President Trump officially nominates Chicago federal judge and ex-Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, setting up a bitter confirmation confrontation in Senate

President Donald Trump, left, introduces 7th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden at the White House Sept. 26, 2020 in Washington. With 38 days until the election, Trump tapped Barrett to be his third Supreme Court nominee in four years and to replace Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images) ... Read More

Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida: The 9 counties that could decide a presidential election

Lawn signs urging people to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, left, and President Donald Trump in Newburg, Wisc., on Sept. 18, 2020. Wisconsin is one of the “blue wall” states that Trump won in 2016 — to the surprise, chagrin and embarrassment of the Clinton campaign. (Lauren Justice/The New York Times) ... Read More

Florida’s college students view COVID-19 as no big deal and ‘just want to get it over with’

Palm Beach Atlantic University student Rachel Smalley, 22, with her friend, Sophie Gonzalez, 21, behind her, carries her suitcase downstairs as she moves out of an isolation dormitory in West Palm Beach where she’s been for 13 days since being diagnosed with COVID-19. (Amy Beth Bennett / South Florida Sun Sentinel) ... Read More

Florida reopening: Answers to your questions about DeSantis’ order

Gov. Ron DeSantis shows a card stating COVID-19 survival rates by age group as he announces phase three openings at news conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday in a move to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. (John Pendygraft/Tampa Bay Times via AP) (John Pendygraft/AP) ... Read More

Florida moves to Phase 3 in COVID-19 recovery plan, but South Florida likely to remain behind state

“We’re prepared if we see an increase,” he said. “We’re not closing anything going forward. But I think if you look at our hospital capacity, if you look what we did to marshal the latest medications, if you look at what we’ve done to help with all the PPE and the testing and everything, we have the tools in place that we need.” ... Read More