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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.

Ex-guards convicted of beating prison inmate, covering it up

Two former correction officers have been convicted of beating a New York state prison inmate so severely he was hospitalized for two weeks and then covering up the attack.

Supreme Court reschedules argument in Ohio voter purge case

The Supreme Court has rescheduled its argument over Ohio's effort to purge inactive voters from the rolls for Jan. 10.

US judge finds Oklahoma bomb plot suspect mentally competent

A man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank in August has been found mentally competent to face trial.

Florida university grapples with white supremacist student

A Florida university says a 37-year-old self-proclaimed Nazi will be allowed to stay in school, but remains banned from campus at least for the time being.

The Latest: 2 groups that dumped Moore not reconsidering him

The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local):


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.


Report: NYPD needs more LGBTQ interaction protocols in place

A new report says the New York Police Department has not done enough to roll out protocols that govern interactions with the LGBTQ community.


Rand Paul's wife speaks out on 'blindside attack' on husband

The wife of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says her husband hasn't taken a single breath without pain since what she calls "a deliberate, blindside attack" by a Kentucky neighbor earlier this month.


Poll: Many want to avoid political talk this Thanksgiving

Pass the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. The already-fraught topic now includes allegations of sexual misconduct against politicians of various political stripes.


US declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing" on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh.


As interest rates rise, banks are paying more for deposits

Slowly, but surely, being a saver is paying off again.


Sports betting case could pay off for internet gambling

Internet gambling in the United States has been limited to just three states since it began in 2013, but it could soon get a big boost from an unlikely source: the U.S. Supreme Court.


Man charged in theft of guns from Chicago train yard

Federal court records unsealed this week show a suburban Chicago man is facing federal charges alleging he stole guns and assault rifles from a train yard last year.


State senator to resign, fight sexual harassment allegations

Minnesota state Sen. Dan Schoen is set to announce his resignation amid a cloud of sexual harassment allegations.


Meghan McCain marries Ben Domenech in Arizona ceremony

Meghan McCain has married fellow conservative commentator Ben Domenech at her family's ranch in Arizona.


Council narrowly approves long-term Flint water deal

The Flint City Council has narrowly approved a 30-year agreement to get drinking water from a regional agency, bringing to end one battle among many in the Michigan city still recovering from a lead-tainted water crisis.