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A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: China reports results of mass testing

Nov. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EST

BEIJING — China has reported new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city. It also...

Demonstrators celebrate after the 2020 presidential election is called for President-elect Joe Biden, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

EXPLAINING RACE CALLS: How AP called the race for Biden

Nov. 7, 2020 1:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden captured the presidency on Saturday when The Associated Press declared him the victor in his native Pennsylvania at 11:25 a.m. EST. That got him the state’s 20 electoral votes, which pushed him over the 270 electoral-vote threshold needed to prevail over...

2020 Latest: Biden campaign willing to fight Trump in court

Nov. 4, 2020 7:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 4 a.m. Democrat Joe Biden's campaign says it will fight any efforts by President Donald Trump's campaign to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent ballots from being tabulated. In a statement sent before 4 a.m. Wednesday, Biden...

Senate Latest: Kelly win gives Arizona 2 Democratic senators

Nov. 4, 2020 3:05 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate races in the 2020 election (all times local): 2:55 a.m. Democrat Mark Kelly has won the Arizona Senate seat once held by John McCain. The former astronaut defeated Republican Sen. Martha McSally, who was appointed to the seat after McCain’s death in 2018. It's...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2020, file photom, Utah's Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Republican candidate for governor, speaks while debating Democratic candidate Chris Peterson in Salt Lake City. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

The Latest: Jay Inslee wins 3rd term as Washington governor

Nov. 4, 2020 2:26 AM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has been elected to a third term in Washington state, beating Republican challenger Loren Culp. Inslee is the first incumbent elected to a third term in the state in more than 40 years. Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, campaigned in part against...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo, Missouri gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Mike Parson, and State Auditor Nicole Galloway are seen onstage before the Missouri gubernatorial debate at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia, Missouri. They are opposing each other in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, Pool, File)

Montana goes red; it's status quo in other governor races

Nov. 4, 2020 1:05 AM EST

Montana is getting a Republican governor for the first time in 16 years, but voters decided against partisan changes in the 10 other states where the office was on the ballot Tuesday. It's not clear whether Democrats have been able to flip any legislative chambers. Efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic have...

Republican Greg Gianforte wins election for governor in Montana

Nov. 4, 2020 12:43 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Greg Gianforte wins election for governor in Montana.
In this Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, photo, Republican Senators, Ted Cruz, left, of Texas and Steve Daines of Montana, bump elbows during a campaign rally in Billings, Mont. Sen. Daines is being challenged in Tuesday's election by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat. (Larry Mayer/The Billings Gazette via AP)

Trump noticeably absent from key US Senate race in Montana

Nov. 1, 2020 11:07 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As Republican leaders fearful of losing the majority in the U.S. Senate parade through Montana to rally behind embattled incumbent Steve Daines, one has been conspicuously absent: President Donald Trump. The president visited Montana repeatedly in 2018 and hosted huge rallies in a...

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 file photo, Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson speaks during a campaign rally at a gun store in Lees Summit, Mo. Democrats and Republicans have poured money into Montana’s race for governor with both sides trying to win control of the executive branch in a Western state where Republicans have dominated the legislature for a decade. It’s the most hotly contested of the nation’s 11 governor’s races this fall. Other marquee races are in Missouri, where Democrats see an opening after the GOP incumbent has stumbled in his response to the coronavirus outbreak, and North Carolina, where Republicans are trying to unseat a Democratic governor.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Races for governor take top billing in Missouri, Montana

Nov. 1, 2020 10:44 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson steadfastly refused to mandate mask-wearing even as the coronavirus spread across his state this year, telling a group of cattlemen in July, “You don’t need government to tell you to wear a dang mask. If you want to wear a dang mask, wear a...

Members of the festival organizing team at the Kali Bari Hindu temple pray via live transmission on the first day of Durga Puja celebrations in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Most of the festival festivities are being scaled down following the health officials warning about the potential for the coronavirus to spread during the religious festival season, which is marked by huge gatherings in temples and shopping districts. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: UN chief urges G20 to unite on coronavirus fight

Oct. 22, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. chief says it’s “very frustrating” that leaders of the 20 major industrialized nations didn’t come together in March and establish a coordinated response to grapple with the coronavirus in all countries as he proposed. The result, he says, is every...