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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019 file photo, Democrat Jaime Harrison, who is seeking to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, speaks to Democrats gathered at the Spratt Issues Conference in Greenville, S.C.  U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has been outraised for the first time by his Harrison, Democratic challenger, in a record-breaking quarterly period that sets up a multimillion-dollar grudge match leading into the general election. Harrison announced late Wednesday, April 14, 2020,  that he took in $7.36 million in the first three months of 2020, a figure his campaign said brought his total, overall fundraising to nearly $15 million.  (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)

Donor cash surges to Harrison, the Democrat taking on Graham

Sep. 18, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It won't be known until Election Day if a poll showing a tightening contest between Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democrat Jaime Harrison portends an upset — but the gains are real enough in the Democrat's campaign account. On the heels of a Quinnipiac University poll that...

Evers won't say whether he'll seek mask mandate extension

Sep. 9, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As coronavirus cases continue to increase across Wisconsin, especially on college campuses, Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he has not yet decided whether to extend his statewide mask mandate that is set to expire Sept. 28. “We’ll cross that bridge when we get there,...

Dan Feltes holds his youngest daughter, Josie, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, at his home in Concord, N.H. Feltes is seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the Tuesday, Sept. 8, primary election. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP

General election match-ups set in New Hampshire

Sep. 9, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Dan Feltes started his gubernatorial campaign Wednesday promising to prove the pundits wrong and defeat Republican Gov. Chris Sununu in November. Feltes, the state Senate majority leader, defeated Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky, a fellow attorney best known for...

A supporter of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wears a mask with a photo of him pinned to it outside the presidential palace as the president delivers his second state-of-the-union address inside, in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Obrador emphasized what he considers his major achievements: the fight against corruption and his government’s austerity. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Mexico's 'teflon' presidency loses some sheen but survives

Sep. 1, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For a president with a plunging economy and the world’s fourth-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador isn’t doing so badly. In his second state-of-the-union address Tuesday, López Obrador emphasized what he...

FILE - In this July 14, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

With the conventions now over, what's next in campaign 2020?

Aug. 29, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden have emerged from their presidential nominating conventions with each candidate believing he has a head of steam. Trump’s job approval ratings and standing in polls are perilously low for an incumbent, but Biden and other Democrats...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows during a press conference at the prime minister official residence in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, says he’s resigning because a chronic illness has resurfaced. (Franck Robichon/Pool Photo via AP)

Abe says 'gut wrenching' resignation leaves goals unfinished

Aug. 29, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said he is stepping down because a chronic health problem has resurfaced. He told reporters Friday that it was “gut wrenching” to leave many of his goals unfinished. Abe has had ulcerative colitis since he was a teenager and...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 28, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT The CIAC needs to drop its defiant arrogance, listen to the experts and put high school football on hold Hartford Courant Aug. 26 What’s wrong with this picture? Schools are preparing to reopen in a...

President Donald Trump leaves with first lady Melania Trump after her speech to the 2020 Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP Analysis: Trump's convention aims to airbrush his tenure

Aug. 26, 2020 5:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At President Donald Trump’s Republican convention, he is welcoming to immigrants, not the architect of some of the nation’s harshest anti-immigration policies. At Trump’s convention, the coronavirus pandemic has largely subsided, not continued to infect thousands of...

President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of supporters at the Yuma International Airport Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. President Donald Trump is promising to outline an optimistic vision for America at this week’s Republican convention. But he’ll be speaking to a public deeply pessimistic about the direction of the country and overwhelmingly dissatisfied with his and the federal government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

AP-NORC poll: Trump faces pessimism as GOP convention opens

Aug. 24, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to outline an optimistic vision for America at this week's Republican convention. But he’ll be speaking to a public deeply pessimistic about the direction of the country and overwhelmingly dissatisfied with his and the federal government’s...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event at the Whirlpool Corporation Manufacturing Plant in Clyde, Ohio. The presidential election outlook in the Buckeye State has gotten a little nuttier. Ohio Republicans are trying to rally and present a united front heading into their party's national convention, following a week when one of their best-known politicians spoke for Joe Biden to the Democrats' convention, their state attorney general challenged Trump about his mail policy. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Ohio Republicans try to regroup in crucial state for Trump

Aug. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Complications pummeled Ohio Republicans this week as they sought to put up a united front headed into the GOP's national convention. One of their best-known politicians threw his support behind Democrat Joe Biden, their Republican state attorney general challenged the Trump...