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Russia probe revival expected if Democrats win House

Oct. 22, 2018 5:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are expected to reopen the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has...

Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

Oct. 22, 2018 2:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Trump's announcement that the United States would leave the Intermediate-Range...

Warren took DNA test to help rebuild "trust in government"

Oct. 22, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent. The incumbent Massachusetts senator spoke at her second debate...

Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

Oct. 22, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself coming Monday, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the final weeks of the Texas Senate campaign to ensure Democrat Beto O'Rourke doesn't upset him. O'Rourke is...

The Latest: Khashoggi's fiancée put under police protection

Oct. 21, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Turkey's official news agency says the fiancée of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi has been given 24-hour police protection. Anadolu news...

Democrats eye revival of Russia probe if they win House

Oct. 21, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has...

Democrats look to Latinos to provide midterm support

Oct. 21, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patricia Lugo rattled off a string of fierce adjectives describing life under the Trump administration — "ugly," ''bad," ''terrible." She joined a cluster of other Latinos in a Las Vegas shopping center in listing grievances against the president that included referring to Mexican...

The Latest: Bolton faces tense talks with Russia

Oct. 21, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local): 10:45 a.m. There doesn't seem to be a consensus in Congress about whether President Donald Trump is making the right move when he says he will withdraw the United...

Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi's killing

Oct. 21, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom — in particular its crown prince — should face severe...

Trump scolded for praising Republican who slammed reporter

Oct. 21, 2018 1:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says the U.S. needs a president who "celebrates the First Amendment," not one who "pretends that beating up a reporter is OK." Nebraska's Ben Sasse (sas) has frequently criticized President Donald Trump for what he considers Trump's uncivil rhetoric. Sasse has said he...