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AP Top Political News at 3:27 p.m. EDT

Trump's day-after: I'll accept election results _ if I win
DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) -- Donald Trump kept floating the possibility Thursday that he'll challenge the results of the presidential election if there's a "questionable result," while teasingly promising to embrace the outcome "if I win."...

The Latest: Gore camp says 2000 and Trump aren't comparable
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

US: Ex-contractor committed 'breathtaking' theft of secrets
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former National Security Agency contractor's theft of top secret government information was "breathtaking in its longevity and scale," federal prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday aimed at keeping the man locked up as the case moves forward....

Election officials, experts rebuff Trump's 'rigged' claim
NEW YORK (AP) -- Election officials nationwide dismiss Donald Trump's incendiary claim the presidential election is rigged against him, with Republicans and Democrats alike rejecting the idea anyone could overcome the logistical challenges of tilting a process run by officials of both parties and average citizens at thousands of polling places and election offices....

Hacked emails: Clinton pushed for charity meeting in Morocco
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hacked emails reveal internal disagreement among top aides to Hillary Clinton about her determination to hold a Clinton Foundation summit in Morocco that later drew attention over its reliance on large financial pledges from foreign governments....

APNewsBreak: Watchdog says EPA delayed Flint emergency order
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency had sufficient authority and information to issue an emergency order to protect residents of Flint, Michigan, from lead-contaminated water as early as June 2015 - seven months before it declared an emergency, the EPA's inspector general said Thursday....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won't add to the country's debt. As well, both struggled in the presidential final debate to explain comments from their past....

Final debate brings little clarity to undecided voters
RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- As a tumultuous campaign nears an end, undecided voters across the country watched the final debate of the U.S. presidential race with a mix of skepticism and rapt attention Wednesday night....

Analysis: Trump needed debate reset, instead riles GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump needed a game changer. Instead, he landed a jaw dropper....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's willingness to dispute election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump, who's railed for months about a "rigged" political system, used the final presidential debate to defiantly say he won't decide until the election ends whether he will accept its results....