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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at a mobile campaign event, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Harris target of more misinformation than Pence, data shows

Oct. 29, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Long before Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced her as his running mate, Kamala Harris was the target of widespread online misinformation. Social media posts included racist claims that she was ineligible to serve in the White House or that she was lying about her Black and...

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after arriving at Pope Army Field for an event with troops at Fort Bragg, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Pope Field, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

Oct. 29, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump quietly met with U.S. Special Forces troops involved in last year’s raid to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump flew into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Thursday for what...

426Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally at Broward College, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Coconut Creek, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump fights headwinds as he and Biden battle over Florida

Oct. 29, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pressing against stiff headwinds from the pandemic, President Donald Trump steered toward what he hoped was safer political ground with the U.S. economy Thursday, as Democratic rival Joe Biden kept up his assault on Trump’s handling of the coronavirus. Campaigning hours apart in...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally outside Raymond James Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump moves Minnesota rally while Biden announces visit

Oct. 29, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A rally by President Donald Trump in southern Minnesota was in flux much of Thursday after his campaign moved it from Rochester to a small town in another county, and then back to Rochester after state officials insisted that the event follow coronavirus safety guidelines, including a...

Storm halts Tillis stops; Cunningham discreet in campaigning

Oct. 29, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Severe weather prevented North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis from making campaign appearances on Thursday with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and President Donald Trump. High winds and storms from the remnants of Hurricane Zeta initially caused the cancellation of...

Gov. Roy Cooper answers a question during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order on Wednesday preventing landlords from evicting tenants who are unable to pay their rent.(Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Cooper rakes in millions more than Forest in election leadup

Oct. 29, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats in top North Carolina statewide races are substantially outraising Republicans this election cycle, with millions being spent by outside groups supporting their candidacies. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper took in more than $17 million for his reelection campaign between July 1...

This photo taken Sept. 30, 2020, shows U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler during an appearance in Traverse City, Mich., where he announced an environmental justice grant for Detroit and pledged a more community-oriented focus in a second Trump administration. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

Trump tests limits as Cabinet members fan out to key states

Oct. 29, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos planned a “Moms for Trump” rally in her home state of Michigan. The Department of Homeland Security's top official was in Texas to celebrate completion of a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The chief of the Environmental Protection...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo President Donald Trump throws a hat to the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee, Wis. Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

Oct. 29, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday. The party noticed the suspicious activity on Oct. 22 and...

Pence returns to Nevada for rally in final campaign stretch

Oct. 29, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans a rally Thursday at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, hoping to drum up support in Nevada, a state President Trump lost by only 2.4 percentage points in 2016. Both presidential campaigns have blitzed Nevada in the final run to Election Day, albeit in...

Voters line up to cast in-person absentee ballots on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in West Columbia, S.C. State election officials say they are receiving record numbers of early votes ahead of the 2020 general election vote. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

COVID-19 closes a school; disrupts a sheriff campaign in SC

Oct. 29, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — COVID-19 has closed a South Carolina high school and forced a sheriff's candidate to spend the final week of her campaign in isolation as the spread of the virus has not been slowed in the state. Lancaster High School had five staff members test positive for the coronavirus and 30...