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First lady Melania Trump speaks during a campaign rally on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Atglen, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Melania Trump slams Biden, Dems in first solo campaign stop

Oct. 27, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

ATGLEN, Pa. (AP) — Melania Trump lined up squarely with her husband Tuesday on her first solo trip of the 2020 campaign, slamming Joe Biden, Democrats and the media as she pushed the president's reeelection message in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. The first lady defended Donald Trump’s...

University of Maine student accused of voting as roommate

Oct. 27, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine student is facing criminal charges for voting with an absentee ballot in the name of a former roommate, officials said Tuesday. Local election officials in Orono discovered the potential violation before the ballot was processed and alerted the secretary of state's...

Murphy: 2.6 million ballots already cast in New Jersey

Oct. 27, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There's a week until Election Day and more than 2.6 million ballots have already been cast in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday. That amounts to 67% of the voter turnout in 2016 and stems from the state holding its first mostly mail-in election. Murphy, a Democrat, cited...

A woman with an umbrella passes the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. U.S. stocks are drifting Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, as momentum slows a day after Wall Street slumped to its worst loss in a month on worries about rising virus counts and Washington’s inability to deliver more aid to the economy.  The (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Stocks end another wobbly day lower as virus cases rise

Oct. 27, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

Wall Street's losses mounted for the second straight day Tuesday as momentum slows on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver more aid to the economy. The S&P 500 fell 0.3% after spending much of the day swinging between small gains and losses. Most of the stocks in the index...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, Democrat House Minority Leader Paul Thissen listens listens as top lawmakers met with the media at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Thissen is facing voters for the first time since his appointment in 2018. Challenging him is frequent candidate Michelle MacDonald, who is making her fourth bid for a seat on a court that has disciplined her before over professional conduct, and could impose new restrictions on her law license. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Important Minnesota high court race sits on back of ballot

Oct. 27, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota voters may be fixated on the presidential race or other high-profile races, but there's an important race on the back of the ballot. Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul Thissen is facing voters for the first time since his appointment in 2018. Challenging him is...

Former President Barack Obama waves during a stop at a Biden Victory Center to thank volunteers in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Earlier in the day, Obama rallied Biden supporters at a drive-in rally at Tinker Field in Orlando. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Obama, Ivanka Trump campaign in Florida as key race tightens

Oct. 27, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Trump and Biden campaigns brought heavyweight surrogates to Florida on Tuesday as both sides push their supporters to vote in a tightening race that suggests the nation's largest swing state likely will again be decided by a percentage point or two. With a week left before...

Mail-in absentee request deadline passing in North Carolina

Oct. 27, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The options to vote in North Carolina are dwindling as Election Day nears. Voters who wanted to cast a traditional mail-in absentee ballot had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to request one through their county board or online through a state portal. Voters who complete the received ballots,...

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez with his wife Lilian Tintori and their son and daughter pose for a photo after a news conference in Madrid on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Prominent opposition activist Leopoldo López who has abandoned the Spanish ambassador's residence in Caracas and left Venezuela after years of frustrated efforts to oust the nation's socialist president is holding a news conference in Madrid. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)

From Spain, top dissident vows to fight for free Venezuela

Oct. 27, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Leopoldo López, the Venezuelan politician who for years has led some of the biggest challenges to the government of Nicolás Maduro, pledged Tuesday from his self-imposed exile in Spain to continue fighting to “free” his homeland. López, who spent over six years in...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, Theola Carter, left, and Carrie Braxton fill out their ballots on the first day of the state's in-person absentee voting window for the Nov. 3 election outside the City-County Building In Madison, Wis. With just a week to go until Election Day and 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots in hotly contested battleground Wisconsin, the push is on to get all ballots returned after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend the counting deadline. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP File)

Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early votes in

Oct. 27, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by the close of polls on Election Day, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline to receive and count ballots as Democrats had...

President Donald Trump talks with the traveling press as first lady Melania Trump waits near Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. They flew together on Marine One to Andrews Air Force Base but are traveling on different planes to campaign separately. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Latest: Melania Trump makes 1st solo 2020 campaign trip

Oct. 27, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Melania Trump is slamming Joe Biden, Democrats and the media as she campaigns for her husband in Pennsylvania. In her first solo appearance of the presidential campaign, Mrs. Trump says Democrats focused on a...