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Supreme Court nominee to get attention in NC Senate debate

Sep. 22, 2020 5:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will likely get attention in Tuesday's debate between Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham. Cunningham and Tillis will hold their second televised debate at a Raleigh television...

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, before leaving for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then onto Ohio for rallies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Barrett emerges as court favorite; Trump to pick by weekend

Sep. 21, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Monday with Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House as the conservative jurist emerged as a favorite to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, the start of a monumental Senate confirmation fight over objections from Democrats it’s...

University of Utah to halt in-person classes ahead of debate

Sep. 21, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah will stop in-person classes for two weeks as the state deals with a coronavirus spike shortly before a planned U.S. vice-presidential debate, officials said Monday. The temporary move to online remote learning comes as Utah during a surge that began after...

People gather at the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

2020 Watch: Is this suddenly a new election?

Sep. 21, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 43 Days to first debate: 8 ___ THE NARRATIVE The October surprise of 2020 came early. The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg injects another generational fight to...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

Sep. 19, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. Taking the stage at a North...

U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., the Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat, answers questions during a debate, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Topeka, Kan. Marshall favors having the Senate move quickly to vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to replace the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Greg Akagi/Alpha Media Topeka via AP)

Kansas Senate debate sees clashes on Supreme Court, climate

Sep. 19, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican nominee for Kansas' open Senate seat called Saturday for quick action to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and dismissed his Democratic opponent's disavowal of Green New Deal environmental proposals so often in a debate that she admonished him,...

Yury Ambrazevich, Head of Belarus' delegation and Permanent Representative to the UN Office, listen to the speeches, during the opening of 45th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, September 14, 2020. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

After showdown, UN rights body OKs more scrutiny of Belarus

Sep. 18, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body on Friday passed a resolution backed by the European Union seeking quick and enhanced scrutiny of alleged violations in Belarus by authorities under President Alexander Lukashenko, after rejecting efforts to squelch speakers and water down the text. The Human...

Audience members watch from their cars as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, seen on a monitor, speaks during a CNN town hall in Moosic, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

At town hall, Biden blasts Trump's 'criminal' virus response

Sep. 18, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — Joe Biden went after President Donald Trump again and again over his handling of COVID-19, calling Trump's downplaying of the pandemic “criminal” and his administration “totally irresponsible." “You’ve got to level with the American people —...

Audience members watch from their cars as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, seen on a monitor, speaks during a CNN town hall in Moosic, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

At town hall, Biden blasts Trump's 'criminal' virus response

Sep. 18, 2020 12:58 AM EDT

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — Joe Biden on Thursday went after President Donald Trump again and again over his handling of COVID-19, calling Trump's downplaying of the pandemic “criminal” and his administration “totally irresponsible." “You’ve got to level with the American people...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine, masks

Sep. 16, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is contradicting the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the potential availability of a coronavirus vaccine to the general public and on mask wearing. Trump said...