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BLM flag can fly, but only if 21 others do too, city decides

Nov. 23, 2020 5:05 PM EST

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont city approved raising the Black Lives Matter Flag, the “Thin Blue Line” flag and 20 other flags in a resolution that one city councilor called a “compromise” to satisfy opponents of a BLM proposal. The Black Lives Matter flag will be flown at City...

In this Oct. 10, 2020, photo provided by Zane Goucher is Goucher, left, and his daughter Annabelle Goucher bow hunting for deer near Dansville, Mich. Zane Goucher says he hadn't gone hunting in 22 years but took up the sport again because the coronavirus outbreak provided incentive to spend more time outdoors with his children. (Zane Goucher via the AP)

Hunting licenses soar as virus-weary Americans head outdoors

Nov. 17, 2020 11:44 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Hunting was a big part of Zane Goucher's youth, when he pursued whitetail deer and ruffed grouse in the Maine woods with his father. He eventually drifted away from the sport but has returned after a 22-year absence, inspired by the coronavirus outbreak. Many Americans appear to...

Leicester's Jamie Vardy scores his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, Pool)

Leicester ends on top after weekend of changing EPL leaders

Nov. 8, 2020 6:04 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With a trio of unfamiliar leaders, what lightheartedly became “Stop The Count” weekend in the Premier League ended with Leicester on top. Teams and disbelieving fans were riffing off President Donald Trump's post-election demand — starting Friday when...

Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer walks to the bench during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Manchester United at the Goodison Park stadium in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Clive Brunskill/Pool via AP)

Crisis averted as Man United and Solskjaer come out fighting

Nov. 7, 2020 5:15 PM EST

Manchester United’s players came out fighting for their under-fire manager on Saturday. After his team’s stirring comeback in a 3-1 win at Everton in the Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t hold back, either. “The authorities set us up to fail,” an angry Solskjaer said,...

Demonstrators celebrate after the 2020 presidential election is called for President-elect Joe Biden, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

EXPLAINING RACE CALLS: How AP called the race for Biden

Nov. 7, 2020 1:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden captured the presidency on Saturday when The Associated Press declared him the victor in his native Pennsylvania at 11:25 a.m. EST. That got him the state’s 20 electoral votes, which pushed him over the 270 electoral-vote threshold needed to prevail over...

2020 Latest: Biden campaign willing to fight Trump in court

Nov. 4, 2020 7:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 4 a.m. Democrat Joe Biden's campaign says it will fight any efforts by President Donald Trump's campaign to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent ballots from being tabulated. In a statement sent before 4 a.m. Wednesday, Biden...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2020, file photom, Utah's Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Republican candidate for governor, speaks while debating Democratic candidate Chris Peterson in Salt Lake City. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

The Latest: Jay Inslee wins 3rd term as Washington governor

Nov. 4, 2020 2:26 AM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has been elected to a third term in Washington state, beating Republican challenger Loren Culp. Inslee is the first incumbent elected to a third term in the state in more than 40 years. Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, campaigned in part against...

Republican Phil Scott wins reelection for governor in Vermont

Nov. 3, 2020 8:38 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Phil Scott wins reelection for governor in Vermont.

Joe Biden wins Vermont

Nov. 3, 2020 7:01 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden wins Vermont.
FILE - In this May 7, 2020 file photo, Gov. Mike Parson, left, talks with store manager Ron Schuman, right, during a tour of the Orscheln Farm & Home store in Jefferson City, Mo. Parson was visiting the store to promote the end of a stay-at-home order he had issued because of the coronavirus pandemic. Midwest governors credit their lack of restrictions for low unemployment rates, but economists and others say other factors might be more important in the states low jobless rates. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb, File)

Midwestern states with few virus rules have low unemployment

Nov. 2, 2020 8:12 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Five of the six states with the nation’s lowest unemployment rates are in the Midwest, have Republican governors and have almost no restrictions intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The governors say their decisions not to impose harsher restrictions are paying off with...