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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says "it would be very easy to apologize" to a woman who accused him of sexual assault — but he won't do anything that seems like an admission of guilt. But in an interview with Fox News, Trump says it's not possible to apologize "for an event that never took place." Several women have accused Trump recently of unwanted advances and sexual assault. Meanwhile, "Today" show host Billy Bush has been fired for being on a 2005 video in which Trump bragged about kissing and groping women.

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal agents have joined the investigation of the firebombing of a local Republican Party office in Hillsborough, North Carolina. A bottle filled with flammable liquid was thrown through the window of the Orange County Republican Party headquarters overnight Saturday. Someone spray-painted an anti-GOP slogan referring to "Nazi Republicans" on a nearby wall. A Democratic online donation effort has raised $10,000 to make repairs.

WEST YORK, Pa. (AP) — The town council in West York, Pennsylvania, has voted to accept the resignation of Republican Mayor Charles Wasko over racist Facebook posts. One image of a wagon full of orangutans referred to "moving day" at the White House. Another referred to lynching. Wasko, who is white, says he has no regrets about the posts. He blames "a witch hunt."

BEIRUT (AP) — A State Department spokesman says an eight-hour pause in attacks by Russian and Syrian forces on rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo "would be a good thing," but he cautions that "it's a bit too little, too late." The Russian and Syrian militaries say they will observe a "humanitarian pause" between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 to allow civilians and militants safe passage out of the city. Hundreds of civilians have been killed in recent weeks, including children.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Several thousand people have joined Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil in Kentucky to honor Gay's 15-year-old daughter, who was fatally shot over the weekend. Gay stood amid the emotional crowd on the track at Lexington's Lafayette High School where he and daughter Trinity had excelled at the sport. Trinity was a standout sprinter.

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