How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and ...

Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday

Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law. A credit freeze restricts access to your credit file, essentially halting anyone from opening any new credit i...

The Latest: Ninth person dies in S. Carolina from Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence. (all times local): 8:30 a.m. A ninth person has died in South Carolina because of Hurricane...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO COULD TELL HER STORY ABOUT TOP COURT CANDIDATE Christ...

US sanctions China military agency for buying Russian arms

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chinese military agency and its director are facing U.S. sanctions over the purchase of Russian weapons, the State Department announced Thursday. China's Equipment Dev...

Early voting begins as midterms season enters final phase

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding trade war and President Donald Trump's social media posts. But on the ground in Minn...

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her mo...

Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showd...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Guatemalans marched to...

Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to South Carolina along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm. People in coastal Horr...

Despite strong laws, domestic violence in Brazil is rampant

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rogeria Cardeal had spent most of the day in a muggy waiting room at the public defenders' office. She wanted to report that a former partner, who had beaten her for years, had v...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2018. There are 101 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 21,...

Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on what critics call unr...

Suburban women wrestle with Kavanaugh allegations

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — For women like Jayne A. Cordes, the steady stream of investigations in Washington is exhausting. That's why, when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Supreme C...

The Latest: Demonstrators chant, 'We believe Christine Ford'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 10:10 a.m. ...