AP FACT CHECK: False claims flood Trump-Biden debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming the U.S. death toll would have been 10 tim...

North Korea on virus threat: 'Under safe and stable control'

North Korea on Tuesday called on the world's governments to “display effective leadership” in the fight against COVID-19 and said its own measures against the pandemic, which it called “preemptive, ti...

Iowa again a battleground, sign of Trump's Midwest obstacles

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Scott Brennan stood powerless in the Iowa Democratic Party's war room in the wee hours of Feb. 4 as efforts to report 2020's first presidential caucuses results failed spectacu...

Column: Busch family hobby goes full circle at home in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The racing bug hit the Busch family long before the NASCAR champion brothers were born. Their father attended the first Daytona 500 in 1959 with his parents, and later, while working ...

Trial on Harvey plant fire resumes after COVID-19 delay

HOUSTON (AP) — A trial in which a chemical manufacturer is facing charges over a fire at its suburban Houston plant during Hurricane Harvey that sent toxic smoke into the air in 2017 resumed on Thursd...

Virus uptick in Hasidic NYC neighborhoods causes concern

NEW YORK (AP) — A spike in COVID-19 cases in a handful of Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations is raising alarm bells even as New York City's overall infection rate...

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to several states

HOUSTON (AP) — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi after having flooded homes and roa...

House to vote on temporary funding bill to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is on track Tuesday to pass a government-wide temporary funding bill to keep federal agencies fully up and running into December and prevent a partial shutdown of the gover...

Biggest unknown with Beta is how much rain it will bring

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the upper Texas coast on Monday evening. The storm made landfall about 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Port OÇonnor, Texas, with m...

Greece: Storm death toll rises to 3, flood damage extensive

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A third person has been found dead in central Greece following extensive damage caused by a tropical-like storm over the weekend. Authorities said the body of a...

Coronavirus-wary Bavarians kick off toned-down Oktoberfest

BERLIN (AP) — Oktoberfest celebrations got underway Saturday in Munich with the traditional tapping of a keg and the cry of “O'zapft is!” — “It's tapped!” — but this year's festival is very non-tradit...

Underwater and on fire: US climate change magnifies extremes

America's worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. Some parts of the country have been burning this month while others were underwater in devastating extreme weather disasters...

2 dead, 1 missing after storm pounds central Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two people have died and one is reported missing in central Greece region of Thessaly after a storm pounded parts of the country overnight and caused flooding. ...

Stopgap bill to prevent shutdown held up over farm funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to fashion a temporary spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month ran aground Friday amid a fight over farm bailout funding that's a key prio...

Democrats set to unveil stopgap bill to prevent shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday prepared a temporary spending bill that is needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month — and that would allow lawmakers to leave Washingto...