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Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms

Sep. 21, 2018 1:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford's accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school. The preference...

With parents detained, Uighur kids in care of Chinese state

Sep. 21, 2018 4:13 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare: The Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father are alive. Meripet and her husband left the kids with their grandmother at home in China when they went to nurse Meripet's sick father in...

Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

Sep. 21, 2018 2:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who...

Sen. Hirono in spotlight after call for men to 'step up'

Sep. 21, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harrassment she has asked dozens of other nominees. Had Kavanaugh "made unwanted requests for sexual favors" or committed...

Iran's domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

Sep. 21, 2018 4:10 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Across Iran's capital, rush-hour traffic always grinds to a halt, a sea of boxy Renault four-doors and Peugeot coupes all idling their way through the streets of Tehran. Soon, however, Iran's faltering nuclear deal with world powers may be what causes the country's domestic automotive...

It's high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

Sep. 21, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Some experts are concerned that the ending will be a buzzkill. Billions of dollars have...

For Kavanaugh, path forward could be like Clarence Thomas'

Sep. 21, 2018 2:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him. "It doesn't matter how you got here. All that matters...

'He's been there': Trump stumps for Sen. Heller in Vegas

Sep. 21, 2018 1:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senator, while unleashing a torrent of grievances against Democrats and the news media and...

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

Sep. 21, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, killing three people before fatally shooting herself. The shooting, which authorities said was touched off...

Baker Mayfield Era begins as rookie leads Browns past Jets

Sep. 21, 2018 3:37 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — At some point, Baker Mayfield was going to assume Cleveland's starting job and become the franchise quarterback, the future. That moment arrived Thursday night. His days as a backup are over. Throwing a 14-yard dart to complete his first pass, Mayfield replaced an injured Tyrod Taylor and...

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Ford Motor told to pay Thai customers for transmission woes

Sep. 21, 2018 4:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has ordered Ford Motor Co. to pay 291 customers a total of about $720,000 in compensation for selling cars equipped with faulty transmissions. The Bangkok South Civil Court's decision was welcomed Friday as a victory in a country where consumers rarely win redress. Most of the...

Haslam: Tennessee unemployment rate remains low

Sep. 21, 2018 4:48 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say the state's unemployment rate continues to remain near historic low levels. According to preliminary numbers released Thursday, Tennessee's unemployment rate was 3.6 percent for August or about 0.1 percent higher than it was in July. The state's unemployment...

Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

Sep. 21, 2018 4:46 AM EDT

NAGA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated residents of five villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried dozens of homes and killed at least 29 people in a central region. Some residents left on their own, but most of the more than 1,200...

Iran launches air maneuvers near strategic Strait of Hormuz

Sep. 21, 2018 4:45 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency says the country's air force is carrying out a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea. Friday's report says the drill involves the military's and Revolutionary Guard...

Polish leader resists view that he was disrespected by Trump

Sep. 21, 2018 4:44 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president is fighting back against criticism at home over a photo posted by Donald Trump that some say shows the Polish leader in a subservient role during a White House visit. Trump tweeted photos of himself with President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday, including one of them...

Residents can file electronically in small claims cases

Sep. 21, 2018 4:38 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Residents in three Kentucky counties can now file electronic documents in small claims court cases. A statement from the Administrative Office of the Courts says it is the first time the court's electronic filing system has been available for public use. It is currently open to...

86 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

Sep. 21, 2018 4:36 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A regional official in Tanzania says the death toll has risen to 86 after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria. John Mongella, commissioner for the Mwanza region, says the toll is likely to rise as search and rescue operations resume Friday morning. The government says the passenger ferry...

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang dies of illness at 61

Sep. 21, 2018 4:32 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country's No. 2 after the ruling Communist Party's leader, died Friday after a serious illness, the government said. He was 61. Quang passed away despite "utmost efforts to treat him by Vietnamese and foreign professors and doctors and care by...

Death toll in Tanzania ferry sinking on Lake Victoria rises to 86, regional official says

Sep. 21, 2018 4:31 AM EDT
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Death toll in Tanzania ferry sinking on Lake Victoria rises to 86, regional official says.

Comstock, Wexton face off in debate in key House race

Sep. 21, 2018 4:27 AM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Republican Barbara Comstock and Democrat Jennifer Wexton are set to face off in the first big debate of a key congressional race in Virginia. The debate, sponsored by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, is set for Friday morning in Leesburg. Comstock is a two-term incumbent in...