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Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying food supplies in supermarkets following neighboring Malaysia's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (AP Photo/Ee Ming Toh)

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

Mar. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases...

In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 photo, Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks at a South Carolina Democratic Party dinner in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Kamala Harris backs Harrison's quest to unseat Graham in SC

Mar. 16, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In his campaign against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, Democrat Jaime Harrison is picking up the support of a former 2020 presidential hopeful, one he hopes will ultimately be his colleague in Congress. In a statement to The Associated Press, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday called...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden wins hard-fought Michigan, deals major blow to Sanders

Mar. 11, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president's victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho,...

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign rally at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Stakes rise for Sanders heading into Michigan primary

Mar. 9, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Bernie Sanders proved his 2016 presidential bid was serious with an upset victory in Michigan powered by his opposition to free trade and appeal among working-class voters. Four years later, the same state could either revive the Vermont senator's campaign or relegate him to the role of...

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, left, gestures while seated next to U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., prior to speaking at New Hope Baptist Church, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. Seated right, is Thompson's daughter, B.J. Thompson. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Biden in Mississippi, Sanders in Michigan before primaries

Mar. 9, 2020 7:43 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden worshiped at a predominantly African American church in Mississippi two days before the state's primary, in which black voters will play a pivotal role. Rival Bernie Sanders was campaigning Sunday roughly 900 miles (1,450 kilometers) to the...

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks as his wife Jill Biden, far right, and daughter Ashley stand by during his primary election night rally in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, after winning the South Carolina primary. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Super Tuesday's results don't always match primaries' design

Mar. 1, 2020 4:40 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After Democrats saw Walter Mondale lose 49 states to President Ronald Reagan in 1984, party leaders came up with a plan: create a one-day “Super Tuesday” primary where Southern states could vote en masse to produce a more moderate — and...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks with members of the media after a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, S.C. As Sanders reaches out to black voters ahead of South Carolina's Saturday primary, seeking to cut into former Vice President Joe Biden's firewall of black support in the state, the Democratic front-runner's Jewish identity isn't much of a factor. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Sanders pitches black voters on ideas and history, not faith

Feb. 27, 2020 1:05 PM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — When black voters in South Carolina consider Bernie Sanders, they don't tend to think of him as the potential first Jewish president. But his distinctive take on Jewish values is still a key part of his appeal. While he's not as vocal as some Democratic rivals who tout their...

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich shakes hands with a supporter as he arrives home in Chicago on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, after his release from Colorado prison late Tuesday. Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Ex-Gov. Blagojevich returns to Chicago, maintains innocence

Feb. 19, 2020 6:41 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich returned home to Chicago early Wednesday, shaking hands and signing autographs after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. Blagojevich landed at O’Hare airport hours after walking...

Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Last shot wins: Team LeBron wins All-Star Game 157-155

Feb. 17, 2020 12:14 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing back. And in...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1990 file photo, Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, gesture as Mandela walks free from the Victor Verster Prison in Paarl, Cape Town, South Africa after serving 27 years in prison. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 marks the 30 year anniversary of the release of the former South African president. (AP Photo/Greg English, File)

AP Was There: Nelson Mandela released from jail 30 years ago

Feb. 10, 2020 7:44 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: To mark the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, a key event in ending South Africa's brutal apartheid system of racial oppression, AP is republishing its coverage of Feb. 11, 1990. ___ Nelson Mandela walked through a prison gate to freedom...