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Audience members watch from their cars as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, seen on a monitor, speaks during a CNN town hall in Moosic, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 17, 2020 - 9:58 pm
MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — Joe Biden on Thursday went after President Donald Trump again and again over his handling of COVID-19, calling Trump's downplaying of the pandemic “criminal” and his administration “totally irresponsible." “You’ve got to level with the American people — shoot from the shoulder...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, photo Attorney General William Barr participates in a roll call with police officers from the Kansas City Police Department in Kansas City, Mo. In a private conference call this week with his U.S. attorneys nationwide, Attorney General William Barr said he wanted prosecutors to be aggressive in charging demonstrators who cause violence. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo, File)
September 17, 2020 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a memo to U.S. attorneys Thursday obtained by The Associated Press, the Justice Department emphasized that federal prosecutors should aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence — and even sedition charges could potentially apply. The sedition statute doesn't require...
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Masked students walk through the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. College towns across the U.S. have emerged as coronavirus hot spots in recent weeks as schools struggle to contain the virus. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus at Ball State, more than half have returned been found positive, according to data reported by the school. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
September 17, 2020 - 10:49 am
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana’s coronavirus epicenter. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus, more than half have been positive. Dozens of infections have been blamed on...
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In this image taken from video a mattress burns in the street near the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct Sunday night, Sept. 6, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Protesters have gathered for more than 100 days following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (KATU Photo via AP)
September 17, 2020 - 8:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department explored whether it could pursue either criminal or civil rights charges against city officials in Portland, Oregon after clashes erupted there night after night between law enforcement and demonstrators, a department spokesperson said Thursday. The...
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Cars and a motorcycle are underwater as water floods a street, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast and dumping torrential rain that forecasters said would cause dangerous flooding from the Florida Panhandle to Mississippi and well inland in the days ahead.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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September 16, 2020 - 6:40 pm
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165 kph) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, killing at least one person, swamping homes and forcing the rescue of hundreds as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and...
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An army mascot salutes during the annual Independence Day military parade in Mexico City's main square of the capital, the Zócalo, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its independence uprising of 1810. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
September 16, 2020 - 6:39 pm
MEXICO CITY — A Mexico City official says the capital had 20,535 “excess deaths” attributable to COVID-19 between April and August. That is almost double the official death toll of 11,318 reported for the pandemic in Mexico City. The head of the city’s Digital Innovation Agency says there were 30,...
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FILE -- In this Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019, file photo Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs talks during an interview in Stockton, Calif. Mayors across the country are committing to give cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it. It's part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income as a way to combat poverty and systemic racism. Tubbs, launched one of the country's first guaranteed income programs last year with the help of private donations. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 16, 2020 - 4:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it — part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income to combat poverty and systemic racism. Mayors in at least 25 cities...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks after participating in a coronavirus vaccine briefing with public health experts, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 16, 2020 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Joe Biden says that while he trusts what scientists say about a potential coronavirus vaccine, he doesn’t trust President Donald Trump. Biden spoke to reporters at an event Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware...
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People repair a "pirate" ambulance light outside the General Hospital in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. The poorly equipped, often broken-down rattletraps ply Mexico City streets listening to emergency radio dispatch frequencies and race to beat legitimate ambulance services to medical emergencies. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
September 16, 2020 - 7:46 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many people have been profiteering from the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico; prices for oxygen cylinders, medicinal alcohol and face masks all have skyrocketed. But perhaps the cruelest are the so-called pirate ambulances that take advantage of patients' desperation. The poorly...
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FILE- In this Sept. 2, 2020 file photo, teachers and students participate in an outdoor learning demonstration to display methods schools can use to continue on-site education during the coronavirus pandemic, at P.S. 15 in the Red Hook neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York City's already delayed school year is scheduled to start remotely on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in a soft opening that will serve as a prologue to the return of students to physical classrooms on the following week. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
September 15, 2020 - 10:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's already delayed school year is scheduled to start remotely Wednesday in a soft opening that will serve as a prologue to the return of students to physical classrooms next week. Even as more than 1 million kids remotely return to class, its an open question whether...
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