Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, MICHELLE L. PRICE, DARLENE SUPERVILLE, and WILL WEISSERT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign’s closing debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off in favor of a more substantive exchange that highlighted their […]

Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

By Alexandra Jaffe | Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump’s handling of health care and the coronavirus. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg jolted the presidential campaign just six weeks […]

Born to prevent war, UN at 75 faces deeply polarized world

By Edith M. Lederer | Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — Born out of World War II’s devastation to save succeeding generations from the scourge of conflict, the United Nations officially marks its 75th anniversary Monday at an inflection point in history, navigating a polarized world as it faces a pandemic, regional conflicts, a shrinking economy […]

Latest: Three more found dead in Northern California blaze

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): 6:45 p.m. CHICO, Calif. — Search and rescue workers found three more bodies in the rubble of a Northern California wildfire, raising the death toll in that fire to 12 and total deaths in the state’s recent blazes to 22. Butte County Sheriff Kory […]

Latest: Oregon deputy on leave over wildfire claims

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): 1 p.m. OREGON CITY, Ore. — A sheriff’s deputy in Oregon has been placed on leave after a video surfaced in which he suggested left-wing activists had been “causing hell” in setting wildfires — a claim that has been debunked by the FBI. Clackamas […]

The Latest: Biden vows to unite an America mired in crises

By The Associated Press Joe Biden is vowing to unite an America torn by crisis and contempt. Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, achieving a pinnacle in an unfinished quest that has spanned three decades and been marred by personal tragedy, political stumbles and more dynamic rivals. The past hurdles fell away as […]

Democrats pound their message: To oust Trump, you must vote

By STEVE PEOPLES, MICHELLE L. PRICE and ALEXANDRA JAFFE WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned that American democracy could falter if President Donald Trump is reelected, a stunning rebuke of his successor that was echoed by Kamala Harris at the Democratic Convention Wednesday night as she embraced her historic role as the […]

The Latest: Jill Biden makes personal case for husband Joe

By The Associated Press Jill Biden offered a deeply personal and hopeful endorsement of her husband as a man who can lead the nation through adversity during the Democratic National Convention. On Tuesday night, she pledged to the nation that if her husband is elected president, America’s classrooms “will ring out with laughter and possibility […]

Bhutan Imposes Coronavirus Lockdown for the First Time

(THIMPU, Bhutan) — The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has imposed its first nationwide lockdown due to a virus infection in a returning traveler who had been released from quarantine. The government issued a stay-at-home order for its approximately 750,000 people, and all schools, offices and commercial establishments were closed. The government’s statement said the lockdown […]