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Sen. Glenn Reese waits for election results at the Krispy Kreme in Spartanburg, S.C. Tuesday evening, Nov. 3, 2020.  Reese may have lost his re-election bid after 30 years in the S.C. Senate, but some say Spartanburg County is losing one of its biggest advocates. The popular owner of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Spartanburg and Anderson, Reese has built a legacy and made many friends over the past few decades.  (Tim Kimzey/Spartanburg Herald-Journal via AP)

Longtime S. Carolina senator reflects on election loss

Nov. 21, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Glenn Reese may have lost his re-election bid after 30 years in the S.C. Senate, but some say Spartanburg County is losing one of its biggest advocates. “It’s Spartanburg’s loss, and it’s a big loss,” said former State Rep. Brenda Lee Pryce of...

Susan Tingley, the executive director of the Vigo County Historical Museum, talks about the history of voting in Vigo County as she stands by a display in the museum, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Terre Haute, Ind. Indiana's Vigo County had been America’s more reliable presidential bellwether, voting in line with the rest of the nation since 1956. But that winning streak ended this year, as it did for nearly all the country’s bellwethers, most of them blue-collar, overwhelmingly white communities in the Rust Belt. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

America's bellwethers crumbled in aligning with Trump in '20

Nov. 18, 2020 3:05 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A glass case in the history museum on the main street through this city celebrates its curious place in American lore: There’s a photo of John F. Kennedy Jr. on the courthouse steps, and Richard Nixon at Terre Haute's little airport. A newsreel playing on a loop describes it...

NASA astronauts, from left, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Michael Hopkins and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi leave the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to launch pad 39A for the SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. (Photo/John Raoux)

SpaceX flying ex-football players, flight controller, Scout

Nov. 15, 2020 8:31 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s second crew has two military officers who played college football, a former space shuttle flight controller, and the first person in decades to launch aboard three kinds of rocketships. The three Americans and one Japanese should reach the International Space...

Analysis: Mississippi pump proposal evokes strong reactions

Nov. 15, 2020 5:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Farmers, rural shopkeepers and Mississippi politicians from both major parties are speaking out to support a proposed flood control project that would pump water from parts of the south Delta. Environmental groups remain opposed to the Yazoo Backwater Project. They've said for decades...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump listens during an event on Operation Warp Speed in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. .Trump is making unsupported claims of massive voting fraud, demanding recounts and calling for audits. All of this an effort to discredit the outcome and, in the process, put democracy itself on trial. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump putting democracy to the test after his loss to Biden

Nov. 14, 2020 8:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Winston Churchill was not known for leaving his thoughts unspoken. One of them was this: "It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried.” President Donald Trump, who has professed admiration for, if not deep...

Mark Kelly, Arizona Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, waves to supporters as he speaks during an election night event Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Senator-elect Mark Kelly says bipartisanship a real mission

Nov. 13, 2020 6:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Mark Kelly pledged Friday to stick with the campaign theme of bipartisanship that won him a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona's election, saying it was more than a rallying point to get voters in the traditionally Republican state to back him. Instead, the newly elected retired astronaut...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 1992, file photo, President George H.W. Bush makes his concession speech to supporters in Houston, after Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton won the 1992 president election. (AP Photo/John Gaps III, File)

Candidate concessions have been colorful, funny — or absent

Nov. 10, 2020 12:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Losing presidential candidates have conceded to their opponents in private chats, telegrams, phone calls and nationally televised speeches. Al Gore conceded twice in the same race. President Donald Trump isn't expected to concede at all — not even with a tweet. There's no law that...

Mark Kelly, Arizona Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, waves to supporters as he speaks during an election night event Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Senator-elect Mark Kelly names team, in temporary DC office

Nov. 9, 2020 6:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Mark Kelly has been assigned temporary office space in Washington and has named a transition team as he awaits formal swearing in as a U.S. senator representing Arizona. Kelly won the Arizona Senate seat once held by John McCain, riding Arizona's changing electorate to flip a...

In this June 28, 2020 image provided by Mount Washington Observatory, Marty the cat walks on a boulder outside the Mount Washington Observatory in North Conway, N.H. The black Maine coon cat, who has patrolled the Northeast's highest peak for a dozen years as its weather observatory's mascot, has died. The Mount Washington Observatory staff have had a cat at the summit since 1932. (Ryan Knapp/Mount Washington Observatory via AP)

Cat at Northeast's highest peak dies after 12 years on duty

Nov. 9, 2020 5:43 PM EST

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A cat who patrolled the highest peak in the northeast U.S. for a dozen years as its weather observatory's mascot has died. Marty, a black Maine coon cat, succumbed to “an unforeseen illness," Mount Washington Summit Operations Manager Rebecca Scholand said in a news release...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 9, 2020 10:00 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 8 Nebraska Legislature faces challenges in 2021 session The 2020 elections for the Nebraska Legislature are complete, setting the stage for a challenging session at the State Capitol come January. The elections left the Legislature’s ideological and partisan dynamics essentially...