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'Thanksgiving Grandma' keeps up tradition despite COVID loss

Nov. 23, 2020 3:20 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who drew widespread attention after opening her Thanksgiving table to a stranger she accidentally texted has kept the tradition going, despite losing her husband to COVID-19. Jamal Hinton, 21, and Dench met in 2016 after the grandmother from the Phoenix suburb of Mesa texted...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, an election worker holds a ballot as vote counting in the general election continues at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. President-elect Joe Biden won in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia because of Black voters, many of them concentrated in big cities. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Trump election challenges sound alarm among voters of color

Nov. 22, 2020 9:55 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — When longtime Detroit community advocate Frank McGhee watched two Republican canvassers vote against certifying election results in the majority Black city, he was furious. McGhee, 58, has spent more than two decades working with Detroit youth and educating them on the electoral process. He...

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

EXPLAINER: Trump's election challenges falling flat in court

Nov. 21, 2020 8:57 PM EST

While President Donald Trump vows to press ahead with efforts to overturn the election, judges across the country have consistently swatted down his legal challenges. Trump's campaign has failed to make any real headway in court without proof of widespread fraud, which experts widely agree doesn't exist. Over...

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

EXPLAINER: Trump's election challenges falling flat in court

Nov. 21, 2020 1:19 AM EST

While President Donald Trump vows to press ahead with efforts to overturn the election, judges across the country have consistently swatted down his legal challenges. Trump's campaign has failed to make any real headway in court without proof of widespread fraud, which experts widely agree doesn't exist. Over...

A Chatham County election official posts a sign in the public viewing area before the start of a ballot audit, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Savannah, Ga. Election officials in Georgia’s 159 counties are undertaking a hand tally of the presidential race that stems from an audit required by state law. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

EXPLAINER: What's with all the election audits?

Nov. 21, 2020 12:00 AM EST

As they seek to overturn — or at least cast doubts on — the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election, President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have zeroed in on a routine and common process: post-election audits. Until now, the Trump campaign's flurry of legal challenges hasn't unearthed...

President Donald Trump listens during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, on prescription drug prices. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump tries to leverage power of office to subvert Biden win

Nov. 20, 2020 10:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to leverage the power of the Oval Office on Friday in an extraordinary attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but his pleas to Michigan lawmakers to overturn the will of their constituents appeared to have left them unswayed. Trump...

Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Trump, allies make frantic steps to overturn Biden victory

Nov. 20, 2020 12:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies are taking increasingly frantic steps to subvert the results of the 2020 election, including summoning state legislators to the White House as part of a longshot bid to overturn Joe Biden’s victory. Among other last-ditch tactics: personally...

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

EXPLAINER: A look at Trump's long-shot legal challenges

Nov. 19, 2020 7:19 PM EST

As President Donald Trump continues to push falsehoods about the election, his legal team has so far failed to gain any traction in court without evidence of widespread fraud, which experts widely agree doesn’t exist. Despite that, Trump and his Republican allies are pressing forward with several cases...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Maryland forward Jalen Smith dribbles up court against Illinois during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md. Smith was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Suns bolster frontcourt, add Jalen Smith with No. 10 pick

Nov. 18, 2020 10:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns selected forward Jalen Smith with the No. 10 overall pick in the NBA draft Wednesday night, opting for a defensive-minded frontcourt player to help them build around their newly formed All-Star backcourt duo of Chris Paul and Devin Booker. The 20-year-old Smith played two...

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

EXPLAINER: A look at Trump's long-shot legal challenges

Nov. 18, 2020 4:56 PM EST

As President Donald Trump continues to push falsehoods about the election, his legal team has so far failed to gain any traction in court without evidence of widespread fraud, which experts widely agree doesn’t exist. Despite that, Trump and his Republican allies are pressing forward with several cases...