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Trump opposes postal money that would help vote-by-mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots…

Lefties get their day today

It's National Left-Hander's Day, a celebration founded by the Left-Handers Club to honor leftie style. Now in its 17th year, the day has been celebrated with right vs. left sports matches, left-handed drinking events and other activities, the club says.…

Orange County officials declare August 24 as Kobe Bryant Day

Orange County's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to declare August 24 as Kobe Bryant Day.Bryant wore the numbers 8 and 24 during his NBA career, which is why August 24 was chosen as the date to commemorate Bryant,…

Florida sheriff bans deputies from wearing masks

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida sheriff says his deputies won't be allowed to wear face masks except under some conditions, and neither will visitors to the sheriff's office. Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods made the announcement on…

Kamala Harris and Mike Pence scheduled to face off at October debate

Kamala Harris being named Joe Biden's vice presidential pick sets a match-up between the California senator and Vice President Mike Pence on the debate stage in October.The vice presidential debate is scheduled for October 7, and will be hosted at…

Trump ‘surprised’ Biden picked Harris for VP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he’s “a little surprised” that his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, has selected Kamala Harris as his running mate. Trump told reporters at a White House briefing that Harris “was very disrespectful to Joe…

Trick-or-treating is in doubt this year, so Halloween candy is coming early

No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. Halloween candy displays have arrived even earlier this year.The Covid-19 pandemic, and its potential to put a damper on trick-or-treating and spooky fêtes, has candy manufacturers like Hershey hedging their bets for…

Homes explode in Baltimore, killing 1 and injuring 6 others

One woman died and six people were hospitalized in serious condition after a major explosion in a Baltimore neighborhood, according to the city's Fire Department.Three homes were reduced to rubble, spokeswoman Blair Adams said.Officials are investigating the cause, and crews…