Politics Oct 16

Virus surges in key battleground states as election nears

The prospect of poll workers backing out at the last minute because they are infected, quarantined or scared of getting sick has local election officials in Midwest states such as Iowa and Wisconsin opening more early voting locations.

Health Apr 11

20,000: U.S. death toll overtakes Italy’s as Midwest braces

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed Italy's for the highest in the world Saturday at about 20,000, as Chicago and other cities across the Midwest braced for a potential surge in victims and moved to snuff out smoldering…