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Microsoft announced legal action Monday seeking to disrupt a major cybercrime digital network that uses more than 1 million zombie computers to loot bank accounts and spread ransomware, which experts consider a major threat to the U.S. presidential election.

By FRANK BAJAK, AP Technology Writer October 14, 2020
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Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes
Retail hours, collection boxes and mail sorting machines to be restored

The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during a pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail.

By IRIS SAMUELS, Associated Press October 14, 2020
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Earth sweltered to a record hot September last month, with U.S. climate officials saying there's nearly a two-to-one chance that 2020 will end up as the globe's hottest year on record.

By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press October 14, 2020
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Shortly after the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration can end the 2020 census, a text message went out to field supervisors in Northern California telling them to start collecting the iPhones their census takers use for gathering household information during their door-knocking.

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press October 14, 2020
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Over and over, Amy Coney Barrett said she'd be her own judge if she's confirmed to the Supreme Court. But she did not take on the president who nominated her, and sought to create distance between herself and her past personal positions, writings on controversial subjects and even her late mentor.

By MARK SHERMAN, LISA MASCARO and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press October 14, 2020
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Britain’s government on Tuesday defended its new three-tier system of COVID-19 risks and restrictions, but critics suggested it was too little, too late amid reports that the government’s own scientific advisers had recommended tougher action three weeks ago.

By Associated Press October 13, 2020
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the Trump administration can end census field operations early, in a blow to efforts to make sure minorities are properly counted in the crucial once-a-decade tally.

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press October 13, 2020
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett batted back Democrats' skeptical questions on abortion, health care and a possible disputed election in a lively Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, insisting she would bring no personal agenda to the court but would decide cases "as they come."

By LISA MASCARO, MARK SHERMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press October 13, 2020
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Members of anti-government paramilitary groups implicated in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan's governor over measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus during a fraught election year also discussed abducting Virginia's governor during a June meeting, an FBI agent testified Tuesday.

By DAVID EGGERT and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press October 13, 2020
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California's Republican Party on Monday acknowledged owning unofficial ballot drop boxes that state election officials said are illegal.

October 12, 2020
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Just a week after his release from the hospital, President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail Monday for the first time since contracting the coronavirus, resuming his effort to stage a late comeback in the election's final stretch.

By JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press October 12, 2020
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Microsoft announced legal action Monday seeking to disrupt a major cybercrime digital network that uses more than 1 million zombie computers to loot bank accounts and spread ransomware, which experts consider a major threat to the U.S. presidential election.

By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press October 12, 2020
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Stocks are pushing higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Monday and tacking more gains onto last week's market rally, its best in three months.

By STAN CHOE and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press October 12, 2020
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The chance to cast ballots on Georgia's first day of in-person early voting Monday had thousands of people waiting for hours to make their voices heard. Eager voters endured waits of six hours or more in Cobb County, which was once solidly Republican but has voted for Democrats in recent elections, and joined lines that wrapped around polling places in solidly Democratic DeKalb County.

By KATE BRUMBACK and SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press October 12, 2020
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett declared Monday that Americans "deserve an independent Supreme Court that interprets our Constitution and laws as they are written," encapsulating her conservative approach to the law that has Republicans excited about the prospect of her taking the place of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day.

By MARK SHERMAN, LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press October 12, 2020
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The White House doctor said that President Donald Trump was no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus but did not say explicitly whether Trump had tested negative for it. The diagnosis came as the president prepared to resume campaign rallies and other activities.

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press October 10, 2020
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A new White House coronavirus aid offer got bad reviews from both ends of the political spectrum on Saturday.

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press October 10, 2020
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Sara Branscom's golf cart whizzed down the smooth asphalt path that winds through The Villages, the nation's largest retirement community, an expanse of beautiful homes, shops and entertainment venues that bills itself as "Florida's Friendliest Hometown."

By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press October 9, 2020
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Wall Street closed out its best week in three months Friday as investors drew encouragement from ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill aimed at delivering more aid to the ailing U.S. economy.

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writers October 9, 2020
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President Donald Trump and his team have laid out an aggressive return to political activities, including a big White House event on Saturday and a rally in Florida on Monday, a week after his hospitalization for the COVID-19 virus.

By ZEKE MILLER, JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press October 9, 2020
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Ripping tarps from already damaged roofs and scattering debris piled by road-sides, Hurricane Delta inflicted a new round of destruction on Louisiana as it struck communities still reeling after Hurricane Laura took a similar path just six weeks earlier.

By REBECCA SANTANA and STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press October 9, 2020
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During an era when the Yankees won the World Series so routinely it was joked that rooting for them was like rooting for General Motors, their ace pitcher owned the most fitting nickname: "The Chairman of the Board."

By RONALD BLUM Associated Press October 9, 2020
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A plot to kidnap Michigan's governor has put a focus on the security of governors who have faced protests and threats over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press October 9, 2020
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Nearly 50,000 voters received incorrect absentee ballots in the county that is home to Ohio's capital and largest city, elections officials said Friday as they promised corrected ballots would be mailed within 72 hours.

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press October 9, 2020
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Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday in announcing charges in an alleged scheme that involved months of planning and even rehearsals to snatch her from her vacation home.

By ED WHITE Associated Press October 8, 2020

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