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Defense chief: 9/11 bill could be devastating to US military

Legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating to the U.S. military, according to Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Carter's admonition, detailed in a letter to a senior member ...

AP-GfK poll: Americans divide on importance of tax returns

American voters are divided along party lines about whether it's important for presidential candidates to release their tax returns, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Democrat Hillary Clinton has released her tax returns to the public, while Republican Donald Trump has not. Voters have mixed opinions on whether Trump's ...

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump answers a question during the presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The Latest: Trump, Clinton to trade jokes at Smith dinner

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 3:57 p.m. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will share a stage next month — but will trade jokes, not attack lines. The Archdiocese of New York announced Tuesday that both candidates will both appear at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial ...

Donald Trump y Hillary Clinton se saludan antes del debate el 26 de septiembre del 2016 en la Universidad de Hofstra en Hempstead, Nueva York. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Many women say Trump showed too much testosterone at debate

Constant interruption. A condescending tone. Eye-rolling. For many women, the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was a case study in deja vu. For more than 90 minutes on a national stage, they said Tuesday, Trump subjected the first female presidential candidate from a major party to indignities ...

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question during the presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

AP-GfK poll: Voters more confident in Trump's health

The "stamina," the "look": A new poll suggests voters are buying in to Donald Trump's insinuations about Hillary Clinton's health. They're ignoring the medical reports. Voters — especially men — have more confidence that Trump is healthy enough for the presidency than Clinton, according to the Associated Press-GfK poll. It's ...

House Dem: GOP leaders refuse to help Flint because of race

A Democratic lawmaker from Flint, Michigan, says House Republican leaders are refusing to approve emergency aid for the city's water crisis because a majority of Flint residents are African-Americans. Rep. Dan Kildee said Tuesday that GOP leaders "don't see American citizens" when they look at people in Flint, where drinking ...

How the AP-GfK poll on the candidates' health was conducted

The Associated Press-GfK poll on health and the presidential race was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Sept. 15-19. It is based on online interviews of 1,694 adults, including 1,476 registered voters and 1,251 likely voters, who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel. The original sample was ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in a roundtable event, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/John Locher)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

For all of his occasional restraint, Donald Trump offered debate viewers a greatest-hits collection from his history of mangled facts, with some new ones thrown in. For all of her policy sobriety, Hillary Clinton was far from flawless. People who had somehow avoided the campaign until the opening presidential debate ...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats opened a last-minute push Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, for new talks on must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, fight the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild. “Democrats have been clear that Congress should not leave Flint and other lead-tainted communities out of any (stopgap spending) negotiation that includes emergency disaster funding,” said Reid, and other top Democrats in a Tuesday morning letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Senate blocks stopgap bill to prevent shutdown this weekend

The Senate on Tuesday stumbled over a must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Democrats, demanding money so Flint, Michigan, can address its lead-contaminated water crisis, overwhelmingly opposed the measure, as did a dozen of the Senate's ...

Justice Dept. top national security official to leave post

The Justice Department's top national security official is leaving his position next month. John Carlin, who has led the department's national security division since 2014, will be leaving government on Oct. 15. The department announced his departure Tuesday. It did not announce what he's doing next. Carlin's exit leaves the ...

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