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Early votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key states

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:41pm

More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely benefactor, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide.

Massive Texas district isn't big enough for either candidate

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:32pm

A West Texas congressional district sprawls 58,000-plus square miles and two time zones, from San Antonio to just outside El Paso. Yet neither the Republican who represents it nor the Democrat trying to reclaim the seat actually lives there.

Congress overrides president's veto of Sept. 11 legislation

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:32pm

Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged backing of the attackers, handing Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency.

Michelle Obama says America 'needs an adult' in White House

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:21pm

Michelle Obama told supporters in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don't change once they become president and that America "needs an adult in the White House."

Trump's stance on nuclear restraint is ambiguous

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:21pm

Donald Trump's ambiguous answer to a debate question on nuclear restraint raised doubts about his understanding of the issue. On the other hand, his words — by design or coincidence — mirror the nub of a policy argument the administration is wrestling with in the final months of Barack Obama's presidency.

WHY IT MATTERS: Guns

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:01am

THE ISSUE: The right to bear arms is fundamental to the U.S., carved into the Constitution and seemingly embedded in the national DNA. But after a seemingly endless stretch of violence, Americans are confronting how far those rights extend, propelling gun issues to the forefront of this year's elections.

Unheralded NC Democrat's surge threatens GOP's Burr

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 8:01am

Little-known former Democratic state legislator Deborah Ross is counting on public anger over the GOP political takeover of North Carolina to help her upset two-term U.S. Senator Richard Burr, a victory that could also help hand control of the U.S. Senate back to Democrats.

In Trump's debate remarks, women hear sexism and bullying

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:20am

When Donald Trump challenged Hillary Clinton's stamina on the debate stage, Pennsylvania voter Patricia Bennett said she heard a "dog whistle" that smacked of unmistakable sexism.

AP-GfK poll: Voters question Clinton health despite reports

Lauran Neergaard and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:20am

The "stamina," the "look": A new poll suggests voters are buying in to Donald Trump's insinuations about Hillary Clinton's health. They're ignoring the medical reports.

The Latest: Clintons mourn 'treasured friend' Shimon Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:43pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Trump, Clinton have work to do to make Utah voters 'comfortable' following debate

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:38pm

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton likely still have work to do to win over Utah voters after turning in what was largely seen as a pair of predictable performances in the first of three presidential debates.

Many women say Trump showed too much testosterone at debate

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:31pm

Constant interruption. A condescending tone. Eye-rolling.

Reason to cringe: Female voters react to Trump

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:51pm

When Donald Trump challenged Hillary Clinton's stamina on the debate stage, Pennsylvania voter Patricia Bennett said she heard a "dog whistle" that smacked of unmistakable sexism.

Judge's ruling weakens Election Day registration in Illinois

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:51pm

Voters in highly populated areas of Illinois will have fewer options to register on Election Day this November after a federal judge on Tuesday temporarily halted broader registration rules that Republicans call unconstitutional.

Defense chief: 9/11 bill could be devastating to US military

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:11pm

Legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating to the U.S. military, according to Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

AP-GfK poll: Voters more confident in Trump's health

Lauran Neergaard and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:01pm

The "stamina," the "look": A new poll suggests voters are buying in to Donald Trump's insinuations about Hillary Clinton's health. They're ignoring the medical reports.

Analysis: In debate, Clinton prep overrides Trump omissions

Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:44pm

Studious and diligent, Hillary Clinton spent weeks getting ready for the first presidential debate, poring over policy papers and sharpening attack lines in practice sessions. Donald Trump did not want to over-prepare and skipped running through a full mock session.

Biden assails Trump on housing crisis remarks

Megan Trimble, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:42pm

Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday questioned Donald Trump's "moral center" as a result of the Republican presidential candidate's comments about America's housing collapse.

Neither Trump, Clinton exactly right about stop-and- frisk

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:54pm

Donald Trump says the police tactic known as stop-and-frisk led to a drop in murders in New York City, while Hillary Clinton says it has been ruled unconstitutional.