Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 19 The Washington Post on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' plan on govern...

NCAA weighs moratorium amid push to offer fall sports

The NCAA Division I Council is debating whether to let a moratorium on voluntary workouts on campus expire at the end of the month as a growing number of college leaders express confidence that fall s...

Trump attacks study, defends using malaria drug for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically defended himself Tuesday against criticism from medical experts that his announced use of a malaria drug against the coronavirus could spark wide ...

Despite risks, Trump says he's taking hydroxychloroquine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is taking a malaria drug to protect against the coronavirus, despite warnings from his own government that it should only be administered for COVID-19 ...

2020 Watch: Battleground map taking shape for Trump, Biden

ATLANTA (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 169 THE NARRATIVE ...

Biden says he would not pardon Trump or block investigations

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that if he wins the presidency, he would not use his power to pardon Donald Trump or stop any investigations of Trump and his associates. “I...

'60 Minutes' wins ratings, President Trump's attention

NEW YORK (AP) — “60 Minutes” managed to win the week's ratings competition and attract the attention of President Donald Trump on the same week. With 9.5 million viewers Sunday, “60 ...

Pelosi wants to go big on aid, but McConnell sees no urgency

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is poised to unveil the next coronavirus aid package, encouraging Congress to “go big” on aid to help cash-strapped states and struggling Americans. Voting...

Pelosi urges Congress to 'go big' on next virus aid package

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is poised to unveil the next coronavirus aid package, encouraging Congress to “go big” on aid to help cash-strapped states and struggling Americans. Voting...

Trump takes cautious approach to highlighting Biden accuser

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump rarely holds his fire, hurling accusations true and false. But when it comes to the sexual assault allegation leveled against Joe Biden, his ...

Face masks make a political statement in era of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decision to wear a mask in public is becoming a political statement — a moment to pick sides in a brewing culture war over containing the coronavirus. While no...

Senior scientist says administration ignored virus warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration failed to prepare for the onslaught of the coronavirus, then sought a quick fix by trying to rush an unproven drug to patients, a senior government scientis...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Biden 'apology,' virus test myths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is mischaracterizing Joe Biden's position on the U.S. pandemic response, stretching the facts on his own policies in the crisis and playing down the risk to me...

Sidelined by pandemic, Trump campaign turns to digital shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — The streaming video began and, within minutes, the president’s eldest son was musing that Osama bin Laden had endorsed Joe Biden. Subtle, it was not. Welcome to th...

AP FACT CHECK: Testing 'czar' rebuts Trump; vet care hyped

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diagnostic testing for the coronavirus is bound to go down in history books as one of the most consequential failures of the U.S. response to the pandemic. Seemingly blindered on the...