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World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize as hunger surges

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) - The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger in regions facing conflict and hardship at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has driven millions more people to the brink of … more

AG: Michigan governor, family were moved as plotters tracked

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her family were at times moved around by authorities as law enforcement tracked the men who allegedly plotted for months to kidnap her, the state's attorney general said Friday. Dana Nessel … more

Ohio county says nearly 50,000 voters received wrong ballots

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 50,000 voters received incorrect absentee ballots in the county that is home to Ohio's capital and largest city, elections officials said Friday as they promised … more

Next Trump-Biden debate uncertain as campaigns argue

WASHINGTON - The fate of final debates between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden was thrown into uncertainty Thursday as the campaigns offered dueling proposals for moving forward with faceoffs that have been upended by the president's … more

Republicans see 'grim' Senate map and edge away from Trump

WASHINGTON - Vulnerable Republicans are increasingly taking careful, but clear, steps to distance themselves from President Donald Trump, one sign of a new wave of GOP anxiety that the president's crisis-to-crisis reelection bid could bring down … more

U.S. layoffs still high but so is skepticism on jobless data

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped last week to a still-high 840,000, evidence that layoffs remain elevated seven months into the pandemic recession. Yet economists say they are increasingly dubious about … more

13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday in announcing charges in an alleged scheme that involved months of planning and even rehearsals to snatch her from her … more

In 25th Amendment bid, Pelosi mulls Trump's fitness to serve

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is questioning President Donald Trump's fitness to serve, announcing legislation Thursday that would create a commission to allow Congress to … more

U.S. tells public how to avoid election mischief

WASHINGTON - The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity agency have issued a series of advisories in recent weeks aimed at warning voters about problems that could surface in the election - as well as steps Americans can … more

Texas high court blocks Houston plan to offer mail ballots

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that 2 million Houston voters cannot receive unsolicited mail ballot applications from local elections officials who are dramatically expanding ways to vote in November in the nation's … more

Supporters mirror Trump's rosy projection of virus infection

CANTON, Ohio - As an infected President Donald Trump urged Americans not to fear the virus that has killed more than 1 million people worldwide, many of his supporters were already in sync with that message. In interviews with Republican voters … more

Fed's Powell: Lack of further stimulus imperils recovery

WASHINGTON - Strong financial support from the government and the Federal Reserve has spurred a solid recovery from the pandemic recession, but the rebound may falter without further aid, Fed Chair Jerome Powell warned Tuesday. Powell said that … more

3 scientists win Nobel physics prize for black hole research

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for advancing our understanding of black holes, the all-consuming monsters that lurk in the darkest parts of the universe and still confound astronomers. Roger Penrose of … more

FDA discloses vaccine guidelines blocked by White House

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration laid out updated safety standards Tuesday for makers of COVID-19 vaccines after the White House blocked their formal release, the latest political tug-of-war between the Trump administration and the … more

Tropical Storm Delta joins Gamma in busy hurricane season

MEXICO CITY (AP) - As deadly Tropical Storm Gamma stalled just north of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Monday, a potentially more threatening Tropical Storm Delta formed in the Caribbean, aiming to hit western Cuba and eventually the U.S. Gulf Coast, … more

Can a voter fix a problem on a mail-in ballot?

WASHINGTON - If a ballot is tossed because of some issue - maybe a missing signature or it got damaged - will the voter be notified that the ballot's been invalidated? And can the voter cast a new ballot? This is a tough one - because the rules … more

Trump leaves hospital after virus treatment

BETHESDA, Md. - President Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House on Monday night after leaving the military hospital where he has been receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19. He immediately ignited a new controversy … more

Trump at military hospital; new cases among allies emerge

WASHINGTON — A feverish and fatigued President Donald Trump was spending the weekend at a military hospital for treatment of COVID-19, as new cases continued to emerged among some of the … more

In rare move, Breonna Taylor grand jury proceedings released

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Police who shot Breonna Taylor announced themselves as law enforcement before entering her apartment, according to grand jury testimony that was among hours of audio recordings released Friday. "We knocked on the door, said … more

National Guard taps units for rapid response to civil unrest

WASHINGTON - The National Guard has designated military police units in two states to serve as rapid reaction forces so they can respond quickly to any potential civil unrest across the country, following violent protests that rocked the … more
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