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Voters participating in the first day of Wisconsin's in-person absentee voting window for the Nov. 3 election wait in line outside the city's City-County Building in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Wisconsin voters line up to cast early in-person ballots

Oct. 20, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters across Wisconsin lined up Tuesday to cast their ballots on the first day of early in-person voting in the presidential battleground state, marking the beginning of the final push to Election Day in two weeks. Locations and times to vote Tuesday varied across the state, but lines...

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Select list of nominees for 2020 Tony Awards

Oct. 15, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Select nominations for the 2020 Tony Awards, announced Thursday. Best Musical: “Jagged Little Pill”; “Moulin Rouge: The Musical”; “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical” Best Play: “Grand Horizons”; “The Inheritance”;...

FILE - In this May 12, 2020, file photo, Arjan Walia votes during a special election in Santa Clarita, Calif. The Nov. 3 election will test California's commitment to voting by mail as the nation's most populous state will offer fewer in-person polling places hoping it will convince more people to cast ballots from the safety of their mailboxes during a pandemic. If it doesn't work, the state could see long lines and frustrated voters on Election Day compounded by coronavirus protocols that will make voting in person slower in a year expected to draw a big turnout. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

It's in the mail: California sending ballots to all voters

Oct. 5, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Nov. 3 election will test Californians' commitment to voting by mail as the nation's most populous state offers far fewer in-person polling places, hoping that during a pandemic voters will choose to cast ballots from the safety of their mailboxes. If it doesn't work, the...

Container vessel fuel leak contained at NJ terminal

Oct. 4, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coast Guard officials say a container vessel is no longer leaking fuel oil and the vessel has departed a terminal in New Jersey for repairs in New York. The container vessel YM Mandate was found to be leaking oil from a crack in the hull last week at the Global Container Terminal in...

Gallagher scores 2, Atlanta United tops D.C. United 4-0

Oct. 3, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Gallagher scored a pair of goals and Atlanta United dominated from the outset in a 4-0 win over D.C. United on Saturday night. Gallagher weaved his way around the keeper and scored from close range for a 3-0 lead at 65 minutes. He opened the scoring at four minutes when he redirected...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, at the Vatican, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Pompeo is meeting Thursday with top Vatican officials, a day after tensions over U.S. opposition to the Vatican’s China policy spilled out in public. (Vatican Media via AP)

Pompeo, Vatican clash over China after tensions spill out

Oct. 1, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The U.S. and the Vatican butted heads over China on Thursday as the Holy See chafed at U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s public call to take a harsher stance against Chinese restrictions on religious freedom. The State Department sought to play down the differences, but tensions...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Callista Gingrich greet Cardinal Raymond Burke, right, as they attend the

Pompeo urges Vatican to condemn human rights abuses in China

Sep. 30, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Vatican on Wednesday to join the United States in denouncing violations of religious freedom in China, saying the Catholic Church should be at the forefront in the fight to insist on basic human rights there. Pompeo made the appeal at a conference...

Agudelo jumpstarts Inter Miami past Atlanta United 2-1

Sep. 19, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Juan Agudelo and Brek Shea scored a goal in an early nine-minute span early and Inter Miami beat Atlanta United 2-1 on Saturday night. All three goals occurred within the first 11 minutes of play. Agudelo punched in a pass from the left center of the box at two minutes to stake Inter Miami...

County exec pitches diversion program, sheriff’s office cuts

Sep. 17, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — King County Executive Dow Constantine in Seattle this week proposed several initiatives that would reduce funding to the county Sheriff’s Office, shift resources from the traditional criminal system toward community-based alternatives and move away from longstanding fare enforcement...

Winners announced in Illinois APME 2019 newspaper contest

Sep. 16, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

Winners have been announced in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2019 newspaper contest. The awards were announced on Wednesday during a virtual event held by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors during the annual convention of the Illinois Press Association. Thirty daily newspapers submitted...