Here's the latest for Monday, September 7th: Labor Day unofficially kicks off fall campaign season; Russia's Navalny off induced coma, responsive; Brazil celebrates Independence Day; Mexico City's Fine Arts Palace Museum readies for reopening.
ED DONOGHUE: This is "AP News Minute." Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, spent the day in Pennsylvania, where he's receiving a trio of endorsements from organized labor. Labor Day officially marks the start of the fall election season. At a White House press conference Monday, President Trump attacked Biden as a leader incapable of handling the coronavirus or reviving the economy. Doctors treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday he is no longer in an induced coma and is responsive. A fierce and high profile critic of President Vladimir Putin, Navalny is believed to have been poisoned while on a domestic flight in Russia last month.
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro celebrated the country's Independence Day with a small ceremony alongside supporters in Brasilia. The annual parade and larger ceremonies were canceled due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, dozens of protesters gathered in Sao Paulo, denouncing his handling of the virus. And Mexico City's fine Arts Palace Museum is reopening its doors Tuesday, presenting its "Paris of Modigliani and his Contemporaries" exhibit after months of delay due to the pandemic. The exhibit features what is perhaps Modigliani's most famous painting, "Little Girl in Blue" from 1918. Ed Donoghue, the Associated Press, with "AP News Minute."