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In this Oct. 27, 2004 photo Rachel Mitchell makes an opening statement in the trial of Karl LeClaire at court in Mesa, Ariz. Senate Republicans are bringing Mitchell to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Jack Kurtz /The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)
September 26, 2018 - 2:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Senate Republicans are bringing in a female prosecutor from Arizona with decades of experience prosecuting sex crimes to handle questioning about allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, describing her as tough, experienced and objective. Rachel...
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President Donald Trump participates in a United Nations Security Council briefing on counterproliferation at the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at U.N. Headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 26, 2018 - 2:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's willing to meet with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro if it would help ease suffering in the South American nation. Trump's remarks as he arrived for meetings at the United Nations came hours before Maduro announced he had...
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September 26, 2018 - 2:16 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Lee Enterprises has reversed its decision to hire a Gatehouse Media sales executive as its regional publisher for western Montana. Lee vice president of consumer sales and marketing Nathan Bekke said Wednesday that Paul McArthur won't be joining Lee "due to recent...
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September 26, 2018 - 2:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is making it illegal to bail on a bill at beauty shops, salons and barbershops. It was already a misdemeanor to leave a restaurant without paying, but under the old law it wasn't a crime to do the same thing at a barbershop or salon, meaning owners had little...
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South Korea's President Moon Jae-in arrives to address the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 26, 2018 - 2:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 2:05 p.m. South Korea's president is trumpeting the "miraculous" moves toward peace that have occurred in recent months on the Korean Peninsula as negotiators try to settle a decades-long nuclear standoff...
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September 26, 2018 - 1:03 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The investigative group Bellingcat says it has identified one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy as a highly-decorated colonel of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU. Bellingcat said Wednesday that the suspect, whose passport name was Ruslan Boshirov,...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2018 file photo, pro-choice and anti-abortion advocates hold signs as they demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. Among those riveted by the drama of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination are the rival sides in America's abortion debate, each convinced that the nationwide right to abortion is at stake. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 26, 2018 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Among those riveted by the drama of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination are the rival sides in America's abortion debate. Each side is convinced that the nationwide right to abortion is at stake. During his Senate confirmation hearing, Kavanaugh deflected questions about...
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September 26, 2018 - 1:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — A senior British agent has defended the Security Service's decision not to investigate a man who eventually killed five people in an attack on Westminster Bridge and Parliament. The MI5 agent, identified as Witness L, told an inquest into the attack that the 2010 decision to close an...
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In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 photo, flood waters from the Neuse River cover the area a week after Hurricane Florence in Kinston, N.C. Monday Sept. 24, 2018. (Ken Blevins/The Star-News via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 12:57 pm
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — The last community in the way of Hurricane Florence's floodwaters as they slowly flow to the sea got some good news Wednesday — the predictions aren't as dire as they once were. Officials originally expected flooding in the worst areas of Georgetown County to be from 5 to 10...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes her seat prior to the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
September 26, 2018 - 12:55 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has no intention of calling a confidence vote after the German leader's party ousted a close ally as head of its parliamentary group, Merkel's spokesman said Wednesday. Merkel's conservative Union bloc on Tuesday voted out Volker Kauder as head of its...
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