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Trump, Biden go on offense in states they're trying to flip

LAS VEGAS - President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden went on offense Sunday, with each campaigning in states they are trying to flip during the Nov. 3 election that is just over two weeks away. Trump began his…

icon Posted: 18 October 2020 [08:40 PM]

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Sunday 10/18/2020
Officials: No more victims in Virginia explosion that hurt 5
icon Posted: 18 October 2020 [08:35 PM]

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Fire officials have determined there are no additional victims from a weekend explosion and fire that injured five people in Virginia, the city of Harrisonburg announced Sunday night. Two people were flown to University of Virginia’s medical…

Sunday 10/11/2020
Trump claims he's free of virus, ready for campaign trail
icon Posted: 11 October 2020 [08:22 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday declared he was ready to return to the campaign trail despite unanswered questions about his health on the eve of a Florida rally meant to kick off the stretch run before Election Day.…

Senators weigh covid risk for Barrett Supreme Court hearing
icon Posted: 11 October 2020 [08:19 PM]

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett vows to be a justice “fearless of criticism” as the split Senate charges ahead with confirmation hearings on President Donald Trump’s pick to cement a conservative court majority before Election Day. Barrett,…

Wednesday 10/07/2020
Trump hails experimental treatment for his virus recovery
icon Posted: 07 October 2020 [08:52 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday credited an experimental drug treatment with helping his recovery from COVID-19 and suggested his diagnosis could be a “blessing in disguise" in the nation's battle against the pandemic. But there is no way…

Bleak outlook without stimulus: More layoffs, anemic growth
icon Posted: 07 October 2020 [08:49 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's move Tuesday to cut off talks on another government aid package will further weaken an economy straining to recover from an epic collapse, economists say, and deepen the hardships for jobless Americans and struggling businesses.…

Tuesday 10/06/2020
Trump halts covid-19 relief talks until after election
icon Posted: 06 October 2020 [09:01 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday called an abrupt end to negotiations with Democrats over additional COVID-19 relief, delaying action until after the election despite ominous warnings from his own Federal Reserve chairman about the deteriorating conditions in the…

Sunday 10/04/2020
Friday 10/02/2020
trump-transferred-to-walter-reed-medical-center Trump transferred to Walter Reed medical center
icon Posted: 02 October 2020 [07:40 PM]

Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump appeared in public Friday evening for the first time since being stricken by COVID-19, boarding…

Tuesday 09/29/2020
Airline workers brace for mass layoffs
icon Posted: 29 September 2020 [08:54 PM]

DETROIT - The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. Unless…

Sunday 09/27/2020
Trump vows quick court vote, Biden urges delay for Nov. 3
icon Posted: 27 September 2020 [08:32 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Sunday that confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will go “quickly” but his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, implored the Republican-led Senate to hold off on voting on her nomination until after…

Friday 09/25/2020
Trump expected to announce conservative Barrett for Supreme Court
icon Posted: 25 September 2020 [08:04 PM]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is expected to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as he aims to put a historic conservative stamp on the high court just weeks before the election.…

Ginsburg makes history at Capitol amid replacement turmoil
icon Posted: 25 September 2020 [08:01 PM]

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol as the first woman ever so honored, making history again as she had throughout her extraordinary life while an intensifying election-year battle swirled over…

Tuesday 09/22/2020
'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000
icon Posted: 22 September 2020 [07:47 PM]

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump's handling…

Senate GOP plans vote on Trump's court pick before election
icon Posted: 22 September 2020 [07:43 PM]

WASHINGTON - Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight over Democratic…

Sunday 09/20/2020
Ginsburg's impact on women spanned age groups, backgrounds
icon Posted: 20 September 2020 [08:38 PM]

NEW YORK - Sure, there were the RBG bobbleheads, the Halloween getups, the lace collars, the workout videos. The “I dissent” T-shirts, the refrigerator magnets, the onesies for babies or costumes for cats. And yes, the face masks, with slogans…

Friday 09/18/2020
Stopgap bill to prevent shutdown held up over farm funding
icon Posted: 18 September 2020 [09:00 PM]

WASHINGTON - Efforts to fashion a temporary spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month ran aground Friday amid a fight over farm bailout funding that's a key priority of President Donald Trump and…

Tuesday 09/15/2020
Israel signs pacts with 2 Arab states: A 'new' Mideast?
icon Posted: 15 September 2020 [08:27 PM]

WASHINGTON - Israel on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf Arab states at a White House ceremony that President Donald Trump declared will mark the “dawn of a new Middle East," casting himself as an international peacemaker at…

Louisville to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor's family, reform police
icon Posted: 15 September 2020 [08:23 PM]

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The city of Louisville agreed to pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a settlement announced Tuesday, months after Taylor’s slaying by police thrust the Black woman’s name…

Sunday 09/13/2020
Bernie Sanders: Biden win in November is no 'slam dunk'
icon Posted: 13 September 2020 [08:51 PM]

WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders is warning that if onetime rival Joe Biden doesn’t do more to promote his policies and reach out to Latino voters, the Democratic presidential nominee is at risk of falling short to President Donald Trump this…

Bloomberg to spend at least $100M to help Biden in Florida
icon Posted: 13 September 2020 [08:49 PM]

WASHINGTON - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing at least $100 million to help Joe Biden’s presidential campaign in the crucial battleground state of Florida. Bloomberg’s late-stage infusion of cash reflects Democrats’ concerns about the tight…

Monday 09/07/2020
remote-towns-evacuated-as-creek-fire-grows Remote towns evacuated as Creek Fire grows
icon Posted: 07 September 2020 [08:12 PM]

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. - Evacuation orders were expanded Monday to more mountain communities as a huge wildfire churned through California's Sierra National…

Kamala Harris meets with family of Jacob Blake
icon Posted: 07 September 2020 [08:09 PM]

Associated Press MILWAUKEE - Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris met the family of a Wisconsin man shot by police last month to kick off her Labor Day visit to a critical swing state while President Donald Trump assailed the…

virus-throwing-theme-park-attendance-for-a-loop Virus throwing theme park attendance for a loop
icon Posted: 07 September 2020 [08:06 PM]

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Theme park operators who spent months installing hand sanitizing stations, figuring out how to disinfect roller coasters seats…

Sunday 09/06/2020
Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military
icon Posted: 06 September 2020 [08:49 PM]

ASSOCAITED PRESS FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - In this soldier's city and across the country, veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump made disparaging comments toward the military, with some service members bristling at the remarks and…

Friday 09/04/2020
Suspect in Portland protest killing dies in hail of gunfire
icon Posted: 04 September 2020 [09:00 PM]

LACEY, Wash. - A man who said he believed a civil war was coming to America and was suspected of killing a right-wing protester in Portland, Oregon, died in a hail of gunfire in neighboring Washington state, officials and witnesses…

Biden slams Trump over alleged comments mocking U.S. war dead
icon Posted: 04 September 2020 [08:39 PM]

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden declared President Donald Trump “unfit” for the presidency on Friday, delivering an impassioned reaction to a report that Trump - who never served in uniform - allegedly mocked American war dead. The president…

Tuesday 09/01/2020
Mnuchin says Trump still wants virus deal with Democrats
icon Posted: 01 September 2020 [08:27 PM]

ASSSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - Pressed by Democrats to quickly negotiate a new coronavirus relief package, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday the administration remains willing to work on a bipartisan agreement to help small businesses, the unemployed, children and schools.…

Trump visits Kenosha, calls violence 'domestic terrorism'
icon Posted: 01 September 2020 [08:19 PM]

KENOSHA, Wis. - President Donald Trump stood at the epicenter of the latest eruption over racial injustice Tuesday and came down squarely on the side of law enforcement, blaming “domestic terror” for the violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and making no…

Sunday 08/30/2020
Protester killed in Portland as mayor, Trump trade blame
icon Posted: 30 August 2020 [08:03 PM]

PORTLAND, Ore. - The mayor of Portland, Oregon, and President Donald Trump engaged in a real-time argument Sunday as the president sent a flurry of critical tweets about Ted Wheeler as the mayor was holding a press conference about the…

Friday 08/28/2020
At D.C. march, families decry 'two systems of justice'
icon Posted: 28 August 2020 [08:06 PM]

WASHINGTON - Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously laid out a vision for harmony between white and Black people 57 years ago, his son issued a sobering reminder about the…

Biden, Harris prepare to travel more as campaign heats up
icon Posted: 28 August 2020 [07:36 PM]

WASHINGTON - After spending a pandemic spring and summer tethered almost entirely to his Delaware home, Joe Biden plans to take his presidential campaign to battleground states after Labor Day in his bid to unseat President Donald Trump. No…

Tuesday 08/25/2020
Lawyer: Blake not likely to walk again after shot by police
icon Posted: 25 August 2020 [09:19 PM]

KENOSHA, Wis. - Jacob Blake, the Black man shot multiple times by police in Wisconsin, is paralyzed, and it would “take a miracle” for him to walk again, his family's attorney said Tuesday, while calling for the officer who opened…

Falwell says he's resigned from Liberty University
icon Posted: 25 August 2020 [09:11 PM]

RICHMOND, Va. - Jerry Falwell Jr. announced his resignation Tuesday as the head of Liberty University after a provocative photo and revelations of his wife's extramarital affair roiled the evangelical school founded by his father. Falwell’s exit marks a…

Sunday 08/23/2020
Northern California firefighters dig in ahead of high winds
icon Posted: 23 August 2020 [08:31 PM]

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Three massive wildfires chewed through parched Northern California landscape Sunday as firefighters raced to dig breaks and make other preparations ahead of a frightening weather system. That system was packing high winds and more of…

Residents flee as Gulf Coast sees possible tandem hurricanes
icon Posted: 23 August 2020 [08:31 PM]

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Gulf Coast braced Sunday for a potentially devastating hit from twin hurricanes as two dangerous storms swirled toward the U.S from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Officials feared a history-making onslaught of life-threatening…

Sunday 08/16/2020
Police: At least 18 shot, with 4 dead, across Cincinnati
icon Posted: 16 August 2020 [07:44 PM]

CINCINNATI (AP) - At least 18 people were shot, including four killed, as gunfire erupted in several places around the city overnight, authorities said Sunday. Officers responded just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday to the Avondale neighborhood and found 21-year-old Antonio…

Pelosi to call House back into session to vote on USPS bill
icon Posted: 16 August 2020 [07:43 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she is calling the House back into session this week to vote on a bill prohibiting the U.S. Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or level of service. The action…

Lightning sparks new wildfires across California
icon Posted: 16 August 2020 [07:42 PM]

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A rare summer thunderstorm brought lightning that sparked several small blazes in Northern California on Sunday and stoked a huge forest fire that has forced hundreds of people from their homes north of Los Angeles.…

Friday 08/14/2020
United Nations soundly defeats U.S. demand to extend arms embargo on Iran
icon Posted: 14 August 2020 [08:06 PM]

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Friday resoundingly defeated a U.S. resolution to indefinitely extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran, with the Trump administration getting support from only the Dominican Republic. The vote in the 15-member council…

Post Office warns states across U.S. about mail voting
icon Posted: 14 August 2020 [08:02 PM]

Washington - The U.S. Postal Service is warning states coast to coast that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, even if mailed by state deadlines, raising the…

Tuesday 08/11/2020
Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks
icon Posted: 11 August 2020 [06:38 PM]

It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double. The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 20 million on Monday,…

Israeli PM's uneasy alliance seems headed toward collapse
icon Posted: 11 August 2020 [06:36 PM]

JERUSALEM - When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to form an “emergency” government in May after three bitter and deadlocked election campaigns, the goal was to stabilize Israeli politics in the face of a global…