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The Latest: WH 'open' to testimony by 2nd Kavanaugh accuser

Sep. 25, 2018 7:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh(all times local): 7:25 a.m. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says "we would be open" to Deborah Ramirez, a second woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, testify before the Senate Judiciary panel...

In TV interview, Kavanaugh denies sexually assaulting anyone

Sep. 25, 2018 7:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declared in a televised interview that he never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any other time in his life and didn't even attend a party where one accuser said he assaulted her. Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley, sat down for an interview...

Europe tech firms urge tougher rules to offset US dominance

Sep. 25, 2018 7:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Music streaming sites Spotify and Deezer are among European tech companies and trade associations calling on EU officials to toughen proposed legislation aimed at combating unfair business practices by U.S. giants like Apple, Google and Amazon. In a joint letter, the group urged European...

UK's Labour opposition says it will reject May's Brexit deal

Sep. 25, 2018 7:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party said Tuesday it will reject Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed Brexit deal with the European Union when it comes to a vote in Parliament, saying the government was offering the country a choice between "really bad and even worse." If Britain and the...

China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan

Sep. 25, 2018 6:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of "severe damage" to bilateral relations and mutual cooperation if Washington fails to comply. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a regular briefing that the sale...

Sweden's center-left PM loses confidence vote

Sep. 25, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's prime minister lost a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday after an election this month stripped him of his majority. Stefan Lofven, the leader of the Social Democratic Party who has been prime minister for four years, will continue in a caretaker role until a new...

Philippine president's fiercest critic arrested, posts bail

Sep. 25, 2018 5:07 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court ordered President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critic in Congress arrested Tuesday after the president revoked the senator's 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against him in an unprecedented legal move the legislator called a...

With newfound aggressiveness, GOP ramps up Kavanaugh fight

Sep. 25, 2018 5:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh says he won't let "false accusations drive me out of this process" as he, President Donald Trump and top Republicans mount an aggressive drive to rally the public and GOP senators behind his shaky Supreme Court nomination. Trump and Republican leaders accused Democrats on...

Protections restored for grizzly bears; hunts blocked

Sep. 25, 2018 1:53 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. Wyoming and Idaho had been on the cusp of allowing hunters to kill up to...

Faced with second accuser, Republicans fight for Kavanaugh

Sep. 25, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first allegation against Brett Kavanaugh left Republicans rattled and nervous. The second left them angry and ready to fight back. The GOP punched back hard Monday, seeming to cast aside — for now — worries that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee could turn...