• Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

    Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld and Walt Disney World will reopen in Orlando, Florida, in June and July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic, under plans approved Wednesday by a city task force. The proposals will now be sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for final approval. The plan calls for

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  • Court rejects lawsuits challenging traffic camera tickets

    Court rejects lawsuits challenging traffic camera tickets

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday upheld the dismissal of lawsuits challenging the use of traffic cameras to ticket motorists. The lawsuits were filed by motorists who received tickets from traffic cameras in Midfield, Center Point and Opelika. The suits challenged the use of automatic traffic-enforcement cameras. Justices upheld decisions to

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  • Alabama official outlines phased plan to reopen schools

    Alabama official outlines phased plan to reopen schools

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama public schools closed because of the coronavirus could bring some students back in June as part of a phased reopening before the next full school year, the state’s top official for K-12 schools said. Children 13 and older could return to campus in groups of 10 or fewer people for

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  • 5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

    5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

    Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. NEW LIGHT SHED ON SEALS’ MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN In efforts to free Mark R. Frerichs, a 57-year-old military contractor from Illinois, Navy commandos raided a village and detained suspected Taliban-linked militants, the AP has learned. 2. WHO MIGHT PLAY SPOILER IN NOVEMBER Running as a

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  • Biden reaches deal to let Sanders keep hundreds of delegates

    Biden reaches deal to let Sanders keep hundreds of delegates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has agreed to let former primary rival Bernie Sanders keep hundreds of delegates he would otherwise forfeit by dropping out of the presidential race in a deal designed to avoid the bitter feelings that marred the party in 2016 and helped lead to Hillary Clinton’s defeat. Under

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  • Amash’s 3rd-party presidential bid raises concerns

    Amash’s 3rd-party presidential bid raises concerns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as a jam-packed presidential field finally was whittled down to two, the first major third-party candidate is emerging to potentially muddle the contest between President Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Michigan Rep. Justin Amash faces almost impossibly steep odds to becoming president. But any candidacy outside the nation’s

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