Politics and Government

Politics and Government

Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans and Democrats holding starkly distinct opinions of his credibility, according to a poll released Friday.

StarKist admits fixing tuna prices, faces fine

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price-fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

Trump: 'Very severe' consequences if Saudis killed Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has acknowledged it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that has sparked global outrage.

Europe's drug agency urges OK for dengue vaccine

LONDON (AP) — Europe's drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths.

Turkey probes whether Khashoggi remains taken from consulate

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looking into the possibility that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's remains may have been taken to a forest outside Istanbul or to another city after his suspected killing at the consulate earlier this month. Ankara's top diplomat, meanwhile, denied sharing any audio from the Saudi Consulate with U.S. officials.

The latest: Florida firefighter dies; Michael toll up to 35

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The lLatest on Hurricane Michael (all times local):

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A falling tree has killed a firefighter while he was helping his family clear debris from Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle, increasing the overall storm-related death toll to 35.

Migrants prepare to cross Guatemala-Mexico border

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Members of a 3,000-strong U.S.-bound migrant caravan massed in a Guatemalan border town and prepared to begin crossing the muddy Suchiate River to Mexico Friday, in spite of U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliation.

China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

BEIJING (AP) — China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz Friday to shore up confidence in its sagging stock market.

Growth in the quarter that ended in September slipped to 6.5 percent over a year earlier from the previous quarter's 6.7 percent, official data showed. It was the slowest rate since early 2009.

Davis, Londrigan at odds on most issues in Urbana debate

URBANA — Two candidates for Illinois' 13th District seat in the U.S. Congress offered contrasting visions for the nation in a debate Thursday night at the WILL-TV studio in Urbana.

Incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, said tax cuts enacted under President Donald Trump's administration have been successful.

Champaign County Board approves two rural solar farms

URBANA — The Champaign County Board gave final approval Thursday night for the county's first two rural solar farms.