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A medical worker wearing gear to protect against coronavirus infection disinfects a driver of his ambulance after escorting a patient to a hospital for COVID-19 patients in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

The Latest: Filipino leader says US unrest hurts virus fight

Jun. 4, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

MANILLA, Philippines — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says that he is glad “Filipinos are really law-abiding” and that the Philippines is not going through unrest like America, which would make the coronavirus quarantine enforcement formidable. Duterte made the remarks during a...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, left, attends a House session, in Nashville, Tenn. Hargett, who had previously argued the original 2019 voter registration law would bolster election security, is submitting a separate bill in 2020 that will criminalize “intentional dissemination of misinformation” surrounding the qualifications to vote, voter registration requirements, voter eligibility and polling dates, times and locations. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Judge: Tennessee must allow vote by mail for all amid virus

Jun. 4, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee must give all of its 4.1 million registered voters the option to cast ballots by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, a judge ruled Thursday. Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ruled that the state's limits on absentee voting during the pandemic constitute...

Fire chief apologizes for sharing post on shooting looters

Jun. 4, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — The fire chief of the central Illinois city of Lincoln apologized Thursday for sharing a social media post that asserted supporters of President Donald Trump would blow the heads off looters. Chief Bob Dunovsky, Lincoln’s top firefighter for a year, said the decision to share...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a building on the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. Google said state-based hackers have targeted the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, although it saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful. The company confirmed the findings after the director of its Threat Analysis Group, Shane Huntley, disclosed the attempts Thursday, June 4, 2020, on Twitter. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Google: State-backed hackers targeted Trump, Biden campaigns

Jun. 4, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Google said state-backed hackers have targeted the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, although it saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful. The company confirmed the findings after the director of its Threat Analysis Group, Shane...

West Virginia Supreme Court candidates participate in forum

Jun. 4, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Nearly a half-century ago, West Virginia voters approved a constitutional amendment to allow the creation of an intermediate court system. Legislators ever since have rejected such a move, and several candidates for the state Supreme Court said during a forum broadcast Thursday...

Democratic congressional candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez flashes a thumbs-up to drivers at a polling station Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Opponents in the crowded Democratic primary included former CIA operative Valerie Plame. The sign she holds,

GOP House race drags on after vote-counting board walks out

Jun. 4, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican congressional primary remained undecided on Thursday as local election regulators in northern New mexico tallied a deluge of absentee ballots. Vote tabulation stretched into a third day in Santa Fe County, as three Republicans competed for the 3rd Congressional District...

New Missouri law expands absentee voting during pandemic

Jun. 4, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed a bill into law that will allow people to vote by mail this year if they're concerned about the coronavirus. Voters currently can request absentee ballots only if they provide an excuse for why they can’t vote in person. Illness is...

FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks with reporters following a Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington. Murkowski acknowledged Thursday, June 4, that she’s “struggling” over whether she can support President Donald Trump given his handling of the virus and race crises shaking the United States. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Following Mattis: More in the GOP frown on Trump's tone

Jun. 4, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s inability to unify the nation at a time of grave unrest is testing his uneasy alliance with mainstream Republicans, some emboldened by Gen. James Mattis’ plea for a leader who lives up to the U.S. ideals of a more perfect union. Alaska Sen. Lisa...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, June 4, 2020. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP, Pool)

Iowa governor signs voting rights bill requiring restitution

Jun. 4, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday signed a bill that will allow convicted felons to get their voting rights back only after they have paid full restitution to victims. The bill becomes effective if the legislature passes a proposed constitutional amendment automatically restoring...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper didn't appear at a Colorado Independent Ethics Commission hearing Thursday, June 4, 2020, defying a commission subpoena and a court order that he participate as it considers a Republican complaint that trips he took on private planes while Colorado's governor violated the state's gift ban. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Former Colorado governor held in contempt by ethics panel

Jun. 4, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission held former Gov. John Hickenlooper in contempt Thursday for defying orders to appear at a hearing on a Republican complaint that private plane trips he took while governor violated the state's gift ban. The commission had subpoenaed Hickenlooper to...