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Trump, escalating rhetoric, says Clinton "has to go to jail"

LAKELAND, Florida (AP) — His campaign struggling a month from Election Day, Donald Trump sharpened his rhetoric Wednesday from calling for Hillary Clinton's defeat to declaring "she has to go to jail" for using a homebrew email server and other charges of corruption while she was secretary of state.

Oct. 12, 2016 9:05 PM EDT
Ryan may have to watch his back after distancing from Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The escalating clash between Paul Ryan and Donald Trump is prompting warnings of retaliation against the speaker from rank-and-file House Republicans, suggesting a potential rebellion like the one that drove his predecessor into retirement and that could jeopardize his own hold on the post.

Oct. 12, 2016 6:09 PM EDT
Hacked email about Catholics sparks Republican outcry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign called Wednesday for Hillary Clinton to apologize and fire senior campaign officials involved in an email exchange that Republicans condemned as "breathtaking anti-Catholic bigotry.

Oct. 12, 2016 5:58 PM EDT
McConnell, Trump hesitate on coal miners' pensions

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Mitch McConnell says the country must not turn its back on the nation's coal miners — but that's exactly what those miners say the Republican Senate Majority Leader is doing.

Oct. 12, 2016 12:54 PM EDT
Republicans urge Trump to quit _ then back him

WASHINGTON (AP) — While a host of prominent congressional Republicans have jumped off the Donald Trump train, some are climbing back aboard after taking heat from loyalists of the controversial billionaire.

Oct. 12, 2016 2:42 PM EDT
Correction: Governor 2016-North Carolina-Debate story

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about North Carolina's gubernatorial debate, The Associated Press reported erroneously the circumstances of legislation to move $500,000 from a disaster recovery fund to pay legal expenses related to the state's law limiting protections for LGBT people.

Oct. 12, 2016 2:15 PM EDT
Unshackled, Trump unleashes aggressive attacks on own party

WASHINGTON (AP) — The "shackles" gone, Donald Trump stepped up his fierce attacks on his own party leaders Tuesday, promising to teach Republicans who oppose him a lesson and fight for the presidency "the way I want to.

Oct. 12, 2016 12:07 AM EDT
Obama takes issue with Trump and his supporters in Congress

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Exposing the nation's sharp political divisions as Election Day nears, supporters of Republican Donald Trump repeatedly interrupted President Barack Obama on Tuesday as he urged North Carolina Democrats to take advantage of early voting and cast their presidential ballots for Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Oct. 11, 2016 8:05 PM EDT
Correction: Campaign 2016-Matthew story

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 10 about voter registration, The Associated Press reported erroneously that North Carolina has same-day registration on Election Day.

Oct. 11, 2016 4:31 PM EDT
McCain spars with challenger over previous support of Trump

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain refused to say whether he trusted Donald Trump with the nation's nuclear codes during a debate, a moment that came after he repeated his decision to withdraw his support from the Republican presidential nominee.

Oct. 11, 2016 3:55 PM EDT
Heavy-hitters, cash flow to Nevada in fight to replace Reid

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On a warm October afternoon in Las Vegas, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was joyfully fuming from an outdoor stage, shaking her fists and branding Donald Trump "a selfish little sleaze ball" — and that was before Democrats pounced on the revelation of his predatory language about women from a 2005 recording.

Oct. 11, 2016 3:50 AM EDT
Voters stand by Ayotte because of and despite Trump decision

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte's decision to drop her support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is getting a mixed response from New Hampshire voters, but even some who disagree with her are still backing her re-election efforts.

Oct. 11, 2016 1:06 AM EDT
Pence emerges in NC with praise, 'forgiveness' for Trump

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence emerged Monday after a weekend out of the public eye reaffirming his relationship — awkward as it may seem — with Donald Trump.

Oct. 10, 2016 9:36 PM EDT
Giving up on Trump? Ryan focusing on saving GOP majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's top elected Republican, effectively abandoned Donald Trump Monday, telling anxious fellow lawmakers he will not campaign for or defend the floundering businessman in the election's closing weeks.

Oct. 10, 2016 9:27 PM EDT
As some in GOP sever ties with Trump, McConnell ignores him

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to acknowledge Donald Trump on Monday, telling a group of business leaders in his home state of Kentucky that if they expected to hear him discuss the presidential race they "might as well go ahead and leave.

Oct. 10, 2016 3:14 PM EDT
Analysis: Backed in a corner, Trump clawed through debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a presidential debate, wounded animal edition.Bleeding supporters and running out of time, Donald Trump fought and clawed his way through his second debate with Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Oct. 10, 2016 5:14 AM EDT
90 minutes of fire: Trump, Clinton trade charges, insults

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a bitter debate filled with tension and insult, Hillary Clinton declared that Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women reveal "exactly who he is" and prove his unsuitability to be president.

Oct. 10, 2016 2:21 AM EDT
Analysis: Why are Republicans dropping Trump now?

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Why now? And why this?For the legion of Republicans who abandoned Donald Trump on Saturday, recoiling in horror from comments their party's White House nominee made about using his fame to prey on women, there is no escaping those questions.

Oct. 9, 2016 8:47 AM EDT
Republicans tell Trump to quit, billionaire vows to press on

NEW YORK (AP) — A defiant Donald Trump insisted Saturday he would "never" abandon his White House bid, rejecting a growing backlash from Republican leaders nationwide who disavowed the GOP's presidential nominee after he was caught on tape bragging about predatory advances on women.

Oct. 8, 2016 10:21 PM EDT
The Latest: Portman pulls Trump support

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign a day before the second presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump (all times EDT):9:45 p.

Oct. 8, 2016 9:48 PM EDT