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Trump all but endorses GOP's Moore despite sex accusations

U.S President Donald Trump answers questions from the media as First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump look on before departing the White House November 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival.

Franken not addressing media after allegation he grabbed woman at fair

U.S. Sen. Al Franken held a roundtable discussion while touring Green Central Park Elementary School in October.

Franken told CNN that he has no memory of meeting the woman, and feels "badly" that she felt disrespected.

South Carolina county votes to sue utility over reactors

A South Carolina county has voted to sue one of the utilities that abandoned construction on two nuclear reactors, calling the company decision a breach of contract.

Trump labels father of UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'

President Donald Trump continued to taunt the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China Wednesday, calling him an "ungrateful fool."

New US sanctions target North Korean, Chinese companies

The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.

Jurors weigh San Francisco pier killing 2 years after death

The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration.

US, Chinese soldiers find common ground in disaster drills

A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV. Troops nearby prepared to evacuate the injured.


Lawmaker dismayed at decision to shut down 35W this weekend
The Drive

Minnesota House Transportation Finance Chairman Paul Torkelson said he is disappointed the department is carrying on with the closure when as many as 200,000 people could be making their way into downtown Minneapolis.

Rep. Paulsen to friend, housemate Scalise: "Welcome back roomie"
Hot Dish Politics

U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen welcomes his friend and housemate back, three months after Rep. Steve Scalise was gunned down at a congressional baseball practice.


Delaware police citations for good deeds carry turkey reward

A Delaware police department slapped 15 people with citations this week — a write-up carrying not a fine, but a reward of a free turkey.


Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his 'liberal' rival

Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival.


AP Was There: The Assassination of President Kennedy

On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while visiting Texas with his wife.


Ethics probe begins after Conyers confirms harassment deal

John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member.


2 Minnesota lawmakers to resign amid misconduct allegations

Two Minnesota state lawmakers hit by sexual misconduct allegations announced they would resign, less than two weeks after they were accused of misdeeds that ranged from groping colleagues to persistent unwanted sexual advances and sexting.


Credibility at risk, media cuts stars loose over sex claims

The consequences came swiftly after the allegations emerged against Charlie Rose. Within hours, the veteran news host was suspended by CBS and his PBS interview show was pulled off the air. The next day, he was fired.


Ohio boy charged in woman's slaying to be tried as adult

A 15-year-old Ohio boy accused of killing his father's longtime girlfriend will be tried as an adult.


Army members investigated for misbehavior during Trump trip

The Pentagon says it is investigating allegations of misbehavior by three service members during President Donald Trump's trip to Asia earlier this month.


FCC unveils plan to scrap its net neutrality rules

A rollback of net neutrality regulations would mark a significant victory for broadband and telecom companies like AT&T and Comcast.


Ideas for Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary include gardens, meeting and exhibit space

Supporters of the Wakan Tipi Center project hope it can included in the next state bonding bill.