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Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:57pm

The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump and possibly suggested removing him from office, could turn on whether Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who he once tweeted had "LIED! LIED! LIED!"

GOP gives Kavanaugh accuser more time to consider testifying

Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:45pm

The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance.

In tweet, GOP gives Kavanaugh accuser more time to decide on terms for testifying before committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:24pm

In tweet, GOP gives Kavanaugh accuser more time to decide on terms for testifying before committee .

Immigration judges say new quotas undermine independence

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:15pm

The nation's immigration court judges are anxious and stressed by a quota system implemented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that pushes them to close 700 cases per year as a way to get rid of an immense backlog, the head of the judges' union said Friday.

Sheriff: Motive unclear for Maryland shooter who killed 3

David McFadden and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:13pm

Law enforcement officials said Friday they might never know the motive for a female shooter's violent rampage that killed three people and wounded three at a sprawling Maryland warehouse before she turned the gun on herself. It's little consolation for grieving relatives and others trying to find answers.

Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence's fury

Gary D. Robertson, Martha Waggoner and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:07pm

Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence's latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas.

Cruz, O'Rourke getting combative in close Texas Senate race

Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:03pm

The surprisingly close U.S. Senate race in Texas is growing more combative, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke are staking their chances on two sharply different visions of America.

Family: Man killed under Santa Monica Pier wasn't homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:46pm

Authorities say a man was found fatally bludgeoned on a Southern California beach the same day two of three homeless men died after being beaten last weekend in downtown Los Angeles.

Ben Carson calls Kavanaugh's opponents 'desperate'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:41pm

Housing Secretary Ben Carson is attributing the controversy over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to people who want to "fundamentally change this country."

Idaho city seeks volunteers to be human scarecrows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:04pm

City officials in Idaho are looking for volunteers to help ward off what has become a local sign of fall: The arrival of roughly 10,000 crows to the city of Nampa.

Collins: Delay vote to let Kavanaugh accuser testify

Patrick Whittle and Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:43pm

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said Friday that President Donald Trump's tweet criticizing his Supreme Court nominee's accuser was "appalling" and a disservice to both the judge and the woman who has accused him of a long-ago sexual assault.

Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser requests extra day to consider terms for testifying; rejects 'arbitrary' Friday deadline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:34pm

Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser requests extra day to consider terms for testifying; rejects 'arbitrary' Friday deadline.

Trump says he'll rid Justice Dept. of 'lingering stench'

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:33pm

President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI on Friday, promising further firings to get rid of a "lingering stench" following reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president.

AP NewsBreak: DHS secretary says FEMA chief won't lose job

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:57pm

The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday.

Ole Miss faculty ask donor to remove name after racial post

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:05pm

Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi on Friday asked a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media post criticized by Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter for an "unjustified racial overtone."

The Latest: Police give ages of 4 found dead in Nevada home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:50pm

The Latest on the apparent shooting deaths of four people found dead in a burning home in the Las Vegas-area city of Henderson (all times local):

California man arrested in 10 'horrific' cold-case rapes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:17pm

A married 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006 in what's known as the NorCal Rapist case, Sacramento police announced Friday.

Officials call off cougar hunt after hiker's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:46pm

Authorities in Oregon are ending a cougar hunt that was prompted by the fatal mauling of a hiker by one of the large cats earlier this month.

Senate Judiciary chair: No agreement yet with Kavanaugh accuser on testifying; Monday vote planned unless deal reached

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:42pm

Senate Judiciary chair: No agreement yet with Kavanaugh accuser on testifying; Monday vote planned unless deal reached.

Myanmar refugees evacuated from squalid Omaha apartments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:13pm

About 500 refugees have been relocated from a Nebraska apartment complex after units were deemed unlivable.