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The Latest: Trump says NBC broke law by releasing audio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:40pm

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

Trump takes issue with Clinton's criticism of Putin

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:21pm

Donald Trump on Thursday criticized rival Hillary Clinton for being too tough on Vladimir Putin, once again raising eyebrows about the Republican candidate's relationship with the Russian president.

Support for 'my girl' Clinton is personal, Mrs. Obama says

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 5:30pm

As first ladies they could hardly have been more different. But as Democrats looking to fire up female voters, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton were firmly bonded on Thursday.

Candidates from wild Alaska race face off again, sans drama

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 4:14pm

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski faces a familiar opponent in her latest re-election bid: Joe Miller, who challenged the Alaska senator six years ago in a historic, roller-coaster race.

Voting for Trump? GOP lawmakers get into rhetorical knots

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:52pm

Some Republicans who were for Donald Trump before they were against him are now promising to vote for the GOP presidential nominee.

Hacked emails show Clinton campaign's fears about Sanders

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:47pm

Allies of Hillary Clinton felt threatened by the power of Sen. Bernie Sanders' candidacy and wondered about getting some signal of support from President Barack Obama in the heat of the Democratic primaries, according to the latest emails in a hacked trove from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

AP-GfK poll: Most voters believe media biased against Trump

Jonathan Lemire and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:42pm

Donald Trump repeatedly rages that the media is biased against him, putting claims of press prejudice at the center of his campaign for president. Most voters — and not just those who are backing the Republican nominee — agree with him, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

Early voting: More good signs for Clinton in key states

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:13pm

The millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states, as well as signs of strength in traditionally Republican territory.

Trump U staff included drug trafficker, child molester

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:53am

Donald Trump says he hand-picked only the best to teach success at Trump University. But dozens of those hired by the company had checkered pasts — including serious financial problems and even convictions for cocaine trafficking or child molestation, an Associated Press investigation has found.

AP-GfK poll: Most Trump supporters doubt election legitimacy

Jonathan Lemire and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:41am

Donald Trump's dubious claims the presidential election is "rigged" have taken root among most of his supporters, who say they will have serious doubts about the legitimacy of the election's outcome if Hillary Clinton wins, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

Russia to destroy all of its chemical weapons by end of 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:16am

A top Russian official says Russia will destroy all of its chemical weapons by the end of next year, a year earlier than previously announced.

Union head resigns over ad against attack victim and Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:50pm

A top Connecticut labor union leader has resigned after a union-backed political group ran a campaign ad linking the survivor of a deadly home invasion to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Pence plane slides off runway at NYC's LaGuardia Airport

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:50pm

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slid off the runway during a rainstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport Thursday, tearing up two tracks of concrete before coming to rest on a patch of grass.

No one injured as plane carrying Republican VP candidate Mike Pence slides off runway at LaGuardia Airport in NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:00pm

No one injured as plane carrying Republican VP candidate Mike Pence slides off runway at LaGuardia Airport in NYC.

North Carolina early voting surge comes after long fight

Jonathan Drew and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 5:50pm

As Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama campaigned together Thursday for the first time in North Carolina, early voting in the presidential battleground state appeared likely to surge beyond 2012 levels with the rollout of more polling sites after a protracted battle on voting access.

Obama shortens 98 inmates' sentences, bringing total to 872

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 5:40pm

Ninety-eight federal inmates will return home sooner than expected after President Barack Obama commuted their sentences on Thursday, part of a clemency push that has sped up dramatically in Obama's final months.

GOP TV ad backing Republican congressman criticizes Trump

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 5:02pm

In a remarkable slap at their own presidential nominee, Republicans are running a TV ad in Chicago that touts a GOP congressman's independence by showing him saying Donald Trump "has disqualified himself."

Voter group wants documents unsealed in Indiana search

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 4:41pm

A voter mobilization facing an investigation into possible voter registration fraud asked a court Thursday to unseal documents from an Indiana State Police search of its offices, saying it "has been publicly demonized by the highest state officials in Indiana."

Lawsuit seeks to block New York ban on 'ballot selfies'

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:53pm

A New York state law that makes it a misdemeanor to show a marked election ballot to others is unconstitutional and a violation of the First Amendment, according to a lawsuit brought as people increasingly look for ways to express their political opinions over the internet.