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FILE - This Wednesday July 1, 2020, file photo shows workers preparing to remove the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson from its pedestal on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. Devon Henry, whose company handled the summer removals of Richmond's Confederate monuments, spoke with The Associated Press about navigating safety concerns for himself and his crew and previously unreported complexities of the project. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

Oct. 25, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he’d ever done. He wore the usual hard hat — and a bulletproof vest. An accomplished Black businessman, Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: lead contractor for...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Loeffler was appointed to the U.S. Senate last year on the hope that she would help the GOP hold on to moderates uncomfortable with the party’s right turn under President Donald Trump.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

2 staff members to Sen. Loeffler test positive for COVID

Oct. 24, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two staff members for Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia tested positive for the coronavirus, but a subsequent test of the senator came back negative, the senator's office said Saturday. Loeffler was tested on Friday after learning about the positive tests of two Senate staff...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., listens to Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene speak during a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Loeffler charts path to the right in Georgia Senate race

Oct. 24, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler stepped out of a Humvee on a foggy morning in northwest Georgia wearing an American flag trucker hat to accept the endorsement of a congressional candidate who has expressed support for baseless QAnon conspiracy theories and made disparaging comments about...

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a campaign event at Morehouse College , Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

'Honor the ancestors': Harris appeals directly to Black men

Oct. 23, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris made a direct appeal to Black men Friday, defending her record as a prosecutor, blasting President Donald Trump as “racist” and vouching for Joe Biden as a man capable of addressing systemic racism and leading a diverse...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Candidates in the special election for the U.S. Senate seat held by Loeffler are set to square off in their first debate Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Loeffler faces a large field including Democrat Raphael Warnock and fellow Republican Doug Collins in a race for the seat she was appointed to 10 months earlier. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Loeffler, Warnock, Collins spar in 1st Georgia Senate debate

Oct. 19, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins both accused the other of lying and touted their own conservative credentials in their first debate, while Democrat Raphael Warnock assailed Loeffler for associating herself with a congressional candidate who has embraced baseless QAnon...

Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, right, introduces Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., left, during a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Candidate who embraces QAnon endorses Loeffler for Senate

Oct. 15, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia enthusiastically accepted an endorsement Thursday from Marjorie Taylor Greene, a congressional candidate who has embraced baseless QAnon conspiracy theories and espoused racist views in a series of online videos. Loeffler and Greene made the...

Today in History

Oct. 14, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 14, the 288th day of 2020. There are 78 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 14, 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. On this date: In 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of...

FILE - Stevie Nicks performs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. Nicks has spent the last 10 months homebound, mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic. During that time, she recorded the new single “Show Them the Way

On edge of 72, Stevie Nicks just wants to sing a song live

Oct. 8, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Stevie Nicks is singing on the phone. The rock icon is at her Los Angeles home, where she’s been cooped up since December after wrapping the “An Evening with Fleetwood Mac” tour. She arrived there at first to relax after spending a...

A Georgia Building Authority employee paints sample sections of a fence outside the Georgia state Capitol, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. Gov. Brian Kemp has approved a plan to spend $5 million to ring the block holding the Capitol with a fence and make other security improvements after months of protests against racial injustice and seeking to remove a Confederate statue on the lawn. The Republican Kemp says the fence is needed but Democrats and those aligned with protesters say it shows a government afraid of its own people (Riley Bunch/The Daily Times via AP)

After protests, Georgia will build fence around capitol

Oct. 7, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After months of periodic protests at Georgia's state capitol aimed at reforming police and removing Confederate statues, Gov. Brian Kemp has approved a plan to put up a tall metal fence around the building. Democrats swiftly condemned the plan, saying it shows a Republican leadership afraid...

Joyce Elliott, a Democratic state senator running for Congress, talks at her campaign headquarters in Little Rock, Ark., on Aug.,18, 2020. Elliott is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill in central Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District. (AP Photo/Andrew Demillo)

Arkansas race tests Democrats' reach in solidly red state

Oct. 5, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When she ran for an Arkansas congressional seat a decade ago, Joyce Elliott lost by 20 points as Republicans took over nearly every major office. So it would have been easy to write her off as she ran again in a state that's only grown redder. But the state senator has turned what...