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FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo a box of ballots mailed in for the Washington state primary election are shown at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash. With another economic rescue package in the works, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants money to give more voters the chance to cast their ballots by mail, an option that would allow people to cast a ballot but without the concern over polling places. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemicPresident Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot, as coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall and affect the general election
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute dies at age 76Spain's performing arts guild says Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute has died at age 76
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, March 19, 2020 file photo, the Rev. Alvin J. Gwynn Sr., of Friendship Baptist Church in Baltimore, sits for a portrait in his church. Gwynn said that police tried to halt services at his church on Sunday, March 29, 2020, even though he had limited in-person attendance to 10 people. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
New coronavirus limits bring new religious freedom tensionDespite state and local limits on public gatherings, some faith leaders have persisted in holding in-person services -- a matter of religious freedom, they say, as the nation approached its fourth Sunday battling the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A worker helps voter outside the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building Monday March 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. The city is now allowing drive up early voting for the state's April 7 election. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Wisconsin GOP appeals to Supreme Court on extended votingWisconsin Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday's primary
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks during the New Hampshire Youth Climate and Clean Energy Town Hall, in Concord, N.H. Yang recently drew backlash from fellow Asian Americans for urging them to display more “American-ness.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Asian Americans use social media to mobilize against attacksAsian Americans are using social media to organize and fight back against racially motivated attacks during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press8 hours ago
President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrive to speak in front of the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ship is departing for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
AP FACT CHECK: Trump, 'wartime' pandemic leader or 'backup'?Public-health authorities and President Donald Trump aren't always on the same page when it comes to how well Americans are respecting social-distancing guidelines in the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Saturday, June 29, 2019 file photo, U.S President Donald Trump, center left, talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, center right, as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, second right, and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, second left, look on, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. The Thursday, March 26, 2020 virtual meeting of the Group of 20 nations, with more than a dozen heads of state participating, was less a global summit and more of a high-powered conference call. It lasted about 90 minutes — the same as a standard soccer match — instead of the usual, more languid two days. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirusEntire countries are on lockdown
The Associated Press11 hours ago
He Defied Trump on Ukraine Complaint. Now, a DismissalHe alerted Congress to an intel official's complaint about Trump's July 25 phone call to the Ukrainian president, which jump-started the probe that led to the president's impeachment. Now, Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the Intelligence Community, is out of a job. Politico , the AP , and CNN all got...
Newser13 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Washington. Standing alongside are Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, from back left, Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
The Latest:Trump approves Arizona's major disaster requestPresident Donald Trump approved Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s request for a major disaster declaration
The Associated Press16 hours ago
In this image provided by the U.S. Army, recent Army basic combat training graduates have their temperatures taken as they arrive at Fort Lee, Va, on March 31, 2020, after being transported using sterilized buses from Fort Jackson, S.C. (U.S. Army via AP)
Military recruiting struggles as enlistment stations closeAmerica's armed services are finding it harder to bring in new recruits as the worsening coronavirus forces families and communities to hunker down, even as the country turns increasingly to the military for help
The Associated Press19 hours ago
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