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A camera operator checks his watch ahead of the first presidential debate between Republican candidate President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Crowds out, masks in: Debating in the age of the coronavirus

Sep. 29, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Crowds and pageantry are out. COVID-19 tests and masks are in. Presidential debates are typically some of the most exciting nights of the campaign season, drawing a crowd of thousands of staffers, media and guests. But this year, as with almost everything else, things are very, very...

Vote stickers are seen at a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Pennsylvania counties push for changes to mail ballot law

Sep. 29, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's counties pressed lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf to allow them to process mail-in ballots before Election Day in the battleground state as they consider the prospect of waiting until polls open to dig into what could be 3 million or more envelopes. Meanwhile, Philadelphia...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives at Cleveland Airport in Cleveland, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, for the first presidential debate against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump, Biden push into crucial first 2020 campaign face-off

Sep. 29, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — With just 35 days until the election, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are barreling into their crucial first debate Tuesday night, the most pivotal moment so far in a race that has remained stubbornly unchanged in the face of historic tumult. Both men huddled...

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks with members of the media at Trophy Brewing and Pizza during a campaign visit in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The Latest: Kamala Harris previews Biden's focus for debate

Sep. 29, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kamala Harris says her running mate, Joe Biden, will share his vision for tackling the coronavirus and rebuilding the nation’s economy during his presidential debate against President Donald Trump. The...

FILE - In this May 26, 2020 file photo, a historic marker for Wall Street is shown in New York's financial district. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street Tuesday, Sept. 29 as the market cooled off following a rally the day before and as investors waited for the presidential debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Banks and industrial companies had some of the biggest losses shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, while several big technology and communications companies were higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks end lower ahead of first debate between Trump, Biden

Sep. 29, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

Stocks ended with moderate losses Tuesday as investors waited for the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Banks, energy companies and stocks that depend on consumer spending had some of the biggest losses. The price of oil fell 3.2%, dragging much of the energy sector...

Audit cites failures of oversight in St. Louis County

Sep. 29, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A new state audit cites a lack of oversight in the 2019 scandal that eventually led to the ouster and prison time for St. Louis County's former executive. The report released Tuesday by Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway said Democrat Steve Stenger manipulated contract and...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020 file photo, now Democratic presidential candidate 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. Former staffers from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign want to harness strong support for the Vermont senator among Hispanics to bolster Joe Biden in two battleground states that could prove critical in November’s election. Nuestro PAC is launching a 30-second spot that will begin airing Thursday for two weeks in heavily Hispanic Nevada and Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ex-Sanders staffers promote Biden to Latinos in Iowa, Nevada

Sep. 29, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former staffers from Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign want to harness strong support for the Vermont senator among Hispanics to bolster Joe Biden in two battleground states that could prove critical in November's election. Nuestro PAC is launching a 30-second spot that...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, John Keeler, Vice President and General Counsel for Spectacle Entertainment, addresses the members of the Indiana Gaming Commission in Indianapolis. Keeler has been indicted Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, on federal charges of illegally funneling campaign contributions to a former state lawmaker's unsuccessful congressional campaign. (Doug McSchooler/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)

Indiana casino executive charged in illegal campaign scheme

Sep. 29, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One top executive of an Indiana casino company that is building a new $400 million casino in Gary has been indicted and another has left his position following a lengthy federal investigation into allegations that corporate money was illegally funneled to a former state...

Daniel Turner, a 59-year-old construction contractor, stands by a U.S. flag as he poses for a portrait, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Deerfield Beach, Fla. Turner had high hopes that Donald Trump’s outsider status would help him cut through the bureaucracy in Washington. Then, the 2017 Charlottesville protest happened, with members of the alt right marching while a woman was killed. “I probably say that the tipping point was definitely when he claimed there were good people on both sides in Charlottesville. I just don’t know any good Nazis.” (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Election 2020 Today: Debate stakes high, Trump's tax bind

Sep. 29, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Tuesday in Election 2020, 35 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: DEBATE STAKES: The first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger,...

Mock debaters stand onstage as preparations take place for the first Presidential debate in the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Cleveland. The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

5 questions heading into Trump and Biden's first debate

Sep. 29, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, will meet on the debate stage for the first time Tuesday night in Cleveland. Millions of voters will get their first opportunity to compare the candidates' policies and personalities side by side on national television for 90...