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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in a hanger at General Mitchell International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Biden: I've learned from Clinton campaign errors

Oct. 30, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Joe Biden says he has learned from the mistakes that Hillary Clinton's campaign made four years ago in the Midwest. At an event Friday in Milwaukee, Biden recounted campaigning for Clinton in 2016 and added, “For...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 30, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — White House chief of staff Mark Meadows; Anita Dunn, adviser to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Pennsylvania Secretary of...

FILE - In this  Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, The Michigan Supreme Court's Hall of Justice is seen in Lansing, Mich. SANTA FE, N.M. _ Court majorities are at stake beyond Washington, D.C., as voters chose justices for state supreme courts that have been thrust into politicized clashes over voter access and the emergency powers of governors fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, wants to flip control of the state’s Republican-majority high court. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court races

Oct. 30, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court isn't the nation's only judicial battleground. The high courts in a number of states are on the ballot Tuesday in races that will determine whether Republicans or Democrats have a majority, and the stakes are high for both sides. This year alone, state supreme...

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after arriving at Pope Army Field for an event with troops at Fort Bragg, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Pope Field, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

Oct. 29, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump quietly met with U.S. Special Forces troops involved in last year’s raid to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump flew into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Thursday for what...

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. A man charged in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap Whitmer also made threatening online comments about President Donald Trump, former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and other prominent political figures, an FBI agent said in a federal court filing, of which a copy was obtained by The Associated Press, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

Michigan tightens social gathering limits after virus spike

Oct. 29, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration on Thursday tightened restrictions on indoor social gatherings and shifted the Traverse City region backward in Michigan's reopening plan, saying coronavirus hospitalizations have doubled in three weeks and the statewide death rate has risen for...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks in Detroit. On Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, a judge blocked a sudden ban on the open display of guns near Michigan polling places on Election Day. Gun-rights groups said Benson, a Democrat, had exceeded her authority in banning people from openly carrying guns within 100 feet of polling places. Critics argued that Benson failed to go through a formal rule-making process as required under state law. The judge agreed. Attorney General Dana Nessel pledged to appeal the judge’s decision with just days left until the election. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Court won't back gun ban outside Michigan polling places

Oct. 29, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan appeals court on Thursday rejected an appeal from a Democratic state official who wants to ban the open carry of guns outside polling places. The court, in a 3-0 order, declined to hear the case but noted that it's already illegal to intimidate voters or aggressively wave a gun...

White supremacists accused of intimidating Michigan family

Oct. 29, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two members of a white supremacist group were arrested Thursday and accused of intimidating a Michigan family, authorities said. Justen Watkins, 25, of Bad Axe, and Alfred Gorman, 35, of Taylor, were charged with gang membership, unlawful posting of a message and using computers to commit a...

FILE - This file booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of Justice shows Barry Croft. Croft, charged in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap Michigan's governor, also made threatening online comments about President Donald Trump, former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and other prominent political figures, an FBI agent said in a federal court filing, of which a copy was obtained by The Associated Press, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (Delaware Department of Justice via AP, File)

FBI says extremist threatened Trump, Obama in online posts

Oct. 28, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A man charged in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap Michigan's governor also made threatening online comments about President Donald Trump, former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and other prominent political figures, an FBI agent said in a federal court filing. Barry...

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Michigan's Democratic governor and top elections official are defending the integrity of the election amid continued attacks from President Donald Trump. They say results may take longer in close contests due to a surge in absentee voting in the battleground state but every valid ballot will be counted. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

Whitmer, Benson defend election integrity amid Trump attacks

Oct. 28, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Democratic governor and top elections official on Wednesday defended the integrity of the election amid continued attacks from President Donald Trump, saying results may take longer in close contests because of the surge in absentee voting in the battleground state, but...

Detroit-area councilman accused of handcuffing Trump critic

Oct. 28, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are pursuing misdemeanor charges against a City Council member in the Detroit suburb of Warren who is accused of handcuffing a woman who placed Black Lives Matter stickers on President Donald Trump campaign signs, police said. The complaint against Eddie Kabacinski will...