October 24th, 2020

World News

Wisconsin judge upholds mask order for enclosed spaces

By Todd Richmond And Scott Bauer, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2020

MADISON, Wis. – A Wisconsin judge on Monday upheld Gov. Tony Evers’ mask mandate in the face of a conservative challenge. Conservative law firm Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty argued in a lawsuit that Evers overstepped his authority by issuing multiple emergency orders to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Evers defended the mask order, saying ... Read More »

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Iran shatters its single-day record for virus deaths, cases

By Amir Vahdat, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran – For the second day in a row, Iran shattered its single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus, with 272 people confirmed dead among more than 4,200 new cases on Monday. Like in many other countries, the spiraling outbreak in Iran reflects the government’s contradictory virus response. This month, as ... Read More »

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Iran shatters single-day record for new deaths, virus cases

By Amir Vahdat, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran – For the second day in a row, Iran shattered its single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus, with 272 people confirmed dead among more than 4,200 new cases on Monday. Like in many other countries, the spiraling outbreak in Iran reflects the government’s contradictory virus response. This month, as ... Read More »

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Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2020

NEW YORK – Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced the new award and recipient Monday, two days ahead of the show, which will air live on NBC from the Dolby Theatre at 8 p.m. ... Read More »

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Driver-less boat in Florida spins of control, smashing docks

By Associated Press, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2020

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Three men conducting a photo shoot on a boat in a busy Florida river somehow went overboard, leaving the 24-foot vessel unmanned and out of control. The three men told deputies that they accidentally fell into the St. Lucie River along Florida’s Atlantic coast on Saturday, leaving the boat unmanned. ... Read More »

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Federal judge upholds Minnesota’s extended ballot counting

By Amy Forliti, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS – A federal judge has upheld a state court agreement that extends Minnesota’s deadline for counting absentee ballots by seven days. Republicans had asked U.S. District Judge Nancy Brasel to block the seven-day extension that Democratic Secretary of State Steve Simon agreed to in state court after a citizens’ rights group cited concerns about ... Read More »

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Iran has highest daily virus death toll, new patient count

By Amir Vahdat, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran – For the second day in a row, Iran announced Monday its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 272 people killed. The announcement by Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari saw Iran also give its single-day highest count of new cases with 4,206 new patients. Iran has been struggling with the ... Read More »

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Iran announces highest daily death toll, new patient count

By Amir Vahdat, The Associated Press on October 12th, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran – For the second day in a row, Iran has announced its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 272 people killed. The announcement Monday by Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari saw Iran also announced its single-day highest count of new cases with 4,206 new patients. Iran has been struggling with ... Read More »

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2 Americans win Nobel prize in economics for auction theory

By The Associated Press on October 12th, 2020

STOCKHOLM – Americans Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson won the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for “improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.” “Their discoveries have benefitted sellers, buyers and taxpayers around the world,” the Nobel Committee said, noting that the auction formats developed by the winners have been ... Read More »

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Gunman wounds policeman in Croatia before killing himself

By The Associated Press on October 12th, 2020

ZAGREB, Croatia – A gunman on Monday shot and wounded a police officer outside the Croatian government headquarters in the capital, Zagreb, before killing himself, police said. The shooting happened around 8 a.m. at Trg Svetog Marka, or St. Mark’s Square, which hosts the Croatian parliament building and other other important state institutions. Police say ... Read More »

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Senators weigh COVID risk for Barrett Supreme Court hearing

By Mark Sherman, Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick And Mike Balsamo, The Associated Press on October 11th, 2020

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett vows to be a justice “fearless of criticism” as the split Senate charges ahead with confirmation hearings on President Donald Trump’s pick to cement a conservative court majority before Election Day. Barrett, a federal appeals court judge, draws on faith and family in her prepared opening remarks ... Read More »

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