Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday, Sept. 22, extended a statewide mask mandate until Nov. 21.

Evers, Wisconsin health officials say state in 'crisis'

Gov. Tony Evers urged people throughout Wisconsin on Tuesday to "get on the same team" by taking steps to slow the spread of COVID-19, with cases statewide at their highest numbers since the pandemic started.

Justice Ginsburg buried at Arlington in private ceremony

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The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state in the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was buried Tuesday in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, laid to rest beside her husband and near some of her former colleagues on the court.

Court to release grand jury record in Breonna Taylor case

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Protesters march in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 26, 2020. Protesters continued to march Saturday in reaction to the grand jury decision in the police killi
Kentucky's attorney general acknowledged that he never recommended homicide charges against any of the police officers conducting the drug raid that led to Breonna Taylor's death, and said he didn't object to a public release of the grand jury's deliberations.
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President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden sparred during the first presidential debate Tuesday in Cleveland.

A chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night as Trump repeatedly interrupted his opponent with angry — and personal — jabs that sometimes overshadowed the sharply different visions each man has for a nation facing historic crises.
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Markets mixed after Trump-Biden debate; data lifts China

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after the debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden, with little sign the clash…
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President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland

Trump to far-right extremists: 'Stand back and stand by'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn't clearly condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely…
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The Latest: India caseload shows decline, VP tests positive

India recorded 80,472 new confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, showing a decline from a record high two weeks ago.
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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden talked over each other and moderator Chris Wallace at their debate Tuesday night in Clevela

AP FACT CHECK: False claims flood Trump-Biden debate

President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming that the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders in the pandemic. Biden preached no such thing.
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Heiress faces sentencing in upstate New York sex slave case

A wealthy benefactor of Keith Raniere, the disgraced leader of a self-improvement group in upstate New York convicted of turning women into sex slaves branded with his initials, is facing sentencing in the federal conspiracy case.
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Ski resorts struggle to hire amid Trump's student visa ban

Milagros Sotelo was looking forward to traveling from South America to Tennessee to start a job at Ober Gatlinburg ski resort this winter. The 22-year-old student worked the last two ski seasons in the equipment rental shop at the small resort nestled in the Smoky Mountains and was excited to reconnect with friends, practice her English and take a break from law school in Lima, Peru, where she lives.
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Judge blocks big fee hikes for citizenship, other benefits

A federal judge on Tuesday halted major fee increases for citizenship and other immigration benefits three days before they were to take effect, saying the last two chiefs of the Homeland Security Department were likely appointed illegally.
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September 29

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:14-39-43-44-67, Mega Ball: 19, Megaplier: 3(fourteen, thirty-nine, forty-three, forty-four, sixty-seven; Mega…
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September 29

MN Lottery

MINNEAPOLIS _ These Minnesota lotteries were drawn Tuesday:4-0-8(four, zero, eight)14-39-43-44-67, Mega Ball: 19, Megaplier: 3(fourteen, thirty-nine, forty-three, forty-four, sixty-seven; Mega Ball: nineteen; Megaplier: three)Estimated jackpot:…
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September 29

Fall could bring chill to dining out

U.S. restaurants are moving warily into fall, hoping their slow recovery persists despite the new challenge of chilly weather and a pandemic that's expected to…
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September 29

James Meredith film weighs 'complicated' civil rights figure

A new documentary is diving into the complicated, and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights figure who helped change Mississippi.
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September 29

Lives Lost: Father, son doctors started as Cuban refugees

Almost fifty-five years ago, Dr. Jorge Vallejo told his colleagues at a Havana hospital that he needed to rush home to check on one of his toddler sons who had a fever. That was a lie.
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Today in History

Today in HistoryToday is Wednesday, Sept. 30, the 274th day of 2020. There are 92 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Sept. 30,…
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FILE -- Michael Flynn, President Donald TrumpÕs former national security adviser, arrives for a sentencing hearing in Washington on July 10, 2018. Th

Lawyer for Flynn says she updated Trump on status of case

A lawyer for former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn told a judge Tuesday that she recently updated President Donald Trump on the case and asked him not to issue a pardon for her client.
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President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, with moderator Chris Wallace, center, of F

Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

After more than a year of circling each other, Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met on the debate stage Tuesday night in Ohio.
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September 29

Markets mixed after Trump-Biden debate; data lifts China

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday while upbeat manufacturing data lifted shares in China as investors studied the outcome of the debate between President…
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September 29

Winning numbers drawn in 'Badger 5' game

MADISON, Wis. _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Wisconsin Lottery's "Badger 5" game were:12-15-17-22-29(twelve, fifteen, seventeen, twenty-two, twenty-nine)Estimated jackpot: $20,000¶ Maximum…
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September 29

Salon owner who defied lockdown makes Texas Senate runoff

A Dallas salon owner who was sent to jail for defying coronavirus lockdown orders and became a symbol of conservative angst over COVID-19 restrictions advanced to a runoff for a Texas Senate seat on Tuesday night.
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In this Jan. 31, 2015, file photo, Australian-born singer Helen Reddy attended the 2015 G'DAY USA GALA at the Hollywood Palladium, in Los Angeles.

'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78

Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem "I Am Woman" and recorded a string of other hits, has died. She was 78.