National Politics

NYC to name Brooklyn civic building after Justice Ginsburg

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will celebrate the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by naming a building after her in Brooklyn, the borough of her birth, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

AP-NORC poll: Views of economy stabilize as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans view the nation’s economic situation as bleak, but a rising percentage also see signs of stability six weeks before Election Day — if not reasons for optimism.

Census takers head to homeless shelters, outdoor camps

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Starting this week, census takers are grabbing reflective vests, face masks, bug spray and flashlights and heading out at night in groups of four to track down one of the hardest populations to count in the 2020 census — the homeless.

Justice Dept.: 179 arrested in darknet opioid takedown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement officials arrested 179 people and seized more than $6.5 million in a worldwide crackdown on opioid trafficking on the darknet, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

Who's a hypocrite? GOP, Dems debate past comments on court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “H” word — hypocrisy — is suddenly in vogue at the Capitol as lawmakers debate how quickly to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Bloomberg raises millions to help Florida felons vote

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Just days after after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won a court victory to keep felons from voting until they've paid off fines, restitution and court fees, billionaire Mike Bloomberg has stepped in to help them pay off the debts.

Top contenders for Ginsburg's seat on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has said he would nominate a woman to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87 and was a champion of gender equality. A look at the top contenders:

Top contenders for Ginsburg's seat on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has said he would nominate a woman to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87 and was a champion of gender equality. A look at the top contenders:

UN diplomacy goes impersonal, but what’s lost along the way?

Each year, for nearly seven decades, the spectacle has unfolded in grand and scripted fashion: Leader after world leader striding to the podium inside the colossal U.N. General Assembly chamber to uncork carefully calibrated speeches, posture publicly and speak the language of statecraft.

Ginsburg's style was more than a subtle courtroom statement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 presidential election, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the bench wearing a black necklace with crystals. It was a piece she typically wore to express her displeasure while reading a dissent from the bench. But Ginsburg, who had called Trump a faker ahead of the election and then apologized, had no dissents to read.

Longtime ally to Trump's postal chief was paid by RNC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former executive who worked in the private sector for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was recently paid by President Donald Trump's reelection effort, according to a new campaign finance disclosure.

Justice Department sees bias in limits on private schools

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department sided Monday with the father of a seventh grade prep school student in a lawsuit that challenges pandemic-related limits on classroom capacity at private schools in New Mexico as more restrictive than public school guidelines.

America remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death sent political and emotional shockwaves throughout America. A memorial bloomed immediately outside the Supreme Court and spread throughout the country. Justice Ginsburg is remembered as a fighter for women’s rights and a cultural icon who had friends and loved ones from all political beliefs.

Barrett emerges as court favorite; Trump to pick by weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Monday with Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House as the conservative jurist emerged as a favorite to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, the start of a monumental Senate confirmation fight over objections from Democrats it’s too close to the November election.

Louisiana lawmakers call another COVID-19 special session

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers announced Monday that they will convene a special session next week to address the near-bankruptcy of the state unemployment trust fund, to work on Hurricane Laura recovery and to try to scale back the governor's emergency powers in the latest battle over Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus response.

CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

NEW YORK (AP) — The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.

Police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old boy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him hospital mental-health treatment and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released Monday showed.

Report: California unemployment agency does less with more

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California unemployment agency’s two call centers to field questions about jobless benefits had two major problems as millions of people sought help due to the pandemic: One had nobody on site to answer calls and the other had hundreds of untrained new hires who didn’t know how to help callers.