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  Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

Trump, in an interview that aired Sunday, made clear that the audio recording, supplied by the Turkish government, would not affect his response to the Oct. 2 killing of Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who had been critical of the Saudi royal family.

  Judge rules on requests by Abrams campaign

Freshman class of 116th Congress invades Washington

McConnell re-elected as Senate Majority Leader

Bevin: Zombies, abortions indicative of death-obsessed culture

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

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  Florida Sec. of State orders ballot recount in Senate, governor, cabinet races

McConnell: Mueller protection bill won’t come up for a vote

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb: Hate crime bill is a priority for 2019

Colorado voted to abolish slavery in their state – in 2018

Yarmuth poised to assume position of power

Brian Kemp steps down as secretary of state after declaring victory over Stacey Abrams in Georgia governor’s race

  Jeff Sessions out as attorney general

Sessions resigned at the president's request, ending a very tumultuous relationship with Trump. Chris Whitaker is acting attorney general, who has been critical of the Mueller investigation.

Kentucky lawmakers react to election results, consider what’s next

In the end, Kentucky stayed red as the GOP kept its supermajorities, and Republicans said they are very happy with the results.

Shively elects first African-American mayor

Beverly Chester Burton is currently a JCPS teacher and has served on the city council for 10 years. She originally ran for city council in 2008, but lost.

Trump celebrates GOP midterm victories despite loss of House to Democrats

Both President Trump and Rep. Nancy Pelosi said they were happy with the election results, but will the two parties work together?

  SEAT-BY-SEAT: Tracking the Kentucky Legislature

JCPS Board of Education Election results: James Craig wins District 3, Corrie Shull wins District 6

Voter turnout surpassed initial predictions in Jefferson County

Roundup: Indiana sheriff races decided in several counties

Hollingsworth cruises to victory in Indiana’s 9th District

Mike Braun: A new senator will head to Washington to represent Hoosiers

Andy Barr holds off Democratic challenger Amy McGrath in Kentucky’s 6th District

Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr on Tuesday night held on for a fourth term in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District.

Fischer clinches 3rd term as Louisville’s mayor

Incumbent Greg Fischer has won his third term as Louisville’s mayor.

Bullitt County court order changes polling place for 76 voters in Pleasant Grove

Voters who live in the Pleasant Grove community on the following four roads were “improperly coded” into Mt. Washington.

Election Day: 5 races to keep an eye on

The midterm elections are happening Tuesday. Here are some of the top contests WAVE 3 News will be watching:

Facebook blocks accounts for possible election meddling by Russia and others

On Sunday evening, Facebook was notified of the online activity, which may be linked to foreign entities.

Efforts to increase voter turnout include rides to the polls

In Kentucky, just 46 percent of registered voters are expected to cast a ballot on Election Day.

Get an Uber, Lyft, Lime to cast your vote on Election Day, use promo code for discounts

Uber, Lyft, Zipcar, Lime and others want to help Americans get to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Local races could have national implications; candidates campaign on eve of election

The Indiana Senate race has drawn some major star power with President Donald Trump in the Hoosier state again Monday night.

Rihanna says she doesn’t want Trump using her song at his ‘tragic rallies’

Last year, the singer entrepreneur referred to the president as an “Immoral Pig” when he banned citizens from Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S. (Source: Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Pizza to the Polls delivers free pies to voters stuck in long lines

Pizza to the Polls takes reports of long polling lines and then sends pizza to those locations.

In Georgia, online voting database problem leads to countercharge of hacking

Georgia's online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation's hottest governor's races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reports emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp controls as secretary of stat

Jefferson Co. GOP: Fischer used alleged drug dealer in campaign ads

Just days before the Mayoral election, there is new criticism of current Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer for including a convicted felon and alleged drug dealer in his campaign ad in which he touts crime is down.

These 2018 midterm candidates can make history with a victory

Candidates for governor, House and US Senate seats will make history as people of color, women and LGBTQ candidates are on 2018 midterm election ballots.

Pink wave: Women poised for political leadership in 2018 midterms

Even though women make up half the population of the U.S., they only make up about 20 percent of Congress.

Senator claims KY woman made false claims in Kavanaugh confirmation

A leading Senate Republican wants the Justice Department to investigate a Kentucky woman who allegedly made false claims during the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Complaint against candidate for Harrison County sheriff causing divide over validity

A complaint filed against a candidate for Harrison County sheriff is dividing some in the community.

Less than half of registered voters in Kentucky expected to vote

Less than half of registered Kentucky voters are expected to head to polls for Tuesday’s midterm elections.

PVA race gets ‘nasty’

It's a political race that's not normally the source of controversy--until recent months. The Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator--or PVA--Office has been surrounded by a state investigation, accusations and a fight with Governor Matt Bevin.

Barbra Streisand to release anti-Trump album and star in ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Barbra Streisand has released a new political song aimed at Pres. Donald Trump called "Don't Lie to Me."

Midterm Elections: Find your polling location, view a sample ballot

Election Day is Nov. 6. Are you ready to vote?

WATCH: Last IN U.S. Senate debate

You can watch the debate live in this story, starting at 6 p.m.

Senator Mitch McConnell says ‘death penalty is appropriate’ in some cases

McConnell made his opinions known after a Kentucky Federalist Society.

Large voter turnout expected after absentee voting surge

Daviess County, Kentucky is expecting a large turnout for election day.

Campbell VP who tweeted Soros conspiracy theory leaves company

On Twitter on Monday, Kelly Johnston alleged the Open Society Foundations, which was founded by businessman and activist George Soros, was assisting the caravan by providing what he called “troop carriers” and “rail cars.”

Ivanka Trump visits Kentucky, tours job training centers

Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump was in Kentucky Friday as part of a Workforce Development Visit to Eastern Kentucky. The President’s daughter said she wanted to encourage the innovation happening in the Bluegrass State.

Troops may be sent to halt caravan at border

The U.S. is expected to send troops to the border as part of a plan to prevent a migrant caravan from entering the country.

KY governor cites recent violence, pinpoints Facebook comment in call for civility

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin posted a video to his Facebook page calling for civility in politics.

Defense Secretary Mattis may send at least 800 troops to southern border

Mattis may send around 800 troops to help border patrol agents when the caravan of migrants reaches the U.S.-Mexico border.

President Trump set for Indianapolis visit Saturday

President Trump will speak to the convention at Bankers Life Fieldhouse during the National FFA Convention.

Constitutional amendment on ballot for Indiana voters

One thing Indiana residents will be voting on on Nov. 6 is a constitutional amendment to require lawmakers to pass a balanced budget.

Sen. McConnell op-ed: Protest at Louisville restaurant didn’t ruin my meal

Sen. Mitch McConnell submitted an editorial to media outlets to tell his side of the story about what happened during a recent meal with his wife in Louisville.

Sen. Paul again advocates blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Senator Paul has again advocated blocking U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia in light of the international controversy surrounding Saudi Arabia and late journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Sen. Paul: ‘This is on the crown prince’s shoulders’

Senator Rand Paul addressed his stance on selling arms to Saudi Arabia in light of the international controversy surrounding missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi--who is now believed to be dead.

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

Two Republican congressmen trying to win re-election while under indictment in a fresh test of partisanship in the Trump era

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions

Yarmuth, Glisson take to podiums for congressional debate

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth and Republican challenger Vickie Yates Brown Glisson took to their podiums Wednesday night for a live congressional debate at the League of Women Voters candidate forum.

Fischer, Leet square off in final forum before Nov. 6 mayoral election

The candidates were asked about the local economy, homelessness, crime, eviction rates and racial profiling, among other topics, in the nearly hour-long forum.

Report: Voter records from Kentucky, other states up for sale on dark web

Voter data from 19 states, including Kentucky, is on sale online right now, according to a report.

Gov. Bevin wants to ‘blow up’ corrupt system, red tape

Governor Bevin wants to “blow up” what he calls a corrupt system filled with red tape, he said in a statement posted to social media on Sunday afternoon. Bevin illustrated his point by using actual grenades in the attached footage, taken at the state penitentiary in Western Kentucky.

President Donald Trump addresses Kentucky voters in Richmond

President Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Richmond on Saturday night, urging Kentuckians to vote for Republican incumbent Andy Barr in the upcoming 6th District midterm vote.

Bevin again appealing value of Anchorage mansion

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is once again appealing the value of his Anchorage mansion and the 10 acres it sits on.

Sen. McGarvey: Educators seeking public office have good chance of winning

With 24 teachers on the ballot for the Kentucky House of Representatives and eight on the ballot for state senate, a record number of Kentucky teachers are seeking public office.

McConnell talks Kavanaugh, legacy and re-election

Sen. Mitch McConnell described the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as “the single most important thing I’ve been involved in in my career.”

McConnell talks Manchin, Murkowski on ‘Face the Nation’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on 'Face the Nation' this morning, where the Kentucky Senator spoke in-depth about the controversial confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the state of the Senate.

Kentucky, Indiana politicians react to Kavanaugh confirmation

Politicians from Kentucky and Indiana voiced their opinions following the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Justice.

Kavanaugh sworn in as newest associate justice, concluding deeply bitter Supreme Court fight

Kavanaugh was sworn in just hours after his confirmation. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath.

Moving trucks line up in Frankfort for 'Move 'em Out, Vote ‘em Out’ rally

Teachers, administrators, public employees and union members gathered for the “Vote 'em Out, Move 'em Out” rally. They hoped to issue a message to lawmakers who voted for the pension reform bill during the 2018 General Assembly.

Indiana candidates for U.S. Senate address key issues ahead of election

The Senate races are drawing closer. Here is how Indiana Senate candidates Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly and his opponent, Republican Mike Braun, have addressed key issues important to Hoosiers.

Register to vote without leaving your car

Register to vote on October 9 without ever leaving your car

Faulty absentee ballots distributed in Indiana

Hoosiers who applied for absentee ballots in the November election should check their status.

Trump orders ‘limited’ new FBI probe after judiciary committee sends Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to Senate for vote

President Trump said the supplemental FBI probe into Brett Kavanaugh must be limited in scope, and last no longer than a week.

Federal judge strikes down Kentucky law in win for state’s last abortion clinic

A spokeswoman from Gov. Matt Bevin’s office said he plans to appeal the ruling.

KY, IN politicians split along party lines in reaction to Kavanaugh, Ford testimony

In the wake of the nearly nine hour testimony, local politicians issued statements on their reactions, though no minds seemed to have been changed.

Metro Council to discuss ordinances to stop the sale of crack kits

A WAVE 3 News exclusive investigation found nine convenience stores in Louisville selling crack kits.

Braun, Donnelly respond to Kavanaugh allegations

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Republican challenger Mike Braun took to Twitter to express their viewpoints on the sexual-assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ahead of Thursday testimony before a Senate panel.

The Latest: Trump postpones meeting with Rosenstein

President Donald Trump has postponed his highly anticipated meeting with embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until next week

Here’s what to expect at the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify separately about her allegation of sexual assault at a high school party in the early 1980s.

White House postpones meeting between Trump, Rosenstein

President Donald Trump says his would prefer to keep Rod Rosenstein and not fire the deputy attorney general