Senator apologizes for misidentifying sexual assault victims in newspaper ad

Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., attends a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2, 2018. (Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, the most endangered Senate Democrat in next month's midterm elections, apologized Tuesday for a newspaper ad that included names of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or rape without their permission.

Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim angers some Native Americans

In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., gestures while speaking at the National Press Club in Washington. Warren is striking back at President Donald Trump over his constant ridicule of her claim of Native American ancestry, saying comments Trump has made are

Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans with deeper tribal ties

Roberts assures audience Supreme Court will serve 'one nation,' not one party or interest

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., left, answers a student's question following his conversation with Professor Robert A. Stein on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 at Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

Chief Justice John Roberts for the first time Tuesday addressed the recent bitter partisan fight over new Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court, seeking to "assure" an audience that the court will serve "one nation" and not "one party or one...

Trump: Don't blame me if GOP loses House

President Donald Trump listens to a question during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump tells the AP he is not to blame if Republicans lose the House in November

Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a town hall-style gathering in Woburn, Ma. A DNA analysis done on Sen. Warren provides strong evidence she has Native American heritage. She provided her test results to The Boston Globe for a story published Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

A DNA analysis done on Sen. Elizabeth Warren provides strong evidence she has Native American heritage

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Mixing bravado and insults, Trump rallies delight supporters

President Donald Trump reacts as he speaks to a crowd at Eastern Kentucky University, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Richmond, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Trump rallies mix bravado and insults, delighting supporters needed for GOP's midterm candidates

Trump says he is considering a new family separation policy at U.S.-Mexico border

President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that he is considering a new family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Hillary Clinton's security clearance withdrawn at her request

The State Department says former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's security clearance has been withdrawn at her request

Officials broach idea of charging for National Mall protests

FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, demonstrators sit on the ground along Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the White House in Washington. The National Park Service is exploring the question of whether it should recoup from protest organizers the cost of providing law enforcement and other support services for demonstrations held in the nation's capital. The proposed rule also could place new limits on spontaneous demonstrations and shrink a significant portion of the White House sidewalk accessible to the public. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The National Park Service is exploring whether to require protest organizers to pay for the cost of providing law enforcement and other support services for demonstrations held in the nation's capital

Jared Kushner used paper losses to minimize his taxes, report says

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, paid almost no federal income taxes in several recent years despite a ballooning net worth and billions of dollars spent building his real estate empire.

Congress heads toward postelection fight over border wall

FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during as he reviews border wall prototypes, in San Diego, as Rodney Scott, the Border Patrol's San Diego sector chief, listens. Congress is heading toward a post-election showdown over President Donald Trump’s border wall, as GOP leaders signal they’re willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds for the wall, a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign and a top White House priority. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border

Trump asks blacks to 'honor' him with votes, then praises Confederate general Robert E. Lee

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally endorsing the Republican ticket, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Lebanon, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

President Donald Trump praised the Confederate general Robert E. Lee whilst asking African-American voters to "honor us" by voting for him at an Ohio rally which included an unexpected and provocative monologue on America's Civil War history.

GOP gubernatorial candidate in Pennsylvania warns Democrat he'll 'stomp all over your face with golf spikes'

Amid calls from Republicans for more civility in politics, the party's gubernatorial nominee in Pennsylvania posted a video on Facebook on Friday in which he warns Gov. Tom Wolf, D, of his plans to "stomp all over your face with golf spikes."

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After 212 days in church, Pakistani couple heads home

Zahida Altaf reacts to stepping outside as she and her husband Malik Naveed bin Rehman, not pictured, exit sanctuary on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme.  The couple has been in sanctuary at the church since March 2018 and left Tuesday after ICE announced they are not opposing the couple's stay request. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Facing a deportation order, they took sanctuary in Old Lyme, but ICE is not opposing their pending request for a stay.

Norwich Public Utilities GM John Bilda to retire in 2019

Norwich Public Utilities General Manager John Bilda announced Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, he plans to retire in 2019 once a successor is chosen after a national search. (Provided by NPU)

Bilda, a Norwich native and resident, worked for NPU for 30 years, 13 as general manager, the last two amid major controversies.

House candidate files police report for threatening email

John Scott, the Republican candidate for the 40th District House seat, went to the Town of Groton Police Department on Monday.

Aresimowicz says he'll form Blue Ribbon Panel on Tourism

House Speaker to form advisory panel that would report directly to legislature.