8), with jockey Manny Franco up, approaches the finish line on his way to winning the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race in Elmont, N.Y. Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law won’t run in next month’s Preakness, spoiling what would have been a highly anticipated rematch with Kentucky Derby winner Authentic. The Preakness on Oct. 3 at Pimlico concludes this year’s reconfigured Triple Crown series, which was run out of order because of the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Belmont winner Tiz the Law won't run in Preakness

Sep. 22, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law won’t run in next month’s Preakness, spoiling what would have been a highly anticipated rematch with Kentucky Derby winner Authentic. The Preakness on Oct. 3 at Pimlico concludes this year’s reconfigured Triple Crown series, which was run out of order because...

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert answers questions about a postponed game between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx after Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff game between the Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Seattle, Minnesota set to play Game 1 of WNBA playoff series

Sep. 22, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

Game 1 of the WNBA playoff semifinals between the Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx will be played Tuesday night, two days after it was postponed because of inconclusive COVID-19 tests. The league said Tuesday that multiple players on the Storm had undergone additional testing, which came back negative after their...

Rhode Island added back to Connecticut quarantine list

Sep. 22, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rhode Island and four other states have reappeared on Connecticut's COVID-19 travel advisory, given recent upticks in cases in those locations. As of Tuesday, anyone traveling from 35 states and territories with a positive case rate that's higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or a...

In this image made from UNTV video, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at U.N. headquarters in New York. The U.N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders started Tuesday with pre-recorded speeches from some of the planet's biggest powers, kept at home by the coronavirus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme at their video gathering this year. (UNTV via AP)

Russia's Putin urges end to sanctions to boost world economy

Sep. 22, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin argued Tuesday that ending “illegitimate sanctions” against countries like his could boost the coronavirus-hit global economy and create jobs, using his annual speech at the U.N. General Assembly to stress the need for multilateral cooperation...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Swanton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Court, COVID, race are topics for first Trump-Biden debate

Sep. 22, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will face off on the Supreme Court, the coronavirus pandemic and race and violence in the nation's cities next week when they meet for their first presidential debate. The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates on Tuesday...