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A Lithuanian woman, wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, casts her ballot at a polling station during early voting in the second round of a parliamentary election in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Lithuanians will vote in the second round of a parliamentary election on upcoming Sunday during the rise in the incidence of coronavirus infection in the country. (AP Photo / Mindaugas Kulbis)

Virus, economy top concerns as Lithuanians vote in runoff

- Associated Press

The coronavirus pandemic is the main domestic issue as Lithuania holds a parliamentary runoff election Sunday, and the winner will have to tackle a rapidly deteriorating public health sector and high unemployment.

Disney workers lose jobs, free college education vanishes

- Associated Press

Madeline “Madi” Portes keeps a bucket list full of things like visiting Paris and taking violin lessons. But No. 1 was always to get her college degree, and she never forgot that as the years went by.

Sullivan, Gross clash in broadcast Alaska Senate debate

- Associated Press

The major candidates in Alaska's U.S. Senate race attacked each other's integrity and clashed on issues of health care and the Supreme Court in a high-profile broadcast debate less than two weeks before the Nov. 3 election.

FILE - In this April 16, 2020, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric sign is displayed on the exterior of a PG&E building in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric will cut power to over 1 million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires as extreme fire weather returns to the region, the utility announced Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California utility may cut power to 1 million people

Associated Press

Pacific Gas & Electric may cut power to over 1 million people on Sunday to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires as extreme fire weather returns to the region, the utility announced Friday.

Des Moines zoo works to survive year like no other

- Associated Press

Blank Park Zoo’s annual gala featured all of a telethon’s trappings: a studio stage decorated with exotic potted plants. Fundraising pitches. Scripted banter between a tux-wearing host and a hostess in a glittering, sequined dress. Canned applause.

Fewer get-out-the-vote events might lower student turnout

- Associated Press

A small but steady stream of masked UW-Madison students stopped by voter registration tables outside the unions last week to perform their civic duty. Madison City Clerk’s office employees helped them through the paperwork, sanitized their used pens and talked among themselves as they waited for the next students to filter into the fairly empty tents.

President Donald Trump dances after a campaign rally at Pensacola International Airport, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump to vote in Fla., hold 3 rallies; Biden focuses on Pa.

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump is set to cast his own ballot in his adopted home state of Florida Saturday before rallying supporters in three other critical battleground states. Democrat Joe Biden is throwing his attention - with a little help from rock legend Jon Bon Jovi - on hotly contested pockets of Pennsylvania that could prove key to deciding the outcome of the race there.

Author hosts Lake Charles event for family lost in hurricane

- Associated Press

In the midst of grieving the loss of five family members, Minnesota radio host, talk show host and children’s book author Sheletta Brundidge gave away books and toys to kids impacted by hurricanes Laura and Delta at Calcasieu Central Library in Lake Charles.