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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives at Cleveland Airport in Cleveland, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, for the first presidential debate against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump, Biden push into crucial first 2020 campaign face-off

Sep. 29, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden prepared to face off Tuesday in their crucial first debate of the 2020 campaign, the most pivotal opportunity yet for the candidates to outline starkly different visions for a country facing multiple crises. Trump and Biden arrived...

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett looks over to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., as they meet with on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, POOL)

Trump chose Barrett days after Ginsburg's death, papers show

Sep. 29, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered to name Judge Amy Coney Barrett his Supreme Court nominee more than a week ago at the White House — and she accepted, according to formal paperwork submitted to the Senate ahead of her confirmation hearings. Barrett tells the Senate Judiciary...

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks with members of the media at Trophy Brewing and Pizza during a campaign visit in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The Latest: Kamala Harris previews Biden's focus for debate

Sep. 29, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kamala Harris says her running mate, Joe Biden, will share his vision for tackling the coronavirus and rebuilding the nation’s economy during his presidential debate against President Donald Trump. The...

FILE - In this June 11, 2011, file photo, then-University of Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett gives the commencement address to Trinity at Greenlawn graduates at the Trinity People of Praise Center in South Bend, Ind. (Barbara Allison/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

Sep. 29, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives...

FILE - In this May 26, 2020 file photo, a historic marker for Wall Street is shown in New York's financial district. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street Tuesday, Sept. 29 as the market cooled off following a rally the day before and as investors waited for the presidential debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Banks and industrial companies had some of the biggest losses shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, while several big technology and communications companies were higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks end lower ahead of first debate between Trump, Biden

Sep. 29, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

Stocks ended with moderate losses Tuesday as investors waited for the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Banks, energy companies and stocks that depend on consumer spending had some of the biggest losses. The price of oil fell 3.2%, dragging much of the energy sector...

The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state in the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Ginsburg died at the age of 87 on Sept. 18 and is the first women to lie in state at the Capitol. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Justice Ginsburg buried at Arlington in private ceremony

Sep. 29, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was buried Tuesday in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, laid to rest beside her husband and near some of her former colleagues on the court. Washington last week honored the 87-year-old Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18, with two...

FILE - Anita Hill arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2020. Three years into the #MeToo movement, a major Hollywood survey led by Anita Hill has found little faith in the ranks of the entertainment industry that sexual harassers will be held to account. The survey by the Hollywood Commission, chaired by Hill, found that 65 percent of nearly 10,000 respondents did not believe a powerful person would be held accountable for harassing someone with less power. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Survey: In Hollywood, few believe harassers will be punished

Sep. 29, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein may well spend the rest of his life in prison. But that doesn’t mean workers in Hollywood have faith that other harassers and abusers will be similarly punished. Instead, three years after the explosive Weinstein scandal launched the #MeToo movement, a survey by the...

Workers adjust signage as preparations take place for the first Presidential debate in the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Cleveland. The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Sept. 29. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Viewers' Guide: Trump, Biden meet in Ohio for 1st debate

Sep. 29, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will meet in their first debate Tuesday in a presidential election year marked by extraordinary turmoil. With the election 35 days away and early votes already being cast in some states, Biden has kept a lead over the Republican president in most national polls. While...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ernst will debate Democratic nominee Theresa Greenfield, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, In Johnston, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin File)

Iowa US Sen. Ernst says court view 'consistent' in debate

Sep. 29, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Monday night she had been “very consistent” in her views on Supreme Court justices despite supporting a vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee while working with other Republicans to block a nomination by President Barack Obama....

Today in History

Sep. 29, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2020. There are 93 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 29, 2005, John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in as the nation’s 17th chief justice after winning Senate confirmation. On this date: In 1789, the U.S. War...