McCarthy’s quest to be speaker collides with GOP failures

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McCarthy’s quest to be speaker collides with GOP failures

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICKtoday

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., arrives to speak at an event early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The promise of a red wave receding, Republicans on Wednesday faced the stark reality that any return to power would mean presiding over a narrowly split Congress, and the party’s dismal performance weakened House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy as he reaches for the speaker’s gavel.

Little sign of relief expected in October US inflation data

By PAUL WISEMANtoday

FILE - A customer readies to pump gas at this Ridgeland, Miss., Costco, Tuesday, May 24, 2022.  The Labor Department is expected to report consumer prices on Thursday, Nov. 10. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s punishing inflation rate likely kept simmering in October, giving the Federal Reserve little cause to ease up in its drive to slow price increases by steadily raising interest rates.

Abortion supporters win in conservative, liberal states

By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTyesterday

Supporters react as preliminary results come in for Michigan Proposal 3 on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Detroit, Mich. Abortion rights supporters won in the four states where access was on the ballot Tuesday, as voters enshrined it into the state constitution in battleground Michigan as well as blue California and Vermont and dealt a defeat to an anti-abortion measure in deep-red Kentucky. (Ryan Sun/Ann Arbor News via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights supporters won in the four states where access was on the ballot Tuesday, as voters enshrined it into the state constitution in battleground Michigan as well as blue California and Vermont and dealt a defeat to an anti-abortion measure in deep-red Kentucky.

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Why the AP hasn’t called control of Congress yet

By MIKE CATALINIyesterday

With the U.S Capitol in the background, people walk down steps on Election Day in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where control of Congress stands in the 2022 midterm elections.

Candidates who backed overturning Trump loss are rebuffed

By NICHOLAS RICCARDItoday

FILE - Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano speaks to supporters during an election night campaign event at the Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill, Pa., Nov. 8, 2022. Election deniers who backed Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election failed in some of their highest-profile races. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Republicans made a striking decision earlier this year to nominate candidates for top statewide posts in swing states who backed overturning President Donald Trump’s loss in 2020. Most of those candidates lost in the midterm election.

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Deliberations in Paul Haggis rape lawsuit set to start

By JENNIFER PELTZtoday

Screenwriter and film director Paul Haggis arrives at court for a sexual assault civil lawsuit, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury deliberations are due to start Thursday in a rape civil case against filmmaker Paul Haggis, tasking a six-person panel with sifting through dueling narratives about what happened between him and a publicist on a night in 2013.

Suspect in Paul Pelosi attack indicted on federal charge

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FILE - David DePape is shown in Berkeley, Calif., on Dec. 13, 2013. DePape, who is already in custody in last month's attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was indicted Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, by a federal grand jury on charges of assault and attempted kidnapping. (Michael Short/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man already in custody in last month’s attack on the husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges of assault and attempted kidnapping.

Tight California races may determine US House control

By MICHAEL R. BLOODtoday

FILE - U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., speaks during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on gun violence on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 8, 2022. This year brings a marquee matchup between Porter, a progressive star, and Republican Scott Baugh, a former state legislative leader and past head of the county GOP, in the coastal 47th District that includes Huntington Beach and other famous surf breaks. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A string of too-early-to-call California U.S. House races remains in play and might end up determining whether Republicans seize control or Democrats hang on to power.With millions of votes still uncounted Wednesday across the nation’s most populous state, uncertainty remained for about a dozen of the state’s 52 House contests.

Nicole, rare November hurricane, pounds Florida coast

By FREIDA FRISARO and DÁNICA COTOan hour ago

Waves crash on the shoreline along the Jensen Beach Causeway, as conditions deteriorate with the approach of Hurricane Nicole, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in Jensen Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Nicole was expected to make landfall along the east coast of Florida early Thursday as it continued to batter a large area of the state with strong winds, dangerous storm surge and heavy rain, officials 

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