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AP FACT CHECK: Cruz, O'Rourke claims cite taxes, immigration

Oct. 17, 2018 2:39 AM EDT

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke abandoned his optimistic tone and attacked Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as "Lyin" Ted in their second debate before the election, borrowing a nickname first used by President Donald Trump. It was one of the challenger's last chances to gain ground on Cruz, who is leading the polls...

California agency, gas tax backers worked closely together

Oct. 16, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the political battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained...

Brazil's Temer charged with corruption, money laundering

Oct. 16, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's federal police filed new charges against President Michel Temer on Tuesday, recommending he be put on trial for corruption, money laundering and criminal association for allegedly taking bribes to favor port management companies. The investigation report was filed to the country's...

Indicted California incumbent steps up attacks on Democrat

Oct. 16, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is stepping up efforts to convince voters his Democratic opponent is a security threat because of his family's background — something the Latino, Arab-American contender forcefully rejects as a desperate attempt by an indicted incumbent. Former...

UN anti-graft body in Guatemala says visas denied, revoked

Oct. 16, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala (AP) — A U.N. commission investigating corruption in Guatemala said Tuesday that President Jimmy Morales' government has denied or revoked visas for about a dozen of its personnel including staffers probing the president, his relatives and the ruling party. The announcement came the...

Brazil's federal police bring new corruption charges against President Michel Temer

Oct. 16, 2018 7:36 PM EDT
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's federal police bring new corruption charges against President Michel Temer.

Maryland's Jealous would broaden gun-control, oppose Trump

Oct. 16, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Ben Jealous said Tuesday that if he were elected governor over a popular Republican incumbent he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others. The former NAACP president also said he would...

Students given shirts promoting accused Republican lawmaker

Oct. 16, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — School officials in a Tennessee county gave high school students T-shirts promoting a Republican state lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct during a recent field trip to the state Capitol. The Tennessean reports Rep. David Byrd from Waynesboro hosted a "Senior Day on the Hill" for...

Head of firm behind Trump dossier won't talk to House panel

Oct. 16, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The co-founder of a political research firm that was behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia refused to speak to two House committees during a closed-door interview Tuesday. A lawyer for Glenn Simpson said in a statement that he had exercised...

Kentucky Democrats file complaint over governor's tweet

Oct. 16, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Democratic Party has filed an ethics complaint against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin for using his official Twitter account to support a GOP congressman's re-election campaign. Bevin called the complaint a "Pavlovian response by the lap dogs of the left" and said it "is an...