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The Latest: Trump says he won't rush North Korea deal

Sep. 21, 2018 9:44 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump says he won't rush into any deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump tells a rally Friday in Springfield, Missouri, that he received a "beautiful letter" two days ago from Kim. But he's not...

Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

Sep. 21, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, underscoring how a Texas Senate race that long looked like a cakewalk for the conservative incumbent now appears to be anything but one. Cruz went on the attack moments after...

The Latest: O'Rourke says Cruz mischaracterizes his comments

Sep. 21, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the first debate between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke says Sen. Ted Cruz "has a tendency to mischaracterize a position" after the pair repeatedly traded barbs during a frosty...

Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach quits campaign amid allegations

Sep. 21, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter. Minnesota Public Radio reported the announcement came hours after the St. Cloud Republican's attorney, Susan Gaertner, denied the...

Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute Nassar

Sep. 21, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans' allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges were brought by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, her GOP...

Obama turns focus on Pennsylvania, hopes to boost Democrats

Sep. 21, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Barack Obama turned his political attention Friday to Pennsylvania — a state Donald Trump won in 2016. The former president campaigned in Philadelphia with two leading Democrats running for re-election, Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. At a campaign rally at the Dell Music...

Biden to hit Georgia campaign trail for Abrams for governor

Sep. 21, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to hit the Georgia campaign trail next week, making an appearance with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Abrams' campaign spokeswoman Caitlin Highland confirmed the visit Friday. Highland said Biden would join Abrams for an event...

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

Sep. 21, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent. Republican Susan Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor...

Spat over taxes splits leading candidate, adviser in Brazil

Sep. 21, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The key economic adviser to Brazil's leading presidential candidate cancelled two campaign events on Friday amid a disagreement with his boss. Market-friendly Paulo Guedes, the main adviser of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, canceled events at the American Chamber of Commerce and...

GOP targets Kansas Democrat with 1998 strip club charge

Sep. 21, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican group is resurrecting an embarrassing scene in a strip club from a Democratic congressional candidate's past in a television ad that characterizes him as "shady." The Congressional Leadership Fund, a political action committee aimed at maintaining GOP control in the U.S....