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President Donald Trump wraps up his speech at a campaign rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Trump promises to replace Ginsburg with a woman - and soon

Sep. 20, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. Taking the stage Saturday night at a...

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by, from left, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, Vice President Mike Pence, and Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reacts to a question during a news conference on the coronavirus in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington. Public health officials were already warning Americans about the need to prepare for the coronavirus threat in early February when President Donald Trump called it “deadly stuff” in a private conversation that has only now has come to light. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Analysis: US to hit 200K dead; Trump sees no need for regret

Sep. 20, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic began bearing down on the United States in March, President Donald Trump set out his expectations. If the U.S. could keep the death toll between 100,000 to 200,000 people, Trump said, it would indicate that his administration had “done a very good...

Sen. Tom Tillis, R-N.C. holds a sign as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at the Fayetteville Regional Airport in Fayetteville, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

GOP hopeful Supreme Court battle will help shift election

Sep. 20, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, the allure of conservative Supreme Court appointments helped persuade skeptical Republicans to support Donald Trump for president. Two years ago, a contentious clash over Trump's choice of Brett Kavanaugh for the court was credited with bolstering GOP gains in the Senate...

This image provided by the Supreme Court shows Ruth Bader Ginsburg types while on a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship in Italy in 1977. Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, on Sept. 18, 2020, the Supreme Court announced. (Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States via AP)

A rapper, an elevator and an elephant: stories Ginsburg told

Sep. 20, 2020 8:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent years Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was surprised to find herself so popular that “everyone wants to take a picture with me.” The justice, who died Friday at 87, had become a feminist icon, with books, movies, clothing and even coloring books devoted to her. People...

FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo employees socially distance due to the coronavirus as they have a drink after work, in Stockholm. Sweden's relatively low-key approach to coronavirus lockdowns captured the world's attention when the pandemic first hit Europe. Now, as infection numbers surge in much of Europe, Sweden has some of the lowest numbers of new cases and there are only 14 people being treated for the virus in intensive care in the country of 10 million. (Stina Stjernkvist/TT News Agency via AP, File)

Sweden spared surge of virus cases but many questions remain

Sep. 20, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A train pulls into the Odenplan subway station in central Stockholm, where morning commuters without masks get off or board before settling in to read their smartphones. Whether on trains or trams, in supermarkets or shopping malls — places where face masks are commonly worn in much...

A fisherman plays with his daughter as he works in Alter do Chao, district of Santarem, Para state, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. This once pristine place is discovering that the perils of becoming a can’t-miss destination extend beyond hordes of weekend warriors sapping the unspoiled place of its charm. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Amazon land grabbers assail ecotourism paradise in Brazil

Sep. 20, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

ALTER DO CHAO, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s Alter do Chao, a sleepy village that blends rainforest and beaches, bet on tourism and scored big. Visitors flocked here to eat Amazonian river fish while gazing out over the water, and to take day trips offering the chance to meet Indigenous people and see pink...

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019 file photo, a man counts his banknotes and traveler checks in Tehran, Iran. On Sunday, Sept 20, 2020, Iran dismissed U.S. efforts to restore all U.N. sanctions on the country as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the local currency down to its lowest level ever. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Iran dismisses US efforts for UN sanctions as currency drops

Sep. 20, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran dismissed U.S. efforts to restore all U.N. sanctions on the country as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the local currency down to its lowest level ever on Sunday. Iran’s currency dropped to 272,500 to the U.S. dollar at money exchange shops across Tehran. ...

Stacey Young gives her daughter, Kylee Potts, a piggyback ride across the flooding Stewart Beach parking lot in Galveston, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Tropical Storm Beta continues to move through the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to bring tidal surge and heavy rain to the area.  (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas, Louisiana

Sep. 20, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

Tropical Storm Beta on Sunday was making a slow crawl toward the shores of Texas and Louisiana, stirring worries about heavy rain, flooding and storm surge across the Gulf Coast. Beta was one of three named storms whirling in the Atlantic basin during an exceptionally busy hurricane season. If the system makes...

Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, Richard Carapaz of Ecuador, runner-up to Pogacar as best climber wearing the dotted jersey, Spain's Enric Mas, runner-up to Pogacar for the best young rider wearing the white jersey, and Sam Bennett of Ireland, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, and Most combative rider of the Tour de France, Marc Hirschi of Switzerland, left, take the start of the twenty-first and last stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 122 kilometers (75.8 miles), from Mantes-la-Jolie to Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/=332028000404=)

Pogacar rides to victory at COVID-defying Tour de France

Sep. 20, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Riding high on a performance for the ages, 21-year-old Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar was cruising into Paris with the race leader's iconic yellow jersey Sunday, on his way to becoming the youngest post-war winner of the showpiece event that braved, and overcame, France’s worsening...

Nina Bahinskaya, 73, poses for a photo holding an old Belarusian national flag at an entrance of her apartment building in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The 73-year-old former geologist has become one of the most recognizable faces of Belarus protests, fearlessly waving a huge opposition's red-and-white flag in front of riot police.

AP PHOTOS: Elderly protesters defy Belarus' strongman

Sep. 20, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Thousands of protesters who have flooded Belarusian cities for six weeks of demonstrations to demand an end to the 26-year rule of the country’s authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko include people of all ages, professions and social groups. While younger people make up...

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2-year-old in critical condition after Milwaukee shooting

Sep. 20, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy is in critical condition after suffering a single gunshot wound Saturday on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Officers were called to the residence at about 5 p.m., police said in a release. A male and female have been arrested. No further details have...

A man shouts slogans against the use of face masks as a means of protection against the COVID-19 infection during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Several hundred Romanians, including many families with young children, held a protest in the country's capital against measures meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus, especially social distancing and the mandatory use of masks in schools. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

The Latest: German protesters decry virus restrictions

Sep. 20, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany — Hundreds of people demonstrated in downtown Duesseldorf Sunday against government coronavirus restrictions and in support of a host of other causes. People waved signs with slogans like “end to panic, corona pandemic is a lie” and “corona rebels” as songs...

3 suffer minor injuries when subway hits debris and derails

Sep. 20, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three passengers suffered minor injuries Sunday when a New York City subway train hit an object that was on the tracks and derailed, authorities said. The derailment happened at about 8:15 a.m. at the 14th Street and Eighth Avenue station in Manhattan. Interim New York City Transit...

2 dead in Rochester, N.H., car crash

Sep. 20, 2020 10:38 AM EDT
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Two people have died in a car crash in Rochester. The crash happened on Washington Street near the Rochester Crossing Mall around 9:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. Part of Washington Street was closed for several hours and traffic was rerouted, NECN reported.
Participants in a demonstration of an alliance for the immediate evacuation of all Greek camps hold protest signs in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Sept.20, 2020. The alliance of Pro Asyl, the Berlin pier and other groups is calling on the federal government to stop blocking the reception of local and state authorities. (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)

Thousands march in Berlin in support of refugees in Greece

Sep. 20, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Berlin on Sunday demanding that the government do more to help migrants stuck in Greece, many of whom have been made homeless since fires ravaged the country's largest refugee camp. The crowd marched through the capital to the landmark Victory Column carrying...

In this June 9, 2020 file photo, people wait to vote in the Georgia's primary election at Park Tavern in Atlanta.  Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia’s primary earlier this year became a poster child for election dysfunction.  Election officials say they are making sweeping changes to try to avoid a repeat in November, as Georgia emerges as a potential presidential battleground, turnout is expected to set records and the coronavirus continues to rage. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia's Fulton County works to avoid another vote debacle

Sep. 20, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia’s primary election earlier this year was marred by dysfunction: Hourslong wait times at polling places. Absentee ballots that never arrived. Votes cast after midnight. The problems were most acute in Fulton County, which...

Cowgirls of the West Museum Director Pam Cooper, left, and museum co-founder Gerrie Bishop pose for a photo inside the museum on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Cheyenne, Wyo. The museum is reopening on Saturdays amid efforts to keep it alive through the coronavirus pandemic. (Michael Cummo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)

Donors, others, step up to help Cheyenne cowgirl museum

Sep. 20, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming was built on the tradition of the American cowboy. It’s evident in everything from one of the state’s nicknames to the university’s mascot. But the women who made it possible for those men to settle the so-called Equality State aren’t always given...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2020, file photo, Des Moines Public School students and supporters march from Roosevelt High School to the Governor's Mansion at Terrace Hill to protest the cancellation of fall and winter extracurriculars, in Des Moines, Iowa. All in-person activities were suspended this month as the district's classroom instruction remains virtual. (Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)

Des Moines says no to governor's demand for classroom return

Sep. 20, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next summer, and the district could be hit with crippling bills because of a dispute with the governor over the safety of returning to classrooms during...

Boston public schools to start; NH high school sports resume

Sep. 20, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

A look at developments related to the coronavirus in New England on Sunday: ___ MASSACHUSETTS Boston Public Schools are starting up on Monday with full remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. Schools will later move to a hybrid model that will include some in-person learning. Boston Schools...

US judge approves injunction to delay WeChat restrictions

Sep. 20, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has approved a request from a group of WeChat users to delay looming U.S. government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use. In a ruling dated Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the government's actions...