Here are the top stories for Tuesday, Sept. 29th: Biden releases more tax return data; NYC elementary schools reopen; German officials agree to limit crowd size to stave off COVID-19 spike; crews battle fire at New Mexico recycling plant. (Sept. 29)
JOSEPH FREDERICK: This is AP News Minute. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden released more personal tax returns hours ahead of the first presidential debate. The release on Tuesday comes just days after a report that said President Trump paid $750 dollars in federal income tax in 2016.
New York City elementary schools reopened Tuesday amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Students were originally due back in early September. The first day of classes was delayed after the teacher's union said it wasn't safe to reopen schools.
German officials agreed Tuesday to limit the number of people allowed to gather at both public and private events. The limits are meant to slow the rise of COVID-19 in areas that have seen an uptick in cases.
And finally, firefighters battled a blaze Tuesday at a recycling facility in Albuquerque. Officials said the building was evacuated and there were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Joseph Frederick, the Associated Press, with AP News Minute.