PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic candidate David Garcia wrangled Monday over border policies and public education in the first of two televised debates this week, with Garcia complaining about attack ads he characterized as "bigoted."

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation. President Donald Trump leapt to his defense, the top Senate Republican accused Democrats of a "smear campaign" and an emotional Kavanaugh pledged to fight for his nomination and proclaimed, "I've never sexually assaulted anyone."

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general alleged Monday that his opponent in the governor's race did not tell the truth about her handling of the prosecution of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, accusing her of an "integrity gap" that disqualifies her for the state's top job.