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The Latest: Aide: Trump tests negative for virus pre-debate

Oct. 22, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus ahead of Thursday night’s second and final presidential debate. Mark Meadows says Trump was tested onboard Air...

This combination photo shows Justin Bieber, from left, Dua Lipa and Demi Lovato who will take part in various planned events urging Americans to vote. (AP Photo)

Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote efforts

Oct. 22, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are urging Americans to vote. Here are some of the free, nonpartisan efforts: — Stars like Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Mark Ruffalo, Dua...

FILE - This circa 1899, file photo, shows escape artist Harry Houdini in chains. The Philadelphia-based National Museum of American Jewish History announced on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, it will induct illusionists Harry Houdini and David Copperfield into its hall of fame on Dec. 12. The museum says the award recognizes the achievements and contributions of American Jews

Jewish museum to honor magicians Houdini, David Copperfield

Oct. 22, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia-based National Museum of American Jewish History will honor two men who entertained the world with their magic. The museum announced on Thursday it will induct illusionists Harry Houdini and David Copperfield into its hall of fame on Dec. 12. The museum says the award...

An official walks past spectator seating marked with signs observing social distancing requirments as preparations take place for the second Presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden at Belmont University, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Debate night for Trump and Biden in final campaign faceoff

Oct. 22, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent to change the trajectory of an increasingly contentious campaign. Worried about losing the White...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee hold a news conference after boycotting the vote by the Republican-led panel to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to sit on the Supreme Court, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

GOP-led Senate panel advances Barrett as Democrats boycott

Oct. 22, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past a Democratic boycott Thursday to advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, keeping President Donald Trump's pick on track for confirmation before Election Day. Democratic senators refused to show up in...

In this Oct. 13, 2020, photo, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett answers questions from Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, during the second day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

AP Explains: What's next for Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Oct. 22, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is speeding toward confirmation, with a majority of the Senate supporting her and a final vote expected Monday. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved her nomination on Thursday as Democrats boycotted the vote. If confirmed on Monday, as is...

The Supreme Court is seen as morning fog lingers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court puts curbside voting on hold in Alabama

Oct. 21, 2020 11:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold a lower court order that would have permitted curbside voting in Alabama in November. The justices' vote was 5-3, with the court's three liberals dissenting. As is typical when the Supreme Court acts on an emergency basis, the justices in the...

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, arrives for closed meetings with senators, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats to boycott Barrett vote, Senate GOP pushes ahead

Oct. 21, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are set to boycott voting on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but there is little they can do to prevent Republicans from rushing to confirm President Donald Trump's pick before Election Day. The Judiciary Committee,...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 21, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Pay attention: Pa. is poised to fall off a budget cliff The Philadelphia Inquirer Oct. 20 Pennsylvania is staring at a fiscal cliff. It’s easy but perilous to ignore state budget minutiae amid a contentious...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020 file photo, a worker processes mail-in ballots at the Bucks County Board of Elections office prior to the primary election in Doylestown, Pa. The Supreme Court’s action in a Pennsylvania voting case has heightened fears among Democrats about Amy Coney Barrett joining the high court in time to decide a post-election dispute and with it, the winner of the White House.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Democrats: Justices' 4-4 tie in election case ominous sign

Oct. 21, 2020 5:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Amy Coney Barrett expected to join the Supreme Court as early as next week, the court's action in a Pennsylvania voting case has heightened fears among Democrats about the court being asked to decide a post-election dispute and with it, the winner of the White House. The justices...