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Wisconsin to open 71 more free COVID-19 testing sites

Oct. 29, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin will open scores of additional COVID-19 testing sites to help deal with the state's surge in coronavirus cases, officials said Thursday. Gov. Tony Evers announced that the state Department of Health Services will open 71 more community testing sites and operate them through...

Gov. Roy Cooper answers a question during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order on Wednesday preventing landlords from evicting tenants who are unable to pay their rent.(Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Cooper rakes in millions more than Forest in election leadup

Oct. 29, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats in top North Carolina statewide races are substantially outraising Republicans this election cycle, with millions being spent by outside groups supporting their candidacies. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper took in more than $17 million for his reelection campaign between July 1...

Workers are shown during a media tour highlighting the preparations for the sorting and counting of mail-in ballots at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for Election Day in Philadelphia, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Late-arriving mail-in ballots count in Pennsylvania, for now

Oct. 29, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Mail-in ballots received by Pennsylvania counties within three days of polls closing will count, the presidential battleground state's top election official said Thursday, although she cautioned that more litigation could change that. Late-arriving ballots will be counted separately...

Mississippi businessman to join state Ethics Commission

Oct. 29, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi businessman is joining the state agency that enforces ethics rules within the government. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph on Monday appointed Maxwell J. Luter, of Tylertown, to the Mississippi Ethics Commission. Luter, will replace Paul V. Breazeale, who served...

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham gestures to his campaign bus at a get-out-the-vote rally on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

In SC, Graham, Harrison near end of well-funded Senate fight

Oct. 29, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As they cast ballots for U.S. Senate, South Carolina voters are faced with a choice: Reelect a powerful incumbent with a senior legislative role who has helped place conservative justices on the Supreme Court, or opt for a new Democratic challenger who promises to focus on issues...

President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered the Constitutional Oath to her on the South Lawn of the White House White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Barrett was confirmed to be a Supreme Court justice by the Senate earlier in the evening. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Girl Scouts tweet, then delete post about Amy Coney Barrett

Oct. 29, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett drew such outrage from Barrett’s critics that the youth organization swiftly deleted it – only to draw a new backlash from Barrett’s supporters. The original tweet, posted Wednesday evening, said,...

A voter turns sideways as he eyes the opening of a ballot drop box before placing his ballot inside it Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Seattle. Washington state is one of five states, along with Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, and Utah, that conduct elections entirely by mail-in voting. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Election 2020 Today: Wooing Florida, getting out the vote

Oct. 29, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Thursday in Election 2020, five days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump will be in Florida and North Carolina; Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be in...

With the U.S. Capitol dome visible, a voter drops a ballot into an early voting drop box, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Union Market in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Taking a stand has new meaning in heavily litigated election

Oct. 29, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

In the most litigious presidential election in memory, court fights are even happening over where poll watchers may stand as the votes are tallied. Lawsuits by the hundreds already have been filed — with the prospect of many more before and after Tuesday's voting — as both Democrats and Republicans...

FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photo, former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrives for questioning over bribery allegations at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea’s top court on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, upheld a 17-year prison term imposed on ex-President Lee over a range of high-profile corruption charges, a ruling that will send him back to jail again.(Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)

S. Korea's top court upholds ex-leader's 17-year jail term

Oct. 29, 2020 5:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top court upheld a 17-year prison sentence on former President Lee Myung-bak for a range of corruption crimes in a final ruling Thursday that will send him back to prison soon. Lee has been convicted of taking bribes worth millions of dollars from big...

FILE - This pair of 2020 file photos shows incumbent U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, right, who are running in the Nov. 3 election to represent Maine in the U.S. Senate. (AP Photos, File)

Collins, Gideon clash in final debate before Election Day

Oct. 28, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon clashed Wednesday night over attack ads, health care and the judiciary in their final debate before Election Day. Gideon, speaker of the Maine House, sought repeatedly to link Collins with Senate Majority Leader...