GOP Agrees to FBI Probe of Kavanaugh, Delaying Senate Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dramatic flurry of last-minute negotiations, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh cleared a key procedural hurdle Friday, but his confirmation prospects were still deeply uncertain as Republicans agreed to ask for a new FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations. Under pressure from moderate members, Republican leaders said they would allow the…

Hawley to Speak at University Chapel, Despite IRS Guideline

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) — Missouri’s Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley opposes a federal provision that bars religious organizations from political endorsements, and his upcoming appearance at a Baptist university may provide a test case for the future of the measure. Hawley, the state’s attorney general, is scheduled to speak Wednesday during chapel at Hannibal-LaGrange…

2 Admit Using Counterfeit Cash for Girl Scout Cookies

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (AP) — Two people have admitted to federal charges that they used counterfeit money to buy Girl Scout cookies in southwestern Illinois. Court records say Christopher Vanbibber pleaded guilty Thursday charge of passing counterfeit currency, while Lena Peterson pleaded guilty to the charge in June. The two Caseyville, Illinois, residents were…