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Oct. 13, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 13, the 287th day of 2020. There are 79 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet. On this date: In A.D. 54, Roman Emperor...

President Donald Trump speaks from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House to a crowd of supporters, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's shaky claims on virus, Dem misfires

Oct. 12, 2020 7:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impatient to return to the campaign trail, President Donald Trump dubiously claimed he's fully recovered and immune from COVID-19, hailed a cure that isn't so and declared the coronavirus is “disappearing” even as cases spiked. The comments over the weekend capped a week...

Carts line up before a parade of over 300 golf carts supporting Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden caravanned to the Sumter County Elections office drop off their ballots Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in The Villages, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

A senior warning sign for Trump: 'Go Biden' cry at Villages

Oct. 11, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Sara Branscome’s golf cart whizzed down the smooth asphalt path that winds through The Villages, the nation’s largest retirement community, an expanse of beautiful homes, shops and entertainment venues that bills itself as “Florida’s Friendliest...

President Donald Trump walks out of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to return to the White House after receiving treatments for COVID-19, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Debate week's twisted tales on virus, climate

Oct. 10, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidelined but not silenced, President Donald Trump demonstrated anew this past week he can't be relied on to give a straight account of the disease that has afflicted millions, now including him. He heralded the arrival of a COVID-19 cure, which did not happen, and likened the coronavirus...

Democratic congressional candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez, in the blue mask, cheers on supporters at a polling station Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Fernandez was flanked by her three sons, left to right, Alisandro, Dario and Abelino. The sign she holds,

Northern New Mexico district to pick its 1st congresswoman

Oct. 9, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The two major party candidates competing to become the first woman to represent a Democrat-dominated New Mexico district squared off in their last scheduled televised debate that touched on solutions to poverty, environmental degradation and improving health care. The debate Thursday...

U.S. Rep. Max Rose, (D-N.Y.) speaks during a portrait session outside his office in Staten Island, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in New York. Rose, a 33 year-old army veteran who served in Afghanistan, represents New York's 11th Congressional District, a swing district encompassing Staten Island and South Brooklyn. He is only the second Democrat to represent the district in 30 years. Rose is facing a stiff challenge from Republican Nicole Malliotakis. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Candidates in NYC's only swing district trade shots at mayor

Oct. 9, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

The candidates for Congress in New York City's only swing district are slugging it out in campaign ads that direct much of their fury at a man who isn't on the ballot — Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Bill de Blasio is the worst mayor in the history of New York City," first-term Congress member Max Rose says...

Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Edward Markey appears in a debate against Republican challenger Kevin O'Connor, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at the GBH Studios in Boston. Due to the coronavirus, Markey and O'Connor debated from separate rooms at the GBH Studios. (Meredith Nierman/Pool Photo via AP)

Democratic US Sen. Markey, GOP's O'Connor spar in debate

Oct. 5, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and Republican challenger Kevin O’Connor sparred on everything from mask-wearing to the Green New Deal in their first and only scheduled debate Monday. The matchup was hosted by GBH News with each candidate in a different studio at the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to speak at United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 951 in Grand Rapids, Mich., Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden: Trump diagnosis is 'bracing reminder' of virus stakes

Oct. 3, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden offered sympathy to President Donald Trump over his coronavirus diagnosis while casting the moment as a reminder of the worldwide health crisis that has hit the United States particularly hard. Shortly after the White House announced Trump would spend “a...

FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump honks the horn of an 18-wheeler truck while meeting with truckers and CEOs regarding healthcare on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Trump publicly acknowledged that humans bear some blame for climate change, but scientists say the president still isn't dealing with the reality of our primary role. Trump said Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, that humans — their tailpipe exhaust, oil and gas production, and smokestack fumes — are just one of many culprits for the weather-disrupting deterioration of Earth’s atmosphere. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Getting warmer: Trump concedes human role in climate change

Sep. 30, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged that humans bear some blame for climate change, but scientists say the president still isn't dealing with the reality of our primary role. Pressed repeatedly in Tuesday night's debate, Trump gave one of his fullest accountings yet of what scientists say is an...

President Donald Trump's reelection depends largely on energizing his seemingly immovable base of support. But there are defectors, and they are finding one another on social media and sharing their stories. (AP Illustration);

They wanted disruption in 2016. Now they're Trump defectors

Sep. 29, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

Shawna Jensen’s moment of reckoning came in March, as she sat in her suburban Fort Worth, Texas, living room next to her fireplace. Her laptop was open to a Zoom happy hour with five girlfriends. She sucked in a breath, gripping her glass of red wine. “Hey, guys, I gotta tell you something,”...