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Judge dismisses Trump challenge to Nevada mail voting law

Sep. 21, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from President Donald Trump's reelection campaign challenging Nevada's new vote-by-mail law, saying the campaign failed to show how it could be harmed by the law. The campaign, which has filed lawsuits in several states over voting rules, had asked...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine, masks

Sep. 16, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is contradicting the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the potential availability of a coronavirus vaccine to the general public and on mask wearing. Trump said...

Freshmen Lauren Tamborini and Bailey Donahue move out of Sellery Residence Hall Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. The students plan on attending class online. Citing rapidly rising COVID-19 cases including two straight days in which one in five student tests came back positive, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank locked down the state's largest university campus for two weeks. (Mark Hoffmann/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Wisconsin university eliminates spring break

Sep. 14, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison decided Monday to eliminate spring break next semester in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The university’s Faculty Senate voted 140-7 to erase the nine-day break from the 2021 spring calendar. Officials said the move is designed...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally

Sep. 14, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump hosted his first indoor rally since June, telling a packed, nearly mask-less Nevada crowd that the nation was “making the last turn” in defeating the...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally at Xtreme Manufacturing, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally

Sep. 13, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump on Sunday hosted his first indoor rally since June, telling a packed, nearly mask-less Nevada crowd that the nation was “making the last turn” in...

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

Trump pushes into Nevada, questions integrity of election

Sep. 13, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Kicking off a Western swing, President Donald Trump barreled into Nevada for the weekend, looking to expand his path to victory while unleashing a torrent of unsubstantiated claims that Democrats were trying to steal the election. Trump defied local authorities by holding a Saturday...

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

Trump pushes into Nevada, questions integrity of election

Sep. 13, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Kicking off a Western swing, President Donald Trump barreled into Nevada on Saturday looking to expand his paths to victory while unleashing a torrent of unsubstantiated claims that Democrats were trying to steal the election. Trump defied local authorities by holding a rally in tiny...

FILE - In this June 9, 2020, file photo, election workers staff one of a few in-person voting places in Las Vegas during a nearly all-mail primary election. Less than eight weeks before Nov. 3 elections, President Donald Trump's campaign is urging a federal judge in Las Vegas to block a new state law and prevent mail-in ballots from going to all active Nevada voters amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Trump campaign asks US judge to kill Nevada vote-by-mail law

Sep. 10, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign are urging a federal judge in Las Vegas to block a state law and prevent mail-in ballots from going to all active Nevada voters less than eight weeks before the Nov. 3 elections and amid the coronavirus pandemic. The...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Trump still visiting Nevada despite virus limits on rallies

Sep. 9, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to travel to Nevada this weekend, though large airport rallies initially set for Las Vegas and Reno appear to have been scuttled after local officials warned they would violate Nevada's coronavirus-related ban on gatherings of more than 50 people. Adam...

People enjoy the view at the Fisher Family Pompano Beach Pier, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Popano Beach, Fla. Broward County beaches will remain open for the upcoming Labor Day weekend holiday. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Nevada reports 390 new virus cases, 13 deaths

Sep. 5, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada health officials on Saturday reported 390 additional COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths, bringing the statewide totals to 71,102 confirmed cases and 1,388 deaths. The vast majority of cases and deaths in Nevada have occurred in Clark County, which includes metro Las Vegas. In other...