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Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a video screen remotely addressing the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at U.N. headquarters. This year's annual gathering of world leaders at U.N. headquarters will be almost entirely "virtual." Leaders have been asked to pre-record their speeches, which will be shown in the General Assembly chamber, where each of the 193 U.N. member nations are allowed to have one diplomat present. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 24, 2020 - 11:30 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China, the United States and Russia butted heads at the United Nations on Thursday over responsibility for the pandemic that has interrupted the world, trading allegations about who mishandled and politicized the virus in one of the few real-time exchanges among top officials...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2020, file photo, absentee ballots to be counted are moved at City Hall in Garden City, Mich. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows Postal Service districts across the nation are missing the agency’s own standards for on-time delivery as millions of Americans prepare to vote by mail. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 24, 2020 - 8:25 am
The slice of Michigan that covers Detroit, its suburbs and towns dependent on the auto industry is coveted political terrain in one of this year's most important presidential swing states. It also has another distinction as home to one of the worst-performing U.S. Postal Service districts in the...
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A baboon, named Kataza by locals, eats from discarded waste from stores in Tokai, Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Kataza was relocated from Kommetjie, on the edges of Cape Town, to a nearby area late last month after city authorities claimed he was responsible for leading other baboons in his troop on raids through the village. One activist says Kataza is now wandering alone in an unfamiliar area and sleeping in a prison yard. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
September 24, 2020 - 2:08 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Kataza already had a lengthy rap sheet with Cape Town authorities, so when he organized a band of others to raid a series of suburban homes, he was captured. Now he sleeps at a local prison, although there is a social media campaign for him to be returned to his old...
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September 23, 2020 - 9:44 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A major provider of software services to state, county and local governments, including the online publishing of election results, told customers Wednesday that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and information technology systems. Tyler Technologies, a Plano, Texas-based S&...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen arrive prior to a campaign rally speech by appear in Minneapolis. Vice President Pence is bringing President Donald Trump's law-and-order campaign message to Minneapolis on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, showing support for law enforcement in the city where George Floyd's death after police tried to arrest him sparked angry and sometimes violent protests that spread around the world. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
September 23, 2020 - 11:46 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is bringing President Donald Trump’s law-and-order campaign message to Minneapolis on Thursday, showing support for law enforcement in the city where George Floyd's death sparked angry and sometimes violent protests that spread around the world. Pence...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , right, listens to a question from Wisconsin Senate President Roger Roth, R-Appleton, during a question and answer sessions with state Republican legislators in the Senate chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 11:32 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Wednesday that China was aggressively attempting to influence state and local governments, including through seemingly innocuous sister-city agreements, delivering the message in the presidential battleground state of Wisconsin. “...
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Elders wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus sit on a park in the southern neighbourhood of Vallecas in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Madrid is poised to extend its restrictions on movement to more neighborhoods, due to a surge in new cases in other districts and despite an outcry from residents over discrimination. Police on Monday deployed to 37 working-class neighborhoods that have seen 14-day transmission rates above 1,000 per 100,000 inhabitants. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 23, 2020 - 10:44 am
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Madrid want to hire more doctors and get urgent help from Spain’s military and police to fight a second wave of coronavirus infections that might force them into expanding restrictions on free movement that are already controversial. The Spanish capital needs Spain's...
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Police officers stand near barriers added to block access to downtown, Sept. 22, 2020 in Louisville. Officials in Louisville were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the public nervously awaits the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death. Taylor's shooting has been followed by months of protests in the city. (AP Photo/ Dylan Lovan)
Associated Press
September 22, 2020 - 3:50 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky’s largest city were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the public nervously awaits the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death. With timing of the announcement...
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Eight-year-old Cam'ron Maltie, left, and Adrian Murray, 4, look at the their flooded front lawn during Tropical Storm Beta, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Houston. Their family has been living in the home for a year and didn't know the neighborhood flooded. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Associated Press
September 22, 2020 - 2:32 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in Houston and areas farther inland. Beta, which made landfall late Monday as a tropical storm just north of Port O’Connor, is the first storm named for a...
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People eat and drink outside in Soho, in London, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Britain's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that pubs and restaurants closing at 10pm, due to the spike of cases of coronavirus across the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
September 22, 2020 - 2:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed Tuesday for resolve and a “spirit of togetherness” through the winter as he unveiled new restrictions on everyday life to suppress a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases. Warning that the measures could last for six months, Johnson voiced...
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