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2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct, saying he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 - after he had begun his career in the Senate....

Trump says US will declare NKorea a state sponsor of terror
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump announced Monday that the U.S. will designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror amid heightened nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula....

Roy Moore accuser says she was not paid to tell her story
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A woman accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of initiating sexual contact when she was 14 said Monday she wanted to confront him years ago but didn't because he was powerful and the encounter gutted her self-confidence. She said she came forward to tell her story only after other women agreed to....

Opioid crisis cost $504B in 2015, higher than once thought
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Monday that the opioid epidemic is "ravaging so many American families and communities." It also appears to be more expensive than previously thought, according to a government analysis released Monday....

US hits Iran firms with sanctions for counterfeit Yemen cash
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on six Iranian men and companies for counterfeiting Yemeni currency as a part of a scheme by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to destabilize the country....

Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, a day after the White House signaled its willingness to strike a health care provision from Senate tax legislation if it's an impediment to passing the tax bill....

Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch....

Another conservative leads Kansas governor race after crisis
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) -- If you thought Kansas emerged from its long budget crisis to reject deep-red politics and move back toward the center, think again....

Bush administration alums rising in Trump's orbit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For all the lingering tensions between President Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush, Trump's White House shares one thing in common with his Republican predecessor's: People....

The Latest: Trump promises 'huge tax cut for Christmas'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local):...