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People gather at the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

Sep. 19, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

Reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at her home in Washington at the age of 87. __ “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The Latest: Trump orders flags at half-staff for Ginsburg

Sep. 19, 2020 1:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (all times local): 1:15 a.m. Saturday President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation directing that flags at the White House and all public buildings and grounds and military facilities be flown at half-staff until the...

People gather at the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP Explains: What happens with the Supreme Court vacancy?

Sep. 19, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has thrust the Senate into uncharted political terrain, with no recent precedent for a vacancy on the high court so close to a presidential election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a statement Friday night vowed that...

Peru's President Martin Vizcarra greets reporters after addressing Congress in Lima, Peru, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Peru president survives impeachment vote amid virus turmoil

Sep. 18, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra easily survived an impeachment vote Friday night after opposition lawmakers failed to amass enough support to oust the leader as the country copes with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks. The decision came after long hours of...

People gather at the Supreme Court Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg

Sep. 18, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

Reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at her home in Washington at the age of 87. __ “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will...

Census taker Paul Trujillo takes a headcount of residents at a home on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. One member of the household hadn't filled out their decennial Census form, which can be done by mail, online, or over the phone and takes about five minutes to complete. New Mexico officials worry the coronavirus pandemic and limited internet access will lead to a severe undercount of state residents, leading to millions in lost federal funds. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Senators push for extra census time, as court prods deadline

Sep. 15, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As lawyers in a court hearing argued over what would happen if the U.S. Census Bureau blew a deadline to turn over data used for redrawing congressional districts, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill pushing the deadline into next year, even though a...

File-Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., listens during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.   A fourth congressional hearing this year on how to allow college athletes to earn money off their names, images and likenesses came Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, with a stern warning from one senator. “I think this is a huge mistake,”  Burr, said of athletes profiting from NIL.  (Greg Nash/Pool via AP, File)

Senator: Allowing college athletes NIL pay is 'huge mistake'

Sep. 15, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

The fourth congressional hearing this year on how to allow college athletes to earn money from their names, images and likenesses came Tuesday with a stern warning from one senator. “I think this is a huge mistake,” Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said. The U.S. Senate Committee of Health, Education,...

Today in History

Sep. 14, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2020. There are 110 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 12, 1962, in a speech at Rice University in Houston, President John F. Kennedy reaffirmed his support for the manned space program, declaring: “We...

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to the Florida Memorial University marching band Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Trump, struggling to define Biden, steps up Harris attacks

Sep. 11, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Donald Trump barely mentioned Tim Kaine when he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2016. But four years later, the president has plenty to say about Kamala Harris. Trump said this week that “nobody likes” Harris, feeding into a standard of likability...

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. A nuclear plant bailout law should be repealed immediately, Democratic members of the Ohio House announced Wednesday, July 22, 2020, as a bribery scandal involving one of the state’s most powerful lawmakers unfolded over the law’s passage. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

House committee holds hearing on repeal of bailout law

Sep. 10, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The alleged corruption that led to passage of a nuclear plant bailout law and questions about whether the bailout was financially necessary demand the law's immediate repeal and replacement, Democratic and Republican lawmakers testified Thursday. Supporters of the energy policy...