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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump aide says 'we're not going to control the pandemic'

Oct. 25, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus has reached into the heart of the White House once more, less than a week before Election Day, as it scorches the nation and the president's top aide says "we're not going to control the pandemic.” Officials on Sunday scoffed at the notion of dialing back...

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Robeson County Fairgrounds, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Lumberton, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days

Oct. 25, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder at a trio of rallies Saturday that “we’re rounding the turn” on the coronavirus and mocked challenger Joe Biden for raising alarms about the pandemic, despite surging cases around the country...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 file photo, Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence will maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week the White House said Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 despite his exposure to Marc Short, his chief of staff who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 24, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday. Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley...

Group launches fundraiser to save university hockey team

Oct. 21, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Supporters have started a fundraising drive to save the University of Alaska Anchorage hockey team. Save Seawolf Hockey, the group behind the fundraiser, has until February to bring in $3 million to prevent the University of Alaska Board of Regents from eliminating the program, The...

New Hampshire group says main streets need preservation

Oct. 21, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is adding the state's main streets to this year's list of “Seven to Save,” which highlights vulnerable historic resources. In announcing this year's list on Tuesday, the alliance said main streets are vital to the economic and...

San Francisco police arrest man in assault on Trump backer

Oct. 20, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have made an arrest in the weekend assault of a Trump supporter and free speech rally organizer who lost two front teeth, officials said Monday. San Francisco police said they arrested Adroa Anderson, 35, of Watsonville in Oakland on Sunday. He was booked into the...

FILE - In this June 25, 2020 file photo, people walk past curbside pickup sign at Macy's department store in Vernon Hills, Ill. In the days before COVID-19, shopping smart used to mean scoring deals at a department store’s weekend sale. But the pandemic has led to a shift in consumer habits. Now, many consumers are making their purchases online for home delivery or picking them up curbside. To save money while shopping during the pandemic, sign up for in-stock alerts, lean on your community, read reviews carefully and more.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Millennial Money: A new set of shopping tips in the pandemic

Oct. 20, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

Prior to March, shoppers would go to the mall or grocery store — without masks — and scout out the latest sales. Now, shopping looks much different. “The way consumers approach shopping has understandably changed as a result of COVID-19,” said Katherine Cullen, senior director for...

This March 5, 2018 photo shows traffic on Highway 41 in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.  Charleston County’s proposal to widen S.C. Highway 41 has drawn thousands of public comments. Some supporters call the road through the historic Black community of Phillips the cost-effective, obvious choice. Others decried it as a discriminatory plan that puts the burden on those with least political power.   (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)

South Carolina county's plan to widen highway causes split

Oct. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Charleston County’s proposal to widen S.C. Highway 41 has drawn thousands of public comments. Some supporters call the road through the historic Black community of Phillips the cost-effective, obvious choice. Others decried it as a discriminatory plan that puts the burden...

Home of ‘Black Stallion’ writer 1 of ‘Florida’s 11 to Save’

Oct. 18, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation listed the Venice home once owned by “The Black Stallion” author Walter Farley on “Florida’s 11 to Save” this summer at a virtual conference hosted in conjunction with Florida Main Street. The Florida Trust...

Democrats pump $2 million into swing legislative districts

Oct. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats are spending unprecedented amounts of money to win six key legislative races as they battle to protect Gov. Tony Evers' veto powers in the Nov. 3 election and ensure the governor can block Republican attempts to re-draw district boundaries next year. Republicans...