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On Friday, writer Kelly Oxford shared the story of the first time she was sexually assaulted. She was 12, she said, when a man on a city bus grabbed her genitals and smiled. She used the same word that Republican candidate Donald Trump used in a recording where he talked about...
The House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, dealt a hammer blow to Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy on Monday, dashing any remaining semblance of Republican unity and inviting fierce backlash from his own caucus by announcing that he would no longer defend Mr. Trump. Mr. Ryan’s...
Trump fought back in the only way he knew how -- throwing out a battery of vicious counter punches. He vowed to prosecute Clinton if he is elected, and then throw her in jail. With her husband and daughter in the audience, Trump branded Bill Clinton a serial abuser of women...
A third high school football team is now refusing to play Everett's Archbishop Murphy amidst concerns about player safety. Archbishop Murphy is a private Catholic school in Everett that's been so dominant this season that South Whidbey, Sultan, and now Granite Falls High School...
U.S. Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "small and bullying leader" on Tuesday and condemned his actions in Syria, taking a harder line than Donald Trump at a contentious debate with Democratic rival Tim Kaine. Pence's...
A proposal to impound vehicles for drivers with an invalid license without an arrest is in the works to go to the Austin city council. Austin Police and Vision Zero detailed the proposal for the first time Monday evening in the Public Safety Commission meeting. The proposal...
Donald Trump is facing another political mess -- this time just five weeks from Election Day. The New York Times report that the Republican presidential nominee reported a $916 million loss in 1995 -- and could have gone 18 years without paying federal income taxes as a result...
Donald Trump has doubled down on his attacks on a former Miss Universe in a stream of early-morning tweets. Trump's verbal barbs directed at Alicia Machado, who won the Miss Universe title in 1996, started after the first presidential debate Monday when Hillary Clinton mentioned...
As soon as the first debate of the 2016 presidential election was over, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were quick to claim victory. But by the next morning, one of them had become far less cheerful. Just hours after Clinton and Trump clashed on stage at Hofstra University...