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Showdown: Congress looks to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:38pm

Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Clinton, Trump poised for must-see debate showdown

Julie Pace and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:01pm

With millions watching and the American presidency on the line, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are poised for a must-see showdown Monday night, pitting the Democrat's call for steady, experienced leadership against the Republican's pugnacious promises to upend Washington.

Clarification: Election Hacking story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:41pm

In a story Sept. 14, The Associated Press reported Michael Chertoff was the Homeland Security secretary under George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Chertoff served under Bush and resigned one day after Obama was inaugurated.

Donald who? Most N. Koreans don't know, care about US polls

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:12am

With a tightly controlled state media, little access to outside information and a deeply instilled belief that whoever runs the White House is bound to be their sworn enemy, North Koreans aren't expecting much from the U.S. presidential elections — if they know about them at all.

Politics, outsider status shield Trump from House oversight

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:50am

Donald Trump's status as a Washington outsider fuels his fiery populism and also is helping to shield him from the scrutiny House Republicans are devoting to Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. senator and secretary of state.

Lawmakers consider creating board exam for teachers in effort to keep standards high

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:04pm

Lawmakers are looking at creating a standardized assessment for teachers amid concern over a Utah State Board of Education rule adopted in June that allows schools to hire people without formal training to be teachers.

Foster parents, agency heads urge Senate to act on Family First Prevention Services Act

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 8:33pm

A diverse coalition is urging the Senate's immediate action on the Family First Prevention Services Act, which would allow states to use federal foster care funds for in-home services to help preserve families. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is a sponsor.

Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eve

Lisa Lerer and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 8:30pm

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each candidate fresh foreign policy talking points on the eve of their first presidential debate.

The Latest: Clinton says Israel's security vital to the US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 7:00pm

The Latest on Campaign 2016 on the eve of Monday's presidential debate at 9:00 p.m. on MSNBC from Hofstra University (all times local):

Utah senator revives proposal to beef up state's hate crime laws

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 7:00pm

A state senator is reviving a bias-crimes bill that was shot down by the Utah Senate last year.

Have You Seen This? Obama is Bush’s photographer

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 2:12pm

A funny and fairly sweet moment between current President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush is a nice reminder that we’re all just people trying to do people things.

Clinton, Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Netanyahu

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 12:03pm

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are meeting separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday in sessions that could set the tone for relations between the allied countries during the next presidential administration.

Former WWE wrestling executive becoming GOP mega donor

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 11:20am

Linda McMahon, the former wrestling executive who shook up Connecticut with two expensive and contentious, yet unsuccessful U.S. Senate races, has jumped into a larger political ring, becoming a sought-after Republican mega donor who's involved in campaigns across the country, including the battle for president.

LePage's documents don't back up claims on blacks, Hispanics

Patrick Whittle and David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:11pm

Gov. Paul LePage on Monday released his informal documentation on drug arrests and they don't back up his claim that out-of-state blacks and Hispanics account for "90-plus percent" of Maine's trafficking arrests for heroin and similar drugs.

Judge orders Kansas official to appear for contempt hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:30am

A federal judge has ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to show why he shouldn't be held in contempt for failing to comply with an injunction requiring him to put on voter rolls people who registered at motor vehicle offices without providing citizenship documents.

Suburban NY police prep for presidential debate

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 9:23am

Demonstrators are expected at Hofstra University for Monday night's showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but police are keeping them at a distance from the debate hall.

AP-NORC Poll: Most in US frustrated over presidential race

Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 8:10am

Carol Jones knows what she wants to hear Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump discuss during their first televised debate: education and jobs. She's far from sure which candidate will earn her vote on Election Day.

WHY IT MATTERS: Clinton, Trump present voters clear choice

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:00am

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer voters distinct choices this fall on issues that shape everyday lives. Actual ideas are in play, as difficult as it can be to see them through the surreal layers of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Clinton team hopes 'birther' flap will motivate black voters

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 11:11am

Democrats wasted no time looking for political opportunity after Donald Trump falsely accused Hillary Clinton of starting the rumor that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S.