Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside...
First COVID-19 fatality confirmed in health district

Buttigieg, South Carolina mayor teaming up on COVID effort

By MEG KINNARD Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has teamed up with the mayor...

Democrats say troop threats should be pursued ‘relentlessly’

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top Democrats in Congress said Thursday that any threats to U.S....

Trump’s Rushmore trip draws real and figurative fireworks

By STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend on Friday with a patriotic display...

July Fourth weekend will test Americans’ discipline

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed,...

Does wearing a mask pose any health risks?

By The Associated Press  Does wearing a mask pose any health risks? No, not for most people. Babies and toddlers should not wear masks because they...

Background checks, a metric for gun sales, hit all-time high

By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a...

Wide shift in opinion on police, race rare in US polling

By HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It's rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the...

US adds 4.8 million jobs as unemployment falls to 11.1%

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to...

Russian bounties further strain Trump’s bond with veterans

By STEVE PEOPLES and SARAH BLAKE MORGAN Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — They didn't like it when then-candidate Donald Trump criticized John McCain for...

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

By LAUREN WEBER, LAURA UNGAR, MICHELLE R. SMITH, HANNAH RECHT and ANNA MARIA BARRY-JESTER Associated Press and KHN The U.S. public health system has been...

Analysis: What Trump leaves unspoken carries consequences

By NANCY BENAC Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems to rarely leave a thought unspoken. Of late, though, it is increasingly clear there...

AP-NORC poll: White Democrats grow more critical of police

By KAT STAFFORD and HANNAH FINGERHUT Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — As a national reckoning over racism and policing grips the nation, white Democrats are...

Judge denies Virginia ACLU’s request to bar irritant use

Associated Press  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge has denied an emergency request by lawyers from Virginia's branch of the American Civil Liberties Union to...

Astronauts perform 2nd spacewalk to swap station batteries

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts performed their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday to replace old batteries...

Distancing from Trump? Some Republicans step up critiques

By STEVE PEOPLES. JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than three years, President Donald Trump instilled such fear in...

AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

By JAMES LaPORTA Associated Press Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties...

Europe restricts visitors from the US amid virus resurgence

By LORNE COOK and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press The European continent on Tuesday reopened to visitors from 14 countries, but not the U.S., where some...

How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic?

By The Associated Press How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic? Flying can increase your risk of exposure to infection, but airlines are taking some...

Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts – even Trump’s

By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook said Friday that it will flag all "newsworthy" posts from politicians that break its...