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    The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):9:10 a.m.Zimbabwe's parliament will 'definitely' put in motion a process to impeach President Robert Mugabe, the main opposition's parliamentary chief whip says, adding that they have been in discussions with the ruling ZANU-PF party to act jointly.Innocent Gonese with the MDC-T party tells The Associated Press: 'If Mugabe is not gone by Tuesday, then as sure as the sun rises from the east, impeachment process will kick in.'The MDC-T has unsuccessfully tried to impeach Mugabe in the past, but now the ruling party has turned against him.The ruling party on Sunday is likely to fire Mugabe as party leader at a Central Committee meeting. State-run media also says Mugabe will meet the army commander who put him under house arrest for another round of talks.___8:45 a.m.Clinging to his now-powerless post, longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is set to discuss his expected exit with the army commander who put him under house arrest.And a day after huge crowds rallied in the capital for Mugabe to go, the ruling party's Central Committee is expected to meet Sunday on demands by provincial branches to recall Mugabe as party leader.The meeting also is expected to reinstate the vice president whose firing nearly two weeks ago led the military to step in.Mugabe's talks with army commander Constantino Chiwenga are the second round of negotiations on an exit with a veneer of dignity as the military tries to avoid accusations of a coup.This time, the talks do not appear to include a South African government delegation.
  • Tristan Vizcaino hit a 38-yard field goal as time expired and No. 16 Washington scored 10 points in the final 58 seconds to stun Utah 33-30 on Saturday night.Washington (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12, No. 18 CFP) pulled even at 30-all on Myles Gaskin's 2-yard TD run with 58 seconds remaining. After Utah punted, Washington got the ball back with 29 seconds at its own 28. Washington QB Jake Browning hit Dante Pettis for 18 yards to near midfield, and then the big play was a 31-yard strike to Andre Baccellia to the Utah 22 with 8 seconds left. Washington took one shot at the end zone that was incomplete before Vizcaino made his second field goal of the game. Vizcaino had missed from 30 yards and missed an extra point.'I was exciting running out there, excited for the opportunity,' Vizcaino said. 'It's a huge deal. I've let my teammates down a couple games in the past and being able to bounce back and maybe make it up to them tonight, it meant a lot to me. ... One of the best feelings you could have as a kicker, if not the best.'Browning was 26-of-35 passing for 354 yards and two touchdowns while Gaskin had two TD runs and a 76-yard touchdown reception.Utah's Tyler Huntley threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns, ran for another 48 yards and a touchdown, and his big second half had the Utes (5-6, 2-6) in position for an upset and bowl eligibility.Browning was even better in the closing minutes.Washington took possession with 2:03 left at its own 39. Browning misfired on his first three passes, but on fourth down he found Baccellia for 14 yards. Browning then hit his next four throws, including a 28-yard strike to Will Dissly to the Utah 2. Gaskin scored on the next play, and the extra point tied it.After Utah went three-and-out, Utes coach Kyle Whittingham called timeout with 23 seconds left after Gaskin was stopped on a 2-yard run. Browning hit the next two throws, and Utah was left walking off with a shocking loss.'Just needed to find a way to make one more play there at the end,' Whittingham said.The night appeared to be a complete thud for Washington. The Huskies lost out on a chance to repeat as Pac-12 North champions earlier Saturday night when Stanford held off California, knocking them out of the division race. The best Washington can do now is complete a second straight 10-win season and more importantly end rival Washington State's hopes for the Pac-12 North title.If the Cougars beat the Huskies next Saturday, Washington State plays in the Pac-12 title game. If the Huskies win, then it's Stanford.'I saw it on the scoreboard but I still want to win. Having a 10-win season would be pretty cool,' Browning said.Utah was the one playing as though a division title was at stake.Whittingham pulled out all the tricks. He called an onside kick in the first half that was successful, and even more daringly called a fake punt facing fourth-and-17 from his own 27 early in the fourth quarter. Punter Mitch Wishnowsky kept the ball and barely got the first down.The fake punt proved to be a critical decision. Huntley hit Jake Jackson for 39 yards later in the drive to the Washington 5, and Huntley scored on the next play to give the Utes a 30-23 lead with 10:52 remaining.THE TAKEAWAYUtah: Despite missing a pair of starters on defense due to injury, Utah managed to hold Washington's run game in check. The Huskies finished with 123 yards rushing, but while Gaskin had a big night receiving, he managed just 52 yards rushing. ... Utah became the first team to score 30 points on Washington at home since the Utes did it two years ago in a 34-23 win.Washington: Despite only being juniors, Browning and Gaskin took over the top spots in Washington's record book. Gaskin's 9-yard TD run in the first quarter was the 38th of his career, moving him one ahead of Bishop Sankey for most in school history. Browning also took the top spot for career passing TDs when Lavon Coleman took his dump off pass and found his way into the end zone in the second quarter. It was Browning's 76th career TD, passing Keith Price on the career list.UP NEXTUtah: The Utes close out the regular season hosting Colorado next Saturday.Washington: The Huskies face rival Washington State in the Apple Cup next Saturday.___More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_Top25
  • Clinging to his now virtually powerless post, longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Sunday was set to discuss his expected exit with the army commander who put him under house arrest, while the ruling party prepared to recall the world's oldest head of state as its leader.A day after huge crowds rallied peacefully in the capital, Harare, for the 93-year-old Mugabe to go, the ruling party's Central Committee was expected to meet Sunday on demands by provincial branches to recall him. It also was expected to reinstate the vice president whose firing nearly two weeks ago led the military to step in, and recall the unpopular first lady as head of the women's league.That former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to lead a new government. Without the military's intervention, first lady Grace Mugabe likely would have replaced him as vice president and been in a position to succeed her husband.Impeaching the president is another step when Parliament resumes Tuesday, and lawmakers will 'definitely' put the process in motion, the main opposition's parliamentary chief whip told The Associated Press.Innocent Gonese with the MDC-T party said they had been in discussions with the ruling ZANU-PF party to act jointly.'If Mugabe is not gone by Tuesday, then as sure as the sun rises from the east, impeachment process will kick in,' Gonese said. The MDC-T has unsuccessfully tried to impeach Mugabe in the past.Mugabe's talks with army commander Constantino Chiwenga are the second round of negotiations on an exit with a veneer of dignity as the military tries to avoid accusations of a coup. The discussions come ahead of a key ruling party congress next month, as well as scheduled elections next year. Mugabe is said to be asking for more time.Sunday's negotiations do not appear to include the South African government delegation that took part in the first round. South Africa's president on Saturday said talks are in 'early days.' The southern African regional bloc will hold a four-country summit in Angola on Tuesday to discuss the Zimbabwe situation.Mugabe finds himself increasingly isolated under house arrest in his lavish Blue Roof mansion, deserted by most of his allies, with others arrested.On Saturday, most of Harare's population poured into the streets in an anti-Mugabe demonstration that just days ago would have brought a police crackdown.They clambered onto tanks moving slowly through the crowds, danced around soldiers and surged in the thousands toward the State House building where Mugabe held official functions, a symbol of the rule of the man who took power after independence from white minority rule in 1980.The euphoria came after years of watching the once-prosperous African nation fall into decay, with a collapsing economy, repression of free speech, disputed elections and international sanctions.Even as concerns remained about who next would be in charge and what freedoms might be available if the military lingers in power — or if Mnangagwa succeeds his longtime ally Mugabe as leader — people reveled in the rare chance to express themselves freely.Let us have this moment, Zimbabweans said. If the next leader becomes trouble, they vowed to return to the streets again.
  • LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans.The Democrat will succeed term-limited fellow Democrat Mitch Landrieu as the city celebrates its 300th anniversary next year.'Almost 300 years, my friends. And New Orleans, we're still making history,' Cantrell told a cheering crowd in her victory speech.The leader in most polls before the runoff election, she never trailed as votes were counted.Her opponent, former municipal Judge Desiree Charbonnet, conceded the race and congratulated Cantrell late Saturday. Later, complete returns showed Cantrell with 60 percent of the vote.'I do not regret one moment of anything about this campaign,' Charbonnet said.The two women led a field of 18 candidates in an October general election to win runoff spots.Landrieu earned credit for accelerating the recovery from Hurricane Katrina in an administration cited for reduced blight, improvements in the celebrated tourism economy and economic development that included last week's announcement that a digital services company is bringing 2,000 new jobs to the city.But Cantrell will face lingering problems. Crime is one. Another is dysfunction at the agency overseeing the city's drinking water system and storm drainage — a problem that became evident during serious flash flooding in August.About 32 percent of city voters took part in last month's election. It was unclear whether turnout would surpass that on Saturday.Cantrell faced questions about her use of a city credit card. Charbonnet had to fight back against critics who cast her as an insider who would steer city work to cronies.Katrina was a theme in the backstory of both candidates. Cantrell moved to the city from California. Her work as a neighborhood activist in the aftermath of Katrina in the hard-hit Broadmoor neighborhood helped her win a seat on council in 2012.Charbonnet, from a well-known political family in New Orleans, was the city's elected recorder of mortgages before she was a judge. In the campaign she made a point of saying hers was the first city office to re-open after Katrina, providing critical property records to the displaced.Cantrell entered the race as the perceived front-runner, leading in fundraising and in various polls. She had an 11 percentage point lead in a poll released last week by the University of New Orleans. It showed 46 percent of 602 voters surveyed from Nov. 1-8 favored Cantrell over Charbonnet, who had 35 percent; 20 percent were undecided.Former state civil court Judge Michael Bagneris, who finished third in last month's race, endorsed Cantrell, as did Troy Henry, a businessman who also ran for the post last month.UNO political science professor Edward Chervenak said the endorsements appeared to help Cantrell overcome revelations that she had used her city-issued credit card for thousands of dollars in purchases without clear indications that they were for public purposes. The money was eventually reimbursed but questions lingered about whether she had improperly used city money for personal or campaign expenditures.Voters also made history in a New Orleans City Council race.Cyndi Nguyen defeated incumbent James Gray in an eastern New Orleans district. An immigrant who fled Vietnam with her family when she was 5 in 1975, Nguyen is the organizer of a nonprofit and will be the first Vietnamese-American to serve on the council.
  • After Sam Darnold met up with Josh Rosen at midfield, the Southern California quarterback climbed the stepladder for possibly the final time, holding the sword aloft and leading the Trojans' band while the student section chanted: 'One more year!'If Darnold had just played his last collegiate game at the Coliseum, he went out with a particularly sweet victory — even though he wasn't the biggest star of a workmanlike win over UCLA.Darnold passed for 264 yards and ran for a touchdown, and No. 12 USC persevered for its third consecutive victory over its crosstown rivals, 28-23 on Saturday night.Although he threw one interception and failed to get a touchdown pass for the third time this season, Darnold made enough steady plays to keep USC in front of UCLA (5-6, 3-5).'Beating UCLA, keeping the Victory Bell here, and just staying undefeated at home for the last two years, it's a huge accomplishment,' Darnold said.Ronald Jones II rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns, and Michael Pittman Jr. returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown on a spectacular trick play in the first quarter of the regular-season finale for the Pac-12 South champion Trojans (10-2, 8-1).Rosen passed for 421 yards and hit Jordan Lasley for three touchdowns in the first — and probably only — collegiate meeting between Los Angeles' star quarterbacks. Lasley had 10 catches for 204 yards.Darnold and Rosen left their high schools on opposite sides of the LA area three seasons ago, but hadn't yet played against each other due to Darnold's redshirt year in 2015 and Rosen's shoulder injury in 2016. With dozens of NFL scouts and executives in the Coliseum, Darnold and Rosen both looked sharp — but Darnold's receivers and running game came up bigger while UCLA fell behind early and couldn't catch up.'We're not technically battling against each other, because I'm going against their defense,' Darnold said. 'But I think it's awesome to be able to battle against a great player like Josh.'Even after wrapping up a spot in the conference title game with a win at Colorado last week, USC finished strong in the crosstown showdown with its 16th consecutive victory at the Coliseum, including every game with Clay Helton as its head coach and Darnold as the starting quarterback.'I thought our kids did what was needed to be done in a hard-fought ballgame,' Helton said.USC mounted a 90-yard drive midway through the fourth quarter, with Jones' second TD run capping it. Rosen then found Lasley for a 27-yard score with 2:43 to play, but his 2-point conversion pass was too high for Lasley.USC recovered an onside kick and ran out the clock on the final home game for the Trojans' seniors — and possibly for their NFL-caliber underclassmen including Darnold and Jones.'Not great. I really thought we won this game,' Rosen said when asked how he felt about the Bruins' play. 'We executed how we want. We were even making field goals. Missed a field goal, two turnovers — that's what, nine points right there? We lost by five. Another touchdown called back for a chop (block). It's just frustrating.'THE TAKEAWAYUCLA: UCLA is unbeaten at the Rose Bowl this season, but went 0-6 on the road, even after performing fairly well against the Trojans. The season comes down to next week's visit from California (5-6, 2-6), with the winner of the UC rivalry game gaining bowl eligibility.USC: The Trojans showed tenacity and resilience, finishing the regular season strong instead of taking the night off. The defense will be pleased by another encouraging performance heading to the league title game against Washington State or Stanford.FAKE OUTLess than six minutes in, the Trojans pulled off a remarkable special-teams trick for their first touchdown. When UCLA's Stefan Flintoft angled a long punt toward the USC sideline, the Trojans ran back toward the center of the field to block for Ajene Harris, who pretended to catch an invisible ball while Pittman scampered down the far sideline, eluded a tackle and scored.'It went exactly how we expected,' Pittman said.BIG PICKUCLA had a chance to shift momentum right after halftime with a drive deep into USC territory, but Marvell Tell III came up with an end-zone interception. Rosen was particularly frustrated with that throw. 'Just stupid mistakes,' Rosen said. 'I didn't see Marvell on the field. I thought it was a touchdown when I threw it. Then I peeked a little bit and (said), 'Man, guess I've got to play defense now.''COMEBACK ROUTEDarnold claims he won't decide whether to head to the NFL until after the season. USC fans still have hope he'll return for a third season under center, as evidenced by their 'One more year!' chants.'I'm not going to say anything about that,' Darnold said with a grin.UP NEXTUCLA: Host California on Friday possibly without running back Bolu Olorunfunmi, who could be out after picking up an unspecified injury against USC.USC: After a week off, the Pac-12 championship game in Santa Clara, California, on Dec. 1.___More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_Top25
  • Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera is heavily favored to top Sunday's election backed by Chileans who hope the former president can resuscitate a flagging economy, but polls suggest he won't get enough votes to avoid a runoff.The world's top copper producing country has been hurt by lower international prices and demand for the metal that is the backbone of its economy.The Harvard-educated entrepreneur is proposing to cut taxes on businesses to promote growth and promises to launch a $14 billion, four-year spending plan that includes fresh investments in infrastructure.Pinera, 67, struggled with large protests over inequality and education during his 2010-2014 presidency and he ended his term with low popularity ratings. But the economic slump and overall disenchantment with the center-left government of President Michelle Bachelet has given him a boost in this election.Bachelet was Chile's most popular president during her first 2006-2010 term, but she is ending her 2014-2018 presidency as the least popular. In addition to economic woes, her image was hurt by a real estate scandal involving her family, though no charges were brought.Pinera is also expected to be aided by lower turnout as voting was made voluntary rather than mandatory in 2012. He may also be favored by a fractured center-left coalition that has been questioned by Chileans who feel Bachelet wavered in her promises of profound social changes in labor and education.Polls give Pinera a wide margin over his nearest competitor, center-left Sen. Alejandro Guillier, but not enough for him to win the election outright. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote it heads to a runoff between the two top vote-getters. Six other candidates are also running in the election.Guillier, a 64-year-old former journalist, promises to continue Bachelet's plan to increase corporate taxes to partly pay for an education overhaul, reform the constitution and improve the pension and health care system. He also wants to diversify Chile's resources and develop alternative sources of energy to lower investment costs.The elections also choose 155 members of the lower House of Congress and 23 seats are up for grabs in the Senate.
  • U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections.The Nebraska Republican, who addressed an evangelical conservative group Saturday night, told reporters after his speech that he likes the tax bill moving in the Senate.'And yet to pretend this tax bill is world-changing is the way politicians in Washington, D.C., regularly pretend that every bill being debated every day is the thing that will usher in heaven,' he said.Republicans, who control the House and the Senate, have failed so far this year to pass top agenda items, chiefly the long-promised dismantling of President Barack Obama's 2010 health care bill.GOP leaders in Congress and around the country have suggested a tax cut bill could boost enthusiasm for Republicans when they campaign in 2018 to retain their control of Capitol Hill.Though Sasse wouldn't say if enactment of tax cuts before next year's elections would lift Republicans, he did say former White House strategist Steve Bannon's crusade to challenge virtually all Republican senators seeking re-election next year was not helping the party.Bannon 'is trying to run to the front the parade' of conservative anger at Congress, said Sasse, among the Senate's most vocal critics of President Donald Trump.'The party I'm in is going through a split between two sides,' he said, describing veteran leadership characterized by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Bannon, who has vowed to topple McConnell.Addressing a fundraising banquet of 500 Christian conservative donors and activists, an influential group in Iowa, Sasse steered clear of criticism he has regularly lobbed at the president this year. Nor did he mention his call for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to quit the race over allegations of improper sexual conduct.Instead, Sasse took pains to describe himself as an outsider despite his party's lock on Congress and said the work of Congress is 'not that interesting.'The really, really important debates of our time, the really big things we need to do, really can't be reduced to a political spectrum of right versus left,' he said.Sasse plugged his conservative credentials, affirming his opposition to abortion rights and describing himself to the group as a Christian first, then father, husband and conservative.Trump carried Iowa in last year's general election, though he finished second in the Iowa caucuses to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Some religious conservatives in the state have since expressed dissatisfaction with Trump.
  • Kyrie Irving appreciates what he calls 'the innocence of the game' during Boston's 15-game winning streak.In his first season with the Celtics after demanding a trade from Cleveland, Irving is enjoying the torrid start because everything feels so new.'Most of us have never been on a winning streak like this,' he said. 'I don't know if we even know how to pay attention to all the hoopla that goes on in terms of the excitement of it. I just think that every single game we take it as a challenge.'Irving scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown added a career-high 27 and the Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 110-99 on Saturday night.At 15-2, Boston leads the NBA and has matched the best start in franchise history through 17 games. The winning streak is the club's fifth-longest, four behind the 2008-09 team that set the franchise mark.Dennis Schroder had 23 points, and Kent Bazemore added 19 for Atlanta. The Hawks are an Eastern Conference-worst 3-13, but they still had plenty of adrenaline following a 46-point victory over Sacramento — the biggest in franchise history — two nights ago.'I still feel like we can make some big things happen this season,' Schroder said. 'We just have to stay together as a team.'The Celtics erased a 16-point deficit to take their first lead on Brown's 3-pointer midway through the third. It marked Boston's fourth win when trailing by at least 16 during the streak.It's been a tough week for Brown, a 21-year-old whose best friend Trevin Steede passed away this week in metro Atlanta. Brown and Streede went to Wheeler High School together in nearby Marietta. He spoke publicly about Steede a couple of days ago and skipped talking to reporters after beating the Hawks.'He's not alone,' Irving said. 'That's the spirit in the truest form. (Brown) may not say much but he knows we're all here for him.'Irving, playing with a protective mask to protect a minor facial fracture, ended the game with a right-handed finger-roll layup, delighting a few thousand Boston fans who were chanting 'MVP! MVP!' in the fourth quarter.In 31 minutes, Irving made 10 of 12 shots, including five 3-pointers, and hit all five of his free throws.Irving, frustrated that the mask was affecting his peripheral vision two nights ago, took it off to help Boston beat defending NBA champion Golden State by four points. He scored 16 points, but was just 4 for 16 from the field.'I could see just a little bit more of the crowd tonight,' Irving said. 'The eye holes were a little bit bigger. The basket looked a little bit better. I was told to kind of keep it on, so it was a better fit.'The Celtics lead NBA in scoring defense, but they gave up 35 points in the first quarter and trailed by 15 entering the second.'I think the biggest thing is that we can't keep digging these holes,' Boston coach Brad Stevens said. 'We need to put an emphasis on playing with pace and getting the ball to the other side of the floor.'Atlanta used a 16-0 run in the first to take a 15-point lead. But fueled by Marcus Smart and other reserves, Boston pulled within four twice in the second and cut the lead to six in the closing minutes on Brown's 3.Marcus Morris and Jayson Tatum each had 14 points for Boston. John Collins scored 18 and Taurean Prince added 14 for AtlantaTIP-INSCeltics: Tatum was scoreless until he stole the ball and dunked to cut the lead to four in the third. The 19-year-old former Duke standout followed with an acrobatic, one-handed dunk on a fast break to make it 75-72 and had another dunk to put Boston up 78-77 near the end of the period. Tatum had all 14 of his points in the third.Hawks: Prince is developing into a solid option on offense, spinning for a layup against Shane Larkin and floating a soft assist on Collins' dunk that put Atlanta up 84-82. But Prince has a substandard reputation as a defender, and coach Mike Budenholzer gave him an earful after calling timeout in the third. Prince had just missed an assignment that left Brown open to hit the big 3 from the left corner.UP NEXTCeltics: At Dallas on Monday night.Hawks: At San Antonio on Monday night.___For more NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball
  • Argentina's Navy detected seven brief satellite calls Saturday that officials believe may have come from a submarine with 44 crew members that hadn't been heard from in three days.The communication attempts 'indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the source of the emissions,' the Navy said on its Twitter account, adding that the calls lasted between four and 36 seconds.Argentine authorities clarified that it has not been confirmed the calls came from the submarine, the ARA San Juan, though that is the working hypothesis.Earlier Saturday, Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said the area being searched off the country's southern Atlantic coast has been doubled as concerns about the fate of the submarine and its crew grew.'We are not discounting any hypothesis,' Balbi said, adding that possibilities to explain the submarine's disappearance include 'a problem with communications' or with its power system.Authorities last had contact with the German-built, diesel-electric sub on Wednesday as it was on a voyage from the extreme southern port of Ushuaia to Mar del Plata.Argentine President Mauricio Macri said in a tweet that the country will use 'all resources national and international that are necessary to find the submarine.'Pledges of help came from Chile, Uruguay, Peru and Brazil, as well as the United States, which sent a NASA scientific aircraft and a Navy plane. Britain was sending a polar exploration vessel, the HMS Protector, which British officials said should arrive Sunday.The U.S. Navy ordered its Undersea Rescue Command based in San Diego, California to deploy to Argentina to support the search for the submarine. The command includes a remotely operated vehicle and vessels capable of rescuing people from bottomed submarines.Admiral Gabriel Gonzalez, chief of the Mar del Plata Naval Base, said they are coordinating 'with units from the United Kingdom and the United States.' Britain and Argentina fought a war in 1982 over the Falklands Islands, which are called the Malvinas in Argentina.Relatives of the crew members gathered at the Mar del Plata Naval Base in the hopes of hearing news about their loved ones.'We feel anguish. We are reserved but will not lose our hope that they will return,' Marcela Moyano, wife of machinist Hernan Rodriguez, told television network TN.She said she spoke with her husband when the submarine departed and is still sending him WhatsApp messages, though he has not responded.From the Vatican, Argentine Pope Francis said he was making 'fervent prayers' for the crew.
  • Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying the GOP is 'toast' if it follows President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.The Arizona senator was talking to the mayor of the Phoenix suburb of Mesa offstage Friday after speaking at a town hall session for aerospace company workers. He apparently didn't know the microphone attached to his lapel was still on when he said , '(If we) become the party of Roy Moore and Donald Trump, we are toast.'TV stations at the event picked up his comment. Flake's office told KNXV-TV that the senator said 'if we' before the Phoenix station's cameras started. Flake made a surprised expression when someone pointed out the microphone afterward.He later tweeted a link to a story about the remark and said, 'No news here. I've been saying this to anyone who will listen.'Flake has been an outspoken critic of Trump and announced in a forceful speech on the Senate floor last month that he would not seek re-election next year. He acknowledged that he could not win a GOP primary in the current political climate.Flake also has criticized Moore, who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct against teenage girls decades ago and calls to drop his bid for the U.S. Senate. Flake said he would 'vote for the Democrat' if he were in Alabama and had to choose between Moore and Democratic challenger Doug Jones.In the exchange with Flake, Mesa Mayor John Giles appeared to tell the senator to run for higher office.'I am not throwing smoke at you, but you're the guy,' Giles said. 'Just for fun, think about how much fun it would be, just to be the foil, you know, and point out what an idiot this guy is.'Giles didn't mention those comments in a statement to the TV station.'As a lifelong conservative Republican, I am troubled when candidates like Roy Moore send the wrong message about my party's ethics and policies,' he said.