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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2020, file photo, a poll worker wears a protective shield and mask as a precaution against the coronavirus as she monitors a ballot drop box, identified in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole, for mail-in ballots outside of a polling station during early voting in Miami Beach, Fla. Getting enough people to staff polling places amid the pandemic is a challenge in many states. The virus’ disproportionate impact on Latinos has made the task of recruiting Spanish-speakers even more difficult. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
Wanted: Bilingual poll workers who reflect U.S. diversityNonprofits, advocacy groups and some businesses are recruiting younger people to serve as poll workers for the general election amid fears that the coronavirus will keep many traditional older poll workers away
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows from left, former Minneapolis police officers Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. The trial of the four former officers charged in the death of George Floyd is expected to generate massive public interest when it begins in March. Supporters of audio and visual coverage of the trials say the high-profile nature of Floyd's death and recent courtroom restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic make this the right time to allow cameras in court.(Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Court weighs allowing courtroom cameras in George Floyd caseThe trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd will generate massive public interest when it begins in March
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this May 14, 2020 file photo, a person carries a sign supporting QAnon at a protest rally in Olympia, Wash.  Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to a Tennessee state lawmaker’s re-election campaign after she used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory. That's according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance records and online posts by Republican state Rep. Susan Lynn. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Walmart, Amazon among donors to QAnon-promoting lawmakerWalmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to a Tennessee state lawmaker’s reelection campaign after she used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Neilson Powless of the US rides during the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 164 kilometers from La Tour-du-Pin to Villard-de-Lans Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
First Native American racer blazes trail at Tour de France Tour de France rookie Neilson Powless has blazed a trail as the first tribally recognized Native North American in the 117-year history of cycling's greatest race
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Tear gas fills the air as police take control of the streets during protests, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)
After wildfire smoke clears, protests resume in PortlandProtesters have returned to the streets of Portland, Oregon, following a dayslong pause largely due to poor air quality from wildfires on the West Coast
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Police respond to the scene of a shooting early Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 in Rochester, N.Y.  As many as 100 people were at a backyard party when the shooting started just before 12:30 a.m., Acting Police Chief Mark Simmons told reporters.  (13 WHAM via AP)
Police: 2 dead, 14 wounded at party in Rochester, New YorkPolice in Rochester, New York, say two people died and 14 others were wounded by gunfire at a backyard party early Saturday
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at 12:20 p.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Teddy, center, in the Atlantic, Tropical Depression 22, left, in the Gulf of Mexico, the remnants Paulette, top right, and Tropical Storm Wilfred, lower right. Forecasters have run out of traditional names for the Atlantic hurricane season. Tropical Storm Wilfred, the last of traditional names, officially formed little more than an hour before subtropical storm Alpha, prompting the hurricane center to tweet “get out the Greek alphabet.” (NOAA via AP)
Beta spurs hurricane watch for Texas, expected to strengthenA hurricane watch is in effect Saturday for coastal Texas as Tropical Storm Beta gains strength in the Gulf of Mexico
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves the Fort Bragg courtroom facility as the judge deliberates during a sentencing hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C .A new motion filed, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 in the case of former U.S Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is asking the highest appeals court for the U.S. military to overturn his conviction, citing an alleged conflict of interest involving the judge who originally presided over his sentencing. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Bergdahl lawyers say judge's job application posed conflictA new motion in the case of former U
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this March 22, 2016, file photo, an unidentified foreign fisherman smokes a cigarette aboard a U.S. fishing vessel at Pier 38 in Honolulu. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 the Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments on the legality of issuing licenses to foreign workers in Hawaii's longline commercial fishing fleet, which for years has been under scrutiny after an Associated Press investigation revealed claims of human trafficking and questionable labor practices.(AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
Hawaii court hears case on legality of foreign fishing laborThe Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments on the legality of issuing licenses to foreign workers in Hawaii’s longline commercial fishing fleet, which for years has been under scrutiny after an Associated Press investigation revealed claims of human trafficking and questionable labor practices
The Associated Press16 hours ago
4 Louisiana police officers charged in Black man's deathA grand jury in Louisiana has charged four police officers in the city of Shreveport with negligent homicide in the April death of a 44-year-old Black man
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Roar for Aj members, Rosa Mallette, center, and Tracy Kotzman, listen as State's Attorney Patrick Kenneally delivers a press conference outside the the McHenry County Courthouse following a hearing for Andrew Freund, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Woodstock, Ill. Freund, who was charged with murder for his role in the beating death of his 5-year-old son, pleaded guilty Friday to reduced charges and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. (Matthew Apgar/Northwest Herald via AP)
Father gets 30 years after plea in death of Illinois boy, 5A northern Illinois man who was charged with murder for his role in the beating death of his 5-year-old son has pleaded guilty to reduced charges and was sentenced to 30 years in prison
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Fired, pro-Black Lives Matter officer sues to get job backA former Philadelphia police officer who was cleared of charges that he falsified records is suing the city and the department to get his job back
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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