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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media outside a voter service center, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden goes on offense in Georgia while Trump targets Midwest

Oct. 27, 2020 7:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One week until Election Day, Joe Biden is going on offense, heading Tuesday to Georgia — which hasn’t backed a Democrat for president since 1992 — and pushing into other territory where President Donald Trump was once expected to easily repeat his wins from four years...

President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered the Constitutional Oath to her on the South Lawn of the White House White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Barrett was confirmed to be a Supreme Court justice by the Senate earlier in the evening. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Issues important to Trump await Barrett on Supreme Court

Oct. 27, 2020 5:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett's first votes on the Supreme Court could include two big topics affecting the man who appointed her. The court is weighing a plea from President Donald Trump to prevent the Manhattan district attorney from acquiring his tax returns. It is also considering appeals from...

Sharif Proctor lifts his hands up in front of the police line during a protest in response to the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Philadelphia police shooting of Black man sparks unrest

Oct. 27, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. The shooting occurred before 4 p.m. Monday as officers responded to a report of a...

Health service member calling for a general strike and demanding more labor protection on her job, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, while Spain suffer a second strong pandemic crisis by COVID-19.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

The Latest: Spain doctors stage walkout over health system

Oct. 27, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

MADRID — Spanish doctors are staging their first national walkout in 25 years to protest what they say are poor working conditions and the weakened state of the national public health system. The 24-hour strike was called by the State Confederation of Medical Unions, which wants health authorities to...

In this Oct. 20, 2020, photo, Evelio Mancera and his daughter, Jennifer Mancera, both residents of Madison, fill out their ballots on the first day of the state's in-person absentee voting window for the Nov. 3 election outside the city's City-County Building Tuesday in Madison, Wis. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Worst place, worst time: Trump faces virus spike in Midwest

Oct. 27, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Gabe Loiacono is the kind of voter President Donald Trump can ill afford to lose. He lives in a pivotal county of a swing state that is among a handful that will decide the presidency. A college history professor who last cast a ballot for a Democrat more than 20 years ago, Loiacono...

President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered her the Constitutional Oath on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Election 2020 Today: Biden hits road, Barrett's 1st cases

Oct. 27, 2020 6:33 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Tuesday in Election 2020, one week until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump will be in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska; Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be...

A house on Hidden Glen Lane is enveloped in smoke as the Green Fire passes by in Yorba Linda, Calif., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The house was spared by the fire. (Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register via AP)

California braces for more fire danger from winds

Oct. 27, 2020 1:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prepared for another round of dangerous fire weather Tuesday even as crews fought a pair of fast-moving blazes in the south that critically injured two firefighters and left more than 100,000 under evacuation orders. Some of the fiercest winds of the fire season drove fires up...

Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane Monday as it heads toward the eastern end of Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia)

Hurricane warning for New Orleans as Zeta swirls over Mexico

Oct. 27, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Storm-weary Louisiana is once again under a hurricane warning, with Zeta leaving Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night. Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, made landfall as a hurricane just north of the ancient Mayan...

Pakistani rescue workers and police officers examine the site of a bomb explosion in an Islamic seminary, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. A powerful bomb blast ripped through the Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing some students and wounding dozens others, police and a hospital spokesman said. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Bomb at seminary in Pakistan kills 8 students, wounds 136

Oct. 27, 2020 5:29 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful bomb blast ripped through an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing at least eight students and wounding 136 others, police and a hospital spokesman said. The bombing happened as a prominent religious...

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Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?

Oct. 27, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic? Yes, but probably not like you normally would. Health experts say some Halloween traditions like crowding on doorsteps for candy and inching your way through haunted houses heighten the risk of spreading COVID-19 and should be avoided. But there are ways to adapt...

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Man pleads no contest to child sex abuse in plea deal

Oct. 27, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — An 18-year-old Sweet Home man has pleaded no contest to two counts of first-degree sex abuse in Linn County Circuit Court. Seven Lee Bullock entered the pleas last week and is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 6, the Albany Democrat-Herald reported. The crimes occurred between November...

FILE - In this July 1, 2020, file photo, Instacart worker Saori Okawa loads groceries into her car for home delivery in San Leandro, Calif. There are plenty of jobs in the gig work arena. To stay safe and find the right fit, evaluate the risks, expand your search beyond the obvious roles and calculate how much you’ll really make after taking expenses such as fees and insurance into account. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Millennial Money: Picking a pandemic side gig takes hustle

Oct. 27, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

Side gig. Side job. Side hustle. It goes by many names and serves many purposes. For some, it’s a way to keep the lights on. For others, it’s an opportunity to save for a goal or follow a passion. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have become unemployed. Many are...

Health service member calling for a general strike and demanding more labor protection on her job, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, while Spain suffer a second strong pandemic crisis by COVID-19.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

The Latest: Spain doctors stage walkout over health system

Oct. 27, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

MADRID — Spanish doctors are staging their first national walkout in 25 years to protest what they say are poor working conditions and the weakened state of the national public health system. The 24-hour strike was called by the State Confederation of Medical Unions, which wants health authorities to...

Man accused of assaulting woman, kidnapping her and child

Oct. 27, 2020 8:44 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and kidnapping her and their 1-year-old child is facing a long list of criminal charges, according to police. The 23-year-old man is facing charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless driving, aggravated alluding,...

Suspect in fatal shooting at motel held without bail

Oct. 27, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal shooting at a Brockton motel last week was held without bail at his arraignment. D’Vante Bly-Mollenthiel, 22, pleaded not guilty Monday to murder in connection to a fatal shooting at the Super 8 motel. Prosecutors allege Bly-Mollenthiel shot Christopher...

An elementary school student, wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak, receives a Td vaccine shot from a health worker during a free vaccination service for schoolchildren in Jakarta, Indonesia,Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Asia Today: Thailand: Woman probably infected in quarantine

Oct. 27, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Health officials in Thailand said Tuesday it is likely that a French woman who earlier this month tested positive for the coronavirus became infected when she stayed under quarantine at a hotel near Bangkok. The 57-year-old woman tested positive after she and her family flew on Oct. 15 from...

NY to test SUNY students for virus before Thanksgiving break

Oct. 27, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's public university system is requiring students to test negative for the coronavirus before they can leave for Thanksgiving break in hopes of preventing community spread as students fan across the country. The system's 64 colleges and universities must come up with plans by...

Supporters of the religious student group, Islami Jamiat Tulba, hold a representation of the French flag with a defaced image of French President Emmanuel Macron and Urdu writing which reads,

France tightens security amid fallout from teacher beheading

Oct. 27, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France is increasing security at religious sites as the interior minister said Tuesday that the country faces a “very high” risk of terrorist threats, amid growing geopolitical tensions following the beheading of a teacher who showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad....

Vermont State Police: Woman dies after being hit by car

Oct. 27, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A pedestrian died after being hit by a car in Waitsfield on Monday, the Vermont State Police said. Police say Mariah McGill, 43, was hit by a car at about 11:40 a.m. Monday when she was crossing Main Street at a crosswalk. Police say the car that hit McGill was driven by an...

FILE- In this Tuesday, July 14, 2020, file photo, former Auburn coach, Tommy Tuberville, speaks to supporters after he defeated Senator Jeff Sessions in the runoff election in Montgomery, Ala. U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is outspending Tuberville in the home stretch of Alabama’s Senate race.   (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Jones fights for survival in Alabama as Tuberville coasts

Oct. 27, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Standing by a blue pickup truck at a rally near the birthplace of the late civil rights icon John Lewis, Alabama Sen. Doug Jones urged voters to look at his record from his three years in office and not what he called Republican distortions about him. “Don't listen to the lies. ......