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  • Zeta barrels northeast after battering storm-weary coast

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A fast-moving Hurricane Zeta barreled northeast Thursday morning after ripping through Louisiana and Mississippi where storm-weary residents were advised to stay indoors overnight while officials assessed the havoc the storm had wrought. The storm raged onshore Wednesday afternoon in the small village of Cocodrie in Louisiana as a strong Category 2 […]
  • Gender gap among Latino voters seen in some families

    PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Gonzales promised his wife he wouldn’t vote for Donald Trump in 2016. But the 60-year-old salesman in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa voted for him anyway and said he plans to do it again next week. Gonzales said he’s drawn to what he sees as Trump’s alignment with Christian values and […]
  • Asian shares lower, US futures up after S&P 500 sinks 3.5%

    Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures were higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. The selling in U.S. markets followed broad declines in Europe, where the French president announced tough measures to slow the virus’ spread and German officials agreed to impose a four-week partial lockdown. So […]
  • Philly shooting brings policing, racism back into campaign

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fatal shooting of another Black man on America’s streets by police — with subsequent unrest — has brought the fraught issues of policing and racism in the nation back to the fore of the presidential election in its closing days. Philadelphia police say Walter Wallace Jr., 27, was shot earlier this […]
  • Philly shooting brings policing, racism back into campaign

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fatal shooting of another Black man on America’s streets by police — with subsequent unrest — has brought the fraught issues of policing and racism in the nation back to the fore of the presidential election in its closing days. Philadelphia police say Walter Wallace Jr., 27, was shot earlier this […]
  • Trump, Biden to appeal to last-minute voters in Florida

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican’s pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee […]
  • Trump, Biden to appeal to last-minute voters in Florida

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican’s pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million Americans have already voted, absentee […]
  • Taking a stand has new meaning in heavily litigated election

    In the most litigious presidential election in memory, court fights are even happening over where poll watchers may stand as the votes as tallied. Lawsuits by the hundreds already have been filed — with the prospect of many more before and after Tuesday’s voting — as both Democrats and Republicans try to settle in court […]
  • Taking a stand has new meaning in heavily litigated election

    In the most litigious presidential election in memory, court fights are even happening over where poll watchers may stand as the votes as tallied. Lawsuits by the hundreds already have been filed — with the prospect of many more before and after Tuesday’s voting — as both Democrats and Republicans try to settle in court […]
  • Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

    Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters. “It was comforting to know that I was doing something productive,” she says. Gehman, […]