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Memory's frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter

Memory's frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter

NEW YORK — She says he sexually assaulted her; he denies it. Is somebody deliberately lying? Not necessarily.
UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an "impasse" in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit, sending the value of the pound falling as worries about a chaotic U.K.

Judges signal they'll revive Sarah Palin defamation lawsuit

NEW YORK — A federal appeals panel seems poised to reinstate a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin brought against The New York Times.
WADA investigator says the agency got a bad deal from Russia

WADA investigator says the agency got a bad deal from Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The Canadian lawyer who investigated the state-backed doping scheme by Russia when it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics said the World Anti-Doping Agency rushed into accepting a bad deal by reinstating the country's drug-testing

Far-right shuts French rapper out of Bataclan attack site

PARIS — A popular French Muslim rapper says he's cancelling sold-out October concerts at the Bataclan music hall in Paris, a target of the deadly 2015 terror attacks, due to pressure from far-right groups who claim he promotes a radical ideology and
Path forward for Kavanaugh could be like Clarence Thomas'

Path forward for Kavanaugh could be like Clarence Thomas'

WASHINGTON — When Clarence Thomas arrived at the Supreme Court in 1991 after a bruising confirmation hearing in which his former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment, fellow justice Byron White said something that stuck with him.

World trade body to rule on US, China anti-dumping spat

GENEVA — A World Trade Organization arbitrator will step into a years-old dispute brought by China over U.S. anti-dumping measures. A trade official said Friday the arbitration was triggered automatically after the U.S.
Economy keeps growing even with rising oil prices

Economy keeps growing even with rising oil prices

DALLAS — America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy.
Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy

Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy

MALE, Maldives — As election officials made final preparations for nationwide elections in the Maldives, the European Union said it is not sending observers because the country has failed to meet the basic conditions for monitoring.

Music event expected to draw 55K nightly in downtown Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Thousands of music fans are expected this weekend in downtown Las Vegas for a sixth-year outdoor festival covering some 18 city blocks.