ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — When Turkey changed the way it reports daily COVID-19 infections, it confirmed what medical groups and opposition parties have long suspected — that the country is faced with an alarming surge of cases that is fast exhausting the Turkish health system.

• Paxton River Glen Smith, 8 pounds, 9 ounces, was born Oct. 27 to Scott and Kristie Smith, of Decatur. Grandparents are Don and Karla Hamilton, of Decatur, Susan Chandler (deceased) and Ricky Smith.

Call 256-340-2433 if you want to review a listed book. Books must be picked up Monday-Wednesday.

The Morgan County probate office issued the following marriage licenses Nov. 18-23.

ROME — Pope Francis raised 13 new cardinals to the highest rank in the Catholic hierarchy Saturday and immediately warned them not to use their titles for corrupt, personal gain, presiding over a ceremony marked from beginning to end by the coronavirus pandemic.

PHOENIX — University of Arizona researchers say the current surge in the coronavirus outbreak will present the state with a hospital crisis that could become a disaster unless the state takes steps such as ordering a three-week stay-home shutdown and implementing a statewide mask mandate.