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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden leave after they voted at the Carvel State Office Building, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP Explains: Trump pushes questions about Joe Biden's son

Oct. 28, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine Democratic rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s campaign is pushing a familiar line of attack: unverified allegations about Biden's son and his foreign business ties. But reporting in the New York Post, and the emergence of a man who says he worked with...

Barrett confirmation rises as issue in Kentucky Senate race

Oct. 28, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took a victory lap Wednesday for shepherding Amy Coney Barrett onto the U.S. Supreme Court, while his Democratic challenger questioned his priorities. Amy McGrath said the Republican should have done more to deliver more coronavirus aid to...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Oct. 28, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Oct. 26 Cookeville Herald Courier on notifying the public of important COVID-19 spread information: Since Putnam County Schools dismissed for Spring Break in March, we’ve heard numerous unconfirmed reports of large trips, dances, reunions and other large...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Washington. The committee summoned the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google to testify during the hearing. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Social media CEOs get earful on bias, warning of new limits

Oct. 28, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms — and were warned of coming restrictions from Congress....

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 28, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ Oct. 27 The Valdosta Daily Times on early voting at a county in Georgia: During the early voting period, we often write leads and headlines using words such as “slow start,” “poor showing” and “barely above double digits.”...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Oct. 28, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Oct. 27 The Journal on the distribution of a potential vaccine for the coronavirus: Once a vaccine for COVID-19 becomes available, demand for it will be enormous. Plainly, there will not be enough to go around, probably for several months. Thoughtful plans will...

Collins, Gideon facing off in final debate before election

Oct. 28, 2020 2:30 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The final debate of the U.S. Senate race will feature GOP incumbent Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon going head to head Wednesday evening without the two independents candidates on the ballot. But the independents aren't going quietly. Lisa Savage and Max Linn have...

Marquita Bradshaw, the Tennessee Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, takes part in a Power Together Women's March Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Dozens of Women's March rallies were planned from New York to San Francisco to signal opposition to President Donald Trump and his policies, including the push to fill the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee Senate nominee connects activism to election

Oct. 28, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When the Rev. Tondala Hayward learned about plans to build a landfill next to her church in a predominantly Black, working-class neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee, she called Marquita Bradshaw. Bradshaw spoke out against the landfill and helped Hayward mobilize opposition, and it was...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally at Cellairis Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden faces challenges in quickly combating the pandemic

Oct. 28, 2020 12:19 AM EDT

WILIMINGTON, Del. (AP) — If Joe Biden wins next week's election, he says he'll immediately call Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease expert. He'll work with governors and local officials to institute a nationwide mask-wearing mandate and ask Congress to pass a sweeping spending bill by...

Biden vows to unify and save country; Trump hits Midwest

Oct. 27, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

WARM SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Joe Biden traveled Tuesday to the hot springs town where Franklin Delano Roosevelt coped with polio to declare the U.S. is not too politically diseased to overcome its health and economic crises, pledging to be the unifying force who can "restore our soul and save this...