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GOP optimistic about Senate chances despite Walker turmoil

Oct. 05, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Leading Republicans are entering the final month of the midterm campaign increasingly optimistic that a Senate majority is within reach even as a dramatic family fight in Georgia clouds one of the party's biggest pickup opportunities. And as some Democrats crow on...

Complainant testifies about Australian Parliament House rape

Oct. 05, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A government staffer testified Wednesday about being raped by a colleague in the Australian Parliament House and described her fears of not being believed because of the disparity in their workplace statuses. Brittany Higgins became the first witness to...

Today in History: October 5, Truman speaks on TV

Oct. 05, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2022. There are 87 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 1953, Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th chief justice of the United States, succeeding Fred M....

Nevada high court overturns Reno road-rage murder conviction

Oct. 04, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned a murder conviction in a high-profile, road-rage case after it says the district judge in Reno wrongly concluded the fatal gunshot through a truck window constituted a burglary. Prosecutors had argued under alternate...

Seattle woman gets probation for massive Capital One hack

Oct. 04, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A former Seattle tech worker convicted of several charges related to a massive hack of Capital One bank and other companies in 2019 was sentenced Tuesday to time served and five years of probation. U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik said sentencing former Amazon...

Arizona abortion rights backers sue to overturn old ban

Oct. 04, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights on Tuesday sued to block an old Arizona law that criminalizes nearly all abortions, arguing that laws passed by the state Legislature after 1973's Roe v. Wade decision should take precedence and abortions should be allowed until 15 weeks into a...

Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in Mar-a-Lago dispute

Oct. 04, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for former President Donald Trump asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to step into the legal fight over the classified documents seized during an FBI search of his Florida estate, escalating a dispute over the powers of an independent arbiter appointed to inspect the...

Walker report puts abortion back at center of Georgia race

Oct. 04, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In Georgia’s pivotal U.S. Senate race, Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger, Herschel Walker, have each been laboring to cast the other as an extremist on abortion while deflecting questions about the finer points of their own positions. ...

White House keeps focus on abortion as midterms approach

Oct. 04, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With few options for strengthening abortion access, President Joe Biden is trying to keep the issue front and center in the leadup to the midterm elections, when Democrats hope to harness anger over growing restrictions to keep control of Congress. Biden and Vice...

Judge rules naughty bits off limits at Trump dossier trial

Oct. 04, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors cannot present evidence to a jury about the most salacious parts of a flawed dossier alleging connections between former President Donald Trump and Russia at an upcoming trial of an analyst who served as a primary source for...