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The Latest: Biden working for votes ’til the last minute’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Texas early voting exceeds total of all 2016 ballots

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texans have already cast more ballots in the presidential election than they did during all of 2016, an unprecedented surge...

Biden marks Iowa rise from caucus collapse to fall contender

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Joe Biden was last in Iowa, his presidential campaign was on the verge of collapse and he was...

Trump tests limits as Cabinet members fan out to key states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos planned a “Moms for Trump” rally in her home state of Michigan. The Department of Homeland Security's...

Asian shares fall back after Wall Street rebound

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's U.S. presidential election and weighed the chances of economic stimulus...

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding...

Tanzania’s opposition says vote ‘spit in face of democracy’

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Whatever happened on Wednesday wasn't an election and was like “spitting in the face of democracy," Tanzania’s leading opposition candidate...

In South, most Black Senate candidates since Reconstruction

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate this year, the Deep South is fielding more Black candidates than...

Philly shooting brings policing, racism back into campaign

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fatal shooting of another Black man on America's streets by police — with subsequent unrest — has brought the fraught...

US vetted stars’ politics to showcase Trump virus response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted political views of hundreds of celebrities for a...

Philadelphia pledges better response after Black man’s death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police pledged to release 911 tapes and police body camera footage “in the near future” in the shooting death of...

Millions of mail ballots not yet returned in key states

ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before the presidential election, millions of mail ballots have yet to be returned in key battleground states, and election...

In Florida’s Old South, a new political battleground emerges

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The farther north you go in Florida, the saying goes, the deeper South you'll get. For generations, the Old South...

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

BOSTON (AP) — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system designed to lock...

AP Explains: Trump pushes questions about Joe Biden’s son

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine Democratic rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s campaign is pushing a familiar line of attack: unverified allegations about...

Pandemic politics: Biden shuns ‘false promises’ of fast fix

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Focused firmly on COVID-19, Joe Biden vowed Wednesday not to campaign in the election homestretch “on the false promises...

The Latest: Winfrey boosts Biden at get-out-the-vote event

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries

NEW YORK (AP) — The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it. ...

Black men’s votes courted as some search for political home

NEW YORK (AP) — For Phillip Agnew, engaging Black male voters ahead of the general election isn’t just about persuading them to choose former...

Anxiety 2020: Voters worry about safety at the polls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gary Kauffman says he does not scare easily. So when men waving President Donald Trump flags drive by his house in...

Growing area with rural roots a window into swing state Ohio

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Wood County is a mix of just about everything that makes the entire state an election bellwether with...

‘We need you’: GOP hunts for new voters in Trump territory

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign has a bold theory for how he will win reelection: It can tap a universe...

Tennessee Senate nominee connects activism to election

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When the Rev. Tondala Hayward learned about plans to build a landfill next to her church in a predominantly Black,...

Biden vows to unify and save country; Trump hits Midwest

WARM SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Joe Biden traveled Tuesday to the hot springs town where Franklin Delano Roosevelt coped with polio to declare the...

Collins votes against Barrett, heads home to save Senate job

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When Republican Sen. Susan Collins had to vote on a Supreme Court justice in 2018, she deliberated under the spotlight...

The Latest: Trump heaping attention on 1 Nebraska district

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

If Trump wanted people to avoid ’60 Minutes,’ it didn’t work

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of “60 Minutes” this past week,...

Barrett confirmed by Senate for Supreme Court, takes oath

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats...

Trump eyes hosting election night party at his DC hotel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has his eye on hosting an election night party at his own hotel in the nation’s capital. ...

Trump, Biden hit battleground Pennsylvania amid pandemic

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden zeroed in on the critical battleground of Pennsylvania on Monday, demonstrating starkly...

Counting the vote: Will we know who won on election night?

HOW WILL VARIOUS BALLOTS BE COUNTED, AND WHAT RESULTS WILL BE KNOWN ON ELECTION NIGHT? ...

The Latest: Trump celebrates expected Barrett confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Biden was speaking to George Lopez in widely shared video

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stumbled over a name when he was interviewed during the virtual “I Will Vote” concert, and social media has...

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems’ advantage

With eight days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the...

House already won? Pelosi thinks so, and reaches for more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi once predicted she’d have the 2020 House Democratic majority secured by November — of 2019. ...

Asian shares little changed on uncertainty over US election

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were little changed in muted trading Monday amid widespread uncertainty over what the U.S. presidential election will portend for...

Trump aide says ‘we’re not going to control the pandemic’

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus has reached the upper echelons of the White House again, with an outbreak among aides to Vice President...

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems’ advantage

With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the...

Senate votes to advance Barrett; confirmation expected Mon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over...

The Latest: Pence to be in Minnesota on Monday after all

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Election could stoke US marijuana market, sway Congress

Voters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, and a sweep would highlight...

The Latest: Pence’s top aide tests positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Murkowski’s nod gives Barrett extra boost for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett won crucial backing Saturday when one of the last Republican holdouts against filling the seat...

Beyond the Needle: Probability experts assess 2020 race

NEW YORK (AP) — The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Donald Trump is...

‘We don’t speculate’: How AP counts votes and calls races

As it has for more than 170 years, The Associated Press will count the nation's vote in real time on Election Day and report...

As Trump casts doubt on election, new agency contradicts him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this month, President Donald Trump was predicting on Twitter that this election would be “the most corrupt” in American history....

Loeffler charts path to the right in Georgia Senate race

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler stepped out of a Humvee on a foggy morning in northwest Georgia wearing an American flag trucker...

Biden’s warning on oil tests voter resolve on climate change

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Joe Biden is confronting the harsh political realities of combating climate change. ...

The Latest: Trump calls ‘Borat’ star an unfunny ‘creep’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Trump, Biden scrap on oil, virus with just over a week to go

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies fought for support in pivotal battleground states Friday after a debate performance that gave...

Senate GOP marches ahead on Barrett over Democrats’ blockade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised for a rare weekend session as Republicans race to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court...

Biden calls for ‘transition’ from oil, GOP sees opening

Democrat Joe Biden's remark that he would “transition” away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick attention Thursday night...

Nebraska, Maine could play pivotal role in presidential race

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will never be mistaken for a swing state given that it hasn’t supported a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964,...

Will mailed-in ballots be delivered on time?

CAN YOU TRUST THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE TO DELIVER YOUR BALLOT ON TIME? ...

How soon will we know the US election outcome?

WASHINGTON (AP) — HOW SOON WILL WE KNOW THE RESULTS OF THE U.S. ELECTION? ...

What are the rules around poll watching?

WASHINGTON (AP) — WHAT ARE THE RULES AROUND POLL WATCHING ON ELECTION DAY IN THE UNITED STATES? ...

How does early voting work in the US election?

WASHINGTON (AP) — WHAT STATES VOTE EARLY, AND WHEN ARE THOSE VOTES COUNTED? ...

Are absentee votes and mail-in votes different?

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ABSENTEE VOTING AND MAIL VOTING? ...

Are the nation’s voting systems secure?

WHAT STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO PROTECT THE NATION'S ELECTION SYSTEMS FROM POTENTIAL INTERFERENCE BY FOREIGN POWERS LIKE RUSSIA? HAVE VOTING SYSTEMS BEEN “HARDENED”...

Does the federal government have a role in the vote?

WASHINGTON (AP) — WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN ELECTIONS? ...

What happens if the US election is contested?

WASHINGTON (AP) — IS IT POSSIBLE THE ELECTION WILL BE UP IN THE AIR AND THE UNITED STATES WON'T HAVE A PRESIDENT ON INAUGURATION...

Electoral College vs. popular vote in the United States

WASHINGTON (AP) — WHY IS IT THAT ONE CANDIDATE CAN WIN THE POPULAR VOTE BUT ANOTHER WINS THE ELECTORAL VOTE AND THUS THE PRESIDENCY?...

Trump, Biden lawyer up, brace for White House legal battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden's campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race...

The Latest: Trump says he will vote in person

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Asian shares, US futures gain after last Trump-Biden debate

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after President Donald Trump and his challenger former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in their...

China hopes for change if Biden wins, but little likely

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders hope Washington will tone down conflicts over trade, technology and security if Joe Biden wins the Nov. 3 presidential...

NBC’s Welker sharp in first turn as debate moderator

NEW YORK (AP) — Moderator Kristen Welker — with the help of an offstage mute button — helped give Americans the substantive, crackling debate...

GOP-led Senate panel advances Barrett as Democrats boycott

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past a Democratic boycott Thursday to advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the...

Road to 270: Trump’s best path to victory hinges on FL, PA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump still has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to win reelection. But it requires...

Face to face: Trump and Biden to meet for final debate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one...

In pitch for Biden, Obama urges voters to cast Trump out

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama blasted President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, his culpability in national discord and his overall fitness...

The Latest: Trump tells rally about ’60 Minutes’ interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

GOP’s Romney, long a Trump critic, voted — but not for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he's voted in the Nov. 3 election — but not for the leader of...

AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: Many in US distrust campaign info

In a presidential election year that has thrown the country's divisions into stark relief, Americans can agree on this: Misinformation about government and politics...

Job on the line, Wray threads needle on controversial issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than four years into his 10-year term, FBI Director Christopher Wray’s future in the job is decidedly uncertain heading into...

Will voting in a non-battleground state make a difference?

HOW DOES MY VOTE MATTER IF I DON'T LIVE IN A PRESIDENTIAL BATTLEGROUND STATE? ...

Mission impossible? Welker on tap to moderate second debate

NEW YORK (AP) — This fall's presidential debates have chewed up moderators. ...

Biden’s lessons learned: spending time, money in Midwest

Joe Biden has visited Wisconsin just twice as the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. That's still two more times than Hillary Clinton did in 2016....

Trump ups pressure on Barr to probe Bidens as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Attorney General William Barr to immediately launch an investigation into unverified claims about Democrat...

AP Explains: Trump seizes on dubious Biden-Ukraine story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine rival Joe Biden two weeks before the election, President Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on a tabloid story...

Growing NKorean nuclear threat awaits US election winner

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Where’s the war?” That’s how President Donald Trump defends his North Korea policy at campaign rallies even though he’s joined the...

In debate countdown, Trump holds rally, Biden does prep

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump pushed into arguably the most important state on the electoral map on Tuesday, opting for a rally...

The Latest: Trump abruptly ends ’60 Minutes’ interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local) ...

Alaska Senate candidate hopes to ride Democratic wave

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Al Gross commands a fishing boat as a narrator describes him prospecting for gold and killing a grizzly bear in...

Trump ‘running angry,’ attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An angry President Donald Trump came out swinging Monday against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him...

The Latest: Trump plans to debate Biden despite rule changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reported some progress in advance of a Tuesday deadline for reaching a pre-election deal with President Donald...

Heard any Biden jokes? Study of late-night comics finds few

NEW YORK (AP) — From the perspective of late-night joke writers, there's really only one person running for president. ...

Florida begins early voting with no major problems reported

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians began early voting in much of the state Monday with no serious problems reported as the Trump campaign...

2020 Watch: Debate a chance for Trump to generate momentum

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ...

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

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden went on offense Sunday, as both campaigned in states they are...

Puerto Rico, unable to vote, becomes crucial to US election

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are rallying people in a place...

Policy vs. personality: Undecideds torn as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amanda Jaronowski is torn. The lifelong Republican from suburban Cleveland supports President Donald Trump's policies and fears her business could be...

Organizers exhort women to vote for change at US rallies

Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation's capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump...

Biden email episode illustrates risk to Trump from Giuliani

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York tabloid’s puzzling account about how it acquired emails purportedly from Joe Biden’s son has raised some red flags....

Low-key Democrat tries to hang onto Senate seat in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Call him low-key, understated, maybe even “boring." First-term Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan is betting voters care more about...

Trump on defense, courting voters in two must-win states

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Backed into a corner and facing financial strains, President Donald Trump went after his opponent's family and defended his own...

Life on the line: Early voters wait ‘as long as it takes’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Americans are accustomed to standing in line. They queue up for airport security, the latest iPhone, COVID tests, concerts or...

Scammers seize on US election, but it’s not votes they want

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make...

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