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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 14, 2020 file photo, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a situation center in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Dmitry Peskov and other Russian officials on Wednesday, July 29 rejected accusations that Moscow is spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., slamming them as

US jabs Russia over claim of spreading virus disinformation

Jul. 29, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. officials say Russian intelligence officers are spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic through English-language websites, trying to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain before the presidential election in November. Two Russians who have held senior...

FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo healthcare workers test patients in their cars at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

Jul. 29, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Russian intelligence officers are spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic through English-language websites, trying to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain before the presidential election in November. Two Russians who have held senior...

FILE - In this July 10, 2020, file photo healthcare workers test patients in their cars at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

Jul. 28, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in November, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Two Russians...

This illustration shows the logo for the newly established Gotham Book Prize. The literary award with a $50,000 cash prize will honor those best at telling a New York story. The Gotham literary prize, announced Thursday, came out of a conversation between businessman-philanthropist Bradley Tusk and political strategist Howard Wolfson. Starting next spring, the prize will be given to a book, fiction or nonfiction, published in a given calendar year that is about New York City or takes place there. (Gotham Book Prize via AP)

New literary prize is $50,000 honor for best New York story

Jul. 23, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new literary award with a $50,000 cash prize will honor those best at telling a New York story. The Gotham Literary Prize, announced Thursday, came out of a conversation between businessman-philathropist Bradley Tusk and political strategist Howard Wolfson, who told The Associated Press...

In this Feb. 18, 2020, photo, U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-Las Cruces, speaks to voters during a town hall meeting in Belen, N.M. Torres Small announced Thursday, March 19, 2020, she will go into self-quarantine after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

Torres Small campaign hire's gun control lobby past attacked

Jul. 15, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A new campaign manager for Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small is facing attacks from Republicans for once working for a gun control group funded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Las Cruces Democrat recently announced that she had hired Emma Caccamo to win...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, dozens of red-shirted gun control advocates from Moms Demand Action and allied groups demonstrate outside the Minnesota House as they pressed for progress on one of the most divisive issues in Minnesota politics in St. Paul, Minn. A major gun control group with ties to Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday, July 14, 2020, it plans to spend at least $1 million to try to flip the Minnesota Senate to Democratic control and keep the Minnesota House in the hands of lawmakers who back its positions. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Gun safety group plans to spend $1M to flip Minnesota Senate

Jul. 14, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A major gun control group with ties to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday it plans to spend at least $1 million to try to flip the Minnesota Senate to Democratic control and keep the Minnesota House in the hands of lawmakers who back its positions. The Everytown...

In this undated photo provided by Karie Alderman, Lauryn Gray competes during the Trillium Championships at Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, Canada. One of the most candid conversations about race in sports is coming from a most unlikely of places: the show-jumping world. Gray, who has one black and one white parent, wrote a blog after she was inspired by fellow equestrian Sophie Gochman. (Karie Alderman via AP)

Discussions about race unsettle rarified equestrian world

Jun. 17, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

Of all the athletes in all the sports who have been pressing for change in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, a pair of 17-year-old girls in the cash-soaked world of show jumping have set off among the most visceral and unexpected debates. Sophie Gochman and Lauryn Gray, both getting ready for their...

9/11 Memorial to re-open July 4th; museum still closed

Jun. 16, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will reopen to the public on July 4, more than three months after it was closed due to coronavirus, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum announced Tuesday. Visitors will once again be allowed to approach the memorial pools that sit in the footprints where the twin...