Woman expected in court over driving into California rally

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The organizer of a Southern California rally against racism who drove into a crowd of counterprotesters had asked police for help from a hostile crowd but was ignored, her lawyer said Monday.

Georgia voters choose short-term successor to John Lewis

ATLANTA (AP) - Seven candidates are facing off in Tuesday's special election to become the short-term successor to the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis in Georgia.

Dying winds give crews hope in Northern California fires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Firefighters say they hoped dying winds would enable them to bear down on a wildfire that exploded in the Northern California wine country, prompting tens of thousands of evacuations while a second blaze killed at least three people.

Ethics experts see national security concern in Trump's debt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt are casting a shadow that ethics experts say raises national security concerns he could be manipulated to sway U.S. policy by organizations or individuals he's indebted to.

5 questions heading into Trump and Biden's first debate

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, will meet on the debate stage for the first time Tuesday night in Cleveland. Millions of voters will get their first opportunity to compare the candidates' policies and personalities side by side on national television for 90 minutes just five weeks before Election Day and as early voting is already unfolding in some states.

Trump, Biden prepare to debate at a time of mounting crises

CLEVELAND (AP) - In an election year like no other, the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, could be a pivotal moment in a race that has remained stubbornly unchanged in the face of historic tumult.

They wanted disruption in 2016. Now they're Trump defectors

Shawna Jensen's moment of reckoning came in March, as she sat in her suburban Fort Worth, Texas, living room next to her fireplace. Her laptop was open to a Zoom happy hour with five girlfriends. She sucked in a breath, gripping her glass of red wine.

Voter purge case before Wisconsin Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a case that could result in the purging of about 130,000 people from voter rolls in the hotly contested battleground state.

Ernst says court view 'consistent' in debate with Greenfield

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Monday night she had been "very consistent" in her views on Supreme Court justices despite supporting a vote on President Donald Trump's nominee while working with other Republicans to block a nomination by President Barack Obama.

Lawyer: Driver who hit counterprotesters sought police help

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The organizer of a Southern California rally against racism who drove into a crowd of counterprotesters had asked police for help from a hostile crowd but was ignored, her lawyer said Monday.

Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the "head" of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives must submit to the will of their husbands.

Democrats try to stick to health care in Supreme Court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are confronting the limits of their power as they fight against the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett with a strategy aimed at avoiding costly mistakes that could hurt the party's candidates in November.

Collins, Gideon clash over Supreme Court, pandemic in debate

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon clashed Monday over the Supreme Court and the response to the pandemic during their second debate in the closely watched Senate race.

EPA ridicules California's proposed ban of new gas cars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler on Monday ridiculed California Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, saying the proposal raises "significant questions of legality."

Governor seeks review of police protest response in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Criticism of the law enforcement response to a protest in Portland late Saturday into early Sunday prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to ask authorities to review "any alleged incidents" involving their officers.

Northern California sheriff says three people have died in a fast-moving wildfire west of Redding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Northern California sheriff says three people have died in a fast-moving wildfire west of Redding.

House Democrats unveil new $2.2T proposal for virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats unveiled a scaled-back $2.2 trillion aid measure Monday in an attempt to boost long-stalled talks on COVID-19 relief, though there was no sign of progress in continuing negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

US lawmakers propose tighter rules for new airplanes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers who criticized regulators over the way they approved the Boeing 737 Max will propose changing the way that the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new plane designs and uses private-sector employees to perform safety analysis.

Harris to voters: Don't give up as Trump rushes court pick

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Kamala Harris urged voters on Monday not to be discouraged by Republican efforts to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election, charging it's the GOP's goal to make people feel like their votes don't matter.

Judge upholds GOP law making absentee voting harder in Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A judge is refusing to block a new Republican-backed Iowa law that makes it harder for county officials to process absentee ballot applications and more likely that incomplete requests won't be fulfilled.

Police: Friend convinced Trump ex-campaign boss to surrender

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A standoff between South Florida police and President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale ended after an officer who was friends with Parscale convinced him to surrender, officials said.

Times' tax story is talker, but perceptions mostly hold

NEW YORK (AP) - Orlando Sentinel Editor-in-Chief Julie Anderson was curious how readers in polarized central Florida would react to her newspaper leading Monday's edition with a report that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017 - and no income tax at all in 10 of the previous 15 years.

Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump announced Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urged governors to use them to reopen schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsehoods on Ohio economy, health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ahead of their first debate, President Donald Trump made exaggerated claims about economic gains in northeastern Ohio and falsely accused Democratic rival Joe Biden of wanting to provide free health care to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally in a spate of events aimed at promoting his administration's record.

New effort seeks to protect Nebraska felon voting rights

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska on Monday began sending notices to thousands of felons informing them of their right to vote after learning of a case in which the state incorrectly notified an Omaha man that he wasn't eligible to cast a ballot.