Here's the latest for Thursday October 1st: volunteers for Biden to canvas in person in swing states; Trump cancels rally after coronavirus concerns; largest yet Catholic diocese declares bankruptcy amid clergy abuse; 23-million-dollar toilet headed to space. (Oct. 1)
TED SHAFFREY: This is "AP News Minute." Hundreds of volunteers from Joe Biden's campaign will be canvassing in person this weekend in the battleground states of Nevada, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. The aim is to communicate with voters who cannot be reached by phone or virtual methods.
President Donald Trump appears to have canceled a planned appearance in La Crosse, Wisconsin this weekend after calls from the city's mayor and the state's governor-- both Democrats-- that he not hold a rally amid a surge in coronavirus cases. It's unclear if a planned rally in Green Bay will go on as planned.
New York's Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Center on Long Island has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection because of financial pressure from lawsuits over past sexual abuse by clergy members. It is now the largest diocese in the United States to declare bankruptcy amid the clergy abuse scandal.
And NASA's first new space toilet in decades is headed to the International Space Station before flying to the moon. The $23 million titanium toilet is in a cargo ship set to blast off from Virginia. It is half the size of the old toilets, and is designed to be easier to use for women. Ted Shaffrey, The Associated Press, with "AP News Minute."