Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor’s race

U.S. 10/10/18, 12:28

Hurricane Michael upended the governor's race in the battleground state of Florida, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee who spent days in the storm's path.Before Michael made landfall, Gillum seemed to blanket the national airwaves, sounding much like the man he wants ...

Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs

U.S. 10/10/18, 11:22

President Donald Trump has signed into law two bills that would allow pharmacists to tell consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance for their prescriptions.Under bipartisan legislation he signed Wednesday, health plans or middlemen can no longer prohibit pharmacists from telling customers when they would be better ...

FBI chief says ‘usual process met in Kavanaugh probe

U.S. 10/10/18, 10:44

FBI Director Chris Wray says the FBI's background investigation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was limited in scope but that the "usual process was followed."Wray is facing questions about the background investigation during a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.He says that unlike in criminal investigations, the FBI's authority and ...

Update: McConnell warns of backfire if Dems harass Trump

U.S. 10/10/18, 10:20

The Latest on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interview with The Associated Press (all times local):10:10 a.m.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Democrats to think carefully about "presidential harassment" if they win the majority of the House.The Kentucky Republican told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that Democratic ...

Melania Trump: Women accusing men should ‘show the evidence’

U.S. 10/10/18, 08:59

First lady Melania Trump says women who make accusations of sexual abuse "need to be heard" and supported, but so do men.She says when there are accusations there needs to be "really hard evidence" and accusers should "show the evidence."First lady Melania Trump reaches for her hat as she pauses ...

McConnell to : ‘Nobody’s going to beat’ Murkowski

U.S. 10/10/18, 05:17

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that "nobody's going to beat" Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.In an interview with The Associated Press, McConnell disputed President Donald Trump's prediction that Alaskans "will never forgive" Murkowski and that she'll "never recover" ...

Trump says he may pick new UN ambassador this month

U.S. 10/10/18, 00:38

In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump's turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced she is resigning at the end of the year, raising questions about who will fill the key national security post and about the outspoken diplomat's own political ambitions.Trump later told reporters he was considering ...

More than 70 decades later, an unknown soldier comes home

U.S. 10/10/18, 00:38

Gerard Murphy never met his uncle Richard. But the Potomac, Maryland, native grew up hearing stories of the former journalist who enlisted in the Marines during World War II and disappeared during the Jan. 15, 1944, amphibious assault on the Pacific island of Saipan."This was a mystery in our family ...

Supreme Court considering case on detention of immigrants

U.S. 10/10/18, 00:38

An immigration case before the Supreme Court pits the government against immigrants it wants to deport following crimes they have committed in the United States.The issue in the case has to do with when federal law gives immigration authorities the ability to hold immigrants in custody and deny them a ...

Lock her up? Now it’s Dianne Feinstein instead of Clinton

U.S. 10/10/18, 00:32

Chants of "Lock her up!" rang once again throughout an Iowa arena as President Donald Trump rallied supporters Tuesday night.But this time, the staple of Trump's 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton had a new target: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein.Trump, who was in the state boosting Republican candidates ahead of ...

4 Questions About Nikki Haley’s Departure as UN Ambassador

Opinion 10/10/18, 00:20

The Trump presidency has been full of surprises, but personnel changes typically are telegraphed or leaked well in advance. Nikki Haley’s announcement of her resignation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, however, was a genuine surprise. A major player in the administration’s foreign policy and a revered figure among many ...

Fiancée asks Trump to help Post’s missing Saudi contributor

U.S. 10/10/18, 00:11

The fiancée of a missing Saudi contributor to The Washington Post is asking President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to "help shed light" on his disappearance.In a column published Wednesday by the Post, Hatice Cengiz wrote: "I also urge Saudi Arabia, especially King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed ...

Update: In Iowa, Trump celebrates Kavanaugh swearing-in

U.S. 10/09/18, 20:07

The Latest on President Donald Trump in Iowa (all times local):7:55 p.m.President Donald Trump is celebrating the swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as he seeks to boost Republican enthusiasm going into next month's midterm elections.Speaking at a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Trump says Kavanaugh was "proudly" sworn ...

Notable firings and resignations from Trump’s White House

U.S. 10/09/18, 12:22

Notable firings and resignations from President Donald Trump's White House since he took office on Jan. 20, 2017.—Oct. 9: Trump announces U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's resignation, effective at end of the year.—Aug. 29: Trump announces that White House Counsel Don McGahn would leave sometime in the fall.—July 5: Environmental Protection ...

U.S. Ambassador to UN, Nikki Haley, resigned

U.S. 10/09/18, 11:06

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will leave at the end of the year, the latest departure from President Donald Trump’s national security circle, according to CNBC. Watch Live:  "Big announcement with my friend Ambassador Nikki Haley in the Oval Office at 10:30am," Trump wrote on Twitter. Big announcement with my friend Ambassador Nikki ...

UN Ambassador Haley resigning; she gives no reason

U.S. 10/09/18, 10:30

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year. Trump spoke as he and Haley met in the Oval Office, shortly after word came of her plans to resign.He called Haley a "very special" person, adding that she told ...