• October 25, 2016


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Trump brand loses luster with affluent

NEW YORK (AP) — Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the list of "preferred vendors" and posted a sort of call to arms on her blog.

US intel chief: Getting NKorea to give up nukes 'lost cause'

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Intelligence director James Clapper said Tuesday that the U.S. goal of persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons is probably a "lost cause" and the best hope is to cap its capability.

US official: Russia might shoot down US aircraft in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia could shoot down a U.S. aircraft if a no-fly zone were imposed over Syria, National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Tuesday.

AP Fact Check: No 'criminal act' in race of FBI agent's wife

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump was out of bounds when he accused rival Hillary Clinton of committing a "criminal act" by giving large campaign contributions to the wife of an FBI official who later supervised the agency's investigation into Clinton's email practices when she was secretary of state.

Wisconsin clerk feared early voting site helping Democrats

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The city clerk in Green Bay refused to set up an early voting site on a college campus in part because she feared the site would help Democrats, according to emails obtained by a liberal advocacy group.

White House says Obama wants fair reviews of bonuses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has told the Defense Department that it must ensure service members instructed to repay enlistment bonuses are being treated fairly and expeditiously.

As Trump falters, more Republicans say they'll block Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican congressional candidates are increasingly seeking voters' support by saying they will check the agenda of a President Hillary Clinton.

Is the gloomy 'Obamacare' report a lifeline for Trump?

DORAL, Florida (AP) — Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days push to spark election momentum.

White House urges states to reform non-compete clauses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is urging states to ban non-compete agreements for low-wage workers as part of an effort it says will increase competition in the economy.

APNewsbreak: Voter group says dead people likely registered

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A data analysis firm hired by a voter registration group said on Tuesday that Indiana's voter database is riddled with errors, including thousands of people over the age of 110 who would likely be deceased but are still on the registration list.

Trump: 'No interest' in Trump TV; campaign debuts show

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump said Tuesday he has no interest in a "Trump TV" media venture should he lose the election, a notion that has persisted this week after a television-like alternative to the network nightly news programs began streaming on his Facebook page.

The Latest: Clinton raps Trump on accepting election results

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Senate Democrats aim to block LGBT measure from defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are intent on scuttling a House-passed provision that they say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation.

Teachers use election to discuss weighty issues, worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — From mock elections to writing projects and Electoral College math, many teachers around the country are embracing the often nasty presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as a real-world teaching tool.

Q&A: New sign-up season; new woes for Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is leaving the White House in a few months, but the troubles of his signature health care law continue to make headlines. With premiums rising by double digits and many consumers scrambling to replace coverage because their insurer bailed out, the 2017 sign-up season that starts Nov. 1 looks challenging.

US official: Non-state actor likely to blame for cyberattack

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Intelligence Director James Clapper says it appears that a "non-state actor" was behind a massive cyberattack last week that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix.

In a tense campaign season, Texas ad takes humorous approach

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The wife of a Texas county commissioner is pleading in an online campaign video for voters to re-elect her husband so he'll get out of the house and relieve her of his nonstop prattling about county issues.

Court denies request for probe of Snyder's Flint legal bills

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan court has rejected a request for a one-judge grand jury investigation of Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to use at least $2 million in state funds for his legal representation related to criminal probes of Flint's water crisis.

IMF: Sub-Saharan Africa growth to slow to lowest in 20 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that growth in the sub-Saharan Africa region is likely to slow to its lowest point in more than 20 years, with average growth forecast at just 1.5 percent this year due to lower commodity prices and an unfriendly global economic environment.

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day.

Ryan urges Pentagon to suspend collection of Guard bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called for the Pentagon to immediately suspend efforts to recover enlistment bonuses paid to nearly 10,000 soldiers in California who signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Celebrities of all types are fanning out for Clinton

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For television actress Busy Philipps, campaigning for Hillary Clinton isn't always glamorous.

2 Ugandans arrested demonstrating for Trump at US embassy

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Two Ugandan opposition activists were arrested outside the U.S. Embassy while demonstrating their support for Donald Trump, a police official said Tuesday.

Kerry: US, Vietnam committed to rule of law in S China Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. and Vietnam share a commitment to rule of law in the disputed South China Sea.