U.S. Department of Agriculture officials said in a statement that the agency is reviewing the lawsuit, but the agency plans to continue to offer loan forgiveness to "socially disadvantaged" farmers.
By Todd Richmond, Associated Press
Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn’t see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one…
By Stephen Groves, Associated Press
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.
By Scott Bauer, Associated Press
In our news wrap Tuesday, Russia became the first country to approve a vaccine for COVID-19. But with only two months of human testing and no large-scale trials yet, global health experts sounded alarms in response. Also, hundreds of thousands…
By Ryan J. Foley, Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest.
By Kathleen Foody, Amy Forliti, Geir Moulson, Associated Press
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…
By Associated Press
Icy roads, deadly tornadoes, punishing waves were all part of the severe weekend weather blamed for 11 deaths and major damage in parts of the Midwest, South and Northeast.
In Washington, much attention is directed toward the impeachment inquiry. But how is it viewed in other parts of the country? We turn to three public media reporters to find out: Caitie Switalski with WLRN in South Florida, Mary Lahammer…
By Jack Williams, NET
In parts of America’s Heartland, prolonged wet weather and historic flooding are disrupting spring planting for many farmers. Nearly three months after waters washed over parts of Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska, some fields remain submerged -- and President Trump’s trade…
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