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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden bows his head in prayer at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wis. Conservative evangelical Christians have proven some of Donald Trump’s staunchest allies during his presidency. As his administration draws to a close, some of those backers are approaching President-elect Biden with skepticism, but not antagonism. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Religious right eyes Biden warily after Trump's good favor

Dec. 5, 2020 9:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative evangelical Christians have proven some of Donald Trump’s staunchest allies during his presidency. As his administration draws to a close, some of those backers are approaching President-elect Joe Biden with skepticism, but not antagonism. Christian conservatives who...

FILE- In this July 15, 2020, file photo Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., puts on a face mask as she walks with Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., right, at UPS Hapeville Airport Hub in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Is Georgia a swing state? Groups spend millions to find out

Dec. 5, 2020 12:33 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs don't take place until Jan. 5. But there are already some clear winners. At the state's most influential television station, Atlanta's WSB, an ad that cost candidates $8,000 in July now goes for about $18,000. In the smaller market of Savannah, ad rates have...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of Calif., speaks during her weekly briefing, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

COVID-19 relief: What's on the table as Congress seeks deal

Dec. 5, 2020 12:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After numerous fits and starts and months of inaction, optimism is finally building in Washington for a COVID-19 aid bill that would offer relief for businesses, the unemployed, schools, and health care providers, among others struggling as caseloads are spiking. Under pressure from...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of Calif., speaks during her weekly briefing, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

COVID-19 relief: What's on the table as Congress seeks deal

Dec. 4, 2020 7:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After numerous fits and starts and months of inaction, optimism is finally building in Washington for a COVID-19 aid bill that would offer relief for businesses, the unemployed, schools, and health care providers, among others struggling as caseloads are spiking. Under pressure from...

In Supreme Court fight, Beshear defends school restrictions

Dec. 4, 2020 6:33 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear responded to a request by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday by defending of his suspension of in-person classes at public and private schools. The filing comes days after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron asked the nation's highest court to strike...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a briefing on COVID-19 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Pence comes to Georgia as calm before potential Trump storm

Dec. 4, 2020 5:31 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ahead of President Donald Trump wading into two high-profile Georgia Senate runoffs this weekend, Vice President Mike Pence on Friday urged Republicans to form a united front in the contests that will determine which party controls the Senate in January. Pence campaigned Friday with Sens....

President-elect Joe Biden speaks about jobs at The Queen theater, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden predicts 'bleak future' if Congress doesn't act on aid

Dec. 4, 2020 5:10 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is predicting a “bleak future” if Congress doesn't take speedy action on a coronavirus aid bill amid a nationwide spike in the virus that's hampering the country's economic recovery. He also expressed concern that so far he’s seen...

The New York Stock Exchange is seen in New York, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.  U.S. stocks are ticking higher and heading back toward record highs on Friday, Dec. 4, despite discouraging data detailing how much damage the deepening pandemic is doing to the job market.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

More record highs for stocks as hopes grow for economic aid

Dec. 4, 2020 4:49 PM EST

Wall Street closed out a solid week for stocks Friday with more record highs as traders took a discouraging jobs report as a sign that Congress will finally move to deliver more aid for the pandemic-stricken economy. The S&P 500 rose 0.9%, notching its third all-time high this week. The Dow Jones Industrial...

This image from House Television shows the final vote, 228-164, in the House on passage of a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level. The bill now goes to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it is unlikely to move forward. (House Television via AP)

House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

Dec. 4, 2020 3:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters call a failed policy of criminalizing pot use and taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws. Opponents, mostly...

President-elect Joe Biden arrives at The Queen theater, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden adjusting agenda to reflect narrow divide in Congress

Dec. 4, 2020 11:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is adjusting the scope of his agenda to meet the challenges of governing with a narrowly divided Congress and the complications of legislating during a raging pandemic. Rather than immediately pursue ambitious legislation to combat climate change, the incoming...