U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

Increasingly high-profile Klobuchar seeks third term in Senate

After a dozen years in the Senate, Klobuchar played part in the Brett Kavanaugh drama that pushed her further into the Washington spotlight.

Judge denies Ellison's petition to keep divorce file sealed and redact 'sensitive' information

October 16
Rep. Keith Ellison at a press conference in August 2018.
The file is expected to be made public Wednesday.

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

October 16
President Donald Trump spoke during a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press in the Oval Office on Tuesday.
Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates.
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U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, left, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, take part in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 201

Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that has become one of the nation's most closely watched.
As the polls were about to open for the day at the Brian Coyle Center an election worker who wished to not be identified walked to place a flag outsid
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Who's in and who's out, and where are the campaign dollars going?
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Democrats' not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

They're asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They're connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. And they're relying on groups like the NAACP, which has tripled its spending from 2016 to energize black voters.
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Driver opens fire on North Carolina trooper, killing him

A driver opened fire on a North Carolina state trooper during a traffic stop early Wednesday, killing the 11-year Highway Patrol veteran, authorities said. The suspect was arrested after a chase.
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Smoke forces Melania Trump's plane back to military base

First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to a Washington area military base on Wednesday because of smoke in the cabin.
Looking toward general, Walz, Johnson each have $1 million to spend
Campaign Finance: Governor Looking toward general, Walz, Johnson each have $1 million to spend
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The first look at finances after a surprising primary race for governor shows that DFL'er Tim Walz has outraised Republican Jeff Johnson by a healthy margin, but then again, Johnson had been far behind Tim Pawlenty in fundraising before the primary, too.
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Analysis: Trump's Saudi bet has become much riskier

President Donald Trump put a big and risky bet on Saudi Arabia and its 33-year-old crown prince. It's now become much riskier.
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The Latest: Slain N. Carolina trooper remembered for heroism

The Latest on a North Carolina trooper who was fatally shot during a traffic stop (all times local):
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Man to plead guilty to sending white powder to Trump sons

A Massachusetts man is set to plead guilty to sending threatening letters with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons and others.
National
8:25am

Video shows Chicago cop shooting unarmed black autistic teen

Surveillance video released by a civilian oversight agency shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting and wounding an unarmed autistic black teenager in an incident the police department initially described as an armed confrontation.
National
8:20am

Collins' husband: Ricin threat mentioned Kavanaugh vote

The husband of Republican Sen. Susan Collins says a threatening letter that claimed to contain deadly ricin specifically mentioned her vote to nominate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
National
8:05am

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates.
National
7:50am

A look at House candidates in Orange County, California

The Democratic drive to take control of the U.S. House in November might rise or fall on the California coast. As part of its strategy, the party is targeting four Republican-held seats in Orange County, southeast of Los Angeles, which Hillary Clinton carried in the 2016 presidential election.
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7:45am

More diverse Orange County, California, morphs from GOP past

Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the street, lunchtime diners line up for tacos "al pastor" — spit-roasted pork — at a Mexican-style taqueria.
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Sen. Karin Housley

Brooks: Karin Housley blew a chance when Facebook hot take re-emerged

We're three weeks from Election Day and Minnesota is running on outrage.
National
6:55am

Read the transcript of AP's interview with President Trump

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Tuesday with President Donald Trump by AP White House reporters Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. "OFF…
National
6:40am

At a glance: Execs bailing on Saudi 'Davos in the Desert'

Top business executives are distancing themselves from Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with many canceling their attendance at an upcoming…
National
6:40am

Moments in disappearance, alleged slaying of Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote critically of the kingdom's policies and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, disappeared earlier this month on a trip…
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Cruz and O'Rourke clash in Texas Senate debate

Cruz and O'Rourke clash in Texas Senate debate

Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism on Tuesday and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most closely watched.
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Edmunds rounds up best budget-friendly small cars

Every year, vehicles become more feature-packed but also more expensive, potentially shutting out buyers on a tight budget. Fortunately, you can find many small, affordable…
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5:15am

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

President Donald Trump criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis' request for patience.
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1:40am

AP FACT CHECK: Cruz, O'Rourke claims cite taxes, immigration

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke abandoned his optimistic tone and attacked Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as "Lyin" Ted in their second debate before the election,…