'Do something:' Harris' rapid rise driven by call to action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours before Kamala Harris took the stage for the first time as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, she received a text message from a childhood classmate with photos from th...

'Do something:' Harris' rapid rise driven by call to action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours before Kamala Harris took the stage for the first time as Joe Biden's vice presidential pick, she received a text message from a childhood classmate with photos from th...

Heeding mom, Tennessee lawmaker helped women gain the vote

One hundred years ago this month, women in the United States were guaranteed the right to vote with ratification of the 19th Amendment — secured by a 24-year-old Tennessee legislator's decisive vote, ...

Q&A: What's happening at the US Postal Service, and why?

The U.S. Postal Service is warning states it cannot guarantee that all ballots cast by mail for the Nov. 3 election will arrive in time to be counted, even if ballots are mailed by state deadlines. Th...

Delaware thrust into unlikely starring role in 2020 campaign

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware isn't a swing state. It has three electoral votes. Driving its entire length, from Pennsylvania to Maryland, takes only a little more than an hour and a half. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews record on Biden-Harris, economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump greeted the Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this past week with a litany of distortion and falsehoods, raging against cases of vo...

Taiwan vice president believes Chen Chi-mai deserves credit for pandemic success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a final campaign rally ahead of Saturday's (Aug. 15) mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung, Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) told supporters of Democratic Progressive P...

The Ultimate Recovery: Cycles of pain anchor Biden's moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s journey to accepting the Democratic presidential nomination is a story about cycles of crushing loss and hard-won connection. But most of all, it's about the practice of ...

The Ultimate Recovery: Cycles of pain anchor Biden's moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — A young lawyer bounds across a parking lot in New Castle, Delaware, a blur of long sideburns, wide lapels and self-assurance. He throws open a door to a beauty salon, and the ladies ...

Taiwan vice president supports Hong Kong's struggle for freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) visited Causeway Bay Books in Taipei on Friday (Aug. 15), a bookstore that reopened in Taiwan this April after being shut down by ...

Supporters flock to rallies on eve of Kaohsiung mayoral by-election

The final campaign rallies of the main candidates in Saturday's mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung drew big crowds Friday night even though the outcome in the minds of many is a foregone conclusion....

Vlade Divac steps down as Kings general manager

Vlade Divac has stepped down as general manager of the Sacramento Kings and will be replaced on an interim basis by Joe Dumars. The Kings announced the move Friday, a day after they ...

Freeman's legacy endures long after Sydney's flame went out

In a momentary pause between reality sinking in and her victory celebrations fully starting, Cathy Freeman looked toward a track official and twirled her index finger to signal a full circuit. ...

Business Highlights

___ US retail sales rise for 3rd month but slowdown expected WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their retail purchases by 1.2% in July, with solid gains in appli...

Georgia House member loses post over John Lewis criticism

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's House speaker on Friday took away a committee leadership post from a fellow Republican who said in a radio interview that the late U.S. Rep John Lewis' "only claim to fame was...