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FILE - In this June 19, 2015, file courtroom sketch, David Wright, second from left, is depicted standing before Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, left, with attorney Jessica Hedges, second from right, and Nicholas Rovinski, right, during a hearing in federal court in Boston. A man convicted of leading a plot to behead blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group will serve even longer behind bars after he was sentenced for a second time Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 and ordered to 30 years in prison. David Daoud Wright was originally sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2017 but was ordered to be sentenced again by a different Boston federal court judge after an appeals court last year overturned one of his convictions. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP, File)

Man gets 30 years in 2nd sentencing for beheading plot

Sep. 28, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man convicted of leading a plot to behead blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group will serve even longer behind bars after he was sentenced for a second time Monday and ordered to 30 years in prison. David Daoud Wright was originally sentenced to 28 years in prison in...

Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington that is supporting a sex education requirement for public schools, poses for a photo Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Wash. Democrats in the famously liberal state say they want to protect young people from sexual abuse, diseases and infections. But the increasingly outnumbered and aggrieved Republicans have taken issue with the content of the standards as they rally for local control. The resulting referendum on the November ballot marks the first time in the country that such a decision on sex ed will be decided by voters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Sex ed mandate sparks bitter Washington state ballot fight

Sep. 28, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools earlier this year. But a coalition of Republicans and religious conservatives launched a swift, historic backlash that's led to a bitter partisan fight and an effort...

The Wall Street street sign is framed by a giant American flag hanging on the New York Stock Exchange, in a Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 file photo. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, recovering after their first four-week losing streak in more than a year. A burst of corporate deals helped give investors confidence to put money back in the market, and the S&P 500 rose 1.4% in the early going Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Wall Street claws back some of its losses from September

Sep. 28, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

Wall Street rallied Monday as the stock market clawed back some of its sharp losses from September. The S&P 500 rose 1.6%, following up on its first four-week losing streak in more than a year. It’s still down 4.2% for the month. Several companies announced big mergers and acquisitions, which helped to...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) intercepts the ball from Georgia wide receiver George Pickens (1) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Atlanta.   LSU says Stingley Jr. has been ruled out of the No. 6 Tigers’ opener Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 against Mississippi State because of an illness. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette says Stingley’s illness is not COVID-19 and that the sophomore is expected to rejoin football activities after concluding medical treatment evaluation by doctors.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Orgeron: LSU star defender Stingley expected back vs Vandy

Sep. 28, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

LSU All-America cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. could return to practice as soon as Tuesday and possibly play Saturday at Vanderbilt, coach Ed Orgeron said. Stingley, who also returns punts and is widely considered one of the top players in all of college football, missed LSU's season opening, 44-34 loss to...

Medical staff holds swabs for rapid COVID-19 tests at a high school in Rome, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. While hospitalizations and intensive care admissions are slightly rising, Italy has so far managed to keep its coronavirus infections per 100,000 people far lower than France, Spain or Britain, which earlier this week were forced to impose new restrictions to avoid a second pandemic wave. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)

WHO, partners roll out faster COVID tests for poorer nations

Sep. 28, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization announced Monday that it and leading partners have agreed to a plan to roll out 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for the coronavirus to help lower- and middle-income countries make up ground in a testing gap with richer countries — even if it’s...

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Enrique Hernandez, left, and right fielder Adam Kolarek celebrate their win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Column: A season like no other gets playoffs like no other

Sep. 28, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

The playoffs are here, and there’s no better way to start than by throwing out the first ball Tuesday in Minnesota with the cheating Astros and their 29-31 record. It’s entirely possible, if not terribly likely, that the Astros could suddenly discover a way to start hitting the ball and make the...

A man walks past graffiti at Orcasitas neighbourhood in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Health authorities combating coronavirus in Madrid are adding a further eight areas of the Spanish capital to those with movement restrictions but have not followed a recommendation from the national government that the partial lockdown should apply to the whole city. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Standoff over Madrid's response to virus pandemic continues

Sep. 28, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s health minister pleaded Monday for the third time in four days for tougher coronavirus restrictions in the capital, after a meeting with Madrid regional officials without agreeing on how to tackle a worrying wave of COVID-19 infections. The national government wants to see...

FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows 42-year-old Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, who was arrested earlier this year in Arizona as part of an extradition request made by the Iraqi government. Ahmed, a native of Iraq who became a U.S. citizen in 2015, is charged with murder in the 2006 shooting deaths of two police officers in Fallujah. A judge on Sept. 21, 2020, ordered Ahmed to be jailed until his extradition hearing has concluded. Ahmed has denied involvement in the killings. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Judge: Man charged in 2006 Iraq slayings to remain jailed

Sep. 28, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Arizona has ruled that an Iraqi immigrant arrested on charges of participating in the 2006 killings of two police officers in Iraq will remain jailed until his extradition case concludes. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Morrissey concluded Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri is at risk of...

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Egor Gerasimov of Belarus at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Latest: Female doubles player dropped due to virus

Sep. 28, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A women’s doubles player has been removed from the main draw after she was declared a contact case following her coach’s positive coronavirus test. French Open organizers did not name the player. Doubles matches start...

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Mississippi: 'Fake' letter claims mask mandate abolished

Sep. 28, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A letter circulating on social media claiming to be from the office of Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and abolishing the statewide mask mandate is fake, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency officials said Sunday. “The letter is a FAKE,” the agency wrote on its Facebook...