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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after arriving at Pope Army Field for an event with troops at Fort Bragg, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Pope Field, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

Oct. 29, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump quietly met with U.S. Special Forces troops involved in last year’s raid to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump flew into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Thursday for what...

426Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally at Broward College, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Coconut Creek, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump fights headwinds as he and Biden battle over Florida

Oct. 29, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pressing against stiff headwinds from the pandemic, President Donald Trump steered toward what he hoped was safer political ground with the U.S. economy Thursday, as Democratic rival Joe Biden kept up his assault on Trump’s handling of the coronavirus. Campaigning hours apart in...

FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, Lisa Finander, right, checks that each ballot has the voter's name on the ballot and mailing envelope and Laurie Mattila, left, checked that it was correct at Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services in Minneapolis. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 that Minnesota absentee ballots that arrive after Election Day should be separated from other ballots in case they are later invalidated by a court.(Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Court: Late Minnesota absentee ballots must be separated

Oct. 29, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota absentee ballots arriving after Election Day should be separated from other ballots in case they are later invalidated by a court, an appeals court panel said Thursday, in a ruling that puts the state's extended counting period at risk and sets the stage for post-election...

Long absentee lines draw vote suppression criticism

Oct. 29, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The final day of in-person absentee voting in Alabama brought long lines, accusations of voter suppression and unsettled questions over the fate of some votes after a court fight temporarily altered ballot requirements. A record 259,000 Alabamians have voted by absentee ballot so...

'Overwhelmed': Texas county halts non-essential activities

Oct. 29, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — El Paso County officials ordered a two-week shutdown of non-essential activities Thursday after the area's medical resources were overwhelmed by the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. County Judge Ricardo Samaniego announced the measure during a virtual news conference Thursday....

Wisconsin Supreme Court refuses to offer ballot clarity

Oct. 29, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday refused to go along with a request from two counties to allow them to fill in a ballot misprint so that as many as 13,500 ballots can be processed more quickly on Election Day. The four conservatives on the court rejected the request from...

Ray Garcia sweeps water from her home after a boat washed up against it, in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday with a tidal surge that caused the boat to become unmoored. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zeta soaks Southeast after swamping Gulf Coast; 6 dead

Oct. 29, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Millions of people were without power and at least six were dead Thursday after Hurricane Zeta slammed into Louisiana and made a beeline across the South, leaving shattered buildings, thousands of downed trees and fresh anguish over a record-setting hurricane season. From the bayous of the...

Sandy Martinez begins filling in the first in-person ballot of the day at an early voting center on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Early voting centers opened Saturday across the state. In-person early voting extends for two weeks through Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Election regulator optimistic about New Mexico vote count

Oct. 29, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top election regulator said Thursday she is optimistic that an uncertified tally of votes can be accomplished statewide within one or two days after Election Day, amid a major shift toward voting by absentee ballots that take longer to tally. Secretary of State Maggie...

FILE - This Oct. 21, 2020, file photo shows election workers sorting ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office in Phoenix. Despite massive turnout for early voting, elections are going pretty smoothly in the battleground state of Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Arizona sees massive turnout, smooth process in early voting

Oct. 29, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Even on weekends, there's a constant stream of cars that drive through the downtown Phoenix building where one of Maricopa County's several secure drop boxes allow voters to return their ballots. Some people get out of their cars and take selfies as they're dropping off their ballots. They...

Chadema Presidential Candidate Tundu Lissu smiles as he shows his finger marked with ink after casting his vote at Ntewa Primary School's polling station in Ikungi town Singida region, Tanzania, Wednesday. Oct.28, 2020. Opposition challenger Lissu has urged people to go into the streets to protest if election results are announced Thursday without being counted properly. (AP Photo)

Tanzania's opposition says vote 'spit in face of democracy'

Oct. 29, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Whatever happened on Wednesday wasn't an election and was like “spitting in the face of democracy," Tanzania’s leading opposition candidate said Thursday, while the United States noted “credible allegations of significant election-related fraud and...