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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden boards his campaign plane at New Castle Airport in New Castle, Del., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, to travel to Flint, Mich. to campaign with former President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden, Obama make a final appeal to Michigan's Black voters

Oct. 31, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Penn. (AP) — Joe Biden enters the final weekend of the presidential campaign with an intense focus on appealing to Black voters, whose support will be critical in his bid to defeat Donald Trump. The Democratic nominee was to team up Saturday with his former boss, Barack Obama, for a swing through...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his granddaughters Maisy Biden, right, and Natalie Biden, center, arrives at Flint Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, for a rally with former President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Biden to campaign alongside Obama for 1st time

Oct. 31, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Joe Biden is hitting the campaign trail with his old boss for the first time with a pair of events in Michigan. Former President Barack Obama will join Biden Saturday for drive-in rallies in Flint and Detroit. While...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, A full gallery oversees the Texas Gov. Greg Abbott giving his State of the State Address in the House Chamber in Austin, Texas. Two years ago, a longtime Republican incumbent held onto his west Houston state House seat by the slimmest of margins, a mere one-tenth of percentage point in a race that helped the GOP withstand a Democratic wave. This year, the stakes are even higher. AP Photo/Eric Gay)

State legislative elections key to redistricting power

Oct. 31, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Not long ago, Berta Patterson’s corner of Houston was as symbolically red as they come. Up the road is the Harris County GOP headquarters. In the other direction are the old 9th floor offices of the late Republican President George H.W. Bush. Roughly in between is Trini Mendenhall...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

Oct. 31, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration. President Donald Trump has consistently pointed to tax cuts and regulatory relief as key successes of his first four years in office. He has repeatedly pushed for the end of the Obama-era health law but has yet to deliver a plan to...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with then California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires in Paradise, Calif. Nearly two years ago President Trump ordered the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Interior to make federal lands less susceptible to catastrophic wildfires. But the agencies fell short of his goals in 2019, treating a combined 4.3 million acres — just over half of the 8.45 million acres the president sought. It was only slightly better than their average annual performance over nearly two decades, according to government data. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Federal agencies fall short of Trump forest protection goals

Oct. 31, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

Nearly two years ago, President Donald Trump stood amid the smoky ruins of Paradise, California, where he blamed the deadliest wildfire in the state's history on poor forest management. "You've got to take care of the floors, you know? The floors of the forest, very important," the president said. He ordered the...

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, center, R-S.C., talks with state Reps. Chris Wooten, left, and Micah Caskey, right, at a get-out-the-vote event on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in West Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

SC Republicans face well-funded Democrats in US House races

Oct. 31, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's $175 million U.S. Senate race has received much of the attention this election cycle, but every incumbent in the state trying to return to Congress has a major party challenger in 2020. The most expensive and most watched U.S. House race involves Democrat U.S. Rep....

This image provided by U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service shows the website for HealthCare.gov. Millions of Americans who have lost health insurance in an economy shaken by the coronavirus can sign up for taxpayer-subsidized coverage starting Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service via AP)

'Obamacare' sign-ups begin as millions more are uninsured

Oct. 31, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who have lost health insurance in an economy shaken by the coronavirus can sign up for taxpayer-subsidized coverage starting Sunday. It's not a new COVID relief program from the government but the return of annual sign-up season under the Affordable Care Act, better...

A supporter stands in the rain as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Election 2020 Today: The path to 270 and a focus on Michigan

Oct. 31, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Saturday in Election 2020, three days until Election Day: ON THE TRAIL: Joe Biden is in Michigan for two stops. President Donald Trump is in Pennsylvania for four events. HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election....

FILE - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during a coronavirus briefing in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday, June 9, 2020.  New Jersey will kick  off its open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act on Sunday, Nov. 1, debuting its state-based health care exchange and giving residents six extra weeks to sign up for coverage. (Anne-Marie Caruso/The Record via AP, Pool)

State debuts new state exchange for health open enrollment

Oct. 31, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey kicked off its open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act on Sunday, debuting its state-based health care exchange and giving residents six extra weeks to sign up for coverage. New Jersey this year is joining the District of Columbia and 14 other states in...

President Donald Trump greets an overflow crowd before speaking at a campaign rally at Rochester International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Road to 270: Biden has options, Trump walks narrow path

Oct. 31, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden each has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. Biden's is appreciably wider. The former vice president is competitive in all the battleground states Trump carried in 2016 and has put a handful...