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Nebraska's 3 largest counties to send ballot request forms

Jul. 12, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's three largest counties plan to send ballot request forms to every voter before this fall's general election, but it's not yet clear whether those forms will be sent statewide as they were before the primary. Officials in Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster counties say they are...

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden pulls down his mask as he makes an unannounced stop at his childhood home on North Washington Avenue in the Green Ridge section of Scranton, Pa., to visit the current homeowner, Anne Kearns, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP)

Joe Biden wins Democratic primary in Puerto Rico

Jul. 12, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden won the Democratic presidential primary in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Biden faced seven other candidates on the ballot, though all the others have dropped out of the race. Biden has already locked up enough delegates to become the party's nominee. The primary was scheduled for March...

FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump, left, poses for a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. China has fast become a top election issue as President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden engage in a verbal brawl over who's better at playing the tough guy against Beijing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Trump, Biden try to outdo each other on tough talk on China

Jul. 12, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China has fast become a top election issue as President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden engage in a verbal brawl over who's better at playing the tough guy against Beijing. The Trump campaign put out ads showing Biden toasting China's Xi Jinping, even though Trump did just that with...

Rhode Island legislature gets back to work on major matters

Jul. 12, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's legislature is returning to work this week to take on several matters, including a 20-year, no-bid Lottery deal, an early-voting option during November's election, and a plan to drop the word “plantations” from the state's formal name. Votes are...

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden pulls down his mask as he makes an unannounced stop at his childhood home on North Washington Avenue in the Green Ridge section of Scranton, Pa., to visit the current homeowner, Anne Kearns, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP)

Donald Trump, Joe Biden win Louisiana's presidential primary

Jul. 11, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have won Louisiana’s twice-postponed presidential primary. Trump faced no true challenger for the Republican nomination, but four other GOP contenders ran against him on Louisiana’s ballot Saturday. Biden faced 13...

Biden, Trump win delayed Louisiana presidential primaries

Jul. 11, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Biden and Donald Trump on Saturday won their parties' respective Louisiana presidential primaries, an election that was postponed twice because of the coronavirus outbreak and pushed back so many months that it became irrelevant to the selection of the Democratic nominee to...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump listens during a

AP FACT CHECK: If he's said it once, he's said it 100 times

Jul. 11, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If saying things 100 times could make them true, President Donald Trump's account of how the U.S. is doing with the coronavirus would be true. COVID-19 testing would be the envy of the world, the economy would be on the cusp of roaring back, the threat would be receding in a pandemic...

FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking, in Darby, Pa. Amid a summer of racial unrest and calls for more diversity in leadership, President Donald Trump lags Democratic rival Joe Biden in the percentage of people of color on their campaign staffs, according to data the campaigns provided to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Trump lags Biden on people of color in top campaign ranks

Jul. 11, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a summer of racial unrest and calls for more diversity in leadership, President Donald Trump lags Democratic rival Joe Biden in the percentage of people of color on their campaign staffs, according to data the campaigns provided to The Associated Press. Twenty-five percent of the...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden adjusts his mask during a tour of McGregor Industries, a metal fabricating facility in Dunmore, Pa. Biden is pledging to define his presidency by a sweeping economic agenda beyond anything Americans have seen since the Great Depression and the industrial mobilization for World War II. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Biden forges brand of liberal populism to use against Trump

Jul. 11, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden stood in a Pennsylvania metal works shop, just miles from his boyhood home, and pledged to define his presidency by a sweeping economic agenda beyond anything Americans have seen since the Great Depression and the industrial mobilization for World War II. The prospective...

People's Action Party Secretary-General and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, right, verifies his identity with a polling official at the Alexandra Primary School polling center in Singapore, Friday, July 10, 2020. Wearing masks and plastic gloves, Singaporeans began voting in a general election that is expected to return Prime Minister Lee's long-governing party to power. (AP Photo)

Singapore's ruling party holds on to power but faces setback

Jul. 10, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's long-governing party comfortably won Friday's general elections as expected amid the coronavirus pandemic, but faced a setback as the opposition made minor gains. Lee said his People’s Action Party secured 83 parliamentary seats, retaining...