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People repair a "pirate" ambulance light outside the General Hospital in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. The poorly equipped, often broken-down rattletraps ply Mexico City streets listening to emergency radio dispatch frequencies and race to beat legitimate ambulance services to medical emergencies. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
September 16, 2020 - 7:46 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many people have been profiteering from the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico; prices for oxygen cylinders, medicinal alcohol and face masks all have skyrocketed. But perhaps the cruelest are the so-called pirate ambulances that take advantage of patients' desperation. The poorly...
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FILE- In this Sept. 2, 2020 file photo, teachers and students participate in an outdoor learning demonstration to display methods schools can use to continue on-site education during the coronavirus pandemic, at P.S. 15 in the Red Hook neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York City's already delayed school year is scheduled to start remotely on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in a soft opening that will serve as a prologue to the return of students to physical classrooms on the following week. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
September 15, 2020 - 10:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's already delayed school year is scheduled to start remotely Wednesday in a soft opening that will serve as a prologue to the return of students to physical classrooms next week. Even as more than 1 million kids remotely return to class, its an open question whether...
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President Donald Trump talks with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos before a town hall at National Constitution Center, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 15, 2020 - 7:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fielding compelling questions about voters’ real-world problems, President Donald Trump denied during a televised town hall Tuesday that he had played down the threat of the coronavirus earlier this year, although there is an audio recording of him stating he did just that...
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FILE - Signs are held up showing Breonna Taylor during a rally in her honor on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 25, 2020. The city of Louisville will pay several million dollars to the mother of Breonna Taylor and install police reforms as part of a settlement of a lawsuit from Taylor’s family, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
Associated Press
September 15, 2020 - 7:02 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor thrust her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, the city of Louisville agreed to pay the Black woman's family $12 million and reform police practices as part of a settlement announced Tuesday. But Taylor’s...
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September 15, 2020 - 1:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A court security officer was wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday outside the federal courthouse in downtown Phoenix, authorities said. City police said the officer was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. Police also released a photo of a silver...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, walks to her office, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Associated Press
September 15, 2020 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief, a move that came as Democrats from swing districts signaled discontent with a standoff that could force them to face voters without delivering more aid. “We...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, a makeshift memorial stands at a site across the street from where Elijah McClain was stopped by police officers while walking home in Aurora, Colo. A drug called ketamine that's injected as a sedative during arrests has drawn new scrutiny since a young Black man named Elijah McClain died in suburban Denver. An analysis by The Associated Press of policies on ketamine and cases where it was used nationwide uncovered a lack of police training, conflicting medical standards and nonexistent protocols that have resulted in hospitalizations and even deaths. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 15, 2020 - 10:31 am
DENVER (AP) — City council members in a Denver suburb have voted to ban the use of a powerful sedative by first responders until officials finish a review of its use in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a Black man put in a stranglehold by officers and injected with the drug, ketamine. The ban in...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2020 file photo, a City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes and sorts absentee ballots for Wisconsin's primary election, in downtown Milwaukee, Wis. Election clerks across the presidential battleground state of Wisconsin rushed to mail absentee ballots Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, less than 24 hours after the state Supreme Court lifted a temporary freeze on sending them while it considered a legal challenge. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)
September 15, 2020 - 9:14 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Election clerks across the presidential battleground state of Wisconsin rushed to mail absentee ballots Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the state Supreme Court lifted a temporary freeze on sending them while it considered a legal challenge. “Oh, we're busy,” said Wendy...
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People wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus shop for vegetables in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
September 15, 2020 - 7:36 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India confirmed more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing its total caseload to nearly 5 million. The Health Ministry also reported 1,054 new deaths, driving total fatalities up to 80,776. With 4.93 million confirmed cases, India has the second-highest total in...
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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay yells out instructions during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )
September 14, 2020 - 6:06 pm
The NFL on Monday reminded team personnel on the sidelines about the COVID-19 requirements for wearing face coverings, saying such carelessness or disregard could put the season “at risk.” There were several games Sunday in which team members other than players did not use face coverings. Troy...
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