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Man arrested at Trump rally with South Dakota's Noem

Oct. 28, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine on Wednesday arrested a man who displayed a knife and a wooden baton at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump where South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was appearing. Noem spokeswoman Maggie Seidel said Noem’s security detail engaged the man and the Republican...

President Donald Trump talks to the media at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump campaign says 'Anonymous' reveal is lame

Oct. 28, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 5:05 p.m. A spokesperson for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign says the revelation that Miles Taylor is “Anonymous” is the “least impressive, lamest political ‘reveal’ of all...

A demonstrator raises a fist near Philadelphia police in Philadelphia, late Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Hundreds of demonstrators marched in West Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace Jr., a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia on Monday. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Body cam, 911 tapes in Walter Wallace killing to be released

Oct. 28, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The police commissioner in Philadelphia said Wednesday that her department will release 911 tapes and footage from police body cameras “in the near future” in the shooting death of a Black man following two nights of protests that set off clashes with police and break-ins...

Election worker Madison Takala organizes ballots ahead of Tuesday's general election at the city clerk office in Warren, Mich., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Whitmer, Benson defend election integrity amid Trump attacks

Oct. 28, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Democratic governor and top elections official on Wednesday defended the integrity of the election amid continued attacks from President Donald Trump, saying results may take longer in close contests because of the surge in absentee voting in the battleground state, but...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, Mark and Patricia McCloskey leave following a court hearing in St. Louis. The St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters in June are asking a judge to disqualify the city's top prosecutor, contending that Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's allegations against them were politically motivated. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson File)

Gun-wielding St. Louis couple seek prosecutor's removal

Oct. 28, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The attorney for a St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters who marched near their home asked a judge Wednesday to remove the city's top prosecutor and her entire office from the case. A grand jury earlier this month indicted Mark McCloskey, 63,...

A pedestrian pass the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in New York.  Stocks around the world are falling sharply Wednesday, Oct. 28,  on worries the worsening pandemic will push governments to bring back restrictions on businesses.    (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

S&P 500 sinks 3.5% as surging virus cases lead to shutdowns

Oct. 28, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 943 points Wednesday as surging coronavirus cases forced more shutdown measures in Europe and raised fears of more restrictions in the U.S. The S&P 500 slid 3.5%, its third straight loss and its biggest drop since June. The benchmark index is already down 5.6% this week,...

FILE - In this June 24, 2020 file photo, Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., speaks during news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A third-party congressional candidate told a close friend before he died that he had been recruited by Republicans to draw votes away from the Democratic incumbent, according to a published report Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. The Star Tribune obtained a voicemail that Adam Weeks of the Legal Marijuana Now Party left for his friend, Joey Hudson, four weeks before Weeks died last month. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Even in death, pot candidate upends Minnesota US House race

Oct. 28, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Weeks was never going to win Minnesota’s 2nd District seat in Congress, but the deceased Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate has had an outsized effect on the race. His death in September from an apparent accidental fentanyl overdose set off a legal battle over whether the...

Michael Sampson poses for photo at Friendship Fountain in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Sampson cofounded the Jacksonville Community Action Committee to help drive change in a city emerging from its Confederate past. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

In Florida's Old South, a new political battleground emerges

Oct. 28, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The farther north you go in Florida, the saying goes, the deeper South you'll get. For generations, the Old South flourished in Duval County, a sprawling metropolis on the state's northern Atlantic coast that is home to Jacksonville and was once a reliable bastion of Republican...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks before President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Pensacola, Fla., Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Florida man charged with changing governor's voting address

Oct. 28, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis couldn't initially cast his ballot this week because someone illegally changed his address online, a complication that resulted in a suspect's arrest on felony charges and raised questions about the security of the state’s online registration...

Barrett confirmation rises as issue in Kentucky Senate race

Oct. 28, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took a victory lap Wednesday for shepherding Amy Coney Barrett onto the U.S. Supreme Court, while his Democratic challenger questioned his priorities. Amy McGrath said the Republican should have done more to deliver more coronavirus aid to...