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The flag flies at half-staff at the Supreme Court on the morning after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case

Sep. 19, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump has already suggested he may not accept the outcome and the court could be called on to step in and decide the fate of the nation. It's the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Biden generated headlines in February with a debate-stage promise to name the first Black female Supreme Court justice if he wins the White House. Since then, the Democratic presidential nominee has said little about the court. He's resisted calls from President Donald Trump, Republicans and even some Democrats to release a list of potential nominees (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden under pressure to unveil list of potential court picks

Sep. 17, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden is resisting calls from President Donald Trump and even some fellow Democrats to release his list of potential Supreme Court picks seven months after he pledged to name the first Black female justice. Some on the left suggest that outlining potential picks would help Biden build...

Today in History

Sep. 17, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 17, the 261st day of 2020. There are 105 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. ...

FILE - This Dec. 22, 2018, file photo shows a pump jack over an oil well along Interstate 25 near Dacono, Colo. Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Trump's fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges

Sep. 15, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands. Judges have ruled...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump takes a question from a member of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before boarding Marine One. On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, The Associated Press reported on a video circulating online incorrectly depicting Trump lost and meandering around the White House lawn. The original Aug. 7, 2019 video clip, available on C-SPAN, was edited to make it appear the president is experiencing dementia symptoms ahead of the election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 11, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: A total of 19,888 fake driver’s licenses that were made in China...

Today in History

Sep. 10, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 10, the 254th day of 2020. There are 112 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 10, 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, a Black student. On this date: In 1813, an American naval...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 9, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: A misguided strategy Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sept. 7 It seemed like such a great idea. Back on April 30, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale agreed to audit the waiver process used to decide which businesses could...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel smiles as she visits Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's election night party in Costa Mesa, Calif. Republican Steel, who heads the Orange County Board of Supervisors, has seized on the fight over affirmative action and the new labor law known as AB5 in her bid to oust first-term Democratic Rep. Harley Rouda. (Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

GOP targets Democratic-run California in election gamble

Sep. 9, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican candidates eager for a turnaround in heavily Democratic California are spotlighting what they see as a dire threat to families and communities — their own state’s policies. GOP contenders from the U.S. House to city councils are looking to make the November...

Hungary to unveil statue of late President George H.W. Bush

Sep. 6, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A statue of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush will be unveiled in October in Budapest’s Liberty Square, officials said Sunday. In 1989, Bush became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hungary. He died in 2018 at the age of 94. The statue, to be inaugurated on...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Pa, talks with reporters in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Lamb faces Republican Sean Parnell for his seat in the 17th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. In the shadow of its battleground status in the presidential election, Democrats will fight to defend their gains in Congress two years ago and, possibly, add another seat or two in Pennsylvania as the suburbs continue to turn against President Donald Trump.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

After Democrats' big 2018 gains, more House seats could flip

Sep. 5, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In the shadow of Pennsylvania's status as a battleground state in the presidential election, Democrats will fight to defend their gains in Congress two years ago and, possibly, add another seat or two as the state's suburbs continue to turn against President Donald Trump. Meanwhile,...