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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 file photo, Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence will maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week the White House said Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 despite his exposure to Marc Short, his chief of staff who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 24, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday. Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 photo, Rabbi Eli Wilansky lights a candle after a mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. The three congregations sharing space at the Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. In March 2020, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. (Steph Chamber/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Attack, then pandemic: Pittsburgh Jewish congregations cope

Oct. 24, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

Two years ago, the three congregations sharing space at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. Last March, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. On Tuesday, as they...

FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square.  Academics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data on political ads-targeting on the world’s dominant social media platform.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook demands academics disable ad-targeting data tool

Oct. 24, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Academics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data showing who is being micro-targeted by political ads on the world’s dominant social media platform....

Jimmie Johnson, left, speaks about joining the team of Chip Ganassi, right, for the IndyCar series at a press conference during the IndyCar race weekend Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Johnson jump-starts IndyCar move with online auto retailer

Oct. 24, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson needed funding for his move to IndyCar so the seven-time NASCAR champion transitioned into a salesman for the first time. He'll continue selling all next year as representative for the online auto retailer Carvana. Johnson and Chip Ganassi Racing announced...

FILE - In this May 28, 2015, file photo Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight.com and best selling author of

Beyond the Needle: Probability experts assess 2020 race

Oct. 24, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Donald Trump is the Needle. A graphic on The New York Times' website, the Needle measured in real time the probability of victory for Trump or Hillary Clinton as votes were counted. Its...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 24, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — To be announced. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Kate Bedingfield, deputy campaign manager for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign; Corey Lewandowski, senior adviser to...

Libraries adapt to serve customers during COVID-19 pandemic

Oct. 24, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Jana Maher misses the interaction of her story times as Miss Sparkles at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, she’s gone virtual and also has held outdoor story times in parks for families. With winter coming, virtual might be the only...

Fewer get-out-the-vote events might lower student turnout

Oct. 24, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis, (AP) — A small but steady stream of masked UW-Madison students stopped by voter registration tables outside the unions last week to perform their civic duty. Madison City Clerk’s office employees helped them through the paperwork, sanitized their used pens and talked among themselves...

FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Matthew Dolloff. A lawyer representing Dolloff, a television station security guard who shot and killed a demonstrator following opposing rallies, says there was

Judge mulls bond for TV station guard charged with murder

Oct. 23, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A defense attorney asked a judge Friday to lower bail for a television station security guard charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of a pro-police demonstrator following opposing protests this month in Denver. Public defender Valerie Cole argued in Denver District Court that...

Prosecutors: Florida man lied to get virus relief money

Oct. 23, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who received more than $1.9 million in coronavirus relief funds is accused of laundering most of the money through a fake business and purchasing a luxury car and a pickup truck, federal prosecutors said. Keith William Nicoletta, 48, of Dade City, was arrested earlier this...