Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

DETROIT (AP) — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale. His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — and since then, so have more than 226,...

On virus, Trump and health advisers go their separate ways

WASHINGTON (AP) — A multi-state coronavirus surge in the countdown to Election Day has exposed a clear split between President Donald Trump’s bullish embrace of a return to normalcy and urgent public ...

An Election Day role for National Guard? Maybe, but limited

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal laws and long-standing custom generally leave the U.S. military out of the election process. But President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated warnings about widespread voting irr...

As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in thousands

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no crowds at Disneyland, still shut down by the coronavirus. Fewer fans attended the World Series this year than at any time in the past century. Big concerts are canceled....

Biden returns to Iowa; Trump plays defense in Mich., Wis.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Joe Biden was last in Iowa, his campaign was on the verge of collapse and he was soundly trounced in the caucuses by a former Indiana mayor nearly 40 years his junior. He ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 30, the 304th day of 2020. There are 62 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 30,...

US, Chinese militaries hold crisis communication talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. and Chinese military leaders held talks on crisis communication this week amid increasingly heightened tensions between the two countries over the disputed South Chin...

US support for Taiwan would remain strong under Biden: Expert

The United States will continue its policies supporting Taiwan and strategic competition with China in the event that Democratic challenger Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump in the country'...

Police who shot Wallace were improperly trained, family says

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers...

Pompeo wraps up anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U,S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is wrapping up an anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam as the fierce American presidential election race enters its final stretch. ...

Court: Late Minnesota absentee ballots must be separated

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that Minnesota's absentee ballots that come in after Election Day should be separated from the rest of the...

Harris target of more misinformation than Pence, data shows

CHICAGO (AP) — Long before Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced her as his running mate, Kamala Harris was the target of widespread online misinformation. Social media...

As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in thousands

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no crowds at Disneyland, still shut down by the coronavirus. Fewer fans attended the World Series this year than at any time in the past century. Big concerts are canceled....

Business Highlights

Surge in virus threatens to reverse global economic rebounds WASHINGTON (AP) — The resurgence of coronavirus cases engulfing the United States and Europe is imperiling economic recov...

US to use Iranian fuel sale proceeds to aid terror victims

The Trump administration plans to use proceeds from the sale of fuel confiscated from Iranian tankers to benefit victims of terrorism, officials announced Thursday. The U.S. military...