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FILE -  In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo Rev. Raphael Warnock speaks at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.  Former President Barack Obama is endorsing Warnock in the race to fill a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Warnock is one of the Democrats running in a crowded field for the special election to be held Nov. 3, 2020. The seat is currently held by Republican Kelly Loeffler, a wealthy businesswoman who was appointed earlier this year by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Obama endorses Warnock in crowded Georgia Senate race

Sep. 25, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama on Friday added his name to the list of prominent Democrats endorsing the Rev. Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s special U.S. Senate election. The nod was among dozens of endorsements of Democratic candidates across the country released by Obama on Twitter....

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Biden for President Black economic summit at Camp North End in Charlotte, N.C. The final stretch of a presidential campaign is typically a nonstop mix of travel, caffeine and adrenaline. But as the worst pandemic in a century bears down on the United States, Joe Biden is taking a lower key approach. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Biden's push for unity faces test with Supreme Court fight

Sep. 25, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

From the opening of his third presidential bid, Joe Biden has argued that he is in a unique position to mend a fractured nation and work — even with Republicans — to “unify the country” into some semblance of consensus. That central thesis of the Democratic presidential nominee's...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 file photo, a general view of the Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its new retractable roof during a media tour at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Damir Dzumhur's coach called Roland Garros organizers

The Latest: French Open: Fewer fans as cases spike in Paris

Sep. 25, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

PARIS -- The French Open tennis event has reduced spectators to 1,000 per day because of the worsening coronavirus epidemic in Paris. The new limit was first announced by Prime Minster Jean Castex. Organizers have repeatedly scaled back their ambitions for the Grand Slam event as virus cases increased....

Workers prepare absentee ballots for mailing at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. North Carolina is scheduled to begin sending out more than 600,000 requested absentee ballots to voters on Friday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Witness mandate vex some new mail-in voters in key states

Sep. 25, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As the pandemic prompts a surge in voting by mail, voters in a handful of states, including the presidential battlegrounds of North Carolina and Wisconsin, are facing a requirement that already is tripping up thousands — the need to have a witness sign their ballot envelope. A...

Absentee ballot lawsuit will not be heard before election

Sep. 25, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal appeals court will not hear an Alaska absentee ballot lawsuit before the Nov. 3 general election. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request Tuesday for an emergency order ahead of the election. The decision likely eliminates the possibility a judge will require the...

Michigan Legislature eases processing of absentee ballots

Sep. 25, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers voted Thursday to make it easier for clerks to process a surge in absentee ballots in the battleground state's presidential election by letting them start a day earlier than normal. Election officials currently cannot remove ballots from outer envelopes until 7 a.m....

FILE - In this May. 5, 2020, file photo, Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic U.S. senators from New Mexico have frozen the nomination process for two U.S. District Court vacancies until after the November election, citing the president's politicization of the process. Sens. Martin Heinrich, and Tom Udall, who is not running for re-election as he retires at the end of the year, not seen, put the brakes on appointments prior to the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in response a Trump appearance at the White House to promote his future judiciary appointments and denounce a radical leftwing movement. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

New Mexico Democrats hold up Trump judicial appointments

Sep. 25, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democratic senators have placed the judicial confirmations for two U.S. District Court vacancies on hold until after the Nov. 3 election. They say the president has politicized the process, so they'll wait until the voters have spoken. Using their home-state consultation...

Supporters of President Donald Trump listen as he speaks during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Election 2020 Today: Trump sows voting doubt; Biden lays low

Sep. 25, 2020 7:42 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Friday in Election 2020, 39 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: RESPECTING ELECTION: President Donald Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Biden for President Black economic summit at Camp North End in Charlotte, N.C. The final stretch of a presidential campaign is typically a nonstop mix of travel, caffeine and adrenaline. But as the worst pandemic in a century bears down on the United States, Joe Biden is taking a lower key approach. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Biden's low-key campaign style worries some Democrats

Sep. 25, 2020 2:53 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The final stretch of a presidential campaign is typically a nonstop mix of travel, caffeine and adrenaline. But as the worst pandemic in a century bears down on the United States, Joe Biden is taking a lower key approach. Since his Aug. 11 selection of California Sen. Kamala Harris...

Republicans U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, left, listens as Rep. Greg Gianforte speaks during a joint interview on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 in Bozeman, Mont. Daines is being challenged by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock while Gianforte faces Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney in the gubernatorial race. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

GOP duo reshapes Montana politics to match Trump's vision

Sep. 25, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Steve Daines is the affable one, the smiler, a consummate salesman who parlayed his corporate success into a meteoric rise through Montana politics and a seat in the U.S. Senate. His former boss, Greg Gianforte, is more brusque, sometimes even harsh, a self-made technology mogul whose...