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AP-GfK poll: Most Trump supporters doubt election legitimacy
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Donald Trump's dubious claims the presidential election is "rigged" have taken root among most of his supporters, who say they will have serious doubts about the legitimacy of the election's outcome if Hillary Clinton wins, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll....

Post-election unity? Clinton and Trump won't say yet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a dozen days left until Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are refusing to commit to working with each other after the election, putting in question the winner's ability to heal the country's wounds after a volatile presidential race....

Early voting: More good signs for Clinton in key states
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states, as well as signs of strength in traditionally Republican territory....

The Latest: Clinton, Michelle Obama campaign in NC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

Putin rejects claims of Russian interference in US election
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed claims that Russia is interfering in the U.S. presidential election, saying the allegations are designed to distract the public from real issues....

Clinton and Obama: First ladies form political odd couple
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Hillary Clinton secured her place in the history as the first woman to win a major-party nomination for president, Democratic politicians around Washington marked the historic moment with barrage of statements, formal endorsements and public cheers....

Trump U staff included drug trafficker, child molester
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump says he hand-picked only the best to teach success at Trump University. But dozens of those hired by the company had checkered pasts - including serious financial problems and even convictions for cocaine trafficking or child molestation, an Associated Press investigation has found....

Some waver from Trump in deep-red Ohio suburbs
MASON, Ohio (AP) -- James Stepp says he is an Ohio Republican who is supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton. His reason? A Trump presidency, he says, would damage the GOP for years to come....

Lawyer says Justice Thomas groped her in 1999; he denies it
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An energy company lawyer says Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas touched her inappropriately at a 1999 dinner in suburban Washington. Thomas denies the allegation....

US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It can be a frightening call to get - and it's a familiar one for many thousands of Americans....