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In this Oct. 18, 2020, photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden steps out to board his campaign plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Morrisville, N.C., en route to Wilmington, Del., as granddaughter Finnegan Biden looks on, right. Biden's biggest challenge may begin the day after Election Day. If he wins, he'll have just over 10 weeks to set up a new government. After making President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic a centerpiece of his campaign, Biden will have to show that his team can better handle the public health crisis.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

'So much work to do': How Biden is planning for transition

Oct. 21, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump next month, he'll quickly face a new challenge: standing up a new administration to lead a divided nation through a series of historic crises. After making Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic a centerpiece of his campaign, Biden will...

A truck drives past a sign supporting a ballot measure that would legalize controlled, therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 in Salem, Ore. War veterans with PTSD, terminally ill patients and others suffering from anxiety are backing the ballot measure. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

2 drug measures on Oregon ballot

Oct. 16, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — War veterans with PTSD, terminally ill patients and others suffering from anxiety are backing a ballot measure that would legalize controlled, therapeutic use in Oregon of psilocybin mushrooms, which they say has helped them immeasurably. “After chemo failed, I went to a pretty...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, third from left, receives a gift from members of South Korean K-Pop group BTS during a ceremony marking the National Youth Day at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)

Korean boy band BTS faces uproar in China over war comments

Oct. 14, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

SEOUL (AP) — Chinese nationalists erupted in anger at South Korean boy band BTS after its leader thanked Korean War veterans for their sacrifices. The singer, who goes by RM, made the remark in a recorded acceptance speech for an award from the Korea Society for promoting U.S.-Korean relations. “We...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate MJ Hegar heads to an early polling site after talking with the media, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Hegar is in a runoff with State Sen. Royce West. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Cornyn, Hegar clash over virus, court in Texas Senate debate

Oct. 9, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Texas flashes signs that November's election could wind up the closest in decades, Republican John Cornyn and Democrat MJ Hegar clashed over the response to the cornavirus pandemic and the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice Friday night in the only scheduled debate of their...

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig prepares to testify before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Washington. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)

IRS chief: agency reaching out on pandemic relief payments

Oct. 7, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the IRS, on the defensive over millions of Americans in danger of missing coronavirus relief payments, said Wednesday the agency is reaching out to low-income and homeless people, military personnel and veterans and those with limited English to notify them they may be...

ACLU aids appeal of two Montana men accused of stolen valor

Oct. 6, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana men who lied about their military service in court have appealed some conditions of their sentences. The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana called the conditions degrading and unconstitutional. Montana Eighth District Court Judge Greg Pinski sentenced Ryan...

El presidente Donald Trump y el candidato presidencial demócrata y ex vicepresidente Joe Biden participan en el primer debate presidencial la noche del martes 29 de septiembre de 2020, en Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Pool vía AP)

AP FACT CHECK: Distortions from a week of wild disruption

Oct. 3, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis Friday cut short the week's political arguing and even quieted his Twitter account for a time. But the wild presidential debate produced plenty of distortions in the campaign for the election a month away. Here's a review: HEALTH INSURANCE...

Head of Kosovo veterans' association appears in court

Oct. 1, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of an organization of Kosovo war veterans, who was detained last week on suspicion of offenses including intimidating witnesses, appeared in court Thursday for the first time since his arrest. Hysni Gucati's lawyer, Jonathan Rees, told the Kosovo Specialist Chambers...

President Donald Trump makes a points as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden listens during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely blames Biden for vet deaths

Sep. 30, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely blames Democratic rival Joe Biden for the deaths of 308,000 veterans who he said couldn't get health care because of the Obama administration's policies. Trump and his campaign cite a 2015 report from the Veterans Affairs Department's inspector general. But...

FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, civil rights movement activist James Meredith, right, greets a friend with a black power salute as he takes a coffee break at a north Jackson, Miss., grocery store.

James Meredith film weighs 'complicated' civil rights figure

Sep. 30, 2020 7:34 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A new documentary is diving into the complicated, and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights figure who helped change Mississippi. “Walk Against Fear: James Meredith,” scheduled to air Thursday on the Smithsonian Channel, examines the...