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LOS ANGELES | After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

LOS ANGELES — Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment. “I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman,” Avenatti told reporters Wednesday after being booked and posting $50,000 bail. Avenatti said he has been an … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

PARIS | France fires back at Trump’s lack of “common decency”

PARIS — France’s government has fired back at a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump, suggesting the U.S. president lacked “common decency” by launching his broadside on a day when France was mourning victims of the November 2015 terror attacks. Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said Wednesday: “We were commemorating the assassination of 130 of … Continue reading PARIS | France fires back at Trump’s lack of “common decency”

WASHINGTON | Whitaker led group that may have violated tax-exempt status

WASHINGTON — Matthew G. Whitaker, the nation’s new acting attorney general, repeatedly chided presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in public statements during 2016 while he was speaking for a group that is barred by its tax-exempt status from supporting or opposing political candidates during a campaign. Before coming to the Justice Department in 2017, Whitaker was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Whitaker led group that may have violated tax-exempt status

NEW YORK | Hear the one about Trump? You’ve probably heard a lot

NEW YORK — Did you hear the one about President Trump? Or, more precisely, did you hear all 3,128 jokes? A think tank that has studied the content of late-night comedy for the past 26 years said Donald Trump was the butt of more jokes in 2017 than any other public figure has for a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Hear the one about Trump? You’ve probably heard a lot

WASHINGTON | Record 42 Latinos to serve in Congress; 1 race undecided

WASHINGTON— More Latinos will serve in Congress next year than ever before — at least 42, with one House race to be decided. With Latinos reaching an unprecedented level of representation on Capitol Hill, The Associated Press was able to document that 34 percent of Hispanics voters approve of how Donald Trump is handling his … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Record 42 Latinos to serve in Congress; 1 race undecided

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | No voters showed up to this polling place on Election Day

PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island elections officials say one polling place in Providence did not see a single voter during the midterm elections earlier this week. Miguel Nunez, deputy director at the state elections board, told The Providence Journal that Precinct 2807 has just 11 registered voters. None of them showed up Tuesday. The precinct is … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | No voters showed up to this polling place on Election Day

NEW YORK | Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser

NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen teamed up with country star Eric Church on a version of “Working on the Highway” and Jon Stewart laced into Donald Trump at a bawdy event Monday in New York that gathered comedians and musicians to help raise money for military veterans. Springsteen avoided politics completely at the Stand Up … Continue reading NEW YORK | Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser

TEMPE, Ariz. | Campaigns make final push to galvanize voters for midterms

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Republican, Rep. Martha McSally, wore a maroon-and-gold Arizona State University T-shirt and jeans as she belted out the national anthem at the school’s homecoming game Saturday. The Democrat, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, wore a canary-yellow dress and 8-inch platform shoes with cactus applique as she presided over the coin toss. But the … Continue reading TEMPE, Ariz. | Campaigns make final push to galvanize voters for midterms