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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Former Donald Trump campaign official Michael Caputo, left, joined by his attorney Dennis C. Vacco, leaves after being interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staff investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A House subcommittee examining President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching an investigation into reports that political appointees have meddled with routine government scientific data to better align with Trump’s public statements. The Democrat-led subcommittee said Sept. 14, 2020 that it is requesting transcribed interviews with seven officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services, including communications aide Michael Caputo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Health official on leave amid political interference furor

Sep. 16, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump health appointee is taking a leave of absence after allegations of political interference in the federal coronavirus response, followed by a personal video that warned of election violence and all but equated science with resistance. Michael Caputo has decided to take 60 days...

United Nations General Assembly President-elect Volkan Bozkir gives a joint press conference with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Bozkir arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral, international and regional issues with Pakistani leadership. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

The Latest: UN assembly head warns of pandemic unilateralism

Sep. 15, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The new president of the U.N. General Assembly is warning that unilateralism will only strengthen the COVID-19 pandemic and is calling for a new commitment to global cooperation including on the fair and equitable distribution of vaccines. Turkish diplomat and politician Volkan Bozkir, who...

Bill Hasselback, the owner of The Leon Pub in Tallahassee, Fla., says bars have been treated unfairly during the coronavirus outbreak. He spent Monday night, Sept. 14, 2020, at his bar hoping more of his regular patrons will begin returning, now that Florida has eased more restrictions to reopen the state's economy. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

Experts worry as US virus restrictions are eased or violated

Sep. 15, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State and local officials around the U.S. are rolling back social-distancing rules again after an abortive effort over the summer, allowing bars, restaurants and gyms to open. Fans are gathering mask-free at football games. President Donald Trump is holding crowded indoor rallies....

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Minden-Tahoe Airport in Minden, Nev., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's torrent of falsehoods, Biden missteps

Sep. 14, 2020 1:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Playing defense on his handling of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump is letting the falsehoods fly. Over the weekend, he railed against cases of voting fraud that didn’t exist, asserted that COVID-19 was “rounding a corner” despite what his top health advisers...

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump, center, points as he prepares to answer question after speaking about the coronavirus in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington, as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, Vice President Mike Pence, Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams listen. Public health officials were already warning Americans about the need to prepare for the coronavirus threat in early February when President Donald Trump called it “deadly stuff” in a private conversation that has only now has come to light. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

As Trump played down virus, health experts' alarm grew

Sep. 13, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health officials were already warning Americans about the need to prepare for the coronavirus threat in early February when President Donald Trump called it “deadly stuff” in a private conversation that has only now has come to light. At the time, the virus was mostly...

People wear red in solidarity against a potential city-wide mask mandate during a city council meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Brookings, S.D. Coronavirus infections in the Dakotas are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation, fueling impassioned debates over masks, personal responsibility and freedom after months in which the two states avoided the worst of the pandemic. (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)

Dakotas lead US in virus growth as both reject mask rules

Sep. 12, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Dakotas are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation, fueling impassioned debates over masks and personal freedom after months in which the two states avoided the worst of the pandemic. The argument over masks raged this week in Brookings, South...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to a campaign rally in Freeland, Mich., in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Trump on virus; Biden missteps

Sep. 12, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Explaining his deceptive assurances about the pandemic, President Donald Trump suggested he was doing what Winston Churchill had done, soothing the public in a time of danger. That's not how it went down in World War II. Churchill did not tell Britons that Nazi Germany was “under...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event on judicial appointments, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Book: Trump said of virus, 'I wanted to always play it down'

Sep. 9, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump talked in private about the “deadly” coronavirus last February, even as he was declaring to America it was no worse than the flu and insisting it was under control, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. Trump said Wednesday he was just...

Police officers wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus, walk in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea's coronavirus resurgence seems to slow

Sep. 9, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases have stayed below 200 for an eighth straight day, suggesting the recent viral resurgence is slowing amid stringent social distancing rules. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday it recorded 155 additional cases...

President Donald Trump stands on stage after speaking at a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump and Biden run vastly different pandemic campaigns

Sep. 9, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina caps outdoor gatherings at 50 people to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but don't tell that to President Donald Trump. He basked in a largely maskless crowd of several thousand supporters during a campaign rally in this critical state. “As far...