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FILE - This photo Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, file photo shows Alfred E. Smith IV, left, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, center, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, during the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York. Organizers of the Al Smith Dinner say President Donald Trump will be in virtual attendance and his Democratic rival Joe Biden is also expected to be in virtual attendance, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, as the annual New York City event moves mostly online because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Trump and Biden get evites as Al Smith Dinner goes virtual

Sep. 29, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to be in virtual attendance Thursday as New York City’s annual Al Smith Dinner moves mostly online because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said. Trump has accepted an invitation to return to the dinner for the first time in four years....

This Sept. 9, 2020, photo provided by Elizabeth Neumann shows Neumann at her home in Chantilly, Va. With just weeks left before the Nov. 3 election, it's decision time for a number of current and former Trump administration officials who are debating whether to speak out against President Donald Trump. (Elizabeth Neumann via AP)

It's 'now or never' for ex-Trump aides weighing speaking out

Sep. 26, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Neumann wrestled with the decision for weeks. She worried about the backlash, the impact it would have on her career, potential threats to her family. But the former Department of Homeland Security official, who had resigned in April, reached a breaking point after President...

An American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.  Federal officials have intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin. That's according to a law enforcement official who spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

Sep. 19, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The letter appeared to have originated in Canada, according to a statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,...

FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the North Korean side of the border at the village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. Journalist Bob Woodward’s book “Rage,

Book: Kim Jong Un told Trump about killing his uncle

Sep. 10, 2020 5:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's comments about the threat from the novel coronavirus attracted widespread attention after excerpts from journalist Bob Woodward's book “Rage” were released. The excerpts also provide new details about the president's thoughts on North Korea's Kim...

Editorial Roundup: US

Sep. 9, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 8 The Los Angles Times on the wildfires in California, climate change and human error: After an extended weekend of wildfires, part of an early fire season that has already seen a record 2 million acres burned and Death Valley-like...

Today in History

Sep. 8, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 8, the 252nd day of 2020. There are 114 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 8, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted a “full, free, and absolute pardon” to former President Richard Nixon covering his entire term in office....