GOP Senators Await FBI Report in Anxiety-Filled Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators nervously awaited the arrival of a new FBI report on sexual allegations that could make or break Brett Kavanaugh’s tottering Supreme Court nomination Wednesday as aggressive protesters and an unusually strong security response added to a feeling of high anxiety inside the U.S. Capitol. As lawmakers anticipated the report, three key…

Dems Dispute Post On Kavanaugh Background Checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are disputing Republicans’ suggestion that there’s been no “whiff” of any inappropriate sexual behavior or alcohol abuse in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s previous background checks. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee tweeted that Kavanaugh’s six earlier background checks found no such issues. But Democrats in a letter Wednesday to…

GOP Senators Expect FBI Probe Results Soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations against him (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Republican senators expect to receive the results of a new FBI background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as soon as Wednesday afternoon. The second-ranking Senate Republican, Sen. John Cornyn, says he…

US Terminates 1955 Treaty With Iran After UN Court Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The largely symbolic gesture highlights deteriorating relations between Washington and Tehran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said withdrawing from the…

N. Korea Said to Have Stolen a Fortune in Online Bank Heists

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests have stopped, but its hacking operations to gather intelligence and raise funds for the sanction-strapped government in Pyongyang may be gathering steam. U.S. security firm FireEye raised the alarm Wednesday over a North Korean group that it says has stolen hundreds of millions of dollars by…

The Latest: Conway say Ford Treated Like ‘Fabergé egg’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations (all times local): 11 a.m. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is defending President Donald Trump after he mocked a woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. Conway told reporters at the White House Wednesday that Christine…

Suspicious Envelopes Sent To Trump, Military Officials

By ROBERT BURNS and DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities were investigating two envelopes suspected of containing a suspected poison that were addressed to top military chiefs and a third with unknown contents sent to President Donald Trump. In a statement Tuesday evening, the Secret Service confirmed that a suspicious envelope had…