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Trump Tells AP He Won't Accept Blame If GOP Loses House

Trump Tells AP He Won't Accept Blame If GOP Loses House

By Catherine Lucey, Jonathan Lemire, and Zeke Miller | Oct 17
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.

Changing Orange County, California, Gives Democrats Hope

Changing Orange County, California, Gives Democrats Hope

Oct 17
For decades, the county southeast of Los Angeles represented an archetype of middle-class America, a place whose name evoked a "Brady Bunch" conformity - but sifting demographics have emboldened Democrats.

Analysis: Trump's Saudi Bet Has Become Much Riskier

Analysis: Trump's Saudi Bet Has Become Much Riskier

By Matthew Lee | Oct 17
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.

AP FACT CHECK: Anti-Polis Attack Ad Omits Key Details

AP FACT CHECK: Anti-Polis Attack Ad Omits Key Details

Oct 17
A pro-Republican independent expenditure committee says in a TV ad that U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, Colorado's Democratic candidate for governor, had a restraining order placed against him then got "big gun lawyers" to blame the woman.

Marijuana Legalization in Canada Won't Change NHL - Yet

Marijuana Legalization in Canada Won't Change NHL - Yet

By Stephen Whyno | Oct 16
As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Now a handful of years into retirement, Cote is a proponent of cannabis and its oils,

The Lessons After Threats Drive a Black Legislator to Quit

The Lessons After Threats Drive a Black Legislator to Quit

By Lisa Rathke | Oct 15
Voters in this very liberal, very white state made Kiah Morris a pioneer when in 2014 they elected her as its first black female legislator. Not long after, another Vermont surfaced: racist threats that eventually forced her to leave office.

Army Expelled 500 Immigrant Recruits in 1 Year

Army Expelled 500 Immigrant Recruits in 1 Year

By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke | Oct 15
Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship.

Immigrants Face Hurdles to Prove Abuse by U.S. Agents

By Nomaan Merchant and Claudia Lauer | Oct 15
Within hours of being booked at a Border Patrol station in far West Texas, two teenage sisters from Guatemala came forward to allege that an agent conducted an improper strip search.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Tall Tale on 'Record' Judges, Income

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Tall Tale on 'Record' Judges, Income

By Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward | Oct 15
With midterm elections three weeks away, President Trump is claiming a "record" 84 judges confirmed to the federal bench and suggests he will fill 50 percent of the seats in the judiciary. It's not a record, and he's nowhere close to half.

NYC Democrat Joins Wave of Veterans Aiming to Flip the House

NYC Democrat Joins Wave of Veterans Aiming to Flip the House

By Karen Matthews | Oct 15
He's an Army veteran who was wounded in Afghanistan, criticizes New York's liberal mayor and doesn't support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The candidate in question, Max Rose, is a Democrat.

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