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A worker leaves the the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building Monday March 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. The city is now allowing drive up early voting for the state's April 7 election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin GOP says election should go on as scheduled

Apr. 3, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans brushed off Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ call Friday to meet in special session to delay Tuesday’s presidential primary and shift to mail-only as the coronavirus sweeps across the state, saying the election should continue as planned. Evers wanted the...

Wisconsin Republicans say election should be held as planned Tuesday despite governor's request to delay

Apr. 3, 2020 5:02 PM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans say election should be held as planned Tuesday despite governor's request to delay.

Perez promises as 'robust a convention as possible' for DNC

Apr. 3, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee will be as robust as possible, despite a five-week delay due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, party chairman Tom Perez said on Friday. During an interview with The Associated Press, Perez wouldn't say what specific changes might...

Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, greet one another before they participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument

Apr. 3, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election year politics as they focus on protecting their families from the spreading coronavirus. Joe Biden, the prospective Democratic nominee, is criticizing...

NRL's 'Project Apollo' aims to provide smooth landing in Oz

Apr. 3, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

It has been dubbed the Project Apollo, a think tank tasked with giving Australia’s National Rugby League a smooth landing when the season resumes following a shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not a lunar mission, but it has already generated some out there ideas for getting the...

In this March 27, 2020, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., walks to her office after signing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure projects to create jobs and help the collapsing economy rebuild from the coronavirus' stunning blows. Pelosi says that seems about right. Sounds like the prelude to a bipartisan deal. Except that when it comes to trying to upgrade the country's road, rail, water and broadband systems, Washington frequently veers off the tracks — usually over the bill's contents and how to pay for it. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Record jobless claims but Dems, GOP divide over rescue bill

Apr. 2, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh data on Thursday that detailed a record avalanche of unemployment claims offered no signs of easing the rift between Democrats and Republicans over the need for new legislation financing infrastructure and other job-creation programs. With the coronavirus barreling across the...

FILE - In this July 26, 2016, file photo the stage is reflected on a glass window on the suite level at Wells Fargo Arena as Timmy Kelly sings the national anthem before the start of the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Democrats and Republicans to take a close look at whether they'll be able to move forward as planned this summer with conventions that typically kick off the general election season. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Democrats delay nominating convention amid virus concerns

Apr. 2, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

Democrats announced Thursday that they were postponing their presidential nominating convention until August, an unprecedented move that shows how the coronavirus is reshaping the battle for the White House. The party had hoped that a mid-July convention would give them more time to rally behind a nominee and...

A new AP-NORC poll finds majorities of Americans are concerned that the coronavirus outbreak will hurt the economy and small businesses. A much smaller segment are concerned about large companies.;

AP-NORC poll: Widespread support for virus relief package

Apr. 2, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that positive views of the nation's economy are down dramatically just since January, with 60% of Americans now saying the economy is “poor” after 67% called it “good” in...

AP source: Democrats to postpone convention to week of Aug. 17 amid coronavirus concerns

Apr. 2, 2020 12:04 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Democrats to postpone convention to week of Aug. 17 amid coronavirus concerns.
People prepare places to sleep in area marked by painted boxes on the ground of a parking lot at a makeshift camp for the homeless Monday, March 30, 2020, in Las Vegas. Officials opened part of a parking lot as a makeshift homeless shelter after a local shelter closed when a man staying there tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Billions in virus aid aim to shelter, test the homeless

Apr. 2, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is distributing about $3 billion in the first round of coronavirus aid to help the homeless find emergency shelter and communities expand testing and treatment. Advocacy groups say the homeless population is particularly at risk during the...