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Kirk apologizes for mocking rival's family military history

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:11am

Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk apologized Friday for mocking his Democratic rival's immigrant background and her claim that her family's military service dates back to the Revolution — comments that drew wide criticism and threatened an already difficult re-election campaign.

Trump giving his campaign $10M more; Clinton keeps cash lead

Lisa Lerer and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 11:03am

Donald Trump's campaign said Friday the billionaire businessman is plunging an additional $10 million of his personal fortune into his presidential bid, after new federal filings that show Hillary Clinton with an $85 million cash advantage in the final stretch.

The Latest: Emails show Podesta warned about hacking attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:51am

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

Talk of Clinton winning Texas has GOP craving reality check

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 8:40am

It's no surprise that Hillary Clinton hasn't gambled much on Texas, a state no Democratic presidential candidate has won in 40 years. What's surprising is the scare she's giving Republicans anyway.

Activists split as Clinton makes push for black millennials

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 8:31am

Six months into Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, she met with a group of Black Lives Matter activists in Washington to make her case and seek their support.

No injuries after Pence plane slides off runway in NYC

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:21pm

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

Clinton runs up campaign cash advantage over Trump

Julie Bykowicz and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:11pm

Hillary Clinton entered the final phase of her presidential bid with a resounding campaign cash advantage over Donald Trump.

DNC urges Utah Democrats to send 'joyful noise' to Washington

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:54pm

The head of the Democratic National Committee campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Salt Lake City on Thursday as the state's minority party steps up its push to turn Utah blue.

Philadelphia station finds some votes cast by dead people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:52am

A Philadelphia TV station reported Friday it has found at least three instances in which votes were cast in recent elections under the names of people who were long dead.

The Latest: Kirk sorry for mocking rival's military heritage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:51am

The Latest on Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk mocking Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth's family history of military service (all times local):

Tim Kaine puts his Spanish to good use on the trail

Alan Suderman and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:51am

Tim Kaine's workmanlike Spanish is the only game in town when it comes to speaking directly to one of the country's fastest growing voting blocs during the presidential campaign.

In wealthy New Jersey district, congressional race is bitter

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:40am

In a congressional district across the river from New York filled with million-dollar homes and massive shopping malls, a former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton is waging a well-funded campaign against a seven-term incumbent Republican who has been dragged down by reports he challenged his party's support for gay candidates.

Democrats are spending as Senate race tightens in Wisconsin

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:31am

A major Democratic campaign committee is announcing last-minute spending in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race as the contest tightens.

Education gap divides white voters

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 10:20am

At 18, Mike Smith chose trucking over college. Hauling cattle feed was lucrative for a teenager, and it seemed he could have a pretty good life without a degree. Now, 40 years later his income is stalled as immigrants pour into western Kansas and depress wages.

Lost cause? North Korea nuke threat awaits next president

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 1:32am

If North Korea has been a foreign policy headache for Barack Obama's presidency, it threatens to be a migraine for his successor. The next president will likely contend with an adversary able to strike the continental U.S. with a nuclear weapon.

Memo describes Bill Clinton's business ventures, fundraising

Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 1:31am

A 2011 confidential memo written by a longtime Bill Clinton aide during Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure describes overlap between the former president's business ventures and fundraising for the family's charities. The former aide also described free travel and vacations arranged for the Clintons by corporations, reinforcing ethics concerns about the Democratic presidential nominee.

Obama to return to Florida to help Clinton get out the vote

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 1:11am

President Barack Obama is returning to Florida to help Democrat Hillary Clinton get out the vote.

Clinton runs up campaign cash advantage over Trump

Julie Bykowicz and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 1:00am

Hillary Clinton entered the final phase of her presidential bid with a resounding campaign cash advantage over Donald Trump.

GOP TV ad backing Republican congressman criticizes Trump

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:32pm

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."