Amid coronavirus outbreak, Florida county pulls welcome mat

BRISTOL, Fla. (AP) — As Jessica Cherry watched traffic from her porch, she wondered with each passing vehicle if the coronavirus had made its way into her rural Florida Panhandle community. For weeks, residents of Liberty County watched as infections spread, reaching into all of Florida’s 67 counties but their own — the state’s least […]

US life with COVID-19: A state-by-state patchwork of rules

As the nation struggles to reconcile itself to a new and spreading peril, it also struggles with a patchwork of rules that vary dizzyingly from place to place: For now, your life and lockdown in the shadow of COVID-19 depends on where you live. In some places, many ordinary Americans are making public health choices, […]

Thousand to gather in southwest England for climate march

LONDON (AP) — Thousands are expected to gather Friday in southwest England for a climate march to be joined by activist Greta Thunberg. Local police have expressed concern about the march through the city of Bristol amid worries that the event’s popularity could lead to risks to protesters. Police warned that demonstrators might be hurt […]

Mom of missing toddler accused of filing false police report

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The teen mother of a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert is now accused of filing a false police report. Megan Boswell, who has said the toddler’s grandmother took the little girl to Mendota, Virginia, is being held at the Sullivan County jail on a false […]

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