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President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, July 31, 2020. Trump is returning to Washington after attending events in Florida. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

RNC: Decision on private Trump renomination vote not final

Aug. 2, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention said on Saturday, citing the coronavirus. However, a Republican National Committee official...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 29, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 25 The New York Times on political conventions and President Donald Trump canceling the Republican National Committee’s nominating convention in Florida: President Trump announced on Thursday that, in deference to the pandemic, he...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 29, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ July 28 The Winston-Salem Journal on the Great American Outdoors Act recently passed by the Senate: In the midst of the current pandemic and its adjacent challenges, we could all use a little good news. This news is great. If the Great American Outdoors Act,...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: A more measured Trump doesn't mean accurate

Jul. 27, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump in recent days suddenly acknowledged the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic and edged away from some of his most audacious falsehoods about it. That's not to say he gave the public an honest accounting. Trump minimized the potential risk to children and those...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: A more measured Trump doesn't mean accurate

Jul. 25, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump in recent days suddenly acknowledged the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic and edged away from some of his most audacious falsehoods about it. That's not to say he gave the public an honest accounting. Trump minimized the potential risk to children and those...

Reyhane Rajaei wearing a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus speaks with The Associated Press at a gold market of Tehran's Grand Bazaar, Iran, Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

5 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 24, 2020 6:02 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CHINA-US DIPLOMATIC SPAT GROWS Beijing orders Washington to close its consulate in the western city of Chengdu, ratcheting up a conflict at a time when relations have sunk to their lowest level in decades....

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump calls off Florida segment of GOP National Convention

Jul. 24, 2020 5:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to the coronavirus threat, President Donald Trump has scrapped plans for a four-night Republican National Convention celebration in Florida that had been set to draw more than 10,000 people to a pandemic hot spot to mark his renomination. Trump had already moved the...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump calls off Florida segment of GOP National Convention

Jul. 23, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to the coronavirus threat, President Donald Trump on Thursday scrapped plans for a four-night Republican National Convention celebration in Florida that had been set to draw more than 10,000 people to a pandemic hot spot to mark his renomination. Trump had already moved the...

Trump calls off GOP National Convention in Florida, citing 'flare-up' of coronavirus; North Carolina events still on

Jul. 23, 2020 5:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump calls off GOP National Convention in Florida, citing 'flare-up' of coronavirus; North Carolina events still on.
A view of a rainbow as vehicles line up at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens as the coronavirus pandemic continues on Sunday, July 19, 2020. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Florida teachers sue to block reopening of public schools

Jul. 21, 2020 3:14 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida teachers sued Monday to block what they call the “reckless and unsafe reopening” of public school campuses for face-to-face instruction. The Florida Education Association lawsuit argues that reopening this fall would put students and school employees at...