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As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as negotiators reached agreement on an extraordinary hearing for Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, a second allegation of sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court nominee put the White House and Senate Republicans on the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation. Read more



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Michelle Obama drums up voter participation at Nevada rally

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. Read more

The Latest: Senator seeks to put off Kavanaugh consideration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): Read more

Second woman accuses Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

The New Yorker magazine reported Sunday night that Senate Democrats were investigating a second woman's accusation of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh dating to the 1983-84 academic year, Kavanaugh's first at Yale University. Read more

The Latest: Michelle Obama urges Nevadans to register, vote

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Michelle Obama's rally in Las Vegas (all times local): Read more

As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China. Read more

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Arizona's Republican governor, Democratic rival to debate

PHOENIX (AP) — Incumbent Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic candidate David Garcia are participating in televised debates this week in Phoenix and Tucson. Read more

CORRECTS: Senate Judiciary Committee confirms public hearing Thursday on sexual assault claim made against Kavanaugh.

WASHINGTON (AP) — CORRECTS: Senate Judiciary Committee confirms public hearing Thursday on sexual assault claim made against Kavanaugh. (Corrects APNewsAlert misspelling to Kavanaugh. ) Read more

Lawyers for Kavanaugh accuser commit to 'open' Senate hearing Thursday; other details being discussed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Kavanaugh accuser commit to 'open' Senate hearing Thursday; other details being discussed. Read more

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren urges Oklahoma teachers to vote

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging Oklahoma teachers to vote for candidates who support public education and are willing to increase the state's education budget. Read more

Summaries of the governor's races on the ballot in 36 states

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race: Read more