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WASHINGTON | Ethics panel rebukes lawmakers in harassment cases

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee said Friday that Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada made persistent and unwanted advances toward three women who were required to interact with him as part of their job. Kihuen is serving his first term and announced he would not seek re-election after the allegations became public in late … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ethics panel rebukes lawmakers in harassment cases

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia | Slovak president condemns questioning of protest organizers

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia’s president has condemned a move by the country’s police, which started questioning the organizers of recent massive anti-government protests over allegations of staging a coup and corruption. Tens of thousands of Slovaks repeatedly took to the streets amid a political crisis in major protests triggered by the slaying of an investigative … Continue reading BRATISLAVA, Slovakia | Slovak president condemns questioning of protest organizers

PARIS | 6 arrested in suspected plot to attack French leader Macron

PARIS — French security agents have arrested six people on preliminary terrorism charges for allegedly plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, according to a French judicial official. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the allegations, said intelligence agents detained the six in three widely scattered regions, including the Alps, Brittany and … Continue reading PARIS | 6 arrested in suspected plot to attack French leader Macron

WASHINGTON | GOP chairman refers Kavanaugh accuser for criminal probe

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman wants a criminal investigation of a woman who said she wrote an anonymous letter alleging sexual misconduct by now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but later recanted authorship and admitted she didn’t know him. Sen. Chuck Grassley tells the Justice Department that Judy Munro-Leighton contacted his committee in October … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP chairman refers Kavanaugh accuser for criminal probe

BELGRADE, Mont. | The Latest: Trump denies he’s focusing too much on problems

BELGRADE, Mont. — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is pushing back on criticism that he is focusing too much on immigration rhetoric during the closing days of the election season. Trump rallied Republicans in Montana on Saturday. He said he does also talk about economic gains, … Continue reading BELGRADE, Mont. | The Latest: Trump denies he’s focusing too much on problems

BELGRADE, Mont. | The Latest: Trump, at Montana rally, cites booming economy

BELGRADE, Mont. — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is playing up his feud with Democrat Jon Tester as he campaigns against the Montana senator. Trump claims at a rally at the Bozeman airport that Tester “tried to destroy” his first choice to head his administration’s Department … Continue reading BELGRADE, Mont. | The Latest: Trump, at Montana rally, cites booming economy

WASHINGTON | Washington DC to investigate Catholic sexual abuse

WASHINGTON— Washington D.C.’s attorney general is launching an investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the local archdiocese. Attorney General Karl Racine announced the move Tuesday during a regular breakfast meeting among Washington officials. The Washington Archdiocese has been shaken recently by a pair of high-profile sexual abuse scandals — but neither involved abuse … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Washington DC to investigate Catholic sexual abuse

MISSOULA, Mont. | Trump says without evidence that Dems are behind ‘caravan’

MISSOULA, Mont.  — President Donald Trump suggested without evidence Thursday that Democrats or their allies are supporting a “caravan” of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States. Addressing thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in Montana, Trump said immigration is now one of the leading issues in the … Continue reading MISSOULA, Mont. | Trump says without evidence that Dems are behind ‘caravan’