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The Latest: New Mexico loses ground in COVID-19 spread fight

The Latest: New Mexico loses ground in COVID-19 spread fight

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico is losing ground in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 as newly reported daily infections hit a record of 488 cases.
California fire investigators seize utility equipment

California fire investigators seize utility equipment

SAN FRANCISCO — Fire investigators looking into what caused a wildfire that killed four people in far Northern California have taken possession of equipment belonging to Pacific Gas and Electric, the utility reported Friday.

Judge: Minnesota 2nd District election to take place Nov. 3

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge on Friday ruled that the election in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District should proceed in November as originally scheduled, despite the recent death of a third-party candidate, saying a delay would leave constituents

Switzerland says Swiss hostage in Mali has been killed

GENEVA — Switzerland’s Foreign Ministry said Friday that a Swiss woman who was held hostage in Mali has been killed by an Islamist group.
Ohio county says nearly 50,000 voters received wrong ballots

Ohio county says nearly 50,000 voters received wrong ballots

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nearly 50,000 voters received incorrect absentee ballots in the county that is home to Ohio’s capital and largest city, elections officials said Friday as they promised corrected ballots would be mailed within 72 hours.
Whitey Ford, Hall of Fame ace for mighty Yankees, died at 91

Whitey Ford, Hall of Fame ace for mighty Yankees, died at 91

NEW YORK — During an era when the Yankees won the World Series so routinely it was joked that rooting for them was like rooting for General Motors, their ace pitcher owned the most fitting nickname: “The Chairman of the Board.
Ex-officer charged in George Floyd's death freed on $1M bond

Ex-officer charged in George Floyd's death freed on $1M bond

MINNEAPOLIS — The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd posted bail Wednesday and was released from state prison, leading Minnesota's governor to activate the National Guard to help keep the peace in the e
Connecticut city OKs renaming sewage plant for John Oliver

Connecticut city OKs renaming sewage plant for John Oliver

It's official. Every time residents of Danbury, Connecticut, flush, they will be sending their special deliveries to the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant.
Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until May 30

Broadway shutdown due to virus extended again until May 30

NEW YORK — Fans of Broadway will have to wait a little longer for shows to resume — until at least late May.
World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for hunger fight

World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for hunger fight

NIAMEY, Niger — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting hunger and seeking to end its use as "a weapon of war and conflict” at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has driven millions more people to the brink of starva