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FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo processing work on mail in ballots for the Pennsylvania Primary election is being done at the Butler County Bureau of Elections, in Butler, Pa. With concerns rising in Pennsylvania that tens of thousands of mail-in ballots will be discarded in the presidential election over technicalities, officials in the battleground state told counties that they aren't allowed to reject a ballot solely because an election official believes a signature doesn't match the signature in the voter’s file.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Republicans lose a round in Pennsylvania mail voting dispute

Sep. 24, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt a blow Thursday to Republicans in the legal fight over the deadline for mailed ballots in the presidential battleground state. The court, which has a 5-2 Democratic majority, rejected without comment a request by Republicans to put on hold its...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, empty boxes await packages at the Wake County Board of Elections as workers prepare absentee ballots for mailing in preparation for the upcoming election, in Raleigh, N.C. In an announcement made Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, North Carolina election officials have agreed that mail-in absentee ballots returned with deficient information this fall can be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

GOP elections board members in NC resign over absentee deal

Sep. 24, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The two Republican members of North Carolina's state elections board have resigned after signing off on a legal settlement to alter absentee ballot rules for this fall. Their decision further accentuates the political stakes in altering this popular form of voting during the COVID-19...

Two men gather outside of Jefferson Square Park following protests over a lack of charges against Louisville police in Breonna Taylor's death, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Louisville, Ky.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Kentucky governor condemns shootings of officers

Sep. 24, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 5:40 p.m. Kentucky’s governor has condemned the shooting of two Louisville police officers and is calling for protesters to be...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2020 file photo, the Wall St. street sign is framed by American flags flying outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  U.S. stocks are swinging between losses and gains in Thursday, Sept. 24,  trading, as volatility continues to be the dominant force in Wall Street’s tumultuous September.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

US stocks end higher as market volatility continues

Sep. 24, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

Stocks eked out modest gains Thursday even as volatility continued to be the dominant force in Wall Street's tumultuous September. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% after earlier swinging between a loss of 0.9% and a gain of 1.3%. The market notched widespread gains, though technology stocks powered much of the...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Moon Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Health officials seek to block Trump rally in Virginia

Sep. 24, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia health official is warning of a “severe public health threat” if a planned campaign rally for President Donald Trump goes forward Friday evening. Dr. Natasha Dwamena, a Department of Public Health district director, said in a letter Thursday that the 4,000...

Minnesota candidate's death triggers special House election

Sep. 24, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota congressional race won't be decided in November after one of the candidates died, triggering a provision in state law that it be pushed to a special election in February, the secretary of state said. Adam Charles Weeks, of the Legal Marijuana Now Party, was running in the...

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose briefs reporters on election preparations at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)

Republicans argue against electronic Ohio ballot application

Sep. 24, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top election official acted reasonably when he barred counties from accepting absentee ballot applications electronically in the face of potential cyberthreats and a loosely worded law, lawyers for the state and Republicans argued in a court filing Wednesday. Republican...

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on healthcare at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump promoting health care 'vision' in swing state NC

Sep. 24, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order on preexisting medical conditions Thursday, amid a global pandemic and growing uncertainty about the future of protections guaranteed by the Obama-era health law his administration is still trying to overturn. In a visit to swing...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Midwest Manufacturing in Eau Claire, Wis. on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Dan Reiland/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)

Minnesota governor activates National Guard for Pence visit

Sep. 24, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's governor called in the National Guard on Thursday to help provide security and keep the peace during a visit by Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump to the city where George Floyd's death sparked angry protests that spread around the world. Gov. Tim Walz said 100 Guard...

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to North Carolina and Florida. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Rejecting Trump, both parties' leaders see orderly election

Sep. 24, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election drew swift blowback Thursday from both parties in Congress, and lawmakers were already turning to unprecedented steps to ensure he can't ignore the vote of the people. Congressional...