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FILE—In this June 13, 2019 file photo, an Investigator with the Office of the City Commissioners, demonstrates the ExpressVote XL voting machine at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.   As the Nov. 3 2020 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the nation’s electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries.
Intelligence officials confirmed in recent days that foreign actors are actively seeking to compromise the private communications of “U.S. political campaigns, candidates and other political targets” while working to compromise the nation's election infrastructure.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Foreign threats loom ahead of US presidential election

Aug. 1, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the Nov. 3 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the nation’s electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries. Intelligence officials confirmed in recent days that foreign actors are actively seeking to compromise the private communications of...

Dominion overhauls leadership; Farrell stepping down as CEO

Jul. 31, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy on Friday announced a reorganized executive leadership team, including a new CEO. The Richmond, Virginia-based energy company said Thomas Farrell II, currently chairman, president and CEO, will become the company’s executive chair, effective Oct. 1. In that...

This photo shows a report provided by the Virginia Office of the State Inspector General to The Associated Press on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in response to an open records request. The report, which details the findings of an investigation into the Virginia Parole Board, was almost entirely redacted by inspector general’s office. (AP Photo/Aaron Jackson)

Watchdog agency redacts findings about Virginia Parole Board

Jul. 30, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's government watchdog agency has investigated complaints about the state Parole Board and found “substantiated” allegations but is publicly withholding further details about its work, citing exemptions in the state open records law. The Office of the State...

Concerns mount over outbreak at immigrant detention center

Jul. 30, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's governor and two U.S. senators urged President Trump to respond to the nation's worst coronavirus outbreak that has occurred inside an immigrant detention center, calling it a “dire situation.” Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 262 undocumented...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. arrives at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 24, 2020, on the extension of federal unemployment benefits. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats: Trump must tell voters about election threats

Jul. 24, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress are dialing up pressure on President Donald Trump's administration over foreign election interference, saying it's time for officials to make a “concrete and specific statement” to inform voters ahead of the 2020 contest. The Democrats did not...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden, lawmakers warn of foreign interference in election

Jul. 21, 2020 6:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he is putting Russia and other foreign governments “on notice” that he would act aggressively as president to counter any interference in U.S. elections. The statement came hours after Democratic leaders issued a new warning...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden, lawmakers warn of foreign interference in election

Jul. 20, 2020 10:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Monday that he is putting Russia and other foreign governments “on notice” that he would act aggressively as president to counter any interference in U.S. elections. The statement came hours after Democratic leaders issued a...

Protesters and journalists gather around a United States flag as it burns outside the White House on a section of 16th Street that has been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

The Latest: Columbus statue yanked, tossed into Inner Harbor

Jul. 4, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

The Latest on protests over racial inequality: BALTIMORE — Baltimore protesters have pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and thrown it into the city’s Inner Harbor. News outlets reported that demonstrators used ropes to topple the monument in the Little Italy neighborhood on Saturday night....

In this photo provided by Cawthorn campaign staffer Patrick Sebastian, Madison Cawthorn speaks to supporters, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Hendersonville, N.C. Cawthorn won Tuesday's Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat over President Donald Trump's endorsed candidate for the nomination. (Patrick Sebastian/Cawthorn Campaign via AP)

2 Republicans opposed by Trump win in N. Carolina, Kentucky

Jun. 24, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Voters rebuffed President Donald Trump and nominated two Republicans he opposed to House seats from North Carolina and Kentucky on Tuesday. Calls in higher-profile races in Kentucky and New York faced days of delay as swamped officials count mountains of mail-in ballots. In western...

In this photo provided by Cawthorn campaign staffer Patrick Sebastian, Madison Cawthorn speaks to supporters, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Hendersonville, N.C. Cawthorn won Tuesday's Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat over President Donald Trump's endorsed candidate for the nomination. (Patrick Sebastian/Cawthorn Campaign via AP)

2 Republicans opposed by Trump win in Kentucky, N. Carolina

Jun. 24, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Voters rebuffed President Donald Trump and nominated two Republicans he opposed to House seats from North Carolina and Kentucky on Tuesday. Calls in higher-profile races in Kentucky and New York faced days of delay as swamped officials count mountains of mail-in ballots. In western...