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FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, a sign reminds skiers and snowboarders to practice social distancing while wearing a face covering in lift lines at the reopening of Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, which closed in mid-March to help in the effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, in Keystone, Colo. Colorado health officials are weighing in on how to safely navigate the upcoming ski season amid a pandemic as eager skiers and snowboarders who have been cooped up for the greater part of a year prepare to hit the slopes in a matter of weeks. The state released guidance Monday, Oct. 19, after gathering feedback from resorts and county health officials. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The Latest: Colorado gov. won't toughen virus restrictions

Oct. 20, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

DENVER — Colorado’s governor says he won’t impose new statewide restrictions for addressing what he calls an alarming acceleration of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday that he will instead encourage the people of Colorado to take responsibility for...

Officer could be suspended for wearing Trump mask in uniform

Oct. 20, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami police officer could face suspension after he was photographed wearing a mask promoting President Donald Trump inside an early voting site while wearing his uniform. Miami-Dade County Democratic Chairman Steve Simeonidis tweeted Tuesday a photo of the officer, saying it was taken...

President Donald Trump boards Marine One at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Erie, Pa. for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In debate countdown, Trump holds rally, Biden does prep

Oct. 20, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shunned formal debate practice Tuesday and was heading instead for another of his big rallies, two days ahead of the final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign. Democrat Joe Biden took the opposite...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Janesville, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's falsehoods on virus, taxes and Bidens

Oct. 20, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back fully campaigning after COVID-19 sidelined him, President Donald Trump returned to familiar form, spreading a litany of falsehoods. Over the weekend, he asserted yet again the virus was “rounding the corner” when it isn't, misrepresented Democratic rival Joe Biden's...

President Donald Trump waves to members of the press from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Trump abruptly ends '60 Minutes' interview

Oct. 20, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local) 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly ended an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that is set to air this Sunday. Trump’s interview with Leslie Stahl ended acrimoniously, according to...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif.  The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google has been abusing its online dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. The litigation marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. The suit could be an opening salvo ahead of other major government antitrust actions, given ongoing investigations of major tech companies including Apple, Amazon and Facebook at both the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

Oct. 20, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. And it could just be an opening...

FILE - In this May 22, 2020, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible through heavy fog in Washington. New virus relief will have to wait until after the November election. Congress is past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus aid soon, with differences between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump proving insurmountable. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

McConnell warns White House against COVID relief deal

Oct. 20, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday told fellow Republicans that he has warned the White House not to divide Republicans by sealing a lopsided pre-election COVID-19 relief deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — even as he publicly said he'd slate any such agreement...

In this Oct. 13, 2020, photo, an envelope of a Pennsylvania official mail-in ballot for the 2020 general election in Marple Township, Pa. The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to three days after the election, rejecting a Republican plea. The justices divided 4-4 on Oct. 19, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that allowed election officials to receive and count ballots until Nov. 6, even if they don't have a clear postmark. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots

Oct. 20, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election, rejecting a Republican plea in the presidential battleground state. The justices divided 4-4 on Monday, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that...

Trucks rest in a shipping bay at Midwest Direct, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Cleveland. The printing and mailing of 2.4 million delayed ballots across Ohio and Pennsylvania are all caught up, the vendor responsible for the backlog announced Tuesday. Cleveland-based Midwest Direct said in a statement that extra staff expanded hours and added equipment was required to meet the

Vendor says Ohio, Pennsylvania ballot backlogs caught up

Oct. 20, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The printing and mailing of 2.4 million delayed ballots across Ohio and Pennsylvania is all caught up, the vendor responsible for the backlog announced Tuesday. Cleveland-based Midwest Direct said in a statement that extra staff, expanded hours and added equipment were required to...

FILE - In this March 23, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump moves from the podium to allow Attorney General William Barr to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room in Washington. The relationship between President Donald Trump and top ally Attorney General William Barr is fraying over the lack of splashy indictments so far in the Justice Department’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, according to people familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Trump ups pressure on Barr to probe Bidens as election nears

Oct. 20, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Attorney General William Barr to immediately launch an investigation into unverified claims about Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter, effectively demanding that the Justice Department muddy his political opponent and abandon its historic...