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A man drops off his ballot for the 2020 General Election in the United States outside the Chester County Government Services Center, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

More than 3M in Pennsylvania apply for mail-in ballots

Oct. 27, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A week ahead of the Nov. 3 election, applications in the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania for mail-in or absentee ballots have exceeded 3 million, with Tuesday the last day to request one and legal wrangling creating uncertainty over the deadline to receive them. State...

First lady Melania Trump speaks during a campaign rally on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Atglen, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Melania Trump slams Biden, Dems in first solo campaign stop

Oct. 27, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

ATGLEN, Pa. (AP) — Melania Trump lined up squarely with her husband Tuesday on her first solo trip of the 2020 campaign, slamming Joe Biden, Democrats and the media as she pushed the president's reeelection message in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. The first lady defended Donald Trump’s...

A man stands holds merchandise outside of a damaged store after protest, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace, a Black man who was killed by police in Philadelphia. Police shot and killed the 27-year-old on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Philadelphia victim's kin: We sought ambulance, not police

Oct. 27, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a Black man killed when Philadelphia police officers fired a dozen rounds in a shooting caught on video had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for police intervention, their lawyer said Tuesday. Additionally, Walter Wallace's wife is...

Philadelphia struggles with virus upsurge, eyes restrictions

Oct. 27, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The number of new coronavirus infections is growing so quickly that Philadelphia is losing the ability to adequately trace the contacts of everybody who is testing positive and may have to impose restrictions on activity, officials said Tuesday. The city's health commissioner, Dr....

Sharif Proctor lifts his hands up in front of the police line during a protest in response to the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Philadelphia police shooting of Black man sparks unrest

Oct. 27, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police shot and killed a 27-year-old Black man on a Philadelphia street after yelling at him to drop his knife, sparking violent protests that police said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests. The shooting occurred before 4 p.m. Monday as officers responded to a report of a...

Lawsuit over Allegheny County election offices settled

Oct. 26, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Republican candidates for Congress have settled a lawsuit they filed earlier this month and dropped their effort to force Allegheny County's election board to let them send campaign representatives to observe inside satellite election offices. The candidates dropped that claim in...

Players reacting to seeing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (14) lying on the ground after getting hit by Washington Football Team inside linebacker Jon Bostic (53) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Cowboys question their own fight in rapidly spiraling season

Oct. 26, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

Dallas receiver Amari Cooper had no answer for why the Cowboys didn't respond when Andy Dalton ended up with a concussion after the quarterback was hit while sliding on a play that led to the ejection of Washington's Jon Bostic. Coach Mike McCarthy didn't hide his disappointment in the rest of the players on...

Woman found stabbed to death in Philadelphia apartment fire

Oct. 26, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Firefighters found a woman stabbed to death after extinguishing a fire in an apartment in the city's Brewerytown section. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire with people trapped inside around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. After they put out the flames, police said firefighters discovered...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the sun shines through clouds above a shale gas drilling site in St. Mary's, Pa. In a late gambit to win the battleground state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have intensified attacks on Joe Biden over fracking, hoping to drive a wedge between the former vice president and the white, working-class voters tied to the state's booming natural gas industry. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Trump intensifies fracking assault on Biden in Pennsylvania

Oct. 25, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a late gambit to win the battleground state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies have intensified attacks on Joe Biden over fracking, hoping to drive a wedge between the former vice president and the white, working-class voters tied to the state's booming...

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Robeson County Fairgrounds, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Lumberton, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Surging coronavirus colors White House race in closing days

Oct. 25, 2020 12:45 AM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump assured supporters packed shoulder to shoulder at a trio of rallies Saturday that “we’re rounding the turn” on the coronavirus and mocked challenger Joe Biden for raising alarms about the pandemic, despite surging cases around the country...