September 18, 2020

Ohio limit of 1 ballot drop box per county blocked, appealed

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio judge has temporarily blocked the Republican secretary of state’s order limiting counties to one ballot drop box, and both the […]
September 18, 2020

Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 […]
September 18, 2020

Judge blocks Michigan's ban on transporting voters to polls

LANSING, Mich. — A federal judge has blocked Michigan’s longstanding ban on transporting voters to the polls, ruling it conflicts with U.S. election law. District […]
September 18, 2020

AP-NORC poll: Majority plan to vote before Election Day

DENVER — A majority of President Donald Trump’s supporters plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of Joe Biden’s backers plan […]
September 18, 2020

Stove company is fueling a revival of small town Tower, Minn.

Reputedly shy, an animated Daryl Lamppa went into sharp detail about how his 85-year-old, fourth-generation business could be on the verge of the first zero-emission […]
September 18, 2020

US banning use of WeChat, TikTok for national security

WASHINGTON — The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions in the U.S. using TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday. The order Friday was […]
September 18, 2020

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race, […]
September 18, 2020

The Latest: India's virus surge continues with 96,000 cases

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus cases have jumped by another 96,424 infections in the past 24 hours, showing little signs of slowing down. The Health […]
September 17, 2020

California paid leave law among nation's broadest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A new law in California lets more people than almost anywhere else in the country take up to three months off from […]
September 17, 2020

Great Lakes shipping campaign hit hard by pandemic

“We’re weathering the storm,” Deb DeLuca, executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, said Thursday, adding that she couldn’t think of anything in recent […]