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Governor vows action if establishments don't restrain crowds

May. 17, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said officials will do “whatever we have to do” to enforce social distancing and other protective measures if bars and restaurants fail to restrain crowds as the state eases coronavirus measures. DeWine said he had seen images of a packed Columbus...

FILE - In this April 23, 2020 file photo, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces an extension of the stay at home order for Illinois as well as a mandatory face covering order at his daily Illinois coronavirus update at the Thompson Center.  Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia filed suit against the order, and a judge in southern Illinois ruled Monday, April 27, 2020, that the Illinois governor's order to stem the spread of the coronavirus exceeds his emergency authority and violates individual civil rights. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP File)

Pritzker defends extended order, faces salon owner lawsuit

May. 10, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker defended his stay-at-home order and incremental plans to reopen, saying Sunday that Illinois residents have to change the way things are done until COVID-19 is “eradicated.” The Democrat's comments on CNN’s “State of the Union” came as...

Maryland sued over coronavirus stay-at-home orders

May. 3, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Churches, businesses and several state lawmakers are suing Maryland officials to try to overturn Gov. Larry Hogan's stay-at-home order and other restrictions put in place to try to deter the spread of the coronavirus. A group known as ReOpen Virginia joined Del. Dan Cox, a Frederick...

A station passageway is crowded with commuters wearing face mask during a rush hour in Tokyo Monday, April 27, 2020. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to all of Japan from just Tokyo and other urban areas as the virus continues to spread. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan adds 14 more countries to entry ban list

Apr. 27, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan adds 14 more countries to entry ban list. —...

Northam defends gun control bills after Trump's critique

Apr. 19, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is defending recently signed gun-control legislation after President Donald Trump accused the state of “trying to take your guns away.” Northam did not directly engage Trump when asked about the president's critique Sunday on CNN's...