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  • Trump, Biden prepare to debate at a time of mounting crises

    CLEVELAND (AP) — In an election year like no other, the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, could be a pivotal moment in a race that has remained stubbornly unchanged in the face of historic tumult. The Tuesday night debate will offer a massive platform for Trump and Biden […]
  • Analysis: In debate, a last chance for Trump to define Biden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump seized control of the White House race and never let go. He masterfully defined and denigrated his opponents with cutting nicknames and a say-anything debate style, and repeatedly drew his rivals into the controversies he created. That’s proven far more difficult for Trump in […]
  • Viewers’ Guide: Trump, Biden meet in Ohio for 1st debate

    President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will meet in their first debate Tuesday in a presidential election year marked by extraordinary turmoil. With the election 35 days away and early votes already being cast in some states, Biden has kept a lead over the Republican president in most national polls. While debates have not […]
  • They wanted disruption in 2016. Now they’re Trump defectors

    Shawna Jensen’s moment of reckoning came in March, as she sat in her suburban Fort Worth, Texas, living room next to her fireplace. Her laptop was open to a Zoom happy hour with five girlfriends. She sucked in a breath, gripping her glass of red wine. “Hey, guys, I gotta tell you something,” she said. […]
  • Police: Multiple people dead in Salem ‘hostage situation’

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A possible “hostage situation” led to a fatal shooting after police responded to a home in the west Oregon city of Salem, The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrived at the home at 12:30 p.m. Monday, according to the sheriff’s office. Once deputies arrived, the sheriff’s office says a negotiator […]
  • Voter purge case before Wisconsin Supreme Court

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a case that could result in the purging of about 130,000 people from voter rolls in the hotly contested battleground state. However, it wasn’t clear if the court would rule in time to affect the Nov. 3 election that was […]
  • Ernst says court view ‘consistent’ in debate with Greenfield

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Monday night she had been “very consistent” in her views on Supreme Court justices despite supporting a vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee while working with other Republicans to block a nomination by President Barack Obama. Ernst was asked about her seemingly contradictory stands […]
  • Lawyer: Driver who hit counterprotesters sought police help

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against racism who drove into a crowd of counterprotesters had asked police for help from a hostile crowd but was ignored, her lawyer said Monday. Tatiana Turner was in fear for her life and never intended to harm anyone when she drove through a […]
  • New California law prompted by crash that killed Kobe Bryant

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday approved legislation prompted by the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight other peopls that makes it a crime for first responders to take unauthorized photos of deceased people at the scene of an accident or crime. Reports surfaced after the Jan. 26 crash that […]
  • Veterinarians refuse CDC request to deport bulldog puppies

    CHICAGO (AP) — Veterinarians caring for 15 bulldog puppies rescued from a warehouse at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Monday refused to send the dogs back to the Middle East country from which they came. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week ordered the animals back to Jordan. However, the Chicago French Bulldog […]