Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

The number of people casting an early ballot in the presidential election now surpasses those who voted early during all of 2016.

  ‘Red Sweater Guy’ Ken Bone shares thoughts on 2020 presidential race

  Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

  GOP seeks to call off Senate work, but not Barrett hearings

  Trump’s age, health woes raise his risk for COVID-19 illness

Trump asks Supreme Court for fast action in census case

Report: Order to shorten count wasn’t made by Census Bureau

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Barr under fire over comparison of virus lock-in to slavery

USPS sends vote-by-mail postcard to households

Cruz urges Department of Justice to investigate Netflix film ‘Cuties’

Kansas City Chiefs fans boo teams during display of unity against racism, social injustice

Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns

Challenger to QAnon supporter bows out of race in Georgia

Russian hackers targeting U.S. campaigns, Microsoft says

Most of the infiltration attempts by Russian, Chinese and Iranian agents were halted by Microsoft security software and the targets notified.

House expected to vote on marijuana decriminalization bill in September

Congress is expected to vote on a bill this month that would federally decriminalize marijuana.

Mayor promises police reforms following Daniel Prude’s death

The mayor of Rochester says reforms are coming to the police department as community elders seek to bring calmer minds to a fifth night of demonstrations over the the March death of Daniel Prude, who lost consciousness after police held a hood over his head.

Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military

Veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump made disparaging comments toward the military.

Protesters gather outside Pelosi’s California home after her salon visit

US officials: No signs of foreign targeting of mail-in vote

WHAT TO WATCH: Melania, Pompeo and Trump at GOP convention

Trump wants Supreme Court’s OK to block critics on Twitter

LeBron James, other Lakers wear altered MAGA hats in honor of Breonna Taylor

WHAT TO WATCH: Biden agenda and reviving Obama enthusiasm

A US WeChat ban could hurt many in America, not just China

For people in the U.S., WeChat has less functionality than it does in China. But it’s what connects immigrants and students from China to their pasts and to each other.

  Proposed effort could revive Mississippi’s rebel-themed flag

Organizers of a group called Let Mississippi Vote said they are starting an initiative to put the retired flag and three other flag designs on the statewide ballot.

Trump to withdraw Pendley’s nomination as public lands chief

President Donald Trump intends to withdraw the nomination of William Perry Pendley to head the Bureau of Land Management, a senior administration official said Saturday — much to the relief of environmentalists who insisted the longtime advocate of selling federal lands should not be overseeing them

  Birx says college football players can get back on the field if they’re ‘ultra careful’

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx believes there is a “way forward” when it comes to college football this fall.

California salon continues cutting hair indoors in defiance of state orders

San Jose’s Salon Blu is now cutting hair outdoors amid California’s recently relaxed rules on hair salons, but it is also servicing clients indoors.

US Mint: ‘We need your help’ by using exact change when making purchases

The U.S. Mint is asking for the public to make purchases using exact change.

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status.

New Zealand down to one active coronavirus case

New Zealand health authorities have reported no new virus cases for a week.

  Mid-April in America is an unforgiving time, and now this

For a generation, mid-April has delivered some of American life’s most difficult moments. Traumatic anniversaries of the past 27 years are rolling by as Americans experience one of the most disruptive moments in their history: the coronavirus, and the effort to contain it.

  Ivanka Trump ignores White House guidelines against discretionary travel

Ivanka Trump traveled with her family from Washington to Bedminster, New Jersey, last week to celebrate Passover despite coronavirus guidelines discouraging discretionary travel, which she's encouraged others to follow.

  Scientists warn virus will be with us through summer

Coronavirus has already spread widely in Australia, which is coming out of its summer.

  Small business owners find obstacles trying to get stimulus loans

Some small business owners say they can't find a place to get a loan through the federal coronavirus relief package meant to help pay employees, rent and other expenses.

Watch: Full Court Press Now Weeknights

Full Court Press Now is a new 30-minute newscast that airs every weeknight on Gray Television stations across the U.S.

  Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak.

DHS: Pandemic measures cut illegal border crossings by half

A Trump administration official says illegal border crossings have dropped by half as the strictest U.S.-Mexico border policies yet went into place amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite confusion about how it was all working.

How the Iowa caucuses ‘broke down in every way possible’

Democratic Party leaders and activists are describing widespread missteps in planning and implementation that made the Iowa caucuses a historic disaster.

US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans

U.S. authorities said they made 40,620 arrests or detentions of people on the Mexico border in December

  New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants

Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and legal status to prove they will not be a burden to the United States, or what's called a "public charge," but the new rules, made public on Monday, detail a broader range of programs that could disqualify them.

  G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over the values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they face calls to fend off threats to economic growth.

AP FACT CHECK: Dems’ missteps on climate, wages in debate

A look at some of their statements and how they compare with the facts:

  Smith wins in Watertown mayoral primary, Crossman & Horbacz in close race for 2nd slot

With 100 percent of the votes in, Jeff Smith and Allison Crossman are the top two candidates in the primary election for Watertown mayor.

Compo, Roshia get most votes in Watertown city council primary

In the race for Watertown City Council, eight candidates are vying for two seats.

Lewis County Republicans cast primary votes in treasurer, clerk races

We're following two Republican primaries in Lewis County.

Primary results in St. Lawrence County

In the town of Lisbon, a familiar face is looking to become town supervisor.

Actor Jon Voight: Trump is the greatest president since Lincoln

The 80-year-old movie star has been a vocal supporter of Trump. In fact, this isn’t even the first time he has likened Trump to Lincoln.

Judge halts plan to build parts of border wall

U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. His order applies to two planned projects to add 51 miles of fence in two areas.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

Former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Georgia.

Trump tells GOP Jewish conference Democrats would ‘leave Israel out there’

Speaking at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Trump touted his actions to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv and recognition last month of Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights.

Man charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar

Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Patrick Carlineo Jr. was arrested after placing a threatening call to Omar's office in Washington D.C. last month.