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FILE - In this July 22, 2020 file photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Polls have shown Booker, with a double-digit lead over his Republican challenger, Rik Mehta. Pundits have predicted there's little likelihood of the charismatic former Newark mayor losing to Mehta, a political newcomer with an accomplished background including a law degree and a doctorate in pharmacy.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Cory Booker in strong position against GOP challenger Mehta

Sep. 26, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There's a U.S. Senate race in New Jersey this year, but it might be hard to tell if you're watching for campaign ads on TV or looking for national media coverage. That's because there really isn't much to speak of. Polls have shown the Democratic incumbent, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker,...

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019, file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks at Muhlenberg High School in Reading, Pa. Democrat Shapiro is being challenged by Republican Heather Heidelbaugh for the office.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Winning a 'row office' is a chance for GOP to pressure Wolf

Sep. 26, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is raising money to help fellow Democrats in their quest to retake Pennsylvania's state House or Senate majorities, but there are other races that may have a bigger impact on his fortunes in his last two years in office. The three statewide contests for attorney...

Poland's ruling party signs new coalition deal with partners

Sep. 26, 2020 7:34 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The three parties in Poland's conservative coalition government signed a new coalition agreement on Saturday, putting aside disagreements sparked by a power struggle. However, they gave no details about the agreement and took no questions from journalists, leaving lingering...

Catholic community in Wisconsin divided by priest's video

Sep. 26, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Members of the Catholic community are speaking out about the divide and pain they’re feeling after a video of a La Crosse priest denouncing Democrats in the church went viral. The video, produced and published by a far-right media outlet, features Father James Altman of the...

FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Amy Coney Barrett, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit judge, speaks during the University of Notre Dame's Law School commencement ceremony at the university, in South Bend, Ind. Barrett, a front-runner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has established herself as a reliable conservative on hot-button legal issues from abortion to gun control. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

Trump expected to announce conservative Barrett for court

Sep. 25, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as he aims to put a historic conservative stamp on the high court just weeks before the election. Trump said Friday he had made up his mind and it was “very...

GOP warns Madison to drop plan to collect ballots in parks

Sep. 25, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney representing Republican legislators warned Madison officials Friday to scrap plans to collect absentee ballots in city parks, saying the effort is illegal and a court will likely invalidate those votes. The Madison city clerk's office said it would proceed with the event...

Chief of Defence Staff Jonathan Vance, left, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listen to Gov. Gen. Julie Payette deliver the throne speech in the Senate chamber in Ottawa, Ontario, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Trudeau reaches deal with opposition party, election averted

Sep. 25, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — One of Canada’s main opposition parties reached a deal with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government that allows for Trudeau’s minority Liberal government to stay in power, officials said Friday. Liberal Government House leader Pablo Rodriguez said the...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 file photo, workers prepare absentee ballots for mailing at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C.  Nearly 10,000 North Carolinians had their mail-in ballots accepted in the first week of voting, according to data released Friday, Sept. 11 by the State Board of Elections. North Carolina was the first state in the country to send absentee ballots to voters who requested them..  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

NC elections board, Republicans spar over absentee changes

Sep. 25, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's currently Democratic-only elections board exchanged public jabs with state Republican heavyweights on Friday over the efficacy and legality of a brokered agreement intended to ease some absentee ballot rules for the November election. The State Board of Elections this...

Longtime Indiana GOP stalwart Mutz says he'll vote for Biden

Sep. 25, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Indiana Republican stalwart John Mutz has gone public with his opposition to President Donald Trump, saying in a newspaper column that he will vote for Democrat Joe Biden. Mutz, who was Indiana's lieutenant governor for eight years in the 1980s before losing the 1988 governor's...

National, state Republicans sue over major ballot decision

Sep. 25, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Republican Party is suing to try to overturn a decision that lets Michigan count absentee ballots up to 14 days after the Nov. 3 election. The state and national GOP said existing law, which cuts off absentee ballots when polls close on Election Day, should be honored. A judge, citing...