September 16

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer.
Coronavirus
September 16
A researcher tested possible COVID-19 antibodies in a laboratory in Indianapolis.

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill…
National
September 16

Vos: Veto-proof GOP majority probably unattainable

Republicans probably won't be able to achieve a veto-proof majority in November's legislative elections, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Wednesday.
National
September 16

Trump fuels spread of altered Biden video, tweeting it twice

twice.
National
September 16

Trump, eyeing undecided voters, loses one during TV exchange

If President Donald Trump agreed to a Pennsylvania town hall to sway undecided voters, his exchange with a literature professor born with a chronic disease lost him at least one vote in the battleground state.
National
September 16

Oklahoma's epidemiologist warned of Trump rally deaths

Oklahoma's former state epidemiologist warned that President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa in June could lead to as many as nine deaths and 228 new cases of COVID-19, according to documents released Wednesday.
National
September 16

McGrath tries to turn McConnell's seniority into liability

Democrat Amy McGrath tried to turn Mitch McConnell's Senate seniority into a liability Wednesday, accusing the Republican leader of helping to create an "inept mess" as Congress struggles to break an impasse on more coronavirus aid in a hyper-partisan environment.
National
September 16

Takeaways: Trump's town hall offered preview of debates

The coronavirus cannot be wished away. Real people kept it real. Preparation — and the moderator — matters.
Variety
September 16
Big Moose Inn on Millinocket Lake in Millinocket, Maine. A COVID-19 outbreak connected to a wedding reception held at the inn in early August has led

'Super spreader' wedding may undo Maine's virus fight, officials say

A rural church wedding and reception on a beautiful day in the shadow of Mount Katahdin was no doubt a happy day. But it has spread misery ever since.
National
September 16

Doubts persist at start of NYC's hybrid school year

New York City's already- delayed school year started remotely Wednesday in a soft opening that will serve as a prologue to the return of students to actual classrooms next week.
Nation
September 16

Mortician fights for license, livelihood after virus scandal

During the deadliest days of the coronavirus outbreak in New York City, the bodies piled up at a Brooklyn funeral home — and the stench that came with it — at an alarming rate.
National
September 16

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:Sept. 15The LNP newspaper in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on the death of Ricardo Miguel Muñoz, who was…
National
September 16

Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:
National
September 16

Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

The Supreme Court said Wednesday it will start its new term next month the way it ended the last one, with arguments by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic and live audio available to the public.
Home & Garden
September 16

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes.
National
September 16

Politics creates economic illusion in Houdini's hometown

Nothing can shake Scott Rice's faith that President Donald Trump will save the U.S. economy — not seeing businesses close or friends furloughed, not even his own hellish bout with the novel coronavirus.
Variety
September 16

Pandemic spells opportunity for marooned Coast Guard cadets

Branyelle Carillo was facing the prospect of a summer marooned by the pandemic at the Coast Guard Academy in New London when she was called up for a mission: The U.S Coast Guard cutter Munro, bound for a patrol of the U.S. maritime border with Russia, had lost a tenth of its crew to quarantine and needed reinforcements.
Coronavirus
September 16
Kristin Anderson, a medic with the Minnesota Air National Guard’s 133rd Medical Group, administered a free COVID-19 test to Jimmie Turner, 65, of St

Minnesota seeks volunteers for free tests to size up virus spread

Testing is being offered at different points in September in 180 sites across the state that were chosen to try to gain an accurate demographic sampling.
National
September 16

Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of people who lost jobs have now lost a $600 a week boost in their unemployment checks.
National
September 16
In a screenshot from the RNC's livestream of the Republican National Convention, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds addresses the virtual convention on Tuesday, A

Iowa governor won't budge on masks even as virus deaths rise

Plenty of Republican governors initially rejected mask mandates, but few have held to their skepticism amid soaring coronavirus cases with the tenacity of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.