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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham talks during during a televised debate with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in Raleigh, N.C.  Cunningham inched back into the public sphere on Wednesday, Oct. 7, a day after The Associated Press reported the he had an intimate encounter this summer with a public relations consultant. Within hours of the military disclosing that it is investigating Cunningham, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, he rejected the idea that the race with Tillis had turned into a referendum on his character, even while expressing remorse for extramarital activity. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)

Cunningham keeps low in NC Senate race marked by his affair

Oct. 24, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham is bypassing uncomfortable questions about his extramarital activities in the final days of his closely contested race with GOP Sen. Thom Tillis. Whether his strategy alters the outcome of what’s now the most expensive...

FILE - In this June 24, 2020 file photo, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission on Capitol Hill in Washington. Capito has leaned hard on her record leading up to the Nov. 3 election as she tries to become the first West Virginia Republican reelected to the U.S. Senate in more than a century.  
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Incumbent Capito, WVa Dem Swearengin vie for US Senate seat

Oct. 23, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Paula Jean Swearengin is using her stances on progressive issues, her popularity from a role in a Netflix movie and the hard realities of a life spent in the southern West Virginia coalfields to try to snap Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito's two-decade streak in political...

Today in History

Oct. 19, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2020. There are 73 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 19, 1781, British troops under Gen. Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, as the American Revolution neared its end. On this date: In 1765, the Stamp...

Vermont delegation demands new mail processing equipment

Oct. 14, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's congressional delegation is demanding that the U.S. Postal Service install new equipment at the White River Junction mail processing facility that it says is critical to the efficient handling of mail, including the record number of mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 election. ...

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice prepares for a debate with Democratic challenger, Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango, Tuesday Oct. 13. 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathy Batten)

WVa Gov. Jim Justice, Dem challenger Salango clash in debate

Oct. 13, 2020 9:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice defended his shifting response to the coronavirus pandemic as personal attacks flew in a debate Tuesday night with Democratic challenger Ben Salango. Justice and his advisers had often tweaked a color-coded map that rates the severity of...

Today in History

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...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., walk together to speak to the media at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden, Harris dodge questions about Supreme Court expansion

Oct. 9, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — There are few topics that Joe Biden isn't willing to opine on — except the Supreme Court. The Democratic presidential nominee and his running mate, Kamala Harris, are refusing demands from Republicans — and some fellow Democrats — to say whether they would seek to expand...

FILE - Model Emily Ratajkowski arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 9, 2020. The British model and activist has a book deal. She is working on an essay collection called “My Body.” Metropolitan Books will publish it in 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Emily Ratajkowski is working on book of essays, 'My Body'

Oct. 9, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Model and activist Emily Ratajkowski has a book deal. “EmRata,” as her millions of online followers know her, is working on an essay collection called “My Body.” Metropolitan Books will published it in 2022. According to Metropolitan, an imprint of Henry Holt...

Today in History

Oct. 8, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 8, the 282nd day of 2020. There are 84 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire erupted; fires also broke out in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, and in several communities in Michigan. On this date: In 1890, American...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Jose Marti Gym, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

Oct. 6, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As President Donald Trump recovers from the coronavirus, Joe Biden is capitalizing on having the campaign trail largely to himself by hitting critical swing states and investing in longtime Republican bastions that he hopes might expand his path to victory. The Democratic presidential nominee...