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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019 file photo, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks during a press conference in Khartoum, Sudan. On Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, the Sudanese news agency said Hamdok's senior advisor, Al-Sheikh Khedr, his office manager, Ali Bakheet, and the governor of the Central Bank Mohamed Alfatih Zain Alabdeen have tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo, File)

Sudan says deal with US blocks further compensation claims

Oct. 31, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan says it has signed an agreement with the U.S. that could effectively stop any future compensation claims being filed against the African country in U.S. courts, following Washington's decision to remove the country from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. The deal restores in U.S....

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference in 10 Downing Street, London, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 where he announced new restrictions to help combat a coronavirus surge. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, Pool)

The Latest: Britain imposes monthlong lockdown to curb virus

Oct. 31, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced England will start a monthlong lockdown next week. Johnson says the new measures will begin Thursday and last until Dec. 2. Non-essential shops must close and people can only leave home for a short list of reasons. Unlike the U.K.’s first...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his granddaughters Maisy Biden, right, and Natalie Biden, center, arrives at Flint Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, for a rally with former President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Obama blasts Trump as egotistical, incompetent

Oct. 31, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Barack Obama blasted President Donald Trump as egotistical and incompetent during a campaign event in Flint, Michigan. The former president spoke Saturday at a drive-in rally at his first joint campaign event with Joe...

President Donald Trump speaks before boarding Air Force One upon departure Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as he departs for campaign rallies in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US citizen kidnapped in Niger rescued in military operation

Oct. 31, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American citizen kidnapped in the West African nation of Niger this past week has been rescued in a U.S. military operation in neighboring Nigeria, U.S. officials said Saturday. The man was taken from his farm in Massalata in southern Niger early Tuesday morning by armed kidnappers who...

President Donald Trump walks to the podium to speak at a campaign rally at Keith House, Washington's Headquarters, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Newtown, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump baselessly cites fraud in virus toll

Oct. 31, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The actual crisis of the coronavirus pandemic and a manufactured crisis over voting fraud featured heavily in President Donald Trump’s misstatements during the 2020 campaign’s final week. Democrat Joe Biden went astray on trade as he assailed the president’s record on...

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic, left, duels for the ball with Manchester United's Scott McTominay during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Chelsea, at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil Noble/Pool via AP)

Chelsea's Pulisic injured ahead of US match in Wales

Oct. 31, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Christian Pulisic's participation in the United States' first match in more than nine months could be in jeopardy after the Chelsea winger was injured in the warmup ahead of the Premier League game against Burnley on Saturday. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said Pulisic “felt...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

Oct. 31, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration. President Donald Trump has consistently pointed to tax cuts and regulatory relief as key successes of his first four years in office. He has repeatedly pushed for the end of the Obama-era health law but has yet to deliver a plan to...

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, Romania's Simona Halep wears a face mask as she leaves after losing her fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Poland's Iga Swiatek at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France.  Simona Halep said Saturday Oct. 31, 2020, that she has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, FILE)

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 31, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has tested positive for COVID-19 and said Saturday that she is “recovering well from mild symptoms.” The 29-year-old Halep, currently ranked No. 2 in the world, had skipped the U.S. Open due to fears of catching the coronavirus. She...

This image provided by U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service shows the website for HealthCare.gov. Millions of Americans who have lost health insurance in an economy shaken by the coronavirus can sign up for taxpayer-subsidized coverage starting Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service via AP)

'Obamacare' sign-ups begin as millions more are uninsured

Oct. 31, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who have lost health insurance in an economy shaken by the coronavirus can sign up for taxpayer-subsidized coverage starting Sunday. It's not a new COVID relief program from the government but the return of annual sign-up season under the Affordable Care Act, better...

Supporters of President Donald Trump watch a video screen showing his face during a campaign event on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. (Nicole Hester/Mlive.com - Ann Arbor News via AP)

After year of disruption, America set to choose a path ahead

Oct. 31, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year of deep disruption, America is poised for a presidential election that renders a verdict on the nation's role in the world and the direction of its economy, on its willingness to contain an escalating pandemic and its ability to confront systemic racial inequity. But the two...