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The Latest: Trump invokes impeachment, "sordid past"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:11pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (All times EDT):

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Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:43pm

Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home.

Clinton presses early voting in bid to boost Dem turnout

Josh Lederman and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:31pm

With early voting poised to play a bigger role in this year's election, Hillary Clinton was urging voters in Iowa to start casting ballots on Thursday, more than five weeks before Election Day.

Top US officials working to release Utah man from Venezuelan prison

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:23pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro earlier this week regarding the imprisonment of Josh Holt, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch said.

Clinton struggling to win over the young voters she needs

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:11pm

John Morales was interning for Bernie Sanders' campaign when the longshot Democratic candidate's hopes started to fade in the spring. That's when Libertarian Gary Johnson caught his interest.

Brain freeze? Gary Johnson can't name favorite world leader

Josh Lederman and Patrick Mairs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:52pm

Call it a brain freeze or another "Aleppo moment," but Gary Johnson has stumbled again in his quixotic presidential campaign.

Did landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:16pm

Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror.

WHY IT MATTERS: Russia looms as key issue for United States

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:02am

THE ISSUE: Russia cannot be ignored. Since the end of the Cold War, Russia has never posed such a vexing problem to U.S. policymakers as it does now. From Eastern Europe to the Middle East and increasingly Asia and the Americas, Russia is making its voice heard and its presence felt.

Early votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key states

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:52am

More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely beneficiary, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide.

Despite harsh reviews, Trump resists new debate approach

Steve Peoples and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:31pm

Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump renewed his attacks against a former Miss Universe winner on Wednesday, showing no sign of making big changes to his message or debate preparation before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton. The outspoken Republican nominee instead pressed ahead with an aggressive strategy focused on speaking directly to his white, working-class loyalists across the Midwest.

Harper still on ballot in attorney general race despite dropping out

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:22pm

Though he announced last week he's no longer running to be Utah's attorney general for medical reasons, Democrat Jon Harper is still officially on the ballot against incumbent Republican Sean Reyes, Utah Democrats said Wednesday.

California governor signs bill dumping rape reporting limit

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:20pm

The emotional stories of women who say they were sexually assaulted more than a decade ago by Bill Cosby prompted California state lawmakers to approve a bill to eliminate the state's 10-year limit on filing rape and related charges.

Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:01pm

In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers.

Massive Texas district isn't big enough for either candidate

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:41pm

A West Texas congressional district sprawls 58,000-plus square miles and two time zones, from San Antonio to just outside El Paso. Yet neither the Republican who represents it nor the Democrat trying to reclaim the seat actually lives there.

Clinton and Sanders sell young voters eying third-parties

Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:41pm

Appealing to elusive young voters, Hillary Clinton turned to former primary adversary Bernie Sanders on Wednesday to connect with millennials drawn to third-party candidates threatening to act as spoilers in the 2016 campaign.

Michelle Obama says America 'needs an adult' in White House

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:04pm

Michelle Obama told supporters in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don't change once they become president and that America "needs an adult in the White House."

Early votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key states

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:41pm

More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely benefactor, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide.

Trump's stance on nuclear restraint is ambiguous

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:21pm

Donald Trump's ambiguous answer to a debate question on nuclear restraint raised doubts about his understanding of the issue. On the other hand, his words — by design or coincidence — mirror the nub of a policy argument the administration is wrestling with in the final months of Barack Obama's presidency.

Correction: Campaign 2016-Debate-Fact Check-Audits story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

In a story Sept. 26 fact-checking Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's claims about having his tax returns audited, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the IRS does not use the term "examination" for any kind of formal action. The terms "examination" and "audit" are synonymous.