Politics

Barrett confirmed by Senate for Supreme Court, takes oath

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come.

McGrath slams McConnell on Supreme Court confirmation

Democrat Amy McGrath made a closing pitch to a statewide TV audience Monday night at a forum that took place as her Republican opponent in Kentucky — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — basked in the confirmation of another conservative to the Supreme Court.

Jill Biden and Melania Trump battle it out

A closer look at the wife of Joe Biden and the wife of President Trump. Two very different presidential candidates supported by two very different women. Jill Biden and Melania Trump, both hoping their husbands will assume the title of president come Nov. 3, but going about it in different fashions.

Trump, Biden hit battleground Pennsylvania amid pandemic

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden zeroed in on the critical battleground of Pennsylvania on Monday, demonstrating starkly different approaches to rallying voters just eight days before polls close during the worst public health crisis in a century.

Walz calls for 'goal line stand' against coronavirus spread

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and health officials delivered a stark warning Monday that Minnesota's fight against the coronavirus is at a critical stage and that residents need to step up their compliance with masking, social distancing and avoiding crowds if the state is going to avoid the rapid spread that has made the upper Midwest one of the country's worst hotspots for COVID-19.

US announces planned $2.37 billion weapon sale to Taiwan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday notified Congress of plans for a $2.37 billion sale of Harpoon missile systems to Taiwan just hours after Beijing announced sanctions on U.S. defense contractors, including Boeing, the lead contractor on the Harpoon deal.