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A health officer collecting swab samples from rail commuters to test for COVID-19 drinks water during a break at a railway station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

The Latest: Sri Lanka orders more curfews over virus cluster

Oct. 21, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Authorities in Sri Lanka have closed the country’s main fish market and widened the curfew in many parts of the island nation following a surge of coronavirus infections related to a new cluster centered on a garment factory. The government imposed a curfew Thursday in parts of...

Woman's obituary: In lieu of flowers 'do not vote for Trump'

Oct. 21, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An obituary for a Minneapolis-area woman who died at age 93 included one specific request for her mourners: Do not vote for Donald Trump. Georgia May Adkins, of Inver Grove Heights, died of a stroke on Sept. 28 at United Hospital in St. Paul. A pair of obituaries published in the St....

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of a private Christian school that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

Oct. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. The policies that discriminated against...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) runs with the ball against Wisconsin during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, in Indianapolis. The ACC, Big 12 and SEC have been playing anywhere from three to five weeks amid the pandemic, and all the players and coaches around the Big Ten could do is watch.
“Most of it's been torture, just not being able to play games,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

College Football Picks: Big Ten returns to Big Ten weather

Oct. 21, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

Just as Big Ten weather hits the Midwest comes the start of the Big Ten football season. The conference that called off fall football in August only to reverse course a month later kicks off a nine-week season with no breaks and five teams already in the AP Top 25. No. 14 Wisconsin and Illinois get things rolling...

Minnesota reports 35 new COVID deaths, tying mark from May

Oct. 21, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota reported 35 confirmed new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, tying a single-day record set on May 28. It’s possible that some of the 35 new deaths occurred sometime before Tuesday because it can take several days for deaths to be reported to the Minnesota Department of...

Jesslyn Phillips, waits for a bus with her daughter Nyarai Weekly, 5, in the snow, Tuesday, Oct, 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)

Parts of Minnesota get record snow for this early in October

Oct. 21, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A record-setting October snowstorm dumped heavy snow in Minnesota and parts of northern Wisconsin and the eastern Dakotas, causing slippery driving conditions. It was the heaviest snow this early in October for many Minnesota locations and some in northwestern Wisconsin. The National...

Milton DeJesus and members of the Osseo football team practiced outside in the heavy snow in preparation for their Friday night game against Totino-Grace, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Maple Grove, Minn. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

First significant snowstorm could set records in Minnesota

Oct. 20, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The season's first significant snowstorm of the year was dumping heavy amounts of precipitation in Minnesota and Wisconsin Tuesday and causing slippery driving conditions in the Dakotas. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning until early evening for portions of...

Conservative lawyer floats challenge of election outcome

Oct. 20, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national conservative group may challenge the outcome of the Nov. 3 elections by arguing that municipalities are improperly using hundreds of millions of dollars in private money to administer the polls, a lawyer for the group said Tuesday. Attorney Erick Kaardal argued during a...

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo speaks during a press conference to announce the Justice Department has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force at the Federal Courthouse, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. Chief Arradondo says he's grateful for the offer and hopes city leaders will take advantage of it. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

DOJ announces center to help cops, offers aid to Minneapolis

Oct. 20, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that will provide training and assistance to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force, and officials expressed hope that Minneapolis would be the...

Minneapolis police deputy demoted over 'white boys' comment

Oct. 20, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A high-ranking deputy to the Minneapolis' police chief said he was demoted after he was quoted in a newspaper story referring to white officers as “white boys,” which led to a backlash within the department. Art Knight, who is Black and who was Police Chief Medaria...