Government and politics

President Donald Trump goes to give a baby a kiss as he greets people after arriving at Tri-Cities Airport in Blountville, Tenn., Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Trump is in Tennessee to speak at a rally in Johnson City. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 01, 2018 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Tennessee rally (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is back in Tennessee, trying to push U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid over the finish line. Trump is headlining a closed-door fundraiser for Blackburn in Johnson City...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison addresses campaign volunteers and supporters in Minneapolis. A lawyer investigating a claim by Ellison's ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan that she was physically abused by Ellison in 2016 has concluded the allegation is unsubstantiated. The Associated Press on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, obtained a draft of the report by Susan Ellingstad, an attorney hired by Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party to investigate the allegation. (Alex Kormann /Star Tribune via AP, File)
October 01, 2018 - 5:36 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An ex-girlfriend's allegation that Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison once physically abused her could not be substantiated because she refused to provide video she said she had of the incident, an attorney with links to the state's Democratic party who was hired to investigate the...
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File - In this Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Nevada state Attorney General Adam Laxalt speaks at the Southern Hills Republican Women's Club in Henderson, Nev. The Republican gubernatorial candidate said Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, he was a "reckless and foolish" teen when he was arrested for assaulting a police officer more than 20 years ago in Virginia. Records obtained by the Reno Gazette Journal from the city of Alexandria show the Nevada attorney general was taken into custody for underage drinking in 1996. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
October 01, 2018 - 4:19 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democrats are calling on Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt to release his bar association application and full criminal record after the Republican gubernatorial nominee acknowledged he was a "reckless and foolish" teen when he was arrested for assaulting a police officer more...
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In this image from Senate Television, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate Television via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote this week on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. The Kentucky Republican has used a Senate floor speech to accuse Democrats of...
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Pro-independence demonstrators push down barriers separating them from the police during a protest in Girona, Spain, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Pro-secession activists in Spain's Catalonia region have turned out in large numbers to mark the first anniversary of their thwarted independence referendum with an evening march through downtown Barcelona and Girona that capped a day of noisy protests that blocked Catalan roads and train lines, among other largely non-violent demonstrations. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 01, 2018 - 4:14 pm
SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain (AP) — Activists blocked railway lines, students skipped classes and supporters of Catalonia seceding from Spain marched in large numbers Monday to mark the anniversary of a referendum that was part of a thwarted bid for independence last year. The evening march in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of Pennsylvania candidates in Philadelphia. Obama is expanding his influence ahead of November’s midterm elections. On Oct. 1, he released a second slate of endorsements for Democrats running for offices ranging from local to national, bringing the total to more than 300. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 01, 2018 - 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is expanding his influence ahead of November's midterm elections. On Monday, he released a second slate of endorsements for Democrats running for offices ranging from local to national, bringing the total to more than 300. Among the most prominent...
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An owner of a souvenir shop displays tourist magnets as a man speaks on his cellphone in Skopje, Macedonia, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Macedonia's government faced a looming political battle Monday to push through a deal with Greece that would ultimately pave the way for NATO membership, after a referendum on the agreement won overwhelming support but with low voter turnout. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
October 01, 2018 - 3:00 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government prepared for a political battle Monday to push through a deal with Greece that would ultimately pave the way for NATO membership, after the agreement won overwhelming support in a referendum but with low voter turnout. The European Union, NATO, U.N...
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President Donald Trump speaks about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 01, 2018 - 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he wants the FBI to do a "comprehensive" investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh. But he also said he stands by his Supreme Court nominee "all the way." Trump said during a Rose Garden press conference that he wants...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies during hearing on the FY19 budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the country’s biggest for-profit colleges, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain vastly larger than the tiny California school he currently owns.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 01, 2018 - 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain that's more than 60 times the size of the tiny California school he currently owns. The...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 01, 2018 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 12:22 p.m. President Donald Trump says he wants a "comprehensive" FBI investigation of the sexual assault accusations against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Speaking at a White House Rose Garden...
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