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Supporters of President Donald Trump wait for his arrival for a campaign rally Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Latest: Trump admires roaring jet flying by Ariz. rally

Oct. 28, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 4:25 p.m. President Donald Trump paused a campaign speech in the battleground state of Arizona to admire what he identified as a fighter jet flying by. Trump said Wednesday as the jet roared by his rally in Bullhead City:...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., makes a point during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against the GOP incumbent. Although the party makeup of Arizona’s congressional delegation has been remarkably stable for the past decade, Democrats hope to change that this year with Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, who is challenging five-term Schweikert in the suburban 6th District that takes in much of north Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Arizona Democrats target once-solidly red 6th District

Oct. 28, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against a wounded GOP incumbent with a slimmer-than-normal bank account as they look to extend their control of the congressional delegation in the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, Ana Brnabic speaks during the fourth EU-Arab World Summit in Athens. Serbia’s prime minister-designate said Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 her new government will be pro-European but will also maintain “friendly’’ relations with Russia and China. Ana Brnabic made the comments in an address to parliament, which is to approve Serbia’s new government dominated by allies of autocratic President Aleksandar Vucic. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)

Serbia's PM: gov't to be pro-EU keeping Russia, China ties

Oct. 28, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s prime minister-designate said Wednesday her new government will be pro-European but will also maintain “friendly’’ relations with Russia and China. Ana Brnabic made the comments in an address to parliament before it approved Serbia’s new...

Medical workers transport a wounded in a hospital during shelling by Azerbaijan's artillery in Stepanakert, the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Nagorno-Karabakh officials said Azerbaijani forces hit Stepanakert, the region's capital, and the nearby town of Shushi with the Smerch long-range multiple rocket systems, killing one civilian and wounding two more. (AP Photo)

Hospital, residential areas hit in Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Oct. 28, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Rockets hit a hospital and residential areas Wednesday amid deadly fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh that has raged for more than a month despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire. In Nagorno-Karabakh, an Azerbaijani rocket hit...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint press briefing with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. In pre-recorded remarks Wednesday to a business conference taking place in Vietnam, Pompeo says the U.S. energy firm AES and PetroVietnam plan to soon sign an agreement on a $2.8 billion liquefied natural gas project. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Pompeo says AES of US, PetroVietnam to sign $2.8B LNG deal

Oct. 28, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

HANOI (AP) — The U.S. energy firm AES and PetroVietnam plan to soon sign an agreement on a $2.8 billion liquefied natural gas project, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. Pompeo made the comments in pre-recorded remarks to a business conference hosted both online and in person in Hanoi,...

Iranian protesters hold defaced pictures of French President Emmanuel Macron during a protest against Macron and the publishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad they deem blasphemous, in front of French Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Macron has vowed his country will not back down from its secular ideals and defense of free speech. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Turkish leaders condemn Charlie Hebdo cartoon of Erdogan

Oct. 28, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials on Wednesday railed against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over its cover-page cartoon mocking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and accused the publication of sowing “the seeds of hatred and animosity.” The cartoon could further heighten...

This Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. that has been annotated by experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies shows construction at Iran's Natanz uranium-enrichment facility that experts believe may be a new, underground centrifuge assembly plant. Satellite photos show Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility. That's after the head of the U.N.’s nuclear agency acknowledged Tehran is building an underground advanced centrifuge assembly plant after its last one exploded in a reported sabotage attack last summer. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)

Satellite photos show construction at Iran nuclear site

Oct. 28, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility, satellite images released Wednesday show, just as the U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged Tehran is building an underground advanced centrifuge assembly plant after its last one exploded in a reported sabotage...

Tennessee sets new record for early, mail voting turnout

Oct. 28, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say the state has broken its record for early and absentee voting combined three days before early voting ends for the Nov. 3 election. Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office says more than 1.8 million Tennesseans had voted as of the close of polls...

Long lines of people wrap around the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, for one of the last days of early voting. (Chris Granger/The Advocate via AP)

Nearly 1 million vote early in Louisiana, breaking records

Oct. 28, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's early voting period for the presidential and congressional elections shattered records as it ended, with nearly one-third of the state's voters casting their ballots in advance of Election Day, according to data released Wednesday. Nearly 818,000 people waited in lines...

Secretary of state: Use secure drop boxes for mail ballots

Oct. 28, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island voters using mail-in ballots should drop them in one of the secure drop boxes around the state if they want to ensure that they are counted, rather than send them through the mail, the state's top elections official says. All mail ballots for the Nov. 3 general election...