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This September 2020 photo provided by the Diocese of Manchester shows the Chandler House in Manchester, N.H. The historic mansion built by a wealthy industrialist has been saved from demolition by sale from the diocese to the Currier Museum of Art. (Kathryn Marchocki/Diocese of Manchester via AP)

Historic home that was facing demolition is sold to museum

Sep. 30, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

A historic New Hampshire mansion built by a wealthy industrialists has been saved from demolition by a last-minute sale to an art museum. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester had applied for a permit in June to demolish Chandler House in Manchester after being unable to sell it. But a bid to save the...

Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News listens as President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: False claims swamp first Trump-Biden debate

Sep. 30, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders in the pandemic. Biden preached no such thing....

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 30, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Sept. 29 The Dispatch on the coronavirus pandemic and an upcoming college football game in Mississippi: From a public health perspective, whether Mississippi State should be playing football during the COVID-19 pandemic remains a valid question whose full...

Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza arrives at the Palais de Justice courthouse, in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The controversial Congolese activist and four others are going on trial Wednesday on aggravated theft charges for trying to remove a 19th century African funeral pole from a Paris museum, in a protest against colonial-era plundering of African art. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

'It belongs to us!": Tense French trial over colonial art

Sep. 30, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Is dislodging African artwork from a European museum a political statement, or a criminal act? That's the question a French court weighed Wednesday in an emotionally charged trial centered around a Congolese activist campaigning to take back art he says was plundered by colonizers. “It...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 file photo, a giant American Flag hangs on the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street is rallying Wednesday, Sept. 30 on rising hopes that Washington may pierce through its paralyzing partisanship to offer more aid for the economy. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Stocks rise amid stimulus hope, still on pace for Sept. loss

Sep. 30, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is rallying Wednesday with rising hope that Washington may break through its partisanship to deliver more aid for the economy. The S&P 500 was up 1.4% in afternoon trading, though it's still on pace to close out its first monthly loss since March. After setting a record...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Amtrak's Cleveland Lakefront train station, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Cleveland. Biden is on a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania today. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden, Trump press contrasts in Midwest after debate chaos

Sep. 30, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden delivered conflicting messages targeting voters across the Midwest on Wednesday as the candidates, their allies and rank-and-file voters sought to move past the most chaotic presidential debate in memory. The Tuesday night affair raised fresh...

FILE - This July 30, 2020 image taken from video by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers in Madison, Wis. Faced with soaring coronavirus cases across Wisconsin, particularly on college campuses, Evers on Tuesday, Sept. 22, extended a statewide mask mandate until Nov. 21.  (Wisconsin Department of Health Services via the AP,  File)

The Latest: Virus patients filling hospitals in Wisconsin

Sep. 30, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE — Coronavirus patients are filling Wisconsin hospitals, forcing doctors to transfer patients to other facilities as the disease surges across the state. The number of people hospitalized in Wisconsin stood at 646 on Tuesday, a new record, with 205 patients in intensive care units, the Milwaukee...

Lake Havasu City lifts citywide mask mandate during pandemic

Sep. 30, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The mayor of a western Arizona tourist destination has lifted a citywide mask mandate originally ordered in July that required facial coverings indoors when social distancing was not possible. Lake Havasu City Mayor Cal Sheehy suspended the mandate on Monday after it was...

Authorities: Mother drowns while trying to rescue 3 children

Sep. 30, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman vacationing with her family at the New Jersey shore drowned while trying to rescue her three children from rough waters, authorities said. Emergency responders responded to the 18th Street Beach in North Wildwood around 3 p.m. Tuesday after receiving reports...

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Pool via AP)

Election 2020 Today: Chaotic first debate, taunts fly

Sep. 30, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020, 34 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump visits Minnesota. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: CHAOTIC FIRST DEBATE: The first debate...