Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing an accusation that he sexually assaulted a high school girl decades ago when he also was in high schoo

Trump says 'hard to imagine' Kavanaugh assaulted woman

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination would have to "make a decision" on going forward if the woman accusing him of a long-ago sexual assault delivers a compelling account to senators considering confirmation.

Minnesota Poll: Ellison has slim lead in attorney general's race

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, left, is widely known but a divisive candidate, according to the poll, while Doug Wardlow, right, has a lead among male voter
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Minn. senator sparks online outrage with tweet about Kavanaugh accusations

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Sen. Scott Newman in 2012.
Sen. Scott Newman, Republican from Hutchinson, writes off sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee.
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Mom wants ad pulled featuring 1 son criticizing another

The mother of Wisconsin congressional candidate Randy Bryce doesn't like to see her sons fight.
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The Latest: Democrat: Handing of allegation 'off the rails'

The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local):
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US ready 'to engage immediately' with North Korea

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has invited North Korea's foreign minister to meet with him next week to continue discussions on efforts to get the North to abandon its nuclear weapons.
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The Latest: Trump tours area that's expecting more flooding

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local):
In last weeks before primary, Pawlenty, Walz maintain money lead
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Though neither have their party's endorsement, Republican candidate Tim Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz have raised significantly more campaign cash than their rivals in the last weeks before contested primaries.
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Texas group sorry for likening Hindu deity to GOP elephant

Republican leaders in suburban Houston have apologized for an advertisement likening the Hindu deity Ganesha to the GOP's elephant symbol amid a congressional race featuring an Indian-American Democrat.
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Missouri 5-year-old meets city leaders over ice cream

A 5-year-old Missouri girl is on mission to have ice cream with some influential people throughout the state.
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Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy.
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Judge nixes Cosby request to step down; sentencing Monday

Bill Cosby's trial judge is rejecting a defense motion to step down from the sex assault case before Monday's sentencing hearing in suburban Philadelphia.
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What is the FBI's role in the Kavanaugh allegations?

A woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a long-ago sexual assault wants the FBI to get involved — but the request is not so simple.
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Trump: 9/11 memorial renewed my resolve to build border wall

President Donald Trump says the Sept. 11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, renewed his resolve to push for his stalled southern border wall.
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Democrat Ben Jealous struggles in blue Maryland

Ben Jealous compared his decisive Maryland Democratic primary victory in June to climbing the world's second-highest mountain. He described it as a prelude to ascending a political Mount Everest to knock off popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.
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Court allows reporters to inspect slain family's autopsies

Reporters on Wednesday viewed preliminary autopsy reports in the still-unsolved slayings of eight Ohio family members in one of the state's most notorious crimes, following a decision by the Ohio Supreme Court. The reports provided few new details.
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Administration sends states $1B in grants to battle opioids

The Trump administration is awarding more than $1 billion in grants to help states confront the opioid epidemic, with most of the money going to expand access to treatment and recovery services.
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The Latest: Court ordered transfer of patients who drowned

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Gender war politics grip Senate over Kavanaugh accusation

Nowhere is gender politics thicker in the election season air than in the mannerly U.S. Senate as it considers what President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, did or didn't do in high school.

US, Canada resume talks on revamped NAFTA

U.S. and Canadian negotiators are working long hours to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc.
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Kavanaugh's accuser struggled to come forward, friends say

Her studies first brought her West, but for Christine Margaret Blasey Ford, the move to California proved a way to leave behind what had gone wrong in her teenage years in the patrician suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Town council revisiting Nike boycott vote after backlash

A Rhode Island town council that approved a nonbinding resolution to boycott Nike products will revisit the question because of public backlash.
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Johnson, Walz debate how to fix state's shortage of workers

DFL, GOP candidates for governor agree on need to address workforce shortage, highlight differences at forum.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's undue credit for slowing health costs

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.