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The Latest: Boris Johnson in hospital with coronavirus

Apr. 5, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — British Prime Minister Johnson admitted to a hospital with...

Liberal groups: Allow extended voting in Wisconsin election

Apr. 5, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and liberal groups on Sunday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand an extended absentee voting period for Wisconsin's spring primary, an election unfolding amid public health fears due to the coronavirus. The groups argue that a federal judge's order this week extending...

In this image from video provided by the Biden for President campaign, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual press briefing Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Biden for President via AP)

Biden raises idea of Democrats holding an online convention

Apr. 5, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Sunday that the Democratic National Convention, already delayed until August because of the coronavirus, may need to take place online as the pandemic continues to reshape the race for the White House. The party "may have to do a virtual convention,” the former vice...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020 file photo, House Speaker Del. Eileen Filler-Corn wipes a tear as she is honored by fellow delegates during the House session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va.    Despite some early procedural hiccups, Filler-Corn used her role to push an aggressive agenda of change.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Virginia House Speaker breaks ranks with her predecessors

Apr. 5, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When a bill banning assault weapons died in the Virginia Senate in February, it looked as though several gun- control bills promised by Democrats were suddenly in jeopardy. Rookie House Speaker Eileen ­Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax) went to work to save them. She reached out to the...

A worker helps voter outside the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building Monday March 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. The city is now allowing drive up early voting for the state's April 7 election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin GOP appeals to Supreme Court on extended voting

Apr. 4, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday's primary, despite public health fears about in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans are asking the high court to undo a federal judge's ruling this week that...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo wearing gloves, a King County Election worker collect ballots from a drop box in the Washington State primary, in Seattle. But the 2020 presidential election is creeping ever closer, and there are no signs yet of pandemic abating, nor any word on when Americans on orders to stay home can resume normal life, and so lawmakers are trying to figure how to allow for voting in a world where face-to-face contact causes anxiety at the least, and sickness and death at the most. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

Apr. 4, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Wisconsin struggles to hold its primary on Tuesday, President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot as the coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall, affecting the general...

In this March 31, 2020, photo, Kyle Navarro poses in San Francisco. The school nurse was recently unlocking his bicycle when an older white man called him a racial slur and spat at him. Asian Americans are using social media to organize and fight back against racially motivated attacks during the coronavirus pandemic, which the FBI predicts will increase as infections grow. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Asian Americans use social media to mobilize against attacks

Apr. 4, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

Kyle Navarro was kneeling down to unlock his bicycle when he noticed an older white man staring at him. Navarro, who is Filipino, tried to ignore him, but that soon became impossible. The man walked by, looked back and called Navarro a racial slur. He “spat in my direction, and kept walking," Navarro said....

Several members of the South Carolina House choose to practice social distancing and sit in the balcony on Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Columbia, S.C.. The House returned briefly to approve $45 million in emergency funds for state health officials to fight coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Some Democrats say SC Legislature meeting is unsafe

Apr. 4, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are coming back to the Statehouse for a day next week, but not everyone is happy the Republican dominated House and Senate will be in session as the coronavirus spreads. “What kind of message are we sending when we try to get 170 legislators and staff...

A worker leaves the the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building Monday March 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. The city is now allowing drive up early voting for the state's April 7 election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin limps toward Tuesday election despite virus fears

Apr. 3, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's attempt to conduct an election in the midst of a coronavirus crisis lurched forward Friday, with a Democratic governor pushing for an all-mail election to replace in-person voting and Republican leaders refusing to budge. Just three days before Tuesday's spring primary...

Workers rub their hands with hand sanitizer as they leave Bath Iron Works, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Bath, Maine. At least two workers at the defense contractor have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine governor places quarantine restrictions on travelers

Apr. 3, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor issued an executive order on Friday requiring travelers to the state to self quarantine for 14 days to lessen the chance of transmitting coronavirus. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, said the order applies to all travelers to Maine regardless of their state of residency....