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AP source: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

Sep. 22, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from decades ago, according to two people briefed on the matter. Lawyers...

AP Explains: Why elections hold key for Maldives' future

Sep. 22, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Maldives is holding its third multiparty presidential elections on Sunday. The Indian Ocean nation of 400,000 has been rife with political turmoil since democracy was introduced just a decade ago. Famed for its white sand beaches and luxury resorts, the Maldives under President Yameen...

Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

Sep. 22, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. The television ad from Democrat David Brill combines video interviews with Gosar-family siblings who ask voters...

The Latest: Arizona GOP congressman says siblings hate Trump

Sep. 22, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a political ad against an Arizona congressman featuring his siblings (all times local): 420 p.m. A Republican congressman in Arizona is firing back at six of his siblings who have urged voters in a TV ad to oust him from office in November. Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar on...

North Dakota Senate candidate: Kavanaugh allegation 'absurd'

Sep. 22, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer said a sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is "even more absurd" than Anita Hill's 1991 sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas because Kavanaugh and his accuser were teenagers who...

The Latest: Cramer seeks to clarify Kavanaugh comments

Sep. 22, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer's comments on an allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer of North Dakota is seeking to clarify comments he made about a sexual assault...

Bannon dubs the far-right Europe's "new elite" patriots

Sep. 22, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared Saturday that far-right "patriots" are the "new elite" of Europe as he brought his push for a trans-national, anti-European Union drive to Italy. The ex-aide to U.S. President Donald Trump addressed a forum in Rome organized by a small far-right...

The Latest: Official: Campaign office raided in bribery case

Sep. 22, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local): 11:10 p.m. An opposition party spokesman in the Maldives says police obtained a warrant to search the main campaign office of the party's presidential candidate based on police intelligence that the office was being...

Maldives police raid opposition office on eve of election

Sep. 22, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential candidate on Saturday, the eve of an election viewed as a referendum on whether democracy will survive in the country. Police said they had obtained a warrant to search the office based on police...

Some Democrats warn of dangers of election overconfidence

Sep. 22, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the House majority is over. At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day. The surging optimism among Democrats, usually shared in...