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Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both

Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both

WASHINGTON — An overzealous prosecutor trying to hide her crime-fighting past — who is also weak on crime. The most radical pick for vice-president ever — but too moderate to energize progressive Democrats.
Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US election

Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US election

OAKLAND, Calif. — Beginning Thursday, U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages -- labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election.
Biden, Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choice

Biden, Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choice

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pushed past their one-time political rivalry to deliver an aggressive attack on the character and performance of President Donald Trump in their historic first appearance as running mates.
Biden raises $26M in 24 hours after Harris VP announcement

Biden raises $26M in 24 hours after Harris VP announcement

WILMINGTON, Del.

Tropical Storm Josephine forms; no warnings in effect

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Josephine formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday morning, making it the earliest “J-named” storm in a record-setting hurricane season.
Bob Woodward's new Trump book, 'Rage,' due out next month

Bob Woodward's new Trump book, 'Rage,' due out next month

WASHINGTON — Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book about President Donald Trump is titled “Rage” and will be released Sept. 15, less than two months before Election Day, according to a listing on Amazon.com.
Lives Lost: Woman who performed Shakespeare on the street

Lives Lost: Woman who performed Shakespeare on the street

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — She had all the makings of a rising star, someone who wrote, directed and acted in her own plays in her 20s and attended one of the country's top drama schools around the same time as Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver.
Puerto Rico Supreme Court upholds second round for primaries

Puerto Rico Supreme Court upholds second round for primaries

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the votes cast during a botched primary over the weekend are valid and that a second round of voting will be held this Sunday at centres that never opened or did not remain open
Kamala Harris' selection as VP resonates with Black women

Kamala Harris' selection as VP resonates with Black women

DETROIT — China Cochran met Kamala Harris at a campaign event in Detroit last year and was swept away by her ambition, charisma and leadership. She hoped the California senator would advance in politics.
US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion

US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. budget deficit climbed to $2.81 trillion in the first 10 months of the budget year, exceeding any on record, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.