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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 15, 2020, file photo, Seattle Police officers walk past people holding signs and flags during a rally in support of police and other law enforcement officers, in front of City Hall in Seattle. The group was met by a small group of counter-protesters from Black Lives Matter and other groups. Seattle will reduce the police department’s budget and reallocate some money to community programs after the City Council voted Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s veto of adjustments to this year’s budget. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Seattle City Council overrides mayor's veto of policing cuts

Sep. 22, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle will reduce the police department’s budget and reallocate some money to community programs after the City Council voted Tuesday evening to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s vetoes of adjustments to this year’s budget. The council’s proposals approved last...

Geraldine Swann, director of community outreach at Hampstead Hill Academy in Baltimore, poses for a photograph Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Baltimore. The pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly, as she gets up to 100 emails a day seeking help for students and their families. Finding them Chromebooks, buying eyeglasses for kids squinting at screens. Helping people get unemployment checks. Delivering groceries so a woman can feed her school-aged grandchildren while their parents recover from COVID-19.  This is what a community schools coordinator does _ and as a new academic year begins in the throes of coronavirus infections, Swann has only been busier in support of the struggling families at her diverse Baltimore charter school.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Pandemic highlights opportunity gaps in public schools

Sep. 22, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly as she deals with up to 100 emails a day seeking help for students and their families. Finding them Chromebooks, and then buying eyeglasses for kids squinting at screens. Helping people get unemployment checks. Delivering...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo, electronic cigarette pods are displayed for sale at a shop, in Biddeford, Maine. Vaping giant Juul Labs has donated thousands of dollars to court state attorneys general. But the lobbying strategy may be backfiring. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Florida governor vetoes bill because of liquid nicotine ban

Sep. 9, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill to raise the age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 because it would have also banned the sale of flavored liquid nicotine products used in vaping. The Republican governor said in the veto letter released Tuesday night that federal law...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu speaks at a Cops for Trump rally in Portsmouth, N.H. Sununu is seeking his party's nomination in the Tuesday, Sept. 8, primary to run for re-election in November. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Democratic primary for NH governor too early to call

Sep. 9, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Democratic gubernatorial race between two Concord attorneys hoping to upgrade their Statehouse experience remained too early to call early Wednesday, while Republican Gov. Chris Sununu easily defeated two longshots on the GOP ballot. With almost 91% of the precincts reporting, Sen....

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft  listens as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters following a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the United Nations. The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its demand for all U.N. sanctions on Iran to be restored, citing significant Iranian violations of the 2015 nuclear deal.  (Mike Segar/Pool via AP)

US vetoes UN resolution over Islamic State fighters' return

Aug. 31, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States vetoed a U.N. resolution Monday calling for the prosecution, rehabilitation and reintegration of all those engaged in terrorism-related activities, saying it didn’t call for the repatriation from Syria and Iraq of foreign fighters for the Islamic State...

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, right, accompanied by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, speaks to reporters after meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. as they continue to negotiate a coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Emergency postal aid stalls as WH rejects House-passed bill

Aug. 23, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Help for the U.S. Postal Service landed in stalemate Sunday as the White House dismissed an emergency funding bill aimed at shoring up the agency before the November elections as “going nowhere” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged senators to act quickly. “The public...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. The House is set for a rare Saturday session to pass legislation to halt changes in the Postal Service and provide $25 billion in emergency funds. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

House passes bill to reverse changes blamed for mail delays

Aug. 22, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With heated debate over mail delays, the House approved legislation in a rare Saturday session that would reverse recent changes in U.S. Postal Service operations and send $25 billion to shore up the agency ahead of the November election. Speaker Nancy Pelosi recalled lawmakers to...

Thousands participated in a Black Lives Matter march through Alcoa and Maryville, Tenn., Sunday June 7, 2020. The course of the march led attendees from the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to the Blount County Courthouse inn Blount County . (Scott Keller/The Daily Times via AP)

Tennessee gov signs bill upping penalties on some protests

Aug. 21, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee protesters will face harsher penalties, including losing the right to vote, for breaking certain laws during demonstrations under a law enacted by Gov. Bill Lee. The Republican governor quietly signed off on the bill Thursday. Lee has previously conceded there were...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters following a meeting with members of the U.N. Security Council, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the United Nations. The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its demand for all U.N. sanctions on Iran to be restored, citing significant Iranian violations of the 2015 nuclear deal.  (Mike Segar/Pool via AP)

US faces opposition to demand to 'snap back' Iran sanctions

Aug. 21, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Trump administration ran into immediate opposition after its top diplomat officially informed the United Nations it is demanding the restoration of all U.N. sanctions on Iran, with allies and opponents declaring the U.S. action illegal and doomed to failure. U.S. Secretary of...

In this image from video, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

Pelosi tells fellow Democrats 'it's all riding on Wisconsin'

Aug. 20, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a stark reminder to Wisconsin Democrats on Thursday about the importance the battleground state plays in the presidential election less than 11 weeks away. “No pressure, it’s all riding on...