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Sen. Hirono in spotlight after call for men to 'step up'

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:51pm

The often low-key Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono has been thrust into the spotlight as she has unexpectedly become one of the most outspoken senators in defense of a woman who says she was assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms

Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:41pm

Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford's accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school.

Nevada seeks again to overturn FEMA denial of wildfire aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:38pm

The state of Nevada and members of Congress are again appealing to the U.S. government to reverse an earlier decision to deny disaster assistance to a remote rural area ravaged by a huge wildfire near the Idaho line.

Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:36pm

The management of the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and will be the subject of two public meetings next month.

Multiple people reported injured in Syracuse shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:31pm

Police in Syracuse are investigating a shooting that left multiple people injured, possibly including children.

Injured jockey Victor Espinoza plans a return to riding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:53pm

Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback after fracturing a vertebra in his neck during a training accident at Del Mar.

Trump: Allies concerned about declassifying Russia papers

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:33pm

President Donald Trump says several close allies of the United States have called to raise concerns about his decision to declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation,

Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

Alex Derosier and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:09pm

With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are finally getting a chance to take stock of the destruction from the wind and floodwaters.

Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

Alan Suderman and Alex Derosier, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:04pm

The trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence continue to slowly meander their way to the sea, leaving billions of dollars of damage in their wake.

American joins Delta, United in raising checked-bag fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:20pm

It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines.

The Latest: Sheriff sorry for racial remarks, won't resign

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:17pm

The Latest on a New Jersey sheriff's racial remarks that were recorded (all times local):

'He's been there': Trump stumps for Sen. Heller in Vegas

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:07pm

His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senator, while unleashing a torrent of grievances against Democrats and the news media and claiming they are sabotaging his administration.

Police: Suspect dead after shootout near Miami airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:46pm

Authorities in Florida say a wanted suspect is dead after he used an assault rifle to fire upon officers near Miami International Airport.

Funeral to be held for mother of alleged MS-13 victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:19pm

A funeral will be held Friday for a New York mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter's suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13.

The Latest: Officers shot after entering wrong apartment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 8:18pm

The Latest on a police shooting in Maryland (all times local):

Congressman blasted for off-color joke amid Kavanaugh drama

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:10pm

U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman's off-color remark at a campaign event in which he made a joke involving the Supreme Court nomination battle in Washington has drawn fire.

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:31pm

If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year.

Grand jury indicts Alaska man tied to girl's death

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:25pm

An Alaska man physically took the cellphone away from a 10-year-old girl who was later found dead, and he lied to authorities when he said he found her phone on the ground, according to a federal grand jury indictment filed Thursday.

Police on guard for poison at UN meeting; no specific threat

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:10pm

Police seeking to secure the United Nations General Assembly are on guard for would-be assassins like the two men accused of poisoning a former Russian spy in England.

The Latest: Police: Gang members in shootout with deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:34pm

The Latest on two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies wounded in a shootout in East Los Angeles (all times local):