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President Donald Trump talks with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos before a town hall at National Constitution Center, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Takeaways: Trump's town hall offered preview of debates

Sep. 16, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus cannot be wished away. Real people kept it real. Preparation — and the moderator — matters. President Donald Trump’s town hall in front of undecided Pennsylvania voters offered an intriguing preview of how he may approach his first debate against...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020 file photo, a City of Milwaukee Election Commission worker processes and sorts absentee ballots for Wisconsin's primary election, in downtown Milwaukee, Wis. The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court has ordered no absentee ballots to be mailed until it gives the go-ahead or makes any future ruling about who should be on the ballot in the battleground state on Thursday, Sept. 10 2020. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, File)

Wisconsin election clerks rush to mail ballots after delay

Sep. 15, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Election clerks across the presidential battleground state of Wisconsin rushed to mail absentee ballots Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the state Supreme Court lifted a temporary freeze on sending them while it considered a legal challenge. “Oh, we're busy,” said Wendy...

Norman clerk: Group falls short in attempt to oust mayor

Sep. 14, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A group of citizens in Norman, Oklahoma, that was seeking to oust the mayor over her push to reallocate police funding has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to force a recall election, city officials said Monday. City Clerk Brenda Hall said in a statement the group did...

Clerk quits after long vote count delays in Massachusetts

Sep. 14, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP) — The clerk of a Massachusetts town where delays in vote counting held up primary results for days and state officials found 3,000 uncounted mail ballots has resigned. Teresa Burr, town clerk in the Boston suburb of Franklin, formally submitted her resignation over the weekend. The...

In this August 2020, photo, provided by Alexei Navalny's team, Ksenia Fadeyeva, right, poses for a photo with Alexei Navalny in Tomsk, Russia. Fadeyeva runs the regional headquarters in the Siberian city and is running for the Tomsk city council. Fadeyeva has secured a seat in the city council, according to preliminary results of the regional election that took place on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Andrei Fateyev/Alexei Navalny's team via AP)

Kremlin keeps its grip in elections, but critics make gains

Sep. 14, 2020 7:40 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The main Kremlin party has retained its dominance in regional elections across Russia, but the opposition made gains in some areas in a challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to early official results released Monday. Voters in dozens of Russian regions cast ballots Sunday...

In this Sept. 13, 2020 taken photo Armin Laschet, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, makes a statement after the polling stations are closed in Duesseldorf, Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party easily defended its position as the strongest force in Germany's most populous region in municipal elections, a result that may boost the state governor's position as he vies to succeed the country's longtime leader. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)

Merkel's party, Greens win in local vote in key German state

Sep. 14, 2020 3:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party easily defended its position as the strongest force in Germany's most populous region in municipal elections, a result that may boost the state governor's position as he vies to succeed the country's longtime leader. The environmentalist Greens...

FILE - This Dec. 3, 2018, file photo shows homes leveled by the Camp Fire line Valley Ridge Drive in Paradise, Calif. The slow rebuilding of Paradise, the community nearly destroyed two years ago in the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century, was interrupted this week by another killer wildfire. Paradise was spared and other foothill communities bore the brunt, but the flames that turned the sky crimson and sent panicked residents fleeing was a reminder of the dangers that come with rebuilding in a place where fires could come any year. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Amid smoke and ash, wildfire-scarred Paradise rebuilds

Sep. 12, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — When flames chased Chuck and Janie Dee down the mountain two years ago, they thought they'd never be back. Yet there they were on Sunday, parking a camper next to their dirt lot and the shell of what had been their swimming pool, excited for their role in restoring their hometown of...

Former president Henri Konan Bedie, 86, speaks at a party rally to celebrate his presidential candidacy for the opposition PDCI-RDA party and as a show of strength ahead of next months presidential election, in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Bedie, who led the country from 1993-1999, and Pascal Affi N'Guessan of the Ivorian Popular Front party, are the two opposition leaders who pose the strongest threat to incumbent President Alassane Ouattara. (AP Photo/Diomande Ble Blonde)

Thousands back Ivory Coast opposition candidate Bedie

Sep. 12, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters in Ivory Coast gathered Saturday in the city of Yamoussoukro to support Henri Konan Bedie becoming their candidate for the Oct. 31 presidential election. Bedie’s PDCI-RDA political party celebrated the 86-year-old former president with...

Wisconsin court sets up possible delay in absentee mailing

Sep. 10, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a halt in the mailing of absentee ballots until it gives the go-ahead or makes any future ruling about who should be on the ballot in the critical battleground state. The order injects confusion into voting in...

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, former candidate for the Belarus' presidential elections speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The former English language teacher who became candidate at presidential elections in Belarus and was forced to flee to neighboring Lithuania believes that the regime will eventually be forced to give in to demands of the protestors. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Belarus opposition leader urges international sanctions

Sep. 4, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The main opposition challenger in Belarus’ disputed presidential election urged the international community on Friday to impose sanctions on “the individuals that committed electoral violations and crimes against humanity” and take other measures to stop the...