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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump is blaming the Clinton campaign and a complicit news media for what he calls "the disturbing stories" that he allegedly made unwanted sexual advances toward women. Trump says he doesn't know and never even met some of the women accusing him of sexual assault. Trump says, "These vicious claims about me, of inappropriate conduct with women, are totally and absolutely false."
CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama rallies for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Cleveland, Ohio today. He's working to saddle GOP candidates across the country with the baggage of Donald Trump and his sexually aggressive comments about women. Polls suggest that Trump's chances of winning the White House are declining, and Democrats are increasingly shifting focus to trying to maximize their gains by winning as many congressional seats as possible.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say hundreds of members of the security forces have been killed fighting insurgent attacks on the main city in the southern province of Helmand. The deputy head of the provincial council says more than 200 soldiers and police officers have been killed over the last 10 days in and around Lashkar Gah, along with about 45 civilians. In the past year, the Taliban have taken control of most of Helmand, the source of most of the world's heroin.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics says the Galaxy Note 7 problem will cost the company at least $5.3 billion, that includes discontinuing the phone and recalling both the original phone and its replacement. The Note 7 was recalled after some customers complained of it overheating and catching fire. Then the phone meant to replace it was catching fire as well.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nurses at five Allina (uh-LY'-nuh) Health hospitals in Minnesota have approved a contract to return to work. A majority of rank-and-file members of the Minnesota Nurses Association have voted to ratify the tentative agreement reached earlier in the week. Both the union and Allina Health say the nurses will return to work Sunday morning. The nurses had been on strike in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area since Labor Day.
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