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Republican congressional candidate John Cowan greets supporters Tueaday, June 9, 2020 in Rome, Georgia at an election night party. Cowan is in an Aug. 11 runoff for the Republican nomination in northwest Georgia's 14th Congressional District against Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has come under fire for remarks she made in videos she recorded. (Jeremy Stewart/Rome News-Tribune via AP)

Controversy puts spotlight on Georgia congressional runoff

Aug. 9, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Marjorie Taylor Greene is running for Congress - and is unrepentant about her racist rhetoric and support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. With the runoff for the Republican nomination in the conservative district approaching, some voters seem unaware of Greene's controversial views, or...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts his face mask during a House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus crisis hearing, Friday, July 31, 2020 on 
Capitol Hill in Washington.  (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

Fauci confident virus vaccine will get to Americans in 2021

Jul. 31, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that he remains confident that a coronavirus vaccine will be ready by early next year, telling lawmakers that a quarter-million Americans already have volunteered to take part in clinical trials. But if the future looks encouraging, public health alarms are...

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., acknowledges supporters as he arrives at the office of the Secretary of State to register as a candidate to run as an incumbent in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Cassidy registers for Louisiana ballot, with 14 challengers

Jul. 24, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy exited the ongoing coronavirus aid negotiations in Washington on Friday to register for his reelection bid, drawing 14 opponents in the race as the candidate qualifying period closed. As he declared his excitement for returning to the campaign...

A look at candidates signed up for Louisiana's fall election

Jul. 24, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The sign-up period for the Nov. 3 election ended Friday. After the presidential race, the top of the ballot will include a U.S. Senate race and all six U.S. House races. The candidates who qualified are: U.S. SENATE: Beryl Billiot, no party-Kentwood; John Paul Bourgeois, no...

Illinois man pleads guilty to threatening GOP congressman

Jul. 24, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 65-year-old Army veteran pleaded guilty Friday to making a threat against a Republican congressman from Illinois. Randall E. Tarr, of Rochester, Illinois, left a profanity-filled voicemail at U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’ office in Decatur on Nov. 25 threatening to shoot him,...

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins, a Democrat, signs the registration book as he qualified for the U.S. Senate race, on Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. Perkins is challenging Republican incumbent Bill Cassidy for the Senate seat. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Packed competitions in Louisiana's US Senate, House races

Jul. 23, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An open U.S. House seat representing northeastern and central Louisiana attracted strong interest from candidates, with seven contenders signed up for the race Thursday as the state closed the second day of its election registration period. In Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, 10...

A look at candidates signed up for Louisiana's fall election

Jul. 23, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The sign-up period for the Nov. 3 election continues through Friday. After the presidential race, the top of the ballot will include a U.S. Senate race and all six U.S. House races. The candidates who qualified are: U.S. SENATE: Beryl Billiot, no party-Kentwood; John Paul Bourgeois,...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020 file photo, a marble bust of Chief Justice Roger Taney is displayed in the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The House will vote on whether to remove from the U.S. Capitol a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the author of the 1857 Dred Scott decision that declared African Americans couldn’t be citizens. The vote expected Wednesday comes as communities nationwide reexamine the people memorialized with statues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

Jul. 22, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill to remove statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders from the U.S. Capitol, as a reckoning over racial injustice continues following the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis. The House vote also would remove a bust of...

This April 3, 2020 photo shows Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins during a news conference regarding the coronavirus in Shreveport, La.  Perkins is entering Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race. He announced Wednesday that he's trying to unseat Republican incumbent Bill Cassidy in a last-minute entrance into the competition as the candidate signup period begins.  (Henrietta Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP)

Shreveport mayor enters race against US Sen. Bill Cassidy

Jul. 22, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy drew the first high-profile challenger to his reelection bid Wednesday, when Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins announced his last-minute entrance into Louisiana's Senate race as the candidate signup period began. All of Louisiana's incumbent members...