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In TV interview, Kavanaugh denies sexually assaulting anyone

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declared in a televised interview that he never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any other time in his life and didn't even attend a party where one accuser said he assaulted ...

With newfound aggressiveness, GOP ramps up Kavanaugh fight

By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh says he won't let "false accusations drive me out of this process" as he, President Donald Trump and top Republicans mount an aggressive drive to rally the public and GOP senators behind his shaky Supreme Court ...

For Bill Cosby and chief accuser, a day of reckoning arrives

By MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison Tuesday, when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. Cosby, 81, will have the ...

After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven't flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution. She ...

Lawyer: Firing of officer who killed neighbor is premature

By RYAN TARINELLI, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — The firing of a white Dallas police officer who is charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her black neighbor inside his own apartment was premature and unfair, an attorney for the officer said. Robert Rogers, who represents the ...

Rosenstein’s job to be topic of Thursday meeting with Trump

By ZEKE MILLER and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After a long weekend spent wondering if he should resign or would be fired, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein still has his job — for now. President Donald Trump gave Rosenstein a three-day reprieve pending their ...

New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the ...

Florence: Evacuations continue as North Carolina rivers rise

By GARY D. ROBERTSON, MARTHA WAGGONER and ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is by no means done with the Carolinas, where some rivers are still rising and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes on Monday before rivers reach their ...

Will Bill Cosby, 81, go to prison? A judge is set to decide

By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian who blazed the trail for other black entertainers and donated millions to black causes but preyed on at ...

Michelle Obama drums up voter participation at Nevada rally

By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama held a campaign-style rally in Las Vegas on Sunday to urge Nevadans to register to vote and cast ballots this fall, warning them that sitting out means someone else will make decisions for them. "We get ...