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    CHICAGO (AP) — Demonstrators gathered in downtown Chicago on Wednesday to urge that every vote cast in Tuesday’s election be counted as President Donald Trump tried to stop the effort in key battleground states. Erica Bland-Durosinmi of of SEIU Healthcare said the union of health care workers fought hard for a fair and free election and will stop until every...
    By The Associated Press Anxious Americans woke up Wednesday to an election aftermath that has yet to deliver any clear answer. Neither President Donald Trump nor his Democratic rival Joe Biden cleared the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House, and the margins are tight in five battleground states. STILL IN PLAY Races in Georgia, Nevada, North...
    By FARNOUSH AMIRI, Report for America/Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The alleged bribery scheme that federal prosecutors described as the largest in Ohio history seems to have had little impact on the reelection campaign of disgraced former House Speaker Larry Householder, who, according to unofficial results, is on track to win a third term in the House. House District...
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    By The Associated Press The day finally came and went, but the result hasn't yet. People in the United States and around the world are waiting anxiously — and sometimes in confusion — for a winner to be declared in the American presidential election. In text message chains, Twitter feeds and coffee shop lines, everyone seemed to be gaming out...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Four soccer clubs in Germany’s third division have reported new coronavirus cases. Dynamo Dresden, Zwickau, Verl and Meppen say they have 13 cases combined. Dynamo, Verl and Meppen say they have canceled training ahead of more coronavirus tests or rulings from...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Police are searching for one of two cars that struck and killed a man crossing the street in the Bronx. The fatal hit-and-run occurred on Tuesday night as Sidney Sele was crossing East 211th Street, police said Wednesday. A white four-door sedan making a left turn struck the 72-year-old man before fleeing the scene. A second...
    By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — America woke up Wednesday morning without a winner of the presidential election. That's OK. Critical battleground states including Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania remained without declared winners, leaving both President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden short of the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. This isn't necessarily a...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Associated Press has called a win for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in key state Arizona. “Joe Biden wins Arizona, becoming the second Democratic presidential candidate since 1948 to win the longtime Republican stronghold,” the Associated Press wrote on Twitter. Joe Biden wins Arizona, becoming the second Democratic presidential candidate since 1948 to win the longtime Republican stronghold....
    By REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch has been reelected to Congress, defeating Democratic challenger Paulette Jordan. Risch, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has served in the Senate since 2008, when he was elected to fill the seat that was vacated by Sen. Larry Craig. An avid supporter of President...
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    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Eric Holcomb has won reelection as Indiana governor, fending off challengers who criticized his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Holcomb went into his campaign for a second term with a huge fundraising advantage and didn’t face any well-known challengers. Holcomb sidestepped any criticism of President Donald Trump even as Holcomb promoted face mask use and issued...
    By DEB RIECHMANN WASHINGTON (AP) — An unprecedented 103.2 million people cast their ballots early in this year's presidential election. The early birds represent 74.3 percent of the total turnout in the 2016 election. A tally by The Associated Press shows the early vote in several states, including hotly-contested Texas and Arizona, exceeded the total vote of four years ago....
    By MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Washington state's larger cities were prepared Tuesday to respond to unrest during the election while police misconduct investigators warned that they'll be watching the officers to make sure they handle protesters appropriately. The Office of Police Accountability said its investigators and supervisors are on-call and ready to respond...
    By The Associated Press The Associated Press will count the nation’s vote in real time Tuesday and report the results of presidential, congressional and state elections — as it has for more than 170 years. The way the information is compiled on election night may have changed — cellphones as opposed to landlines, electronic data feeds as opposed to “election...
    The Associated Press will count the nation’s vote in real time Tuesday and report the results of presidential, congressional and state elections — as it has for more than 170 years. The way the information is compiled on election night may have changed — cellphones as opposed to landlines, electronic data feeds as opposed to “election tabulators” fitted with...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ German soccer club Hertha Berlin says defender Jordan Torunarigha has tested positive for the coronavirus. Hertha says Torunarigha is in isolation and hasn’t displayed any symptoms. Torunarigha had been training on his own because of an ankle injury which has kept...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the general election in Texas (all times local): 7 a.m. Polls have opened for the final day of voting for the general election in Texas after the state saw record turnout during the early voting period. Nearly 10 million Texans rushed to the polls during the three weeks of early voting, surpassing the...
    Associated Press The Latest on the 2020 general election (all times local): 7 a.m. Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have campaigned heavily in Florida, each hoping to win the prized battleground state’s 29 electoral votes. Millions have already voted by mail and in person before Tuesday's election, setting records for early voting. Besides the presidential race,...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest developments in New York's general election: 6 a.m. An unprecedented Election Day has gotten under way in New York, with polls now open statewide. It’s unclear how crowded polling places will be Tuesday. A record 3.5 million votes were cast in the state before the polls even opened Tuesday. That included at least 1...
    By The Associated Press Does weather affect the spread of the coronavirus outside? Not really. The World Health Organization says the virus can be transmitted in any kind of weather and that there is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill it. The U.N. health agency says the virus is mainly spread between people. Rain and snow might...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Real Madrid says Éder Militão has tested positive for the coronavirus. The reserve defender is likely to miss the team’s Champions League match against Inter Milan on Tuesday. Madrid says all other players and staff members linked to the first team...
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's expanded deer hunt begins all over the state on Monday, when hunters will start taking advantage of a record number of permits. Monday's the first day of the firearms season for deer. It runs to Nov. 28. The state issued about 110,000 “any deer” permits, which allow hunters to take a deer of either sex....
    By LISSETTE ROMEO, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — The diminutive figure of a skeleton in a face mask and medical cap has a hand on a bedridden patient. At its side is the sort of skull made of sugar common on Day of the Dead altars. And behind is the photo of a white-haired 64-year-old man in glasses smiling...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on Week 8 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 12:40 p.m. Strong winds in Green Bay could play a big role in the game against Minnesota, and a struggling Vikings defense could use all the help it can get against Packers stars Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams. The forecast is calling for winds...
    A figure of a saint consumed by flames after protesters storm a church in Chile. In Armenia, a nationwide prayer for peace. A women's protest against abortion restrictions outside a Polish house of worship. Around the world, Associated Press photographers captured moments like these in the past month showing how secular conflicts, disputes and worries inevitably intersect with the spiritual...
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    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Illinois is playing Purdue without starting quarterback Brandon Peters and tight end Griffin Moore. Both tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and will be sidelined 21 days per Big Ten protocol. Both would be eligible to return for the Nov. 21...
    LONDON (AP) — Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died. He was 90. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was “heartbroken” at the news. “Our nation today mourns one of her best loved sons," she said. In a varied career, Connery played James Bond seven times, starting with “Dr. No”...
    By The Associated Press Here’s what’s happening Saturday in Election 2020, three days until Election Day: ON THE TRAIL: Joe Biden is in Michigan for two stops. President Donald Trump is in Pennsylvania for four events. HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: ROAD TO 270: Trump and Biden...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” —To be announced. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar; Nate Persily, election law expert at Stanford Law School. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel; Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla. ___ CNN’s “State of the Union”...
    By TERRY TANG, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Matilde Gomez wants her mother, Gume, to know how much she appreciates her love and sacrifices. So, she's putting her feelings into a letter. Only Gume Salazar will never get to read it. Instead, it's going on a table in Gomez's home in Arizona that's dedicated to her mother, who died of...
    The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — McRib, the fast food sandwich that went viral before viral was a thing, is back. McDonald's announced Friday that for the first time in eight years it is bringing back its barbeque slathered sandwich with the cult following nationwide. The McRib will appear on the menus Dec. 2, for a limited time. The...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Matilde Gomez wants her mother, Gume, to know how much she appreciates her love and sacrifices. So, she’s putting her feelings into a letter. Only Gume Salazar will never get to read it. Instead, it’s going on a table in Gomez’s home in Arizona that’s dedicated to her mother, who died of COVID-19. It will...
    WARTBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Frozen Head State Park has been named 2020 State Park of the Year by the The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The honor goes to parks that have demonstrated excellence in the areas of innovation, sustainability, interpretation, resource management, facility management, customer engagement and fiscal responsibility, according to a news release from TDOC. Frozen Head...
    By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — More than 600 dogs and cats flew across the Pacific Ocean from crowded Hawaii shelters to Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, where there's more space for them to await adoption — a charity operation that organizers said is the largest pet rescue flight. The furry friends arrived in Seattle Thursday...
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    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Paris Masters tennis tournament will be held without fans next week as France enters a second lockdown phase amid the coronavirus pandemic. French President Emmanuel Macron has said the national lockdown will begin at midnight and will last until at...
    By The Associated Press Here’s what’s happening Thursday in Election 2020, five days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump will be in Florida and North Carolina; Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be in Florida; Vice President Mike Pence will be in Iowa...
    By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh has acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, a trove that contains recordings, letters, artwork, poetry, unpublished work and notebooks. The August Wilson Archive will reside in a state-of-the-art home in Hillman Library’s renovated Archives & Special Collections, the university...
    BOSTON (AP) — Next year's Boston Marathon has also been postponed. The Boston Athletic Association said Wednesday that it won't hold the race as scheduled in April because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers say it will be put off “at least until the fall of 2021.” This year's marathon was initially postponed until the fall and later canceled outright. It...
    By The Associated Press (AP) — The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Houston Texans closed their practice facility Wednesday, hours after a player tested positive for the coronavirus. The team was notified of the positive test on Tuesday night and said the unidentified player immediately self-isolated according to NFL protocols....
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Stewart is returning to TV, more than five years after bowing out as host of “The Daily Show” and with a new home at Apple TV+. Stewart will host an hour-long, current affairs series that will explore topics of national interest as well as his advocacy work, the streaming service said Tuesday. He has been...
    Election Day is Nov. 3, but the nation has been teeming with voting activity for weeks as the 2020 campaign barrels down the home stretch. With coronavirus cases spiking in most of the country, millions of Americans are mailing in ballots or lining up at socially distanced intervals at early voting stations to have their say well beforehand. Meanwhile, the...
    By PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is leaving the door open about his football future despite previously saying he planned on heading to the NFL following this his junior season. Lawrence, the 6-foot-6 passer with the flowing hair, is considered the likely consensus No. 1 pick in next spring's NFL draft. But on Tuesday, Lawrence said...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ French soccer club Lens says 11 players and seven staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest round of testing. Lens is scheduled to play Marseille on Friday. Last Sunday’s game between Lens and Nantes was postponed after...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man has suffered deep puncture wounds to his heel after stepping on a so-called “nail trap” in the North Carolina wilderness. The Asheville Citizen Times reports that the incident occurred Sunday in a remote area of western North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest. The man, Tyler Mayo, was walking his dog with some friends and their...
    Google is partnering with the Associated Press to provide authoritative results for next week’s election alongside other voting-related features. Searching for election results will bring up a dedicated feature with up-to-date information, either on the web or through Google Assistant on smart speakers. This is the latest of several attempts to prepare for a potentially chaotic voting and vote-counting process....
    By The Associated Press Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic? Yes, but probably not like you normally would. Health experts say some Halloween traditions like crowding on doorsteps for candy and inching your way through haunted houses heighten the risk of spreading COVID-19 and should be avoided. But there are ways to adapt celebrations. Outdoor pumpkin carving, a virtual...
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