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FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. Pennsylvania’s highest court on Thursday, Sept. 17, handed victories to the Democratic Party in an election-related lawsuit that sought favorable fixes to glitches and gray areas in the battleground state’s fledgling mail-in voting law. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Court's decisions didn't end Pennsylvania voting law fight

Sep. 19, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Nov. 3 presidential contest will test Pennsylvania’s ability to handle a massive mail-in vote and, while its high court settled several partisan points of dispute over how to update the state's election law, counties remain unprepared in several important ways. Plus, the...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018 file photo, Green Party gubernatorial candidate, Howie Hawkins, takes part in a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y.  The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that Hawkins, the Green Party's candidate for president, did not strictly follow procedures for getting on Pennsylvania's ballot in the November election and cannot appear on it, delivering a win for Democrats as Joe Biden tries to capture the battleground state's electoral votes.  (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Green Party candidate is ordered off Pennsylvania ballot

Sep. 17, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Green Party's candidate for president did not strictly follow procedures for getting on Pennsylvania's ballot in the November election and cannot appear on it, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, delivering a win for Democrats as Joe Biden tries to capture the battleground...

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. Pennsylvania’s highest court on Thursday, Sept. 17, handed victories to the Democratic Party in an election-related lawsuit that sought favorable fixes to glitches and gray areas in the battleground state’s fledgling mail-in voting law. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Pennsylvania Democrats notch key election-related court wins

Sep. 17, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court gave the Democratic Party a series of victories Thursday in the presidential battleground state, relaxing deadlines in its fledgling mail-in voting law, approving more ballot collection sites and kicking the Green Party’s presidential...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Hawaii again sets plan for pre-testing tourists

Sep. 16, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for the coronavirus. Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that travelers will have to take the test within 72 hours before their flight arrives in...

Pennsylvania asks judge to retain limits on crowd size

Sep. 16, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top lawyer asked a federal judge Wednesday to retain Gov. Tom Wolf’s limits on crowd size, at least for now, warning that allowing large groups to congregate during a legal battle over Wolf's public health orders “will result in people’s...

New law bans officials from closing Ohio places of worship

Sep. 16, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Houses of worship can't be shut down by local or state officials, and elections can't be moved from their prescribed dates, under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mike DeWine and pushed by fellow Republican lawmakers angered over orders meant to slow the spread of the...

Editorial Roundup: US

Sep. 16, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 15 The LNP newspaper in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on the death of Ricardo Miguel Muñoz, who was fatally shot by Lancaster city police: The family of Ricardo Miguel Muñoz — who was fatally shot Sunday afternoon by a Lancaster...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 16, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Please don’t use unreliable sources of information — especially in a crisis like the one Lancaster faces now LNP Sept. 15 Ricardo Miguel Muñoz, 27, was fatally shot by a Lancaster city police officer...

United Nations General Assembly President-elect Volkan Bozkir gives a joint press conference with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Bozkir arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral, international and regional issues with Pakistani leadership. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The Latest: UN assembly head warns of pandemic unilateralism

Sep. 15, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The new president of the U.N. General Assembly is warning that unilateralism will only strengthen the COVID-19 pandemic and is calling for a new commitment to global cooperation including on the fair and equitable distribution of vaccines. Turkish diplomat and politician Volkan Bozkir, who...

State House votes to bar shutting down churches in disasters

Sep. 15, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House on Tuesday passed a bill that would prevent governors from applying their disease control powers to shut down gatherings at churches or other houses of worship. The chamber voted 149 to 53 for the proposal, which the Democratic leader called a solution in...