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Early Vote Total Exceeds 2016; GOP Chips at Dems' Advantage

By Nicholas Riccardi and Angeliki Kastanis | Sunday Oct 25, 2020
With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days.

Senate Votes to Advance Barrett; Confirmation Expected Mon

By Lisa Mascaro | Sunday Oct 25, 2020
Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election.

For Transgender Activists, Election Stokes Hopes and Fears

By David Crary | Sunday Oct 25, 2020
Among transgender-rights activists, there's a powerful mix of hope and fear heading toward the Nov. 3 election.

Pence to Keep Up Travel Despite Contact with Infected Aides

By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin | Sunday Oct 25, 2020
Vice President Mike Pence plans to maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week despite an apparent outbreak of the coronavirus among his senior aides, the White House said Saturday.

Pope Names 13 New Cardinals, Includes US Archbishop Gregory

By Frances D'Emilio | Sunday Oct 25, 2020
Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat.

Despite Rhetoric, GOP has Supported Packing State Courts

By Andrew DeMillo | Saturday Oct 24, 2020
Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring.

The Needle Goes Away as Probability Experts Assess 2020 Race

By David Bauder | Saturday Oct 24, 2020
The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Donald Trump is the Needle.

Trump Votes in Fla. Before Rallies; Biden Focuses on Pa.

By Jill Colvin, Will Weissert and Aamer Madhani | Saturday Oct 24, 2020
President Donald Trump said he voted Saturday "for a guy named Trump" and called it an "honor" to cast his own ballot in his adopted home state of Florida before he jetted off to campaign in three battleground states.

Edmunds: What Is the Best Vehicle for a Family of Five?

By Rex Tokeshi-Torres of Edmunds | Saturday Oct 24, 2020
Trucks and SUVs are the de facto family vehicles. But what about the go-to family vehicle from a generation ago, the minivan? Edmunds' experts set out to determine what type of family vehicle is the most versatile.

Art Exhibit in Chadwick Boseman's Hometown Honors Legacy

By Sarah Blake Morgan | Saturday Oct 24, 2020
There's a hole in Anderson, South Carolina. It opened suddenly in August when Chadwick Boseman, one of the city's favorite sons and an international star for his role as the Black Panther, died after a quiet battle with cancer at just 43 years old.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Feels 'Fantastic' After Heart Surgery

Saturday Oct 24, 2020
Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is feeling "fantastic" after his recent heart surgery.

As Trump Casts Doubt on Election, New Agency Contradicts Him

By Ben Fox | Saturday Oct 24, 2020
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump was predicting on Twitter that this election would be "the most corrupt" in American history. A day later, the head of an obscure government agency he created offered a much different message.

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

By Nicholas K. Geranios | Friday Oct 23, 2020
Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said.

Fiasco Over Pope's Cut Civil Union Quote Intensifies Impact

By Nicole Winfield | Friday Oct 23, 2020
The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling Francis' glory days travelling the world to bless the oppressed.

Chelsea Handler's Personal 'Evolution' Inspires New Special

By Gary Gerard Hamilton | Friday Oct 23, 2020
When Chelsea Handler decided to pursue therapy, the comic may not have realized the level of introspection she'd encounter.

Trump, Biden Lawyer Up, Brace for White House Legal Battle

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Eric Tucker | Friday Oct 23, 2020
President Donald Trump's and Democratic rival Joe Biden's campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court.

Tesla 'Full Self-Driving' Vehicles Can't Drive Themselves

By Tom Krisher | Friday Oct 23, 2020
Tesla sent out its "full self-driving" software to a small group of owners who will test it on public roads. But buried on its website is a disclaimer that the $8,000 system doesn't make the vehicles autonomous.

Review: Charming 'Over the Moon' gets Lost in Lunar Orbit

By Mark Kennedy | Friday Oct 23, 2020
The acclaimed animator behind such powerful figures as Ariel, Aladdin, Tarzan and Rapunzel has a new heroine and she's going further than any of his creations — the moon.

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Drug: Antiviral Remdesivir

Friday Oct 23, 2020
The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. is calling Veklury, cut the time to recovery by five days in a large study led by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Hospitals are Full But Some Parts of Idaho Refuse Mask Rules

By Rebecca Boone | Friday Oct 23, 2020
Moments after hearing an Idaho hospital was overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients and looking at sending people as far away as Seattle for care, members of a regional health department board voted Thursday to repeal a local mask mandate.

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