Here's the latest for Wednesday October 14th: Barrett tells doubtful Dems she'd keep open mind on court; Barron Trump positive for COVID, no symptoms; G-20 suspends poor nations' debt payments; Scientists recreate 2000 year-old date fruits.
JULIAN STYLES: This is AP News Minute. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is presenting herself as a judge with deeply-held personal and religious beliefs but one who vows to keep an open mind on cases coming to the court. She's on Capitol Hill for a final round of questioning Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Melania Trump says her 14-year-old son Barron had tested positive for the coronavirus but has since tested negative. The White House initially said he had tested negative after both of his parents tested positive earlier this month. The Group of 20 Nations representing the world's biggest economies agreed Wednesday to extend the suspension of debt payments by an additional six months to support the most vulnerable countries in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The suspension of what the G20 says could provide relief of $14 billion in debt payments have been due to expire at the end of the year. A group of Israeli scientists in the Arava Desert have grown date palms from extinct trees using seeds found in archeological excavations dating back 2000 years. The date seeds have grown, making it possible to once again taste the ancient fruit.
Julian Styles, Associated Press, with AP News Minute.