Author: Associated Press

Trump taps 'eminently qualified' Barrett for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The move on Saturday caps a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation. He also hopes it will provide…

Minnesota marks 2,000 COVID-19 deaths, hits daily case high

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has recorded a grim milestone as health officials report that over 2,000 people have died from COVID-19 during the pandemic. The state also posted an all-time high for cases reported in a day with 1,478 people…

Cardinals, Brewers split doubleheader amid playoff chase

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Daniel Ponce de Leon pitched one-hit ball over six innings, Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-1 to split their pivotal doubleheader. In the opener, Christian Yelich…

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings fights extradition

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) -- A 17-year-old in Illinois accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is fighting his return to Wisconsin to face homicide charges that could put him in prison…

Pac-12 football season to kick off in November

The Pac-12 has set a Nov. 6 start date for a seven-game football season, following the Big Ten in overturning its August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about playing through the pandemic. The conference’s CEO group of…

Records: Mail delivery lags behind targets as election nears

Data obtained by The Associated Press shows Postal Service districts across the nation are missing the agency’s own standards for on-time delivery as millions of Americans prepare to vote by mail. The lag times are especially pronounced in key regions…

Kenosha shooter's defense portrays him as 'American patriot'

(AP) -- Lawyers for Kyle Rittenhouse have launched a social media campaign depicting the Kenosha, Wis., shooter as not just a scared teenager acting in self-defense, but an American hero akin to the Minutemen who fought at the nation’s founding.…