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US official: Non-state actor likely to blame for cyberattack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- National Intelligence Director James Clapper says it appears that a "non-state actor" was behind a massive cyberattack last week that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix....

Q&A: New sign-up season; new woes for Obama health law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is leaving the White House in a few months, but the troubles of his signature health care law continue to make headlines. With premiums rising by double digits and many consumers scrambling to replace coverage because their insurer bailed out, the 2017 sign-up season that starts Nov. 1 looks challenging....

Celebrities of all types are fanning out for Clinton
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- For television actress Busy Philipps, campaigning for Hillary Clinton isn't always glamorous....

Trump brand loses luster with affluent
NEW YORK (AP) -- Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the list of "preferred vendors" and posted a sort of call to arms on her blog....

The Latest: Obama wraps up Western campaign trip
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

Obama health plan hit by double-digit premium hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election....

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day....

AP FACT CHECK: Voter roll problems do not equate to fraud
ATLANTA (AP) -- Donald Trump has warned for weeks of a "rigged" election, telling his supports to watch out for large-scale voter fraud - despite a lack of evidence that it exists. In the past few days, Trump has specifically raised concerns about people fraudulently voting using the names of dead people and cited research showing 1.8 million deceased people are still listed on state voter rolls....

Teachers use nasty election to spark polite student debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From mock elections to writing projects and Electoral College math, many teachers around the country are embracing the often nasty presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as a real-world teaching tool....

Senate Democrats aim to block LGBT measure from defense bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats are intent on scuttling a House-passed provision that they say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation....

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3 US senators want women's golf open moved from Trump course

AP FACT CHECK: Voter roll problems do not equate to fraud

Wisconsin US Sen. Ron Johnson downplays climate change

Senate control may be at stake in GOP-friendly Missouri

Vice presidential nominee shrugs off threat by WikiLeaks

WHY IT MATTERS: Beneath the fury, issues that matter

Trump's 'nasty woman' remark adds to woes with female voters

The Latest: Brewer says Trump 'waterboarded' by accusers

AP Interview: Kaine says Clinton will try to work with GOP

Clinton turns focus to down-ballot candidates in final days

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