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FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo the columns of the Supreme Court are seen with the Capitol at right, in Washington. The Senate is ready to move quickly on a Supreme Court nominee. President Donald Trump is expected Saturday, Sept. 26, to announce his replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

On guns, abortion, high court could become more conservative

Sep. 27, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Congress confirms President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court would become more conservative, and also perhaps more ready to tackle certain hot-button issues like abortion and guns. Chief Justice John Roberts would also likely become less...

Florida voters already casting ballots in presidential race

Sep. 26, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voting has already begun in Florida, whose 29 electoral college votes will be critical in the presidential election. The Department of State reported Saturday that more than 6,600 vote-by-mail ballots have already been returned and more than 5 million others have been requested....

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican state attorneys general about social media companies, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's untruths on court pick, Biden's flubs

Sep. 24, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Senate allies are misrepresenting the facts about Supreme Court nominations as he prepares to push ahead with a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Told about Ginsburg's dying wish to have the presidential winner in November pick her...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Kanye West appears on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. In close elections, it doesn't take much for third-party candidates to play an outsize role, as Democrats learned the hard way in 2016. West has launched a scattershot 2020 presidential campaign that many of President Donald Trump’s allies believe could siphon votes away from former Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Third parties could play a lesser role in 2020 campaign

Sep. 22, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In close elections, it doesn't take much for third-party candidates to play an outsize role — as Democrats learned the hard way in 2016. President Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Michigan by fewer than 11,000 votes that year while left-leaning Green Party candidate Jill...

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...

Stanley Crouch, contentious man of letters, dead at 74

Sep. 16, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stanley Crouch, a contentious and influential critic, columnist and self-taught Renaissance man who in fiction and nonfiction was inspired by his knowledge and love of blues and jazz and his impulse to step over the line, died Wednesday at age 74. His wife, Gloria Nixon-Crouch, told The...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 11, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT And we’re off! Don’t sit this one out. The Day Sept. 7 American presidential elections go on too long. This one arguably began on July 28, 2017, just eight months after the election of President...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

AP Analysis: In Trump's America, truths are not self-evident

Sep. 10, 2020 6:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — We no longer hold these truths to be self-evident: —A U.S. presidential election will be held every four years in November. —The armed forces will not be involved in those elections. —Nor in domestic protests. —Medicine will be approved when science says it's...

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Netflix film dissects a technology-driven 'social dilemma'

Sep. 8, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A new Netflix documentary is setting out to expose technology’s corrosive effects on society during a pandemic that's left people more dependent than ever on tools that keep them connected with friends, family and colleagues they can no longer meet in person. So the timing...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 1995, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Cal Ripken Jr. waves to the crowd as the sign in centerfield reads 2,131, signifying Ripken had broken Lou Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 consecutive games, at Camden Yards in Baltimore. It has been 25 years since Ripken broke Gehrig's major league record for consecutive games played, a feat the Orioles star punctuated with an unforgettable lap around Camden Yards in the middle of his 2,131st successive start. (AP Photo/Denis Paquin, File)

Iron streak, golden memory: Ripken embraces 2,131st game

Sep. 5, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

It’s been 25 years since Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s major league record for consecutive games played, a feat the Baltimore Orioles star punctuated with an unforgettable lap around Camden Yards in the middle of his 2,131st successive start. Since reaching that milestone on Sept. 6, 1995, Ripken...