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Trump says 'hard to imagine' Kavanaugh assaulted woman

Sep. 19, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination would have to "make a decision" on going forward if the woman accusing him of a long-ago sexual assault delivers a compelling account to senators considering...

GOP frets about prospects for picking up Indiana Senate seat

Sep. 19, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Braun, the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Indiana, often refers to his rival, Sen. Joe Donnelly, as "Sleepin' Joe" and has vowed to wake the vulnerable Democrat from his "siesta" on Election Day. But as Donnelly barnstorms the state in a used RV, it is Braun's...

Egypt court upholds suspended sentence against activist

Sep. 19, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a three-month suspended prison sentence for a prominent rights lawyer convicted of offending public morals Khaled Ali's lawyer said he will appeal the verdict by the Misdemeanor Court of Appeals in Giza. Ali has served no prison time for the...

Trump: Declassified Russia probe papers expose 'bad things'

Sep. 18, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that "really bad things" at the FBI are exposed. But the decision, made against the backdrop of Trump's spiraling outrage at the...

Correction: Supreme Court-Kavanaugh-Politics story

Sep. 18, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about the political effects of allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, The Associated Press erroneously identified Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn as an incumbent senator. Blackburn currently serves in the U.S. House of Representatives. A...

Kavanaugh's nomination poses risks for Democrats and GOP

Sep. 18, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the fate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections. The political implications were still...

In Iowa, McAuliffe says he's not ruling out 2020 campaign

Sep. 18, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in Iowa Tuesday he's not ruling out a 2020 Democratic campaign for president, as he took his national campaign to promote Democratic candidates for governor to the early presidential testing ground. And while he said a decision remains...

Amnesty: 'Horrific' violence in Cameroon Anglophone regions

Sep. 18, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Citing a graphic video of a beheaded security officer, Amnesty International notes a "horrific escalation of violence" in Cameroon's English-speaking areas ahead of next month's presidential election. The rights group says it has authenticated two videos received last week showing...

Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe

Sep. 17, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages. Trump made the extraordinary move in...

Bloomberg mulling a run for president as a Democrat

Sep. 17, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is actively thinking of running for president in 2020 as a Democrat. "It's impossible to conceive that I could run as a Republican - things like choice, so many of the issues, I'm just way away from where the Republican Party is...