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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Amtrak's Alliance Train Station, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Alliance, Ohio. Biden is on a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania today. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden, Trump press contrasts in Midwest after debate chaos

Sep. 30, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden kept up their debate-stage clash from afar on Wednesday as they competed for working-class voters in the Midwest, while elected officials in both parties — and the debate commission, too — sought to deal with the most chaotic...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020 file photo, members of the Proud Boys, including leader Enrique Tarrio, second from left, gesture and cheer on stage as they and other right-wing demonstrators rally in Portland, Ore. President Donald Trump didn't condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer. Instead, he said the violence is a “left-wing

Trump to far-right extremists: 'Stand back and stand by'

Sep. 30, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn’t condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a “left-wing” problem and telling one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.” “Almost everything I...

Cumberland investigates treatment of Black attorney

Sep. 30, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

CUMBERLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine attorney general’s office is investigating a Black attorney's claims that she was pulled over twice without cause by the Cumberland Police Department. Krystal D. Williams, a Portland attorney, wrote about the incidents in the Maine Bar Journal, a publication of the...

University renaming buildings honoring white supremacists

Sep. 30, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

MONTEVALLO, Ala. (AP) — The University of Montevallo, a state-run liberal arts school, will rename two buildings that honor former Alabama governors who supported white supremacy, trustees decided. News outlets reported that the board voted Tuesday during a virtual meeting to strip the names of Braxton...

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Pool via AP)

Election 2020 Today: Chaotic first debate, taunts fly

Sep. 30, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday in Election 2020, 34 days 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 visits Minnesota. TODAY’S TOP STORIES: CHAOTIC FIRST DEBATE: The first debate...

President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, with moderator Chris Wallace, center, of Fox News during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

Sep. 30, 2020 6:35 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night as Trump repeatedly interrupted his opponent with angry — and personal — jabs that sometimes overshadowed the sharply different...

President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, with moderator Chris Wallace, center, of Fox News during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

Sep. 30, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night as Trump repeatedly interrupted his opponent with angry — and personal — jabs that sometimes overshadowed the sharply different...

President Donald Trump listens to Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

The Latest: Trump casts election doubts, Biden urges voting

Sep. 29, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): 10:50 p.m. President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are painting a very different picture of the reliability of the upcoming election. Biden urged voters to cast their ballots and not be intimidated by Trump’s...

This undated booking photo provided by the Orange County District Attorney shows Tatiana Turner, the attempted murder defendant who drove into counterprotesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Turner, the organizer of a Southern California rally against racism, was charged with attempted murder Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, for driving her car into a crowd of counterprotesters. Orange County prosecutors said Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters with the intent to kill a woman, whose head she drove over, and seriously injured another man who broke a leg. ( Orange County District Attorney via AP)

California prosecutor: Driver tried to kill Trump supporters

Sep. 29, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against police brutality and racism was charged with attempted murder Tuesday for driving her car into counterprotesters and running over a woman's head. Tatiana Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters...

Oregon names new public health director amid virus pandemic

Sep. 29, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday announced Rachael Banks as its new public health director. She's held the same position in Oregon’s most populous county since 2017, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. Banks will be tasked with leading the state’s public health...