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Tennessee women slow to back GOP's Blackburn in Senate race

Oct. 18, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...

Tennessee early voting begins; Senate, gov's races in focus

Oct. 17, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Early voting opened Wednesday for Tennessee's contentious Nov. 6 midterm elections, a moment candidates in high-profile contests for governor and U.S. Senate looked to seize as they rallied voters to turn out. Tennessee's Republican nominees for governor and Senate rallied in front...

Tennessee editorial roundup

Oct. 17, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Oct. 11 Johnson City Press on civil democracy: Bitter rancor dominating national politics grew into all-out verbal war, as Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the nation's highest court cemented the divisions in Washington and more...

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered journalist Khashoggi

Oct. 15, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a comment that could give Saudi officials a route to climb down from outright denials, President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the disappearance and presumed murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who hasn't been seen since entering the...

Senators urge tough US response over missing Saudi writer

Oct. 14, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading Senate Republicans on Sunday threatened tough punitive action by Congress against Saudi Arabia, including a possible halt of military sales, if missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was indeed killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. As Saudi Arabia warned of possible...

Trump defends Saudi arms sales amid fury over missing writer

Oct. 11, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump defended continuing huge sales of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia on Thursday despite rising pressure from lawmakers to punish the kingdom over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who lived in the United States and is now feared dead. As senators pushed for...

US increases pressure on Saudis over writer's disappearance

Oct. 11, 2018 5:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump demanded answers Wednesday from Saudi Arabia about the fate of a missing Saudi writer as lawmakers pushed for sanctions and a top Republican said the man was likely killed after entering a Saudi consulate in Turkey. Trump said he didn't know what happened to Jamal...

Tennessee Senate candidates exchange barbs in final debate

Oct. 10, 2018 11:19 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn repeatedly attempted to tie her Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen to national Democrats in their second and final debate on Wednesday, while the former Tennessee governor deflected the attacks by once again promising to improve bipartisanship in...

The Latest: Post: US intel showed Saudi plan to hold writer

Oct. 10, 2018 9:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. and the missing Saudi writer Turkish authorities say was slain inside his country's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The Washington Post reports that U.S. intelligence intercepts outlined a Saudi plan to detain a prominent journalist and critic who...

Venezuelan politician mourned after suspicious death

Oct. 10, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor doubled down Wednesday on claims that a jailed opposition activist killed himself, while the Trump administration condemned the government of President Nicolas Maduro for its alleged involvement in the suspicious death. Attorney General Tarek William...