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FILE - In this March 1, 2017, file photo, then Elon Trustee Louis DeJoy is honored with Elon's Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Elon. N.C. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and union officials say the U.S. Postal Service is considering closing post offices across the country, sparking worries ahead the anticipated surge of mail-in ballots in the 2020 elections. Manchin on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 said he has received numerous reports from post offices and colleagues about service cuts or looming closures in West Virginia and elsewhere, prompting him to send a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy asking for an explanation. (Kim Walker/Elon University via AP, File)

Postal Service loses $2.2B in 3 months as virus woes persist

Aug. 7, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2.2 billion in the three months that ended in June as the beleaguered agency — hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic — piles up financial losses that officials warn could top $20 billion over two years. But the new postmaster general,...

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks to reporters as White House chief of staff Mark Meadows stands left on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Virus talks on brink of collapse, sides still 'far apart'

Aug. 6, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money are teetering on the brink of collapse after a marathon meeting in the Capitol Thursday night generated a wave of recriminations but little progress on the top issues confronting negotiators. “There’s a handful of very big...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., joined by Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Congress urges Postal Service to undo changes slowing mail

Aug. 6, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the U.S. Postal Service to immediately reverse operational changes that are causing delays in deliveries across the country just as big volume increases are expected for mail-in election voting. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic...

Editorial Roundup: US

Aug. 5, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 6 The Khaleej Times on the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon: In times of adversity it is incumbent upon brother nations and, indeed, the whole world to share the grief and the burden of the loss. What happened in Beirut is a disaster of huge...

FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell pauses during a news conference, to discuss an announcement from the Federal Open Market Committee, in Washington. A group of congressional Democrats introduced legislation Wednesday, Aug. 5, that would require the Federal Reserve to pursue the elimination of racial disparities in jobs, wealth and income as one of its policy goals. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Fed should address racial gaps in jobs, income, Dems propose

Aug. 5, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

A group of congressional Democrats introduced legislation Wednesday that would require the Federal Reserve to pursue the elimination of racial disparities in jobs, wealth and income as one of its policy goals. The legislation would also require the Fed's chair, currently Jerome Powell, to report every six...

FILE - In this March 19, 2018 file photo, New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres, left, speaks at a news conference outside Kushner Companies headquarters, in New York, along with Housing Rights Initiative Executive Director Aaron Carr. Torres, who will be the first LGBTQ member of Congress from the Bronx if he wins the general election in November, defeated his closest rival for the nomination by more than 8,000 votes in results certified Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Maloney, Torres win after delayed count in NY House primary

Aug. 5, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After six weeks of delays and fights over disputed ballots, New York City Council member Ritchie Torres and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney have been certified as the winners of Democratic congressional primaries in New York City. Vote tabulation in the June 23 primary stretched out over half...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo Cori Bush poses for a portrait to promote the film

Protest leader Bush ousts 20-year US Rep. Clay in Missouri

Aug. 5, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer's fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri's Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century. Bush's victory came in a...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2006, file photo,a Joe DiMaggio 1947 MVP Award plaque is displayed at a news conference in New York. The plaque features the name and image of Kenesaw Mountain Landis. A group of House Democrats called Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, for the name of former baseball commissioner Landis to be pulled off future Most Valuable Player plaques. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek, File)

Congressional group wants Landis name pulled from MVP plaque

Aug. 4, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of House Democrats called Tuesday for the name of former baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis to be pulled off future Most Valuable Player plaques, an idea endorsed by several players who have won the award. U.S. Reps. Gil Cisneros of California and Cedric Richmond of...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014, file photo Steve Linick, then State Department Inspector General, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.House Democrats have subpoenaed four top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying that the Trump administration is stonewalling their investigation into the firing of the State Department's top independent watchdog earlier this year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

House committees subpoena top Pompeo aides over IG firing

Aug. 3, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have subpoenaed four top aides to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying that the Trump administration is stonewalling their investigation into the firing of the State Department's top independent watchdog earlier this year. Former State Department Inspector General Steve...

FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. This election year's battle for control of the House is once again hinging heavily on a fight over suburban voters. 
 Democrats boast an ever-expanding target list that includes a half-dozen Republican seats in Texas plus others outside Atlanta, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Phoenix. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

House Dems seek to hold suburbs as Trump's slide worries GOP

Aug. 2, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a suburban Houston congressional district that backed President Donald Trump in 2016, a twice-elected Republican sheriff is battling a Democrat who's the son of an immigrant from India. To Democrats, that smells like an opportunity. Things are flipped in central New York, where...