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Oct. 28, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 28, the 302nd day of 2020. There are 64 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 28, 1962, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of missile bases in Cuba; in return, the U.S. secretly...

Bill Hagerty, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Tennessee, speaks with reporters after voting during the early voting period Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Hagerty, longtime GOP hand, looks to Trump in Senate bid

Oct. 26, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bill Hagerty was vacationing with his family last year in northern Japan, where he was U.S. ambassador to the country, when a friend called and said: “Look at your Twitter account.” On his favorite forum, President Donald Trump had announced and endorsed Hagerty's run...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, people walk by a police station by the front gate of the Artux City Vocational Skills Education Training Service Center in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region. A coalition of human-rights groups has met with the International Olympic Committee over calls to pull the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

More questions on human rights for Beijing Winter Olympics

Oct. 16, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

Zumretay Arkin posed a question in a recent on-line meeting with Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., the prominent International Olympic Committee member who oversees preparations for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. “Why should China, a country running concentration camps with at least 1 million Muslim Uighurs...

FILE - In this March 21, 2017 file photo, a multilingual sign welcomes visitors at the meatpacking company JBS in Lapa, Parana state, Brazil. An owner of the world’s largest meatpacker pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, to paying nearly $150 million in bribes for over a decade to high-level government officials in Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Brazil meatpacker fined for bribes that fueled US expansion

Oct. 14, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The owner of the world’s largest meatpacker pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court on Wednesday to paying nearly $180 million in bribes to top Brazilian officials in exchange for state-backed financing used to go on a buying spree in the U.S. Sao Paulo-based J&F...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2020, file photo an American flag files atop the White House after President Donald Trump arrived from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center via Marine One in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Trump's task: Resetting campaign that GOP fears is slipping

Oct. 12, 2020 4:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is running out of time to recover from a series of self-inflicted setbacks that have rattled his base of support and triggered alarm among Republicans who fear the White House is on the verge of being lost to Democrat Joe Biden. The one-two punch of Trump’s...

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Messner's law firm represented state-run Chinese insurer

Oct. 6, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Corky Messner takes a hard line against China in his campaign, but his law firm once represented an insurance company run by the Chinese government that sued a U.S. manufacturer. Messner, who hopes to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen next month,...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to members of the media at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, as he leaves Washington for Utah ahead of the vice presidential debate schedule for Oct. 7. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Pence takes lead role in campaign with Trump travel stopped

Oct. 6, 2020 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump ill with COVID-19, Vice President Mike Pence took the lead role in campaigning Monday, starting a swing through key states to bolster the president's chance for reelection. Trump left Walter Reed Military Medical Center and returned to the White House Monday...

President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during a news conference at the White House, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump's tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise

Sep. 28, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters and provide a new opening for his Democratic rival,...

President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during a news conference at the White House, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump's tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise

Sep. 27, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters and provide a new opening for his Democratic rival,...

Flanked by other members of the Illinois congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky speaks about the importance of the United States Postal Service during a press conference outside the USPS Chicago Headquarters. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Ill. Rep. Schakowsky backs College Athlete Bill of Rights

Sep. 23, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, chairwoman of the House Commerce Subcommittee, is backing the College Athlete Bill of Rights crafted by a group of Democratic senators. Schakowsky, D-Ill., was set Wednesday to announce her support for the legislative framework put forth by Sens. Corey Booker of New Jersey and Richard...