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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...

Topeka school considers racist past of its namesake

Oct. 19, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of a Topeka high school are considering how the community can respond to a report from its student newspaper that the man the school is named for was a prominent member of the Ku Klux Klan in the early 20th century. Seaman High School's student newspaper, The Clipper, reported...

Copenhagen lord mayor resigns after sexual harassment cases

Oct. 19, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Copenhagen’s lord mayor is stepping down after 11 years in the job and and as deputy leader of Denmark's governing Social Democratic Party following admissions that he sexually harassed women during social gatherings. “I have decided to resign as mayor so that my...

EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - With the U.S Capitol in the back ground demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Avenue during the Women's March in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Organizers exhort women to vote for change at US rallies

Oct. 17, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation's capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections. The latest of rallies that began with a massive women’s march the day after Trump’s...

President Donald Trump wipes his face during a break in an NBC News Town Hall, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

TV gives viewers a split-screen comparison of Trump, Biden

Oct. 15, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of the expected debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, television viewers were left Thursday with what ABC's David Muir called “split-screen America.” Biden participated in a 90-minute town hall from Philadelphia on ABC, while NBC News went ahead...

FILE - In this April 7, 2020 file photo, Bridget McDonald, right, receives a ballot from poll worker Patty Piek-Groth in Janesville, Wis. Only a handful of smaller Wisconsin municipalities are reporting a need for more poll workers, a positive sign as the coronavirus surges in the key battleground states just weeks before Election Day. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP, File)

About 50 Wisconsin municipalities need poll workers

Oct. 15, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Only about 180 poll workers out of roughly 30,000 are still needed to staff polling places in battleground Wisconsin, despite surging cases of the coronavirus in the key battleground state, the Wisconsin Elections Commission reported Thursday. The shortages were reported in 51...

A supporter catches a hat before President Donald Trump's arrival an airport rally, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Election 2020 Today: Town hall duel; mail changes reversed

Oct. 15, 2020 7:38 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Thursday in Election 2020, 19 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump will be in North Carolina and Florida; Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be in...

FILE - This combination of Sept. 29, 2020,  file photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice between substantially different policy paths. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NBC faces backlash after agreeing to Trump town hall

Oct. 14, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News faced a sharp backlash to its decision to host President Donald Trump for a town hall Thursday in direct competition with ABC's event with Democrat Joe Biden, including a social media call to boycott the network. MSNBC's biggest star, Rachel Maddow, made two oblique references to...

China sees affirmation in election to Human Rights Council

Oct. 14, 2020 5:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday its reelection to the United Nations Human Rights Council, despite stiff opposition from leading democratic states and rights groups, was proof of the international community’s “high recognition” of its achievements in the field. Foreign ministry...

Member state flags fly outside the United Nations headquarters during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. This year's annual gathering of world leaders at U.N. headquarters will be almost entirely

China and Russia win seats on UN rights council, Saudis lose

Oct. 13, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China, Russia and Cuba won seats on the U.N.’s premiere human rights body Tuesday despite opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human rights records, but another target, Saudi Arabia, lost. Russia and Cuba were running unopposed, but China and Saudi Arabia were in...