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United States ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft speaks during a Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

UN is voting on US resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

Aug. 13, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council started voting Thursday evening on a U.S. resolution that would indefinitely extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran, a measure that faces strong opposition from Russia and China and is almost certain to be defeated. The results of the email voting because of...

A sign urging people to wear masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus is posted, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, near Art Deco hotels along Miami Beach, Florida's famed Ocean Drive in South Beach. Florida added at least 276 fatalities to its coronavirus death toll on Tuesday, a new state record. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida sheriff bans masks for deputies with some exceptions

Aug. 12, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida sheriff says his deputies won’t be allowed to wear face masks except under some conditions, and neither will visitors to the sheriff’s office. Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods said in an email to staff that he had weighed both sides of the issue...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2011, file photo, former Republican State Senator Dan Kapanke answers questions in Onalaska Wis.  (Rory O'Driscoll/La Crosse Tribune via AP, File)

Battle lines set for Wisconsin GOP's super-majority push

Aug. 12, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's primaries set the battle lines for a push by Republicans to secure veto-proof legislative super-majorities, locking in high-stakes match-ups against Democrats around the state. After Tuesday's primary, Republicans head into November with solid control of both the Assembly...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald speaks to reporters, in Madison, Wis.   (AP Photo by Scott Bauer, File)

Wisconsin Senate leader Fitzgerald wins US House primary

Aug. 12, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald took a giant step Tuesday toward seizing an open seat in Congress, easily defeating a surveying company owner in a Republican primary as the state navigated its second statewide election since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in...

Maintaining proper social distancing and while mostly wearing face masks, legislators listen as House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, explains the business of overriding several bill votes by Gov. Tate Reeves, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. In order to lessen the possible impact of COVID-19 on the legislators, most wore masks during their hours at the state building as well as socially distanced themselves in the chamber, in the gallery and in adjacent committee rooms at the Capitol. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi lawmakers leave without Marine Resources budget

Aug. 11, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators left the Capitol on Tuesday without setting a budget for the state Department of Marine Resources. The agency will continue to operate by using federal money, as it has since the state budget year started July 1. Talks between the House and Senate stalled over...

Today in History

Aug. 11, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 11, the 224th day of 2020. There are 142 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 11, 1997, President Bill Clinton made the first use of the historic line-item veto, rejecting three items in spending and tax bills. (However, the U.S. Supreme...

House Education Committee chairman Richard Bennett, R-Long Beach, encourages fellow lawmakers to vote to override a veto by Gov. Tate Reeves of the education budget bill, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The House voted 109-7 to override Reeves's veto of the education bill. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi school funding feud resolved with veto, new bill

Aug. 10, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators returned to the Capitol on Monday and resolved a dispute over education funding for the budget year that began July 1. They also expanded a grant program for businesses that have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, increasing the minimum award from $1,500 to...

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Whitmer vetoes bill to expand immunity from medical lawsuits

Aug. 10, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday vetoed Republican-sponsored legislation that would have given additional health providers and facilities legal protection from lawsuits in any state-declared emergency and have continued the immunity for longer during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....

FILE - In this July 6, 2020, file photo, Mississippi legislators, staff and Capitol employees take advantage of a drive-thru COVID-19 testing center on the Capitol grounds in Jackson, Miss. Mississippi is seeing the largest outbreak of COVID-19 among legislators in any state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Mississippi lawmakers returning to work on state budget

Aug. 9, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are returning to the Capitol to wrap up unfinished parts of the state budget as leaders are clashing with Republican Gov. Tate Reeves. The legislative website shows that the House and Senate will convene at 1 p.m. Monday. A week after the state budget year...

Gov. Tate Reeves discusses his statewide order for people to wear masks in public amid a recent surge in cases of the new coronavirus during a COVID-19 press briefing, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Jackson, Miss. Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Greg Michel and State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs, also spoke and provided an update on the coronavirus and the state's ongoing strategy to limit transmission. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Analysis: Budget dispute goes to 1 judge in Hinds County

Aug. 9, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican legislative leaders helped defeat a 2015 education initiative by arguing that if someone sued the state over school funding, one judge in Hinds County would make budget decisions for the whole state. Now, some of those same leaders are asking one judge in Hinds...