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Today in History

Oct. 19, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2020. There are 73 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 19, 1781, British troops under Gen. Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, as the American Revolution neared its end. On this date: In 1765, the Stamp...

Vermont delegation demands new mail processing equipment

Oct. 14, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's congressional delegation is demanding that the U.S. Postal Service install new equipment at the White River Junction mail processing facility that it says is critical to the efficient handling of mail, including the record number of mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 election. ...

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice prepares for a debate with Democratic challenger, Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango, Tuesday Oct. 13. 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathy Batten)

WVa Gov. Jim Justice, Dem challenger Salango clash in debate

Oct. 13, 2020 9:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice defended his shifting response to the coronavirus pandemic as personal attacks flew in a debate Tuesday night with Democratic challenger Ben Salango. Justice and his advisers had often tweaked a color-coded map that rates the severity of...

Today in History

Oct. 13, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 13, the 287th day of 2020. There are 79 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet. On this date: In A.D. 54, Roman Emperor...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., walk together to speak to the media at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden, Harris dodge questions about Supreme Court expansion

Oct. 9, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — There are few topics that Joe Biden isn't willing to opine on — except the Supreme Court. The Democratic presidential nominee and his running mate, Kamala Harris, are refusing demands from Republicans — and some fellow Democrats — to say whether they would seek to expand...

FILE - Model Emily Ratajkowski arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 9, 2020. The British model and activist has a book deal. She is working on an essay collection called “My Body.” Metropolitan Books will publish it in 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Emily Ratajkowski is working on book of essays, 'My Body'

Oct. 9, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Model and activist Emily Ratajkowski has a book deal. “EmRata,” as her millions of online followers know her, is working on an essay collection called “My Body.” Metropolitan Books will published it in 2022. According to Metropolitan, an imprint of Henry Holt...

Today in History

Oct. 8, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 8, the 282nd day of 2020. There are 84 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire erupted; fires also broke out in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, and in several communities in Michigan. On this date: In 1890, American...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Jose Marti Gym, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

Oct. 6, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As President Donald Trump recovers from the coronavirus, Joe Biden is capitalizing on having the campaign trail largely to himself by hitting critical swing states and investing in longtime Republican bastions that he hopes might expand his path to victory. The Democratic presidential nominee...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Jose Marti Gym, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

Oct. 5, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As President Donald Trump recovers from the coronavirus, Joe Biden is capitalizing on having the campaign trail largely to himself by hitting critical swing states and investing in longtime Republican bastions that he hopes might expand his path to victory. The Democratic presidential nominee...

Supreme Court weighs political balance among Delaware judges

Oct. 5, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for Gov. John Carney asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to overturn a federal appeals court decision invalidating a provision in Delaware’s constitution that mandates a political balance among judges on the state’s most powerful courts. The provision at issue...