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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, before leaving for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then onto Ohio for rallies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Graham: GOP has votes to confirm Trump court pick by Nov. 3

Sep. 22, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have the votes to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick before the Nov. 3 presidential election, according to the Senate Judiciary chairman who will shepherd the nomination through the chamber. “The nominee is going to be supported by every...

Wendy Caldwell-Liddell, left, who helped start Mobilize Detroit, a newly formed grassroots organization, talks to Margaret Roberts about voting in Detroit, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Both President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are battling for support among Black voters across Michigan, and Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, will be in the state on Tuesday, Sept. 22. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Black voters in Detroit key for Biden, but are they engaged?

Sep. 22, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Wendy Caldwell-Liddell is tired of waiting for change in Detroit. The nation’s largest Black-majority city has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic and its ensuing economic fallout. More than 14,200 COVID-19 cases and 1,500 deaths have been confirmed in the city. So when the...

New push to retire Native team names headed to Legislature

Sep. 22, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The first Native American woman elected to the Washington state House of Representatives says she is drafting legislation to remove Native-themed mascots and team names at public schools. This has been a goal of Native American leaders, but has new-found momentum after the Washington,...

FILE - In this file photo from July 30, 2020, Ohio state Rep. Bob Cupp talks with the media after being elected Speaker of the House at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Cupp begins to lead the Ohio House as members of his party tout him as the

House speaker's 'Boy Scout' reputation comes with murky past

Sep. 22, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There were some whispers among the Republican caucus that Bob Cupp should be the person to lead the Ohio House. It was 2018. The federal investigation into the previous House speaker had left the dais empty for months and the chamber at a standstill. But Cupp, who has served in all...

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks at a campaign event for U.S. House candidate Nancy Mace on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

The Latest: Graham says GOP now has votes to confirm justice

Sep. 22, 2020 7:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Ginsburg (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham says Republicans have the votes to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick before the Nov. 3 presidential election....

A man wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus walks through the Usera neighborhood in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Madrid is poised to extend its restrictions on movement to more neighborhoods, due to a surge in new cases in other districts and despite an outcry from residents over discrimination. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The Latest: Mobile apps to trace virus get mixed reviews

Sep. 22, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

LONDON — Mobile apps tracing coronavirus cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest from the...

Suspicious package under investigation in German parliament

Sep. 22, 2020 6:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say they're investigating a suspicious package that arrived Tuesday morning in the mail room of the country's parliament building. Police had no details on what caused officials responsible for security in the Bundestag building to flag the package as suspicious, but said...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., departs the chamber after speaking about the death of Supreme Court  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Who's a hypocrite? GOP, Dems debate past comments on court

Sep. 22, 2020 6:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “H” word — hypocrisy — is suddenly in vogue at the Capitol as lawmakers debate how quickly to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed that President...

An ambulance drives past the University Hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. German authorities say a hacker attack caused the partial failure of IT systems at a major hospital in Duesseldorf, and a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment. (Roland Weihrauch/dpa via AP)

Report: German hospital cyberattack trail leads to Russia

Sep. 22, 2020 6:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — IT experts investigating a cyberattack that paralyzed computer systems at a major hospital in western Germany say one of the trails they are following leads to Russia, German media reported Tuesday. The attack caused the failure of IT systems at Duesseldorf's University Hospital two weeks...

Supreme Court nominee to get attention in NC Senate debate

Sep. 22, 2020 5:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will likely get attention in Tuesday's debate between Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham. Cunningham and Tillis will hold their second televised debate at a Raleigh television...