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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to North Carolina and Florida. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wrongs on court, virus; Biden errs

Sep. 26, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a momentous week, President Donald Trump painted a fantastical portrait of a coronavirus that affects “virtually nobody” among the young as he faced a grim U.S. milestone of 200,000 deaths and he asserted a constitutional basis that doesn't exist for rushing a replacement...

Vice President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff Marc Short, center, listens as Vice President Mike Pence, left, answers a reporters question about his former homeland security advisor Olivia Troye, who criticized President Donald Trump's handling of the pandemic, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, during a meeting on safety and quality for nursing homes in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: WH leaves it to McConnell to decide vote timing

Sep. 20, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Donald Trump's effort to appoint a successor (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump will announce his pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addresses the plenary during her first State of the Union speech at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will set out her vision of the future in her first State of the European Union address to the EU legislators. Weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic and the departure of the United Kingdom, she will center her speech on how the bloc should adapt to the challenges of the future, including global warming, the switch to a digital economy and immigration. (AP Photo, Francisco Seco)

Official says Polish 'LGBT-free zones' have no place in EU

Sep. 16, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official strongly denounced the stigmatization of LGBT people by authorities in Poland, saying on Wednesday that “LGBT-free zones” that have been declared in parts of the country have no place in the EU. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen,...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addresses the plenary during her first State of the Union speech at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will set out her vision of the future in her first State of the European Union address to the EU legislators. Weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic and the departure of the United Kingdom, she will center her speech on how the bloc should adapt to the challenges of the future, including global warming, the switch to a digital economy and immigration. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP)

Top EU official proposes new 2030 target to reduce emissions

Sep. 16, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official proposed a more ambitious target Wednesday for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, setting a reduction goal of at least 55% by 2030 compared to the current target of 40%. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen predicted the new target...

President Donald Trump listens as California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a briefing at Sacramento McClellan Airport, in McClellan Park, Calif., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, on the western wildfires. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

Sep. 14, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states' Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destructive, but scientists and others on the front lines say it's not as simple as blaming either climate change or the way land...

Supporters of President Donald Trump and protesters hold banners as they wait for the motorcade of President Trump outside the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

'Fanning the flames': Dems accuse Trump of stoking violence

Aug. 30, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on Sunday accused President Donald Trump of trying to inflame racial tensions and incite violence to benefit his campaign as he praised supporters who clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, where one man died overnight, and announced he will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin,...

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen takes off her protective face mask prior to speaking during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. The European Commission president said Thursday her team could face a reshuffle after the resignation of the Irish trade Commissioner, Phil Hogan, over a controversy involving his questionable adherence to COVID-19 rules. (Francois Walschaerts, Pool Via AP)

EU Commission chief says her team could face a reshuffle

Aug. 27, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive commission is emerging from its summer vacation down a key official and with an additional big problem on its hands. At a time when European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen should be centering on managing the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks in an address to the nation from the Oval Office at the White House about the coronavirus in Washington. For only the second time as president, Trump addressed the nation in a formal Oval Office speech on March 11. The U.S., he told Americans, would “expeditiously defeat this virus.” (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

The bully pulpit: Trump pushes Washington, but virus resists

Aug. 22, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — His face framed by the golden Oval Office curtains behind him, President Donald Trump stared straight into the camera aimed at the Resolute Desk. It was the night of March 11, 2020. And Trump’s presidency would be forever changed. Trump, whose improbable election ripped up the...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., from left, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and Sen. Cory Booker D-N.J. greet the crowd during a campaign rally in Detroit. Whitmer's quick ascension to the national stage — and on Biden's list of potential running mates — has left Democrats both thankful she will continue to lead Michigan after he chose Kamala Harris but also excited about what the governor's future may hold. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Whitmer's meteoric rise leaves Democrats excited for future

Aug. 12, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's quick ascension to the national stage — and onto Joe Biden's list of potential running mates — has left Democrats excited about what her future may hold and thankful that she will continue to lead Michigan. Two years ago, Whitmer was on...

A woman's temperature is measured before riding a passenger jeepney to help curb the spread of COVID19 as drivers at the Tandang Sora terminal were recently allowed back on the road after months of not being able to work on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 in Quezon city, Philippines. Coronavirus infections in the Philippines continues to surge Sunday as medical groups declared the country was waging a losing battle against the contagion and asked the president to reimpose a lockdown in the capital. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Italy's tally of new virus cases down to 239

Aug. 2, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

MILAN — The number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Italy nudged lower to 239 in the last 24 hours, while all eight deaths were recorded in Lombardy, the epicenter of the country's epidemic. That brings the total number of cases in Italy to 248,070 and deaths to 35,154, according to Health...