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AP Top Political News at 9:00 a.m. EDT

Clinton's 'nasty' Trump ads are mostly his own words
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is making "nasty" ads about him. Most of Clinton's commercials about Trump, though, merely include clips of him speaking. Her campaign seems to have concluded that Trump is his own worst enemy....

Trump shames ex-beauty pageant winner for sexual history
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump shamed a former beauty pageant winner Friday for her sexual history and encouraged Americans to check out what he called her "sex tape," in an early-morning tweet-storm that dragged him further away from his campaign's efforts to broaden its appeal to women....

The Latest: Federal officials warn of hacking attempts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian president Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals, getting the U.S. to cooperate in the skies or on the ground in the civil war, and prospects for a diplomatic resolution seem dim....

Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton's past
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton. But he hinted at them, talked about them immediately afterward and then sent his campaign's top backers out to do the same....

In Charlotte, police shooting affects presidential politics
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The killing of a black man by a Charlotte police officer, and the sometimes violent protests that followed, have intensified the political divide in a state crucial to deciding whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the presidency....

Obama: Peres won his wars but understood the need for peace
JERUSALEM (AP) -- President Barack Obama hailed Shimon Peres Friday as a man who showed the world that justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist ideal and saw "all people as deserving of dignity and respect."...

House lawmakers heap blistering criticism on Wells Fargo CEO
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns were disclosed....

Obama signs short-term bill to fund government past election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a short-term funding bill to keep the government from shutting down at the end of the week....

Gridlock in Congress may presage more of the same to come
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bitterly divided Congress adjourned Thursday for the election, having accomplished little more than the bare minimum, with lawmakers looking ahead to a lame-duck session and a weighty to-do list already piling up for next year....

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