• Kavanaugh’s accuser says she would testify under right terms WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford’s accusation that he assaulted her when they were in high school. The preference would be for Ford to testify next Thursday, and ...
  • Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer says he is providing “critical information” as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance and other charges last month, said Thursday he ...
  • 4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, killing three people before fatally shooting herself. The shooting, which authorities said was touched off when the worker got into an argument ...
  • Early voting begins as midterms season enters final phase MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump’s social media posts. Yet here in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast. Voting machines are set up inside city buildings. A series of ...
  • UK media: May ‘humiliated’ after EU trashes her Brexit plan LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit blueprint was in tatters Friday, after the European Union rejected it at a summit in a move that the U.K. media branded a “humiliation.” European Council President Donald Tusk said bluntly at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria, that parts of May’s plan simply “will not work,” while ...
  • Business: Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday after Wall Street hit a new high and a survey showed Japanese manufacturing accelerating. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.4 percent to 2,766.86 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 advanced 1 percent to 23,905.76. Seoul’s Kospi added 0.4 percent to 2,332.94 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 gained 0.2 percent to ...
  • Opinion: Kavanaugh’s accuser deserves a fair criminal investigation Thiru Vignarajah, a Democrat, previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland from 2009-2011 and as deputy attorney general of Maryland from 2015-2016. He was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer from 2006-2007. (PhatzNewsRoom / WAPO)    —    California professor Christine Blasey Ford has not accused Supreme Court ...
  • GOP warns time running out for Kavanaugh’s accuser to talk WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, even as President Donald Trump called the woman’s allegation hard to believe in one of the GOP’s sharpest attacks on her credibility. With Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination ...
  • Trump’s immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals NEW YORK (AP) — A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down point-blank, a mom who was brutally attacked — all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping stories the White House has been eager to share. But for all the talk of murderers, rapists and other “bad hombres,” ...
  • The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast. Florence is blamed ...
  • EU, Britain on tightrope toward possible Brexit deal SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The European Union and Britain are walking a diplomatic tightrope as they attempt to thrash out a divorce deal in time for Britain’s departure from the bloc next March. Arriving Thursday at a summit of EU leaders in the Austrian city of Salzburg, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte labeled the Brexit negotiations ...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s undue credit for slowing health costs WASHINGTON (AP) — What a difference a year makes. From predicting that the Affordable Care Act would “implode” and “explode,” President Donald Trump is now claiming credit for modest average premium increases expected next year. In remarks this week, Trump appeared to cite a recent analysis by Avalere Health and The Associated Press in asserting that ...
  • Business: Asian shares track mixed finish on Wall Street over tariffs SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares are mixed, trading in a narrow range Thursday after news of a fresh round of tariffs by the U.S. on $200 billion in Chinese goods drew a muted reaction on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 was less than 0.1 percent higher at 23,674.93 after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party ...
  • AP Explains: Mueller’s legal actions not overlooked by Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller has been busy. In just the last two weeks, the special counsel has secured the cooperation of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, dispensed with the case of the campaign aide who triggered the Russia probe and signaled he’s squeezed all the information he needs out of former national security adviser ...
  • Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI to investigate before hearing WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter to the panel. The lawyers wrote that Ford, who is now a college professor in ...
  • North Carolina gov pleads with storm evacuees to be patient WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina’s governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet. “I know it was hard to leave home, and it is even ...
  • China looks unlikely to give in after US tariff hike BEIJING (AP) — China unveiled a slew of changes under mounting pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump over technology. Beijing promised to cut tariffs, open its auto industry and buy American exports. But none of that was what Trump wanted: An end to development policies Washington says are based on theft of know-how and might erode ...
  • Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The leaders of North and South Korea announced a wide range of agreements Wednesday which they said were a major step toward peace on the Korean Peninsula. But the premier pledge on denuclearization contained a big condition, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stating he’d permanently dismantle his main ...
  • Business: Global shares rise as traders shrug off new China-US tariffs TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday despite jitters over the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 edged up 0.3 percent to 5,380.16, while Germany’s DAX gained 0.2 percent to 12,185.36. Britain’s FTSE 100 was flat at 7,301.46. U.S. shares were set to rise with Dow futures ...
  • Trump’s Growing Legal Team Has a Problem: It’s Operating Partly in the Dark (PhatzNewsRoom / NYT)   —  WASHINGTON — Nearly a dozen lawyers now assist President Trump in contending with two federal investigations, one in Washington and one in New York, that could pose serious threats to his presidency and his businesses. But the expanding legal team is struggling to understand where the investigations could be headed and ...
  • Russia blames Israel for plane shot down by Syrian missile MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. It blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked targets in northwestern Syria. The Russian military ...
  • Grand Theater: Has N. Korea’s Kim won a propaganda coup? SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was searching for the perfect propaganda set piece, something designed to show his people that he’s a strong leader pushing inexorably for the long-delayed, long-promised prosperity they deserve, then visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in might be providing him with a unique opportunity ...
  • Opposition says it is better off after Syria deal in Idlib BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s opposition says it is better off in the wake of a Turkey-Russia deal on a demilitarized zone around Idlib province compared to periods following the defeat of rebels in other parts of the country. Opposition figures said Tuesday the deal will spare Idlib a government offensive, while a pro-government newspaper said state ...
  • GOP hopes testimony showdown can save Kavanaugh’s nomination WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman’s claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were high schoolers, hoping to salvage the judge’s endangered Supreme Court nomination with a risky, nationally televised showdown between him and his accuser. Republicans reversed course ...
  • US-China tariffs: What’s behind them, who stands to be hurt? WASHINGTON (AP) — By imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, President Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with Beijing and triggered the likelihood of price increases for many American companies and consumers. Beijing has said it will swiftly retaliate against American exporters — a move that stands to hurt ...

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Already facing long odds and historical headwinds in November, Trump has put many of the most vulnerable Republicans in Congress in yet another nearly impossible situation. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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The Wall Street Journal said that White House ethics advisors rejected John Dowd's idea, and later rejected his later plan to personally donate $25,0000 to Paul Manafort's legal defense fund. [...]
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The committee's proposal would accommodate other requests Ford made Thursday night, including limited video coverage, keeping Kavanaugh out of the room while she testifies and guaranteeing her safety, NBC reported Friday. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein discussed secretly reporting President Donald Trump, and also talked about getting members of Trump's cabinet to invoke the Constitution to declare him unfit to remain as president, The New York Times reported. [...]
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In order to finance eight of the submarines, Moscow cut funding for other military modernization programs like the nation's surface vessel fleet, according a source who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity. [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
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President Donald Trump paused his controversial plan to declassify and publicly release sections of documents. [...]
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McCaskill, saying Kavanaugh will boost the influence of wealthy donors in elections, became the first of the five most vulnerable Senate Democrats to oppose Trump's choice. [...]
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The U.S. and Mexico are prepared to move ahead alone on a new trade agreement, and Canada may get left behind, a top White House official says. [...]
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Christine Blasey Ford pushed back on the suggestion that mistaken identity was at play: "I knew them both, and socialized with Chris Garrett. I even visited Chris Garrett when he was in the hospital. There is zero chance that I would confuse them." [...]
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A fresh poll in a closely watched congressional race in Southern California shows Republican Young Kim pulling out front despite being outspent nearly 5 to 1 by her challenger, Democrat Gil Cisneros. [...]
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The president defends his Supreme Court nominee over claims that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they were both in high school during the early 1980s. [...]
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Brett Kavanaugh is the first Supreme Court pick opposed by a plurality of voters dating back to 2005, according to NBC/Wall Street Journal polls. [...]
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ABC News reported that investigators have asked Michael Cohen about whether President Donald Trump or his associates had discussed a possible pardon for the lawyer, who pleaded guilty last month to federal criminal charges. [...]
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Ford's letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee also reportedly said that testifying on Monday, as committee Chairman Chuck Grassley scheduled, "is not possible." [...]
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The repatriated remains mark the first tangible results to come from June's historic summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. [...]
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James, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, was responding to questions about how Trump insulted him on Twitter following a CNN interview in which the all-star criticized the president for "using sports to kinda divide us." [...]
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Former White House spokesman Sean Spicer considers President Donald Trump a salesman who engages in "hyperbole," not the liar that his opponents make him out to be. [...]
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Sen. Dean Heller's vote for Obamacare repeal is perhaps the biggest issue in his re-election bid as President Donald Trump comes to Nevada to give the Republican incumbent a boost. [...]
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