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Trump campaign sues key Iowa counties over absentee mailings

Aug. 13, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign has sued two Democratic-leaning Iowa counties that are making it easy to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to invalidate tens of thousands of voters' absentee ballot applications. The Trump campaign, the Republican...

House Dems look to pass paid sick leave in special session

Aug. 13, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Democrats are planning to use an upcoming special session to mandate employers provide paid sick days, along with several other priorities. The Democratic majority unveiled its agenda Thursday for a special session set to start next week. The session was initially...

FILE - This Aug. 28, 2019, file photo shows the Adelanto U.S. Immigration and Enforcement Processing Center operated by GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) a Florida-based company specializing in privatized corrections in Adelanto, Calif. Speaking to investors last week, the founder of the private prison company GEO Group, which has been donating large sums to President Donald Trump and Republican candidates, predicted his company would rebound after the November election.  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Private prison industry backs Trump, prepares if Biden wins

Aug. 13, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Executives at the nation’s two largest private prison companies have been donating large sums to President Donald Trump and Republican candidates with an eye toward the November elections that one of the corporations believes will lead to a rebound in its stock price. The fortunes of...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight

Aug. 13, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With talks on emergency coronavirus aid having stalled out, both sides played the blame game Thursday rather than make any serious moves to try to break their stalemate. Official Washington is emptying, national politics is consuming the airwaves and the chasm between the warring sides...

High court: Rhode Island mail-in voters don't need witnesses

Aug. 13, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday left in place an agreement that allows Rhode Island residents to vote by mail in two upcoming elections without signing their ballots in the presence of two witnesses or a notary. State officials had agreed to suspend the requirement because of the...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the sun shines through clouds above a shale gas drilling site in St. Mary's, Pa. President Donald Trump's administration is expected to undo Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

EPA expected to undo methane leak rule for oil, gas industry

Aug. 13, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is expected to undo Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier...

Annual Democratic Steak Fry fundraiser moves to drive-in

Aug. 13, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A signature annual fundraiser for the Polk County Democratic Party in Iowa will see a major change next month in the wake of a global coronavirus pandemic, with attendees preparing for a drive-in experience. The annual Steak Fry will be held at the Airplane Field at Des Moines Water...

Dr. Idriss Abdallah of the health activism group called Banlieues Sante, left, nurse Caroline Andoum, center, talk inside a tent in Bondy, north of Paris, Thursday Aug. 6, 2020. Festering beneath France's promise of guaranteed health care for all lie deep disparities across economic and racial lines – differences laid painfully bare by the COVID-19 crisis. (AP Photo/Arno Pedram)

Virus exposes economic, racial divide in French health care

Aug. 13, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

BONDY, France (AP) — Festering beneath France’s promise of guaranteed health care for all lie deep disparities across economic and racial lines — differences laid painfully bare by the COVID-19 crisis. Two recent studies have documented these gaps, but government officials haven’t...

A rental sign is posted in front of an apartment complex Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Phoenix. Housing advocacy groups have joined lawmakers lobbying Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to extend his coronavirus-era moratorium on evictions when it expires, when the 120-day order ending July 22 was supposed to ensure people would not lose their homes if they fell ill to COVID-19 or lost jobs in the pandemic's economic fallout. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona landlords ask high court to invalidate eviction ban

Aug. 13, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Landlord advocacy groups filed a special action with the Arizona State Supreme Court Wednesday seeking to invalidate as unconstitutional Gov. Doug Ducey's moratorium on evictions of people who have missed rent payments because they became ill or lost their income due to the coronavirus. The...

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Nancy Leppink provides an update on the state's response to COVID-19 during a news conference, as Gov. Tim Walz listens Monday, April 20, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press via AP, Pool)

Senate GOP ousts Walz cabinet member amid pandemic dispute

Aug. 12, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate showed their displeasure with Democratic Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday by ousting his commissioner of labor and industry amid a dispute over how the administration is managing the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate voted...