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  • Midwest Democrats look to Tuesday's races to upend GOP gains

    Midwest Democrats look to Tuesday's races to upend GOP gains

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:56 AM EDT2018-08-14 10:56:44 GMT
    (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Democrats are settling a three-way battle for governor in a stacked primary el...(Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Democrats are settling a three-way battle for governor in a stacked primary el...
    'Blue wave' to be tested in Midwestern primaries across Wisconsin and Minnesota.
    'Blue wave' to be tested in Midwestern primaries across Wisconsin and Minnesota.
  • Uganda opposition figure detained after his driver is slain

    Uganda opposition figure detained after his driver is slain

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:49 AM EDT2018-08-14 10:49:23 GMT
    An official says a prominent opposition figure has been detained following violent clashes Monday night that allegedly started when the president's motorcade was pelted with stones.
    An official says a prominent opposition figure has been detained following violent clashes Monday night that allegedly started when the president's motorcade was pelted with stones.
  • Manafort trial turns from prosecution's case to his defense

    Manafort trial turns from prosecution's case to his defense

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:40 AM EDT2018-08-14 10:40:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, left, Richard Westling, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va., Mond...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Members of the defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, left, Richard Westling, and Thomas Zehnle, walk to federal court as the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman continues, in Alexandria, Va., Mond...
    Trial of longtime Washington operator Paul Manafort turning from prosecution to his defense team.
    Trial of longtime Washington operator Paul Manafort turning from prosecution to his defense team.
  • What to Watch: Minn.,Wis. primaries test allegiance to Trump

    What to Watch: Minn.,Wis. primaries test allegiance to Trump

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:40 AM EDT2018-08-14 10:40:24 GMT
    (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this Saturday, June 2, 2018, file photo, minutes after receiving the Republican Party endorsement for governor, Jeff Johnson pauses behind the stage, in Duluth, Minn. Johnson has been supportive of Pre...(Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this Saturday, June 2, 2018, file photo, minutes after receiving the Republican Party endorsement for governor, Jeff Johnson pauses behind the stage, in Duluth, Minn. Johnson has been supportive of Pre...
    What to Watch: Primaries test allegiances to Trump as voters go to polls in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont and Connecticut.
    What to Watch: Primaries test allegiances to Trump as voters go to polls in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont and Connecticut.
  • Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

    Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:40 AM EDT2018-08-14 10:40:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File). FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference in Madison, Wis. Eight Democrats are taking on Walker in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, as he seeks a third term, a sign of jus...(AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File). FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference in Madison, Wis. Eight Democrats are taking on Walker in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, as he seeks a third term, a sign of jus...
    President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead the...
    President Donald Trump's call for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles forced Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans to either criticize the president or stick with the Milwaukee-based company just ahead the primary.
  • Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

    Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:53 AM EDT2018-08-14 05:53:04 GMT
    A bank executive says he found several red flags with Paul Manafort's finances while the former Trump campaign chairman was being considered for $16.5 million in bank loans.
    A bank executive says he found several red flags with Paul Manafort's finances while the former Trump campaign chairman was being considered for $16.5 million in bank loans.
  • 14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

    14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:44:41 GMT
    One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn't old enough to vote, let alone drive, but that isn't stopping him from running.
    One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn't old enough to vote, let alone drive, but that isn't stopping him from running.
  • Favorites for Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise

    Favorites for Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:43:24 GMT
    (Dave Orrick/Pioneer Press via AP). In a Friday, June 1, 2018 photo, Minnesota state Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Mary's Point, speaks to delegates at the Republican Party of Minnesota convention as her husband, NHL Hall of Famer Phil Housley, looks on in...(Dave Orrick/Pioneer Press via AP). In a Friday, June 1, 2018 photo, Minnesota state Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Mary's Point, speaks to delegates at the Republican Party of Minnesota convention as her husband, NHL Hall of Famer Phil Housley, looks on in...
    The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement could set up a two-woman race for his seat, part of an unusual primary featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot.
    The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement could set up a two-woman race for his seat, part of an unusual primary featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot.
  • Late cloud over Ellison bid for Minnesota attorney general

    Late cloud over Ellison bid for Minnesota attorney general

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:28:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., listens during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, in Denver. On Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, Ellison denied an allegation from an ex-gir...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., listens during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, in Denver. On Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, Ellison denied an allegation from an ex-gir...
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison decided to leave Congress for a chance to make a difference as his state's attorney general, but an ex-girlfriend's late accusation of domestic abuse clouded what had been his race to...
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison decided to leave Congress for a chance to make a difference as his state's attorney general, but an ex-girlfriend's late accusation of domestic abuse clouded what had been his race to lose.
  • Marco Rubio's next act won't include another run vs. Trump

    Marco Rubio's next act won't include another run vs. Trump

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:07 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:07:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this July 19, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump greets Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. during a luncheon in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washingt...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). FILE - In this July 19, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump greets Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. during a luncheon in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washingt...
    After flaming out in the GOP presidential primary _ and enduring rival Donald Trump's taunts along the way _ Marco Rubio is entering his next act in politics.
    After flaming out in the GOP presidential primary _ and enduring rival Donald Trump's taunts along the way _ Marco Rubio is entering his next act in politics.
  • Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

    Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:31:43 GMT
    (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, left, alongside Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, addresses the media at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., a day after his primary race against K...(Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, left, alongside Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, addresses the media at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., a day after his primary race against K...
    County election officials across Kansas will begin reviewing provisional ballots from last week's primary to arrive at final official vote totals in the tight Republican race for governor.
    County election officials across Kansas will begin reviewing provisional ballots from last week's primary to arrive at final official vote totals in the tight Republican race for governor.
  • Democrat Schrier advances in Washington's 8th District

    Democrat Schrier advances in Washington's 8th District

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:31:34 GMT
    Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced in Washington's 8th District Congressional primary, seeking to be the first member of her party to ever win the seat.
    Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced in Washington's 8th District Congressional primary, seeking to be the first member of her party to ever win the seat.
  • Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

    Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:06:36 GMT
    Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California.
    Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California.
  • Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials

    Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials

    Monday, August 13 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-08-14 00:52:33 GMT
    It may be child's play or signs of serious security problems, but either way Florida election officials are pushing back against reports that an 11-year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website.
    It may be child's play or signs of serious security problems, but either way Florida election officials are pushing back against reports that an 11-year-old hacked a replica of the state's election website.
  • Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains

    Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains

    Monday, August 13 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-08-13 23:30:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval speaks at a fundraising event for his 1st House District campaign challenge to veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot at a supporters home, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Maineville, Ohi...(AP Photo/John Minchillo). Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval speaks at a fundraising event for his 1st House District campaign challenge to veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot at a supporters home, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Maineville, Ohi...
    Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains.
    Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains.
  • The Latest: Trump asks if firing means end to Russia probe

    The Latest: Trump asks if firing means end to Russia probe

    Monday, August 13 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-08-13 23:25:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI a...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on "Oversight of FBI a...
    President Donald Trump is questioning whether special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and Trump's presidential campaign will be dropped now that the FBI has fired one of...
    President Donald Trump is questioning whether special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and Trump's presidential campaign will be dropped now that the FBI has fired one of Mueller's former investigators.
  • Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona

    Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona

    Monday, August 13 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-08-13 23:20:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Melissa Daniels). In this June 30, 2018, photo, protesters rally at a Keep Families Together march at the Arizona state Capitol in Phoenix. The blue wave Democrats hope will crash into Arizona this November is creeping up in community centers...(AP Photo/Melissa Daniels). In this June 30, 2018, photo, protesters rally at a Keep Families Together march at the Arizona state Capitol in Phoenix. The blue wave Democrats hope will crash into Arizona this November is creeping up in community centers...
    The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona this November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this summer.
    The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona this November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this summer.
  • Collins' exit prompts GOP scramble, ballot questions

    Collins' exit prompts GOP scramble, ballot questions

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:49:50 GMT
    Congressman Chris Collins' decision not to seek re-election following an arrest on insider trading charges is prompting questions about how to remove the Republican's name from the November ballot _ and touching...
    Congressman Chris Collins' decision not to seek re-election following an arrest on insider trading charges is prompting questions about how to remove the Republican's name from the November ballot _ and touching off a GOP scramble to replace him.
  • Woman behind Ellison allegations won't release alleged video

    Woman behind Ellison allegations won't release alleged video

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-08-13 22:13:30 GMT
    The woman who accused Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of once physically abusing her says she won't release alleged video footage of the incident.
    The woman who accused Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of once physically abusing her says she won't release alleged video footage of the incident.
  • The Latest: Manafort judge closes court for sealed motion

    The Latest: Manafort judge closes court for sealed motion

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:58:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Television cameras are set outside of federal court as the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort continues, in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Television cameras are set outside of federal court as the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort continues, in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.
    A Chicago-based bank lost $11.8 million because it had to write off a significant portion of two loans it made to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
    A Chicago-based bank lost $11.8 million because it had to write off a significant portion of two loans it made to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
  • Teacher candidacies surge in wake of spring walkouts

    Teacher candidacies surge in wake of spring walkouts

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:43:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). In this Monday, June 18, 2018 photo, Jennifer Samuels, a teacher and a Democratic candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives in LD15, speaks to other teacher candidates and constituents at a campaign event in Scotts...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). In this Monday, June 18, 2018 photo, Jennifer Samuels, a teacher and a Democratic candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives in LD15, speaks to other teacher candidates and constituents at a campaign event in Scotts...
    Many of the teachers who converged on their state capitols in protest this past spring are hoping to soon return _ this time as lawmakers.
    Many of the teachers who converged on their state capitols in protest this past spring are hoping to soon return _ this time as lawmakers.
  • GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

    GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:29:25 GMT
    Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges.
    Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges.
  • Trump tweet jabs Kasich; Ohio governor posts laughing Putin

    Trump tweet jabs Kasich; Ohio governor posts laughing Putin

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:26:31 GMT
    President Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are trading jabs on Twitter days after a special congressional election the two Republicans tried to influence ended too close to call.
    President Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are trading jabs on Twitter days after a special congressional election the two Republicans tried to influence ended too close to call.
  • Evangelist seeks prayer for yoga-practicing Oregon governor

    Evangelist seeks prayer for yoga-practicing Oregon governor

    Monday, August 13 2018 2:58 PM EDT2018-08-13 18:58:28 GMT
    The evangelist Franklin Graham recently asked thousands of people at an Oregon rally to pray for the state's Democratic governor, saying she should be a Christian.
    The evangelist Franklin Graham recently asked thousands of people at an Oregon rally to pray for the state's Democratic governor, saying she should be a Christian.
  • Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend

    Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend

    Monday, August 13 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-08-13 18:27:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., listens during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, in Denver. On Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, Ellison denied an allegation from an ex-gir...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., listens during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, in Denver. On Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, Ellison denied an allegation from an ex-gir...
    An ex-girlfriend of Rep. Keith Ellison says the Minnesota Democrat emotionally and physically abused her, allegations that Ellison denies.
    An ex-girlfriend of Rep. Keith Ellison says the Minnesota Democrat emotionally and physically abused her, allegations that Ellison denies.
  • Germany's Merkel slaps down talk of working with leftists

    Germany's Merkel slaps down talk of working with leftists

    Monday, August 13 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-08-13 14:53:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Miriam Karout). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denis Zvizdic, left, address the media during a joint press conference as part of a meeting at the chancellery in ...(AP Photo/Miriam Karout). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denis Zvizdic, left, address the media during a joint press conference as part of a meeting at the chancellery in ...
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slapped down an ally's suggestion that her conservatives could work with the post-communist Left Party in the country's east, an idea that appals many on the right.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slapped down an ally's suggestion that her conservatives could work with the post-communist Left Party in the country's east, an idea that appals many on the right.
  • Education advocate aiming to unseat longtime Alaska rep

    Education advocate aiming to unseat longtime Alaska rep

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:38 AM EDT2018-08-13 13:38:27 GMT
    Alaska education advocate Alyse Galvin is among the wave of women candidates hoping to be elected to the U.S. House this fall.
    Alaska education advocate Alyse Galvin is among the wave of women candidates hoping to be elected to the U.S. House this fall.
  • Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

    Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

    Monday, August 13 2018 6:30 AM EDT2018-08-13 10:30:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, an aerial view shows the devastation of the Coffey Park neighborhood after a wildfire swept through in Santa Rosa, Calif.  President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported cons...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, an aerial view shows the devastation of the Coffey Park neighborhood after a wildfire swept through in Santa Rosa, Calif. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported cons...
    President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters.
    President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters.
  • Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

    Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

    Monday, August 13 2018 4:47 AM EDT2018-08-13 08:47:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed, File). FILE- In this Monday July 16, 2018, file photo a supporter of Soumaila Cisse, Opposition Presidential candidate with Union for the Republic and Democracy party hold a poster that reads '' Together lets restore hope'', durin...(AP Photo/Baba Ahmed, File). FILE- In this Monday July 16, 2018, file photo a supporter of Soumaila Cisse, Opposition Presidential candidate with Union for the Republic and Democracy party hold a poster that reads '' Together lets restore hope'', durin...
    Malians are voting in a second round presidential election between incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse.
    Malians are voting in a second round presidential election between incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse.
  • Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

    Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:03:57 GMT
    Donors pouring money into the November midterm elections are putting cash into races in places they never have before to help Democrats.
    Donors pouring money into the November midterm elections are putting cash into races in places they never have before to help Democrats.
  • Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

    Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

    Monday, August 13 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-08-13 04:44:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case greets evening commuters while campaigning for the U.S. congressional seat representing urban Honolulu, in Honolulu. Hawaii voters head to the polls this...(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case greets evening commuters while campaigning for the U.S. congressional seat representing urban Honolulu, in Honolulu. Hawaii voters head to the polls this...
    Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races.
    Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races.
  • The Latest: Ron Curtis wins Hawaii GOP nod for US Senate

    The Latest: Ron Curtis wins Hawaii GOP nod for US Senate

    Sunday, August 12 2018 11:13 PM EDT2018-08-13 03:13:48 GMT
    (Marie Eriel Hobro /Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP). A family squeezes together inside of a small voting booth at Kapolei High School in Kapolei, Hawaii., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. The winners of most of the Democratic Party's primary races in Hawaii t...(Marie Eriel Hobro /Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP). A family squeezes together inside of a small voting booth at Kapolei High School in Kapolei, Hawaii., Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. The winners of most of the Democratic Party's primary races in Hawaii t...
    Former Congressman Ed Case says he believes his message that politicians in Washington need to work together resonated with voters.
    Former Congressman Ed Case says he believes his message that politicians in Washington need to work together resonated with voters.
  • Vote counting in Kansas GOP primary race enters final stage

    Vote counting in Kansas GOP primary race enters final stage

    Sunday, August 12 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-08-12 22:13:27 GMT
    (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, left, alongside Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, addresses the media at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., a day after his primary race against K...(Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, left, alongside Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, addresses the media at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., a day after his primary race against K...
    County election officials across Kansas are preparing to begin reviewing questionable mail-in ballots and provisional ballots to arrive at final official vote totals in the hotly contested Republican primary for...
    County election officials across Kansas are preparing to begin reviewing questionable mail-in ballots and provisional ballots to arrive at final official vote totals in the hotly contested Republican primary for governor.
  • GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

    GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

    Sunday, August 12 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-08-12 15:55:45 GMT
    Republican U.S. Rep Chris Collins says he will no longer run for re-election after being charged with insider trading.
    Republican U.S. Rep Chris Collins says he will no longer run for re-election after being charged with insider trading.
  • Ex-congressman wins Hawaii Democratic primary for US House

    Ex-congressman wins Hawaii Democratic primary for US House

    Sunday, August 12 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-08-12 15:12:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marco Garcia). Former U.S. Rep Ed Case, left, along with his wife Audrey Case, do last minute campaigning waving at passing cars, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Honolulu. Case is trying to succeed U.S. Rep Colleen Hanabusa, who is running for Ha...(AP Photo/Marco Garcia). Former U.S. Rep Ed Case, left, along with his wife Audrey Case, do last minute campaigning waving at passing cars, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Honolulu. Case is trying to succeed U.S. Rep Colleen Hanabusa, who is running for Ha...
    Former Congressman Ed Case is the Democratic Party's nominee to represent Honolulu in the U.S. House.
    Former Congressman Ed Case is the Democratic Party's nominee to represent Honolulu in the U.S. House.
  • Memo shows Kavanaugh resisted indicting a sitting president

    Memo shows Kavanaugh resisted indicting a sitting president

    Sunday, August 12 2018 8:35 AM EDT2018-08-12 12:35:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ...
    Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Ken Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president.
    Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Ken Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president.
  • Wisconsin Democrats crowd in for chance to challenge Walker

    Wisconsin Democrats crowd in for chance to challenge Walker

    Sunday, August 12 2018 6:01 AM EDT2018-08-12 10:01:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File). FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference in Madison, Wis. Eight Democrats are taking on Walker in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, as he seeks a third term, a sign of jus...(AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File). FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference in Madison, Wis. Eight Democrats are taking on Walker in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, as he seeks a third term, a sign of jus...
    Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has warned for months about a "blue wave" this fall, and Tuesday's primary will settle which Democrat tries to ride it.
    Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has warned for months about a "blue wave" this fall, and Tuesday's primary will settle which Democrat tries to ride it.
  • AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

    AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

    Sunday, August 12 2018 6:01 AM EDT2018-08-12 10:01:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Minchillo). In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo, voters cast their ballots among an array of electronic voting machines in a polling station at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Dublin, Ohio. An Associated Press analysi...(AP Photo/John Minchillo). In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo, voters cast their ballots among an array of electronic voting machines in a polling station at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Dublin, Ohio. An Associated Press analysi...
    An Associated Press analysis has found that Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since Donald Trump took office.
    An Associated Press analysis has found that Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since Donald Trump took office.
  • Count of last Kansas governor primary ballots to stretch out

    Count of last Kansas governor primary ballots to stretch out

    Saturday, August 11 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-08-11 22:00:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Hanna, File). FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2011, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, right, confers with Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rucker during a Kansas House Elections Committee hearing on Kobach's bill for cracking d...(AP Photo/John Hanna, File). FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2011, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, right, confers with Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rucker during a Kansas House Elections Committee hearing on Kobach's bill for cracking d...
    The counting of the last ballots in the tight and contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the next week and still might not settle the race.
    The counting of the last ballots in the tight and contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the next week and still might not settle the race.
  • Romanian expats stage huge anti-govt protest in Bucharest

    Romanian expats stage huge anti-govt protest in Bucharest

    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:54 AM EDT2018-08-11 15:54:37 GMT
    Romanians who live abroad have begun an anti-government protest in Bucharest, urging the left-wing government to resign and call an early election.
    Romanians who live abroad have begun an anti-government protest in Bucharest, urging the left-wing government to resign and call an early election.
  • Little-known Democratic 2020 hopefuls make early Iowa visits

    Little-known Democratic 2020 hopefuls make early Iowa visits

    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-08-11 15:17:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., walks past a concession stand during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., walks past a concession stand during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa.
    In Iowa, the dozen or so little-known Democrats who have begun visiting the early presidential nominating state sometimes go unrecognized while the party's stars and rising national figures stay away for now to...
    In Iowa, the dozen or so little-known Democrats who have begun visiting the early presidential nominating state sometimes go unrecognized while the party's stars and rising national figures stay away for now to focus on midterms.
  • Banker: Chairman OK'd Manafort loans, eyed Trump cabinet job

    Banker: Chairman OK'd Manafort loans, eyed Trump cabinet job

    Saturday, August 11 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-08-11 13:31:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Attorney Kevin Downing, left, gestures to the rest of the defense team for Paul Manafort, as the team leaves federal court for a lunch break during the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Thursd...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Attorney Kevin Downing, left, gestures to the rest of the defense team for Paul Manafort, as the team leaves federal court for a lunch break during the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Thursd...
    Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial say they expect to rest their case on Friday.
    Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial say they expect to rest their case on Friday.
  • Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court

    Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court

    Saturday, August 11 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-08-11 13:30:40 GMT
    Zimbabwe's main opposition party challenges results of 1st post-Mugabe election in court.
    Zimbabwe's main opposition party challenges results of 1st post-Mugabe election in court.
  • Washington US House race likely to feature 2 Democrats

    Washington US House race likely to feature 2 Democrats

    Saturday, August 11 2018 9:10 AM EDT2018-08-11 13:10:37 GMT
    Democrat Kim Schrier is maintaining her lead for the second spot in Washington's 8th District Congressional primary election.
    Democrat Kim Schrier is maintaining her lead for the second spot in Washington's 8th District Congressional primary election.
  • UN experts: Armed groups threaten Libya political transition

    UN experts: Armed groups threaten Libya political transition

    Saturday, August 11 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-08-11 12:55:39 GMT
    UN experts say "predatory behavior" by armed groups in Libya poses a direct threat to forming a national government and ending lawlessness that has fueled Islamic militancy, human trafficking and instability in the...
    UN experts say "predatory behavior" by armed groups in Libya poses a direct threat to forming a national government and ending lawlessness that has fueled Islamic militancy, human trafficking and instability in the wider region.
  • Kobach's take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

    Kobach's take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

    Saturday, August 11 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-08-11 12:43:06 GMT
    (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach and his wife Heather take the stage to thank their supporters and send them home for the night after problems with polls in Johnson County, Kan., dela...(Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach and his wife Heather take the stage to thank their supporters and send them home for the night after problems with polls in Johnson County, Kan., dela...
    Secretaries of state from middle America aren't generally household names. Kansas' Kris Kobach is the exception.
    Secretaries of state from middle America aren't generally household names. Kansas' Kris Kobach is the exception.
  • Kobach steps away from duties in contested Kansas vote count

    Kobach steps away from duties in contested Kansas vote count

    Saturday, August 11 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-08-11 12:42:58 GMT
    (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach and his wife Heather take the stage to thank their supporters and send them home for the night after problems with polls in Johnson County, Kan., dela...(Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach and his wife Heather take the stage to thank their supporters and send them home for the night after problems with polls in Johnson County, Kan., dela...
    An aide to Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says Secretary of State Kris Kobach's promise to remove himself from further counting in their contested Republican primary race is not enough.
    An aide to Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says Secretary of State Kris Kobach's promise to remove himself from further counting in their contested Republican primary race is not enough.
  • Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

    Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

    Saturday, August 11 2018 3:38 AM EDT2018-08-11 07:38:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Paul Kamenar, attorney for Andrew Miller, joined by Peter Flaherty, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, left, talks to reporters after a federal judge found Miller in contempt for refusing to testify before...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Paul Kamenar, attorney for Andrew Miller, joined by Peter Flaherty, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, left, talks to reporters after a federal judge found Miller in contempt for refusing to testify before...
    An associate of Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has been held in contempt of court for refusing to appear before a grand jury in the special counsel's Russia investigation.
    An associate of Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has been held in contempt of court for refusing to appear before a grand jury in the special counsel's Russia investigation.
  • Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa

    Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa

    Saturday, August 11 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-08-11 04:50:39 GMT
    Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa, while the party's stars and rising national figures stay away for now.
    Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa, while the party's stars and rising national figures stay away for now.
  • AP Analysis: On enthusiasm, Democrats have advantage

    AP Analysis: On enthusiasm, Democrats have advantage

    Saturday, August 11 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-08-11 04:50:29 GMT
    An Associated Press analysis finds Democrats with a consistent enthusiasm advantage with nearly a dozen federal special elections now concluded ahead of the November midterms.
    An Associated Press analysis finds Democrats with a consistent enthusiasm advantage with nearly a dozen federal special elections now concluded ahead of the November midterms.
  • Kavanaugh in memo argued against indicting sitting president

    Kavanaugh in memo argued against indicting sitting president

    Saturday, August 11 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-08-11 04:31:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ...
    Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to begin Sept. 4, Senate chairman says.
    Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to begin Sept. 4, Senate chairman says.
  • In Iowa, Stormy Daniels' lawyer says Democrats must fight

    In Iowa, Stormy Daniels' lawyer says Democrats must fight

    Saturday, August 11 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-08-11 04:31:16 GMT
    (Zach Boyden-Holme/The Des Moines Register via AP). Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, drinks a beer at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Avenatti’s crusade for the porn actress t...(Zach Boyden-Holme/The Des Moines Register via AP). Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, drinks a beer at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Avenatti’s crusade for the porn actress t...
    Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the porn actress taking on President Donald Trump, is taking his message to Iowa Democrats.
    Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the porn actress taking on President Donald Trump, is taking his message to Iowa Democrats.
  • St. Louis DA victory latest for Black Lives Matter movement

    St. Louis DA victory latest for Black Lives Matter movement

    Friday, August 10 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-08-10 23:46:16 GMT
    Ouster of veteran St. Louis prosecutor latest victory for Black Lives Matter voters, activists focused on the ballot.
    Ouster of veteran St. Louis prosecutor latest victory for Black Lives Matter voters, activists focused on the ballot.
  • Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

    Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

    Friday, August 10 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-08-10 23:11:02 GMT
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is demanding that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems.
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is demanding that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems.
  • The Latest: Manafort prosecutors expect to rest case Monday

    The Latest: Manafort prosecutors expect to rest case Monday

    Friday, August 10 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-08-10 22:14:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Attorney Kevin Downing, left, gestures to the rest of the defense team for Paul Manafort, as the team leaves federal court for a lunch break during the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Thursd...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Attorney Kevin Downing, left, gestures to the rest of the defense team for Paul Manafort, as the team leaves federal court for a lunch break during the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., Thursd...
    Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial say they expect to rest their case on Friday.
    Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial say they expect to rest their case on Friday.
  • Granite marking Trump's New Hampshire primary win smashed

    Granite marking Trump's New Hampshire primary win smashed

    Friday, August 10 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-08-10 20:14:11 GMT
    First his Hollywood star, now his New Hampshire granite.
    First his Hollywood star, now his New Hampshire granite.
  • APNewsBreak: Outsourcing critic's brand sells foreign parts

    APNewsBreak: Outsourcing critic's brand sells foreign parts

    Friday, August 10 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-08-10 19:05:34 GMT
    Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun rails against foreign outsourcing on the campaign trail, even as his own company continues to sell its trademarked brand of auto accessories, many of which are made in China.
    Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun rails against foreign outsourcing on the campaign trail, even as his own company continues to sell its trademarked brand of auto accessories, many of which are made in China.
  • Primary settles most races in Democrat dominated Hawaii

    Primary settles most races in Democrat dominated Hawaii

    Friday, August 10 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-08-10 17:59:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case greets evening commuters while campaigning for the U.S. congressional seat representing urban Honolulu, in Honolulu. Hawaii voters head to the polls this...(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case greets evening commuters while campaigning for the U.S. congressional seat representing urban Honolulu, in Honolulu. Hawaii voters head to the polls this...
    Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races.
    Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races.
  • Missouri Republicans slam House GOP primary winner: 'Vile'

    Missouri Republicans slam House GOP primary winner: 'Vile'

    Friday, August 10 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-08-10 17:49:49 GMT
    Missouri Republican leaders are condemning the winner of a GOP primary for a northwest Missouri seat who has said on a radio show that "Hitler was right" and promoted conspiracies about Jewish "cabals" that torture...
    Missouri Republican leaders are condemning the winner of a GOP primary for a northwest Missouri seat who has said on a radio show that "Hitler was right" and promoted conspiracies about Jewish "cabals" that torture children.
  • The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition challenges election in court

    The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition challenges election in court

    Friday, August 10 2018 11:45 AM EDT2018-08-10 15:45:45 GMT
    The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition challenges election in court, alleging fraud; seeks fresh vote.
    The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition challenges election in court, alleging fraud; seeks fresh vote.
  • Governor's demand pushes Kobach out of Kansas vote count

    Governor's demand pushes Kobach out of Kansas vote count

    Friday, August 10 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-08-10 14:29:31 GMT
    APNewsBreak: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary has been cut more than half after election officials discovered a mistake in the listing for one county's...
    APNewsBreak: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary has been cut more than half after election officials discovered a mistake in the listing for one county's results in the state's tally.
  • Washington US House race may feature 2 Democrats

    Washington US House race may feature 2 Democrats

    Friday, August 10 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-08-10 13:20:02 GMT
    A progressive Democrat has edged into the second spot in the race for the 9th Congressional District.
    A progressive Democrat has edged into the second spot in the race for the 9th Congressional District.
  • Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019

    Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019

    Friday, August 10 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-08-10 11:33:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana). Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, center left, and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin, center right, walk together prior to formal registration as candidates for the 2019 presidential election in Jakarta, Indonesia. Friday...(AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana). Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, center left, and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin, center right, walk together prior to formal registration as candidates for the 2019 presidential election in Jakarta, Indonesia. Friday...
    Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has formally registered as a candidate in 2019 elections and has chosen a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate.
    Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has formally registered as a candidate in 2019 elections and has chosen a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate.
  • Zimbabwe opposition leader charged after asylum bid fails

    Zimbabwe opposition leader charged after asylum bid fails

    Friday, August 10 2018 2:13 AM EDT2018-08-10 06:13:55 GMT
    A Zimbabwean lawyer says that senior opposition official Tendai Biti has been arrested.
    A Zimbabwean lawyer says that senior opposition official Tendai Biti has been arrested.
  • Prosecutors shift focus to fraud charges in Manafort trial

    Prosecutors shift focus to fraud charges in Manafort trial

    Friday, August 10 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-08-10 04:32:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). The defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, front left, and Thomas Zehnle, front right, arrive at federal court for the continuation of the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., W...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). The defense team for Paul Manafort, including Kevin Downing, front left, and Thomas Zehnle, front right, arrive at federal court for the continuation of the trial of the former Trump campaign chairman, in Alexandria, Va., W...
    After Gates' testimony ends, prosecutors present more evidence of fraud against Manafort.
    After Gates' testimony ends, prosecutors present more evidence of fraud against Manafort.
  • Florida officials want info about election hacking claims

    Florida officials want info about election hacking claims

    Thursday, August 9 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-08-10 01:38:09 GMT
    Florida officials want more information from the U.S. Senate supporting claims made by Sen. Bill Nelson that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems.
    Florida officials want more information from the U.S. Senate supporting claims made by Sen. Bill Nelson that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems.
  • False missile alert plays key role in Hawaii governor race

    False missile alert plays key role in Hawaii governor race

    Thursday, August 9 2018 9:13 PM EDT2018-08-10 01:13:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Hawaii lawmakers applaud after Gov. David Ige, who is running for a second term in office, signed legislation in Honolulu. Ige faces a stiff challenge in the Democratic primary on...(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Hawaii lawmakers applaud after Gov. David Ige, who is running for a second term in office, signed legislation in Honolulu. Ige faces a stiff challenge in the Democratic primary on...
    Gov. David Ige faces a stiff challenge in the Democratic primary from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.
    Gov. David Ige faces a stiff challenge in the Democratic primary from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.
  • Dems pounce on GOP lawmaker's downfall, blast 'cesspool'

    Dems pounce on GOP lawmaker's downfall, blast 'cesspool'

    Thursday, August 9 2018 8:36 PM EDT2018-08-10 00:36:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, center, leaves federal court, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in New York. Rep. Collins of western New York state has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechn...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, center, leaves federal court, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in New York. Rep. Collins of western New York state has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechn...
    House Democrats are linking the insider trading indictment of a Republican congressman to a broader culture of corruption they say is fostered by President Donald Trump.
    House Democrats are linking the insider trading indictment of a Republican congressman to a broader culture of corruption they say is fostered by President Donald Trump.
  • The Latest: Bank exec unaware of Manafort's alleged lies

    The Latest: Bank exec unaware of Manafort's alleged lies

    Thursday, August 9 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-08-09 21:51:28 GMT
    (Dana Verkouteren via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, left, listening with his lawyer Kevin Downing to testimony from government witness Rick Gates as Manafort's trial continues at federal court i...(Dana Verkouteren via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, left, listening with his lawyer Kevin Downing to testimony from government witness Rick Gates as Manafort's trial continues at federal court i...
    Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's trial say the judge incorrectly admonished them in front of the jury and they want him to correct the error.
    Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's trial say the judge incorrectly admonished them in front of the jury and they want him to correct the error.
  • Michigan twins from different parties advance in election

    Michigan twins from different parties advance in election

    Thursday, August 9 2018 5:14 PM EDT2018-08-09 21:14:40 GMT
    Twin sisters from different political parties are a step closer to public office in western Michigan.
    Twin sisters from different political parties are a step closer to public office in western Michigan.
  • Instead of tax cuts, GOP candidates motivate with anxiety

    Instead of tax cuts, GOP candidates motivate with anxiety

    Thursday, August 9 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-08-09 20:32:55 GMT
    In primary season, GOP candidates turn from tax cuts to anxiety as a way of motivating voters.
    In primary season, GOP candidates turn from tax cuts to anxiety as a way of motivating voters.
  • The Latest: Congressman to remain on ballot despite charges

    The Latest: Congressman to remain on ballot despite charges

    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-08-09 18:22:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, center, leaves federal court, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in New York. Rep. Collins of western New York state has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechn...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, center, leaves federal court, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in New York. Rep. Collins of western New York state has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechn...
    Republican Rep. Chris Collins says he will remain on the ballot running for re-election in New York as he fights charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades.
    Republican Rep. Chris Collins says he will remain on the ballot running for re-election in New York as he fights charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades.
  • North Dakota Senate hopefuls chase the veterans' vote

    North Dakota Senate hopefuls chase the veterans' vote

    Thursday, August 9 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-08-09 17:36:38 GMT
    In North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer are arguing over who is the better friend to veterans.
    In North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer are arguing over who is the better friend to veterans.
  • Gay, Native American Democrat busts candidate mold in Kansas

    Gay, Native American Democrat busts candidate mold in Kansas

    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-08-09 16:58:10 GMT
    Sharice Davids has shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from Kansas as the state's first Native American and gay nominee for Congress.
    Sharice Davids has shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from Kansas as the state's first Native American and gay nominee for Congress.
  • Trump Jr. remains defiant, combative amid Russia probe

    Trump Jr. remains defiant, combative amid Russia probe

    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-08-09 16:06:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Raoux, File). FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo Donald Trump Jr. speaks at a rally for Florida gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis in Orlando, Fla. President Donald Trump remains ensconced at his New Jersey golf club, growin...(AP Photo/John Raoux, File). FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo Donald Trump Jr. speaks at a rally for Florida gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis in Orlando, Fla. President Donald Trump remains ensconced at his New Jersey golf club, growin...
    Unbowed and unapologetic, Donald Trump Jr. maintains defiance in face of Russia probe.
    Unbowed and unapologetic, Donald Trump Jr. maintains defiance in face of Russia probe.
  • Romania expatriates arrive home before anti-gov't protest

    Romania expatriates arrive home before anti-gov't protest

    Thursday, August 9 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-08-09 14:38:42 GMT
    Romanians who live abroad have begun arriving back home for an anti-government protest where they will call for the left-wing government to resign and early elections.
    Romanians who live abroad have begun arriving back home for an anti-government protest where they will call for the left-wing government to resign and early elections.
  • Famous Nevada pimp running for office loses brothel license

    Famous Nevada pimp running for office loses brothel license

    Thursday, August 9 2018 9:27 AM EDT2018-08-09 13:27:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, owner Dennis Hof, left, jokes with madam Sonja Bandolik at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nev. County officials in Nevada have yanked a brothel license from the state's most f...(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, owner Dennis Hof, left, jokes with madam Sonja Bandolik at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nev. County officials in Nevada have yanked a brothel license from the state's most f...
    Brothel owner turned politician Dennis Hof has lost his license for one of his brothels after failing to apply for a renewal and pay fees on time.
    Brothel owner turned politician Dennis Hof has lost his license for one of his brothels after failing to apply for a renewal and pay fees on time.
  • Trump's lawyers respond to latest offer from special counsel

    Trump's lawyers respond to latest offer from special counsel

    Thursday, August 9 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-08-09 13:16:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, waves to people during White House Sports and Fitness Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Giuliani, says...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, waves to people during White House Sports and Fitness Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Giuliani, says...
    Trump's lawyers respond to latest interview proposal from Mueller's investigators.
    Trump's lawyers respond to latest interview proposal from Mueller's investigators.
  • Senator: Russia has breached Florida state election systems

    Senator: Russia has breached Florida state election systems

    Thursday, August 9 2018 6:41 AM EDT2018-08-09 10:41:50 GMT
    Florida's Democratic senator says Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's midterms.
    Florida's Democratic senator says Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's midterms.
  • Republicans promote fear, not tax cuts, in key elections

    Republicans promote fear, not tax cuts, in key elections

    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-08-09 06:22:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, speaks to a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Newark, Ohio.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, speaks to a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Newark, Ohio.
    Republicans in many midterm election battlegrounds are trying to maintain their congressional majorities by stoking certain voters' anxieties about liberal Democrats and their policies.
    Republicans in many midterm election battlegrounds are trying to maintain their congressional majorities by stoking certain voters' anxieties about liberal Democrats and their policies.
  • Michigan attorney set to be first Muslim woman in Congress

    Michigan attorney set to be first Muslim woman in Congress

    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-08-09 04:51:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, is photographed outside the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. In the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Democrats pick former Michigan state...(AP Photo/Al Goldis, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, is photographed outside the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. In the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Democrats pick former Michigan state...
    Former Michigan legislator Rashida Tlaib wins Democratic nomination to run unopposed for US House seat, setting her up to become first Muslim woman elected to Congress.
    Former Michigan legislator Rashida Tlaib wins Democratic nomination to run unopposed for US House seat, setting her up to become first Muslim woman elected to Congress.
  • Gates, star witness against Manafort, concludes testimony

    Gates, star witness against Manafort, concludes testimony

    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-08-09 04:40:13 GMT
    (Dana Verkouteren via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts defense lawyer Kevin Downing asking questions of Rick Gates, as former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, bottom front left, listens during Manafort's trial on bank fraud and tax evasi...(Dana Verkouteren via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts defense lawyer Kevin Downing asking questions of Rick Gates, as former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, bottom front left, listens during Manafort's trial on bank fraud and tax evasi...
    Questioning of Manafort protege focuses on his own crimes, an extramarital affair and plea deal.
    Questioning of Manafort protege focuses on his own crimes, an extramarital affair and plea deal.
  • Like father, like son: Trump Jr. defiant about Russia probe

    Like father, like son: Trump Jr. defiant about Russia probe

    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-08-09 04:40:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Raoux, File). FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo Donald Trump Jr. speaks at a rally for Florida gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis in Orlando, Fla. President Donald Trump remains ensconced at his New Jersey golf club, growin...(AP Photo/John Raoux, File). FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo Donald Trump Jr. speaks at a rally for Florida gubernatorial candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis in Orlando, Fla. President Donald Trump remains ensconced at his New Jersey golf club, growin...
    Donald Trump Jr. is embracing his role as his father's emissary, beloved on the right as the swaggering embodiment of the Make America Great Again agenda.
    Donald Trump Jr. is embracing his role as his father's emissary, beloved on the right as the swaggering embodiment of the Make America Great Again agenda.
  • Trump's legal team responds to Mueller interview request

    Trump's legal team responds to Mueller interview request

    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-08-09 04:40:02 GMT
    President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, says the president's legal team has responded to the latest interview request from special counsel Robert Mueller.
    President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, says the president's legal team has responded to the latest interview request from special counsel Robert Mueller.
  • Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

    Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-08-09 03:44:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer addresses her supporters after winning the primary, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Detroit. Whitmer will face Republican Bill Schuette in November.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer addresses her supporters after winning the primary, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Detroit. Whitmer will face Republican Bill Schuette in November.
    Gretchen Whitmer's victory in the gubernatorial primary on Tuesday means Michigan's Democrats will field an all-female statewide ticket this fall if she picks a woman to be her running mate.
    Gretchen Whitmer's victory in the gubernatorial primary on Tuesday means Michigan's Democrats will field an all-female statewide ticket this fall if she picks a woman to be her running mate.
  • Congo's president won't run again in long-delayed election

    Congo's president won't run again in long-delayed election

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-08-09 01:36:32 GMT
    Congo's president not running again in long-delayed election, easing fears he'd try to stay on.
    Congo's president not running again in long-delayed election, easing fears he'd try to stay on.
  • Washington state Democrats see 3 GOP House seats in view

    Washington state Democrats see 3 GOP House seats in view

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-08-09 01:15:09 GMT
    (Libby Kamrowski/The Spokesman-Review via AP). Cathy McMorris Rodgers prepares to give a speech after receiving the news that she took the edge over Lisa Brown for Fifth House District in the Washington state primary election during the Spokane County ...(Libby Kamrowski/The Spokesman-Review via AP). Cathy McMorris Rodgers prepares to give a speech after receiving the news that she took the edge over Lisa Brown for Fifth House District in the Washington state primary election during the Spokane County ...
    Democrats are celebrating early returns in three congressional races in Washington state's primary election.
    Democrats are celebrating early returns in three congressional races in Washington state's primary election.
  • Kansas' most populous county fumbles 2nd major election

    Kansas' most populous county fumbles 2nd major election

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-08-09 00:08:30 GMT
    For the second consecutive major election, Kansas' most populous county has fumbled its handling of results.
    For the second consecutive major election, Kansas' most populous county has fumbled its handling of results.
  • 4 years after Ferguson, white prosecutor ousted by black man

    4 years after Ferguson, white prosecutor ousted by black man

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:50:08 GMT
    (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). In this June 30, 2018, photo, Wesley Bell, a candidate for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, addresses the crowd during a protest about the Trump Administration's policy of family separation and deten...(David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). In this June 30, 2018, photo, Wesley Bell, a candidate for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, addresses the crowd during a protest about the Trump Administration's policy of family separation and deten...
    Four years after the deadly police shooting that triggered racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a black city councilman has scored an election upset and ousted the white prosecutor criticized over his handling of...
    Four years after the deadly police shooting that triggered racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a black city councilman has scored an election upset and ousted the white prosecutor criticized over his handling of the case.
  • The Latest: US Africa envoy 'deeply troubled' by Zimbabwe

    The Latest: US Africa envoy 'deeply troubled' by Zimbabwe

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:25:25 GMT
    The Latest: Lawyer says Zimbabwe senior opposition official Tendai Biti released, seeks asylum.
    The Latest: Lawyer says Zimbabwe senior opposition official Tendai Biti released, seeks asylum.
  • Kansas Democrats smell opening in close GOP governor's race

    Kansas Democrats smell opening in close GOP governor's race

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:26:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Hanna, File). FILE - In this May 30, 2018, file photo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, right, answers a question from reporters as Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, left, listens during a news conference in Topeka, Kan. Colyer and immigration hardliner Kri...(AP Photo/John Hanna, File). FILE - In this May 30, 2018, file photo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, right, answers a question from reporters as Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, left, listens during a news conference in Topeka, Kan. Colyer and immigration hardliner Kri...
    Immigration hardliner Kris Kobach is leading Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer by less than 200 votes in the Republican primary election for governor.
    Immigration hardliner Kris Kobach is leading Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer by less than 200 votes in the Republican primary election for governor.
  • 3rd-party hopeful brings cash to race with Utah congressman

    3rd-party hopeful brings cash to race with Utah congressman

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:24:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop speaks on the Senate floor at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. A northern Utah candidate for a new centrist third-party is trying to drum u...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop speaks on the Senate floor at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. A northern Utah candidate for a new centrist third-party is trying to drum u...
    A candidate for a new, moderate third-party is bringing a trove of cash and a little Mormon humor to a northern Utah congressional race against a longtime Republican incumbent.
    A candidate for a new, moderate third-party is bringing a trove of cash and a little Mormon humor to a northern Utah congressional race against a longtime Republican incumbent.
  • The Latest: Late vote tally further tightens Ohio race

    The Latest: Late vote tally further tightens Ohio race

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:00:10 GMT
    (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach greets supporters during his primary election watch party on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, Kan.(Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach greets supporters during his primary election watch party on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, Kan.
    The Republican primary for Kansas governor is too close to call; challenger Kobach leads incumbent Colyer by fewer than 200 votes.
    The Republican primary for Kansas governor is too close to call; challenger Kobach leads incumbent Colyer by fewer than 200 votes.
  • The Latest: Manafort prosecutors expect to rest case Friday

    The Latest: Manafort prosecutors expect to rest case Friday

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-08-08 21:51:41 GMT
    (Dana Verkouteren via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts Rick Gates on the witness stand as he is cross examined by defense lawyer Kevin Downing during the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on bank fraud and tax evasion at fe...(Dana Verkouteren via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts Rick Gates on the witness stand as he is cross examined by defense lawyer Kevin Downing during the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on bank fraud and tax evasion at fe...
    Gates says Manafort told him to be truthful about offshore shell companies, bank accounts in a 2014 interview.
    Gates says Manafort told him to be truthful about offshore shell companies, bank accounts in a 2014 interview.
  • Republican law limiting labor powers defeated in Missouri

    Republican law limiting labor powers defeated in Missouri

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-08-08 21:28:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, people opposing Proposition A listen to a speaker during a rally in Kansas City, Mo. Missouri votes Tuesday, Aug. 7 on a so-called right-to-work law, a voter referendum...(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, people opposing Proposition A listen to a speaker during a rally in Kansas City, Mo. Missouri votes Tuesday, Aug. 7 on a so-called right-to-work law, a voter referendum...
    The steady march of new right-to-work laws in Republican-led states hit a wall in Missouri, where voters resoundingly rejected a measure that could have weakened union finances.
    The steady march of new right-to-work laws in Republican-led states hit a wall in Missouri, where voters resoundingly rejected a measure that could have weakened union finances.
  • Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call; Trump claims win

    Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call; Trump claims win

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-08-08 21:27:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, greets a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Newark, Ohio.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, greets a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Newark, Ohio.
    Ohio and Kansas races too close to call; Trump's candidates lead.
    Ohio and Kansas races too close to call; Trump's candidates lead.
  • Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan

    Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 2:37 PM EDT2018-08-08 18:37:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer stands with her family and addresses her supporters after winning the primary, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Detroit. Whitmer will face Republican Bill Schuette in Novem...(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer stands with her family and addresses her supporters after winning the primary, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Detroit. Whitmer will face Republican Bill Schuette in Novem...
    Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer has won Democrats' nomination for Michigan governor and will lead the state's first all-female statewide ticket into her fall showdown against Republican state Attorney...
    Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer has won Democrats' nomination for Michigan governor and will lead the state's first all-female statewide ticket into her fall showdown against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette.
  • WikiLeaks says Senate panel seeks interview with Assange

    WikiLeaks says Senate panel seeks interview with Assange

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-08-08 17:03:23 GMT
    WikiLeaks says the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee wants to interview Julian Assange in its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
    WikiLeaks says the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee wants to interview Julian Assange in its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  • Ferguson councilman ousts prosecutor McCulloch in primary

    Ferguson councilman ousts prosecutor McCulloch in primary

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-08-08 16:21:22 GMT
    (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). In this June 30, 2018, photo, Wesley Bell, a candidate for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, addresses the crowd during a protest about the Trump Administration's policy of family separation and deten...(David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). In this June 30, 2018, photo, Wesley Bell, a candidate for St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, addresses the crowd during a protest about the Trump Administration's policy of family separation and deten...
    A seven-term prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County who gained national attention in his handling of the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson is trailing his primary race to a...
    A seven-term prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County who gained national attention in his handling of the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson is trailing his primary race to a black Ferguson councilman.
  • The Latest: First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

    The Latest: First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-08-08 15:50:53 GMT
    (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach voted Tuesday morning, Aug. 7, 2018, at the Lecompton City Hall. Kobach is running for his party's nomination for governor.(Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach voted Tuesday morning, Aug. 7, 2018, at the Lecompton City Hall. Kobach is running for his party's nomination for governor.
    Some Republican voters in Kansas say President Donald Trump's endorsement of Secretary of State Kris Kobach mattered to them as they cast votes in the GOP primary for governor.
    Some Republican voters in Kansas say President Donald Trump's endorsement of Secretary of State Kris Kobach mattered to them as they cast votes in the GOP primary for governor.
  • NYC launches voter registration drive in jails

    NYC launches voter registration drive in jails

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-08-08 15:04:25 GMT
    New York City has launched a voter registration drive in its jails; correction commissioner says effort reinforces prisoners' community ties.
    New York City has launched a voter registration drive in its jails; correction commissioner says effort reinforces prisoners' community ties.
  • Ex-comedian proposed as Slovenia prime minister-designate

    Ex-comedian proposed as Slovenia prime minister-designate

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-08-08 14:08:06 GMT
    A former comedian whose party finished second in Slovenia's parliamentary election in June has been proposed to become the new prime minister-designate.
    A former comedian whose party finished second in Slovenia's parliamentary election in June has been proposed to become the new prime minister-designate.
  • Democrats see opportunity in Washington congressional races

    Democrats see opportunity in Washington congressional races

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-08-08 13:52:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson,File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo Eudora Carter inserts her ballot into a drop-off voting box in Seattle. Washington voters will decide which candidates advance to the November ballot in 10 congressional ...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson,File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo Eudora Carter inserts her ballot into a drop-off voting box in Seattle. Washington voters will decide which candidates advance to the November ballot in 10 congressional ...
    As the Democratic party eyes making gains in Congress, the Washington state primary contest getting the most attention is an open U.S. House seat.
    As the Democratic party eyes making gains in Congress, the Washington state primary contest getting the most attention is an open U.S. House seat.
  • Ohio and Kansas races too close to call; Trump's picks lead

    Ohio and Kansas races too close to call; Trump's picks lead

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-08-08 13:00:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth). Republican Troy Balderson, a candidate for Ohio's 12th District, joins volunteers at a phone bank in Westerville, Ohio, on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, a day ahead of a special election for the congressional seat. Balderson, a two...(AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth). Republican Troy Balderson, a candidate for Ohio's 12th District, joins volunteers at a phone bank in Westerville, Ohio, on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, a day ahead of a special election for the congressional seat. Balderson, a two...
    Trump shadow looms over contests in Ohio and Kansas as five states hold elections.
    Trump shadow looms over contests in Ohio and Kansas as five states hold elections.
  • Druze army vets campaign against Israel's Jewish state law

    Druze army vets campaign against Israel's Jewish state law

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-08-08 11:24:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 file photo, Israelis from the Druze community participate in a rally against a contentious new law, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Druze minority -- Arabic speakers who serve in the c...(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File). FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 file photo, Israelis from the Druze community participate in a rally against a contentious new law, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Druze minority -- Arabic speakers who serve in the c...
    Israel's Druze minority _ Arabic speakers who serve in the country's military _are demonstrating against the contentious "Nation-State" law, saying it downgrades them to second class citizens.
    Israel's Druze minority _ Arabic speakers who serve in the country's military _are demonstrating against the contentious "Nation-State" law, saying it downgrades them to second class citizens.
  • New Colombian president promises 'corrections' to peace deal

    New Colombian president promises 'corrections' to peace deal

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:58 AM EDT2018-08-08 10:58:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File). FILE - In this June 17, 2018 file photo, Ivan Duque, candidate of the Democratic Center party, gives a thumbs up to supporters after voting in the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia. Duque will be sworn ...(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File). FILE - In this June 17, 2018 file photo, Ivan Duque, candidate of the Democratic Center party, gives a thumbs up to supporters after voting in the presidential runoff election in Bogota, Colombia. Duque will be sworn ...
    The protégé of a powerful ex-Colombian president will be sworn in as the country's new leader Tuesday, tasked with steering forward the implementation of a peace accord with leftist rebels that remains on shaky...
    The protégé of a powerful ex-Colombian president will be sworn in as the country's new leader Tuesday, tasked with steering forward the implementation of a peace accord with leftist rebels that remains on shaky ground.
  • Whitmer, Schuette win Michigan governor nominations

    Whitmer, Schuette win Michigan governor nominations

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:05 AM EDT2018-08-08 09:05:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan visit with patrons at a restaurant on the city's north side, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Detroit.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan visit with patrons at a restaurant on the city's north side, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Detroit.
    Key nominations are at stake for governor, US Senate and other offices in Michigan's primary.
    Key nominations are at stake for governor, US Senate and other offices in Michigan's primary.
  • Tlaib wins Conyers' seat; Congress to get 1st Muslim woman

    Tlaib wins Conyers' seat; Congress to get 1st Muslim woman

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 3:05 AM EDT2018-08-08 07:05:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE- In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Conyers’ congressional seat will remain in a Democrat’s hands...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE- In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Conyers’ congressional seat will remain in a Democrat’s hands...
    Larger than expected voter turnout and delays in counting ballots has made it difficult to determine a possible winner in the race for Michigan's 13th Congressional District seat.
    Larger than expected voter turnout and delays in counting ballots has made it difficult to determine a possible winner in the race for Michigan's 13th Congressional District seat.
  • Trump-backed John James wins Michigan's GOP Senate nod

    Trump-backed John James wins Michigan's GOP Senate nod

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 2:24 AM EDT2018-08-08 06:24:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James greets supporters at a primary night election party in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James greets supporters at a primary night election party in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.
    Michigan businessman John James, a black Iraq War veteran who was endorsed by President Donald Trump, has won the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this fall.
    Michigan businessman John James, a black Iraq War veteran who was endorsed by President Donald Trump, has won the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this fall.
  • Washington lawmaker finishing 3rd after misconduct claims

    Washington lawmaker finishing 3rd after misconduct claims

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-08-08 05:56:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). Empty envelopes from Washington state's primary election are shown stacked Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at King County Election headquarters in Renton, Wash. This is the first time that voters state-wide did not need to put stamps o...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). Empty envelopes from Washington state's primary election are shown stacked Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at King County Election headquarters in Renton, Wash. This is the first time that voters state-wide did not need to put stamps o...
    A Washington state representative who resigned his chairmanship following allegations of inappropriate conduct was finishing in third place Tuesday in early primary returns.
    A Washington state representative who resigned his chairmanship following allegations of inappropriate conduct was finishing in third place Tuesday in early primary returns.
  • The Latest: McCulloch defeated soundly in prosecutor race

    The Latest: McCulloch defeated soundly in prosecutor race

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:52 AM EDT2018-08-08 05:52:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks a question during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill's hopes of winning a third term in Republican-...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks a question during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill's hopes of winning a third term in Republican-...
    Missouri voters have rejected a right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees in workplace contracts.
    Missouri voters have rejected a right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees in workplace contracts.
  • Missouri voters reject law banning compulsory union fees

    Missouri voters reject law banning compulsory union fees

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-08-08 05:14:44 GMT
    Missouri voters are deciding whether to implement a right-to-work law limiting labor union powers that had been passed more than a year ago by Republican state officials.
    Missouri voters are deciding whether to implement a right-to-work law limiting labor union powers that had been passed more than a year ago by Republican state officials.
  • Missouri primary sets up McCaskill-Hawley Senate clash

    Missouri primary sets up McCaskill-Hawley Senate clash

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-08-08 05:05:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks a question during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill's hopes of winning a third term in Republican-...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks a question during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill's hopes of winning a third term in Republican-...
    Missouri voters are setting up one of the nation's most contentious Senate races, with Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill and Republican Josh Hawley easily winning their primary races.
    Missouri voters are setting up one of the nation's most contentious Senate races, with Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill and Republican Josh Hawley easily winning their primary races.
  • Manafort lawyer: 'So many lies' Gates can't keep up

    Manafort lawyer: 'So many lies' Gates can't keep up

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-08-08 05:03:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. Paul Manafort’s trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were yea...(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. Paul Manafort’s trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were yea...
    Star witness in Paul Manafort's trial testifies that he himself embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from old boss.
    Star witness in Paul Manafort's trial testifies that he himself embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from old boss.
  • The Latest: Manafort lawyer press Gates on 'lies'

    The Latest: Manafort lawyer press Gates on 'lies'

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-08-08 03:11:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. Paul Manafort’s trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were yea...(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. Paul Manafort’s trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were yea...
    The star witness for the government in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial is back on the witness stand.
    The star witness for the government in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial is back on the witness stand.
  • Venezuela rallies Maduro supporters after thwarted attack

    Venezuela rallies Maduro supporters after thwarted attack

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:58 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:58:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Signs of smoke cover the apartment complex where an allegedly armed drone crashed, causing a fire, in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt the...(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). Signs of smoke cover the apartment complex where an allegedly armed drone crashed, causing a fire, in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt the...
    Venezuelan investigators hunting for a band of assailants allegedly behind a failed attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro with explosives-laden drones have raided hotels and seized vehicles while grilling...
    Venezuelan investigators hunting for a band of assailants allegedly behind a failed attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro with explosives-laden drones have raided hotels and seized vehicles while grilling six suspects for details of the plot.
  • WHAT TO WATCH: Primaries test GOP, Democratic identities

    WHAT TO WATCH: Primaries test GOP, Democratic identities

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:48:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth). Republican Troy Balderson, a candidate for Ohio's 12th District, joins volunteers at a phone bank in Westerville, Ohio, on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, a day ahead of a special election for the congressional seat. Balderson, a two...(AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth). Republican Troy Balderson, a candidate for Ohio's 12th District, joins volunteers at a phone bank in Westerville, Ohio, on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, a day ahead of a special election for the congressional seat. Balderson, a two...
    WHAT TO WATCH: Primaries in Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Michigan and Washington test GOP, Democratic identities.
    WHAT TO WATCH: Primaries in Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Michigan and Washington test GOP, Democratic identities.
  • Could hard-right Supreme Court haunt GOP? History says maybe

    Could hard-right Supreme Court haunt GOP? History says maybe

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:09:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives for a meeting with Sen. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives for a meeting with Sen. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    Might Republicans pay a political price if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed and cements a conservative Supreme Court?.
    Might Republicans pay a political price if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed and cements a conservative Supreme Court?.
  • Tobacco-funded group sues over Montana citizen tax measure

    Tobacco-funded group sues over Montana citizen tax measure

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-08-07 22:56:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File). FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, a woman walks out of a convenience store where tobacco is sold in Helena, Mont. A tobacco industry-funded group is asking the Montana Supreme Court to re-phrase a ballot initiative tha...(AP Photo/Matt Volz, File). FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, a woman walks out of a convenience store where tobacco is sold in Helena, Mont. A tobacco industry-funded group is asking the Montana Supreme Court to re-phrase a ballot initiative tha...
    A tobacco industry-funded group is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rewrite a ballot initiative that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for the state's Medicaid expansion and other health programs.
    A tobacco industry-funded group is asking the Montana Supreme Court to rewrite a ballot initiative that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for the state's Medicaid expansion and other health programs.
  • NJ senator calls Trump's attack on LeBron James racist

    NJ senator calls Trump's attack on LeBron James racist

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-08-07 21:24:32 GMT
    New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior.
    New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior.
  • 11 dead, nearly 70 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago

    11 dead, nearly 70 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-08-07 19:57:27 GMT
    (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP). In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 photo, two women cry outside the Stroger Hospital in Chicago after they were asked to leave due to overwhelming crowds of family and friends of shooting victims. Police Superintendent...(Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP). In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 photo, two women cry outside the Stroger Hospital in Chicago after they were asked to leave due to overwhelming crowds of family and friends of shooting victims. Police Superintendent...
    Police say separate weekend shootings in Chicago left a total of at least 11 people dead and about 70 wounded.
    Police say separate weekend shootings in Chicago left a total of at least 11 people dead and about 70 wounded.
  • RNC site's link for Maryland GOP's Twitter delivered porn

    RNC site's link for Maryland GOP's Twitter delivered porn

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-08-07 19:27:12 GMT
    For half a year, the Republican National Committee's website directed seekers of the Maryland Republican Party's Twitter to a porn account.
    For half a year, the Republican National Committee's website directed seekers of the Maryland Republican Party's Twitter to a porn account.
  • Trump breaks with aides, tweets endorsement of Kobach

    Trump breaks with aides, tweets endorsement of Kobach

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-08-07 09:55:35 GMT
    President Donald Trump is endorsing controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in that state's GOP gubernatorial primary.
    President Donald Trump is endorsing controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in that state's GOP gubernatorial primary.
  • Ohio special election Tuesday watched for clues to November

    Ohio special election Tuesday watched for clues to November

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-08-07 06:14:51 GMT
    (James Miller/The Marion Star via AP, File). FILE – In this April 24, 2012, file photo, Ohio state Sen. Troy Balderson, R-Zanesville, asks a question about permit fees for owning exotic animals during an Ohio Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural...(James Miller/The Marion Star via AP, File). FILE – In this April 24, 2012, file photo, Ohio state Sen. Troy Balderson, R-Zanesville, asks a question about permit fees for owning exotic animals during an Ohio Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural...
    Candidates in a closer-than-expected race for an open U.S. House seat in Ohio are making their final push before a special election.
    Candidates in a closer-than-expected race for an open U.S. House seat in Ohio are making their final push before a special election.
  • Dems will try forcing Senate vote against Trump health plan

    Dems will try forcing Senate vote against Trump health plan

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-08-07 05:13:22 GMT
    Democrats will try forcing a campaign-season Senate vote on overturning President Donald Trump's rule allowing insurers to sell cheaper, skimpier coverage.
    Democrats will try forcing a campaign-season Senate vote on overturning President Donald Trump's rule allowing insurers to sell cheaper, skimpier coverage.
  • Paul Laxalt, former Nevada governor, dies at 96

    Paul Laxalt, former Nevada governor, dies at 96

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-08-07 04:59:09 GMT
    Former Nevada governor and Sen. Paul Laxalt has died.
    Former Nevada governor and Sen. Paul Laxalt has died.
  • Michelle Obama announces week of action to sign up voters

    Michelle Obama announces week of action to sign up voters

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-08-07 04:54:48 GMT
    Michelle Obama is marking the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging Americans to participate in a week of action to get people signed up to vote.
    Michelle Obama is marking the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging Americans to participate in a week of action to get people signed up to vote.
  • Gates admits crimes with _ and embezzlement from _ Manafort

    Gates admits crimes with _ and embezzlement from _ Manafort

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-08-07 04:45:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. Paul Manafort’s trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were yea...(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. Paul Manafort’s trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were yea...
    Most critical moment in Manafort's trial likely to come this week with testimony of his "right-hand man".
    Most critical moment in Manafort's trial likely to come this week with testimony of his "right-hand man".
  • The Latest: Gates admits crimes with Manafort, embezzlement

    The Latest: Gates admits crimes with Manafort, embezzlement

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-08-07 04:44:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. Paul Manafort’s trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were yea...(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. Paul Manafort’s trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were yea...
    Paul Manafort's attorney says the former Trump campaign chairman's longtime deputy will be testifying next in Manafort's fraud trial.
    Paul Manafort's attorney says the former Trump campaign chairman's longtime deputy will be testifying next in Manafort's fraud trial.
  • Top 2020 Democrats missing in Iowa but working backchannel

    Top 2020 Democrats missing in Iowa but working backchannel

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 12:36 AM EDT2018-08-07 04:36:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015, file photo, a visitor casts their vote with a kernel of corn for presidential candidate Donald Trump in a straw poll at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. The 2018 Iowa state fair opens ...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015, file photo, a visitor casts their vote with a kernel of corn for presidential candidate Donald Trump in a straw poll at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. The 2018 Iowa state fair opens ...
    The Iowa State Fair opens this week with none of the political celebrity typical of the late-summer festival in the leadoff presidential caucus state.
    The Iowa State Fair opens this week with none of the political celebrity typical of the late-summer festival in the leadoff presidential caucus state.
  • Russian immigrant running for US House seat in Alaska

    Russian immigrant running for US House seat in Alaska

    Monday, August 6 2018 10:47 PM EDT2018-08-07 02:47:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). This July 5, 2018, photo shows Alaska Democratic U.S. House candidate Dimitri Shein, middle, and his campaign chair Julie Olson, left, speaking to supporter Dana Dardis while campaigning door-to-door in Anchorage, Alaska. Shei...(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). This July 5, 2018, photo shows Alaska Democratic U.S. House candidate Dimitri Shein, middle, and his campaign chair Julie Olson, left, speaking to supporter Dana Dardis while campaigning door-to-door in Anchorage, Alaska. Shei...
    A Russian immigrant, nudged into politics after President Trump's election, is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Alaska.
    A Russian immigrant, nudged into politics after President Trump's election, is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Alaska.
  • Arpaio speaks to toy doughnut in new Baron Cohen's show

    Arpaio speaks to toy doughnut in new Baron Cohen's show

    Monday, August 6 2018 10:30 PM EDT2018-08-07 02:30:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix. Arpaio, now a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat, appeared Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in the latest episo...(AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix. Arpaio, now a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat, appeared Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in the latest episo...
    U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio argued the benefits of gun ownership to a tiny toy doughnut in the latest episode of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's new prank show.
    U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio argued the benefits of gun ownership to a tiny toy doughnut in the latest episode of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's new prank show.
  • Crackdown on 'bots' sweeps up people who tweet often

    Crackdown on 'bots' sweeps up people who tweet often

    Monday, August 6 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-08-07 01:51:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik File). FILE - In this April 10, 2018 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to tar...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik File). FILE - In this April 10, 2018 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to tar...
    Some political die-hards are getting caught up in an expanded effort by Twitter and other social media companies to crack down on nefarious tactics suspected of manipulating the 2016 election.
    Some political die-hards are getting caught up in an expanded effort by Twitter and other social media companies to crack down on nefarious tactics suspected of manipulating the 2016 election.
  • Court convicts US political consultant of groping passenger

    Court convicts US political consultant of groping passenger

    Monday, August 6 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-08-07 00:18:31 GMT
    A London court has found an American political consultant guilty of groping a fellow passenger on a trans-Atlantic flight.
    A London court has found an American political consultant guilty of groping a fellow passenger on a trans-Atlantic flight.
  • GOP senators rave about Kavanaugh; Dems prepare to grill him

    GOP senators rave about Kavanaugh; Dems prepare to grill him

    Monday, August 6 2018 2:50 PM EDT2018-08-06 18:50:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, speaks as he talks about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, as Vice President Mike Pence, right, listens, during a ...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, speaks as he talks about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, as Vice President Mike Pence, right, listens, during a ...
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has met privately with almost all the Republican senators, but the real test lies ahead with Democrats.
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has met privately with almost all the Republican senators, but the real test lies ahead with Democrats.
  • Trump appears to change story on meeting with Russian lawyer

    Trump appears to change story on meeting with Russian lawyer

    Monday, August 6 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-08-06 18:10:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., after attending a rally in Le...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., after attending a rally in Le...
    President Donald Trump is acknowledging that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Kremlin-connected lawyer and his son was to collect information about his political opponent.
    President Donald Trump is acknowledging that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Kremlin-connected lawyer and his son was to collect information about his political opponent.
  • Zimbabwean opposition readies legal challenge to election

    Zimbabwean opposition readies legal challenge to election

    Monday, August 6 2018 11:40 AM EDT2018-08-06 15:40:27 GMT
    Zimbabwe's main opposition party says it will make a statement on Tuesday about plans to challenge the country's election results in the courts, though it alleges the judicial system is biased against it.
    Zimbabwe's main opposition party says it will make a statement on Tuesday about plans to challenge the country's election results in the courts, though it alleges the judicial system is biased against it.
  • California gas tax repeal effort could help GOP candidates

    California gas tax repeal effort could help GOP candidates

    Monday, August 6 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-08-06 15:07:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). In this July 11, 2018 photo, workers repave a street in Roseville, Calif., partially funded by a gas tax hike passed by the Legislature in 2017. Republican officeholders have plowed money into a November ballot initiative c...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). In this July 11, 2018 photo, workers repave a street in Roseville, Calif., partially funded by a gas tax hike passed by the Legislature in 2017. Republican officeholders have plowed money into a November ballot initiative c...
    Top national Republicans and grassroots donors alike are pouring money into the campaign to repeal California's gas tax increase with the hopes it will drive turnout in November and help the GOP hold onto U.S....
    Top national Republicans and grassroots donors alike are pouring money into the campaign to repeal California's gas tax increase with the hopes it will drive turnout in November and help the GOP hold onto U.S. House seats in the heavily Democratic state.
  • As Ellison departs Congress, Omar chases another first

    As Ellison departs Congress, Omar chases another first

    Monday, August 6 2018 8:16 AM EDT2018-08-06 12:16:39 GMT
    (Lacey Young/Minnesota Public Radio via AP, File). FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, State Rep. Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature, files to run for the 5th district congressional seat that U.S. Rep. Keith Ellis...(Lacey Young/Minnesota Public Radio via AP, File). FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, State Rep. Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature, files to run for the 5th district congressional seat that U.S. Rep. Keith Ellis...
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's decision to run for attorney general back home in Minnesota has opened up a choice seat in Congress for Democrats.
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's decision to run for attorney general back home in Minnesota has opened up a choice seat in Congress for Democrats.
  • Medley of Democrats compete for Hawaii US House seat

    Medley of Democrats compete for Hawaii US House seat

    Monday, August 6 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-08-06 04:38:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy). In this July 24, 2018, photo, U.S. House candidate Ed Case and his wife, Audrey Case, greet evening commuters while campaigning in Honolulu. The seat representing Honolulu in the U.S. Congress is open for anyone's taking, as i...(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy). In this July 24, 2018, photo, U.S. House candidate Ed Case and his wife, Audrey Case, greet evening commuters while campaigning in Honolulu. The seat representing Honolulu in the U.S. Congress is open for anyone's taking, as i...
    The seat representing Honolulu in the U.S. Congress is open for anyone's taking, as the incumbent U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa runs for governor instead of re-election.
    The seat representing Honolulu in the U.S. Congress is open for anyone's taking, as the incumbent U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa runs for governor instead of re-election.
  • In a change, Trump says meeting's purpose was Clinton info

    In a change, Trump says meeting's purpose was Clinton info

    Monday, August 6 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-08-06 04:14:55 GMT
    President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on two of his favorite targets: the special counsel Russia probe and the news media.
    President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on two of his favorite targets: the special counsel Russia probe and the news media.
  • Trump rips LeBron James' smarts hours before rally in Ohio

    Trump rips LeBron James' smarts hours before rally in Ohio

    Sunday, August 5 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-08-05 23:13:20 GMT
    President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on basketball superstar LeBron James.
    President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on basketball superstar LeBron James.
  • Influence of organized labor gets big test in Missouri vote

    Influence of organized labor gets big test in Missouri vote

    Sunday, August 5 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-08-05 22:44:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). In this photo taken Tuesday, July 31, 2018, people opposing Proposition A listen to a speaker during a rally in Kansas City, Mo. Missouri votes Tuesday, Aug. 7 on a so-called right-to-work law, a voter referendum seeking to b...(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). In this photo taken Tuesday, July 31, 2018, people opposing Proposition A listen to a speaker during a rally in Kansas City, Mo. Missouri votes Tuesday, Aug. 7 on a so-called right-to-work law, a voter referendum seeking to b...
    The influence of organized labor is being put to the test by a voter referendum in Missouri about whether to ban mandatory union fees in all private-sector workplaces.
    The influence of organized labor is being put to the test by a voter referendum in Missouri about whether to ban mandatory union fees in all private-sector workplaces.
  • Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud

    Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud

    Sunday, August 5 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-08-05 19:53:40 GMT
    Maine's secretary of state says that the now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud.
    Maine's secretary of state says that the now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud.
  • Nevada GOP senator's health care views heat up tough race

    Nevada GOP senator's health care views heat up tough race

    Sunday, August 5 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-08-05 17:13:37 GMT
    Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal Obamacare are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats hoping to stymie his re-election.
    Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal Obamacare are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats hoping to stymie his re-election.
  • GOP grumbles as Donald Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

    GOP grumbles as Donald Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

    Sunday, August 5 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-08-05 13:31:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). In this Aug. 2, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump, right, greets Senate candidate Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. More than 2,600 candidates are running in the midterm elections. But for the presi...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). In this Aug. 2, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump, right, greets Senate candidate Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. More than 2,600 candidates are running in the midterm elections. But for the presi...
    President Donald Trump is casting himself as the star of the midterm campaigns.
    President Donald Trump is casting himself as the star of the midterm campaigns.
  • Zimbabwe opposition says soldiers search for its supporters

    Zimbabwe opposition says soldiers search for its supporters

    Sunday, August 5 2018 6:42 AM EDT2018-08-05 10:42:22 GMT
    Zimbabwe opposition says soldiers search for its supporters after disputed election.
    Zimbabwe opposition says soldiers search for its supporters after disputed election.
  • Brazil party names jailed leader as presidential nominee

    Brazil party names jailed leader as presidential nominee

    Sunday, August 5 2018 6:11 AM EDT2018-08-05 10:11:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine). Supporters wears masks depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during the Workers Party national convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. The convention confirmed the jailed Lula da Silva...(AP Photo/Nelson Antoine). Supporters wears masks depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during the Workers Party national convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. The convention confirmed the jailed Lula da Silva...
    The Workers' Party in Brazil named jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday as its nominee for the country's top job.
    The Workers' Party in Brazil named jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday as its nominee for the country's top job.
  • Libertarian Party courts Gary Johnson for Senate run

    Libertarian Party courts Gary Johnson for Senate run

    Sunday, August 5 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-08-05 05:07:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - In this May 18, 2016 file photo, Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks with legislators at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Former Libertarian Party presidential ...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - In this May 18, 2016 file photo, Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks with legislators at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Former Libertarian Party presidential ...
    The Libertarian Party hopes to win its first U.S. Senate seat by nominating former New Mexico governor and unsuccessful president candidate Gary Johnson.
    The Libertarian Party hopes to win its first U.S. Senate seat by nominating former New Mexico governor and unsuccessful president candidate Gary Johnson.
  • Trump casts midterm elections as a personal referendum

    Trump casts midterm elections as a personal referendum

    Sunday, August 5 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-08-05 04:26:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump is cheered as he arrives for a rally, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pa..(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump is cheered as he arrives for a rally, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pa..
    President Donald Trump is seizing on the prospect of Democrat Nancy Pelosi becoming House Speaker again as he makes his pitch for Republican candidates.
    President Donald Trump is seizing on the prospect of Democrat Nancy Pelosi becoming House Speaker again as he makes his pitch for Republican candidates.
  • The Latest: Trump says Republicans should run on his record

    The Latest: Trump says Republicans should run on his record

    Saturday, August 4 2018 10:37 PM EDT2018-08-05 02:37:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump points to members of the media as he speaks during a meeting with inner city pastors in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump points to members of the media as he speaks during a meeting with inner city pastors in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018.
    Hundreds of people are slowly making their way into an Ohio high school ahead of a rally headlined by Trump.
    Hundreds of people are slowly making their way into an Ohio high school ahead of a rally headlined by Trump.
  • Kansas Democrats try to end losing streak with rural appeal

    Kansas Democrats try to end losing streak with rural appeal

    Saturday, August 4 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-08-04 21:36:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Hanna, File). FILE - This combination of file photos shows Kansas Democratic gubernatorial candidates who will square off in a debate Wednesday night, July 11, 2018, in Wichita, Kan. From left, are: Kansas state Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topek...(AP Photo/John Hanna, File). FILE - This combination of file photos shows Kansas Democratic gubernatorial candidates who will square off in a debate Wednesday night, July 11, 2018, in Wichita, Kan. From left, are: Kansas state Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topek...
    Kansas Democrats are riding an eight-year losing streak in statewide elections, and there's pressure to break it.
    Kansas Democrats are riding an eight-year losing streak in statewide elections, and there's pressure to break it.
  • All eyes on 'right-hand man' in Manafort trial

    All eyes on 'right-hand man' in Manafort trial

    Saturday, August 4 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-08-04 19:36:11 GMT
    The most critical moment in Paul Manafort's trial will arrive next week with the testimony of his longtime associate Rick Gates.
    The most critical moment in Paul Manafort's trial will arrive next week with the testimony of his longtime associate Rick Gates.
  • Democratic stalwart, Trump ally in Michigan governor fights

    Democratic stalwart, Trump ally in Michigan governor fights

    Saturday, August 4 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-08-04 17:16:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/File). FILE - This combination of file photos shows Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidates from left: former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer; entrepreneur Shri Thanedar; and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Detroit's former health director. Corp...(AP Photo/File). FILE - This combination of file photos shows Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidates from left: former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer; entrepreneur Shri Thanedar; and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Detroit's former health director. Corp...
    A former legislative leader with the establishment's backing is hoping to fend off two political newcomers who have staked out positions to her left in the race to be the Democratic nominee for Michigan governor.
    A former legislative leader with the establishment's backing is hoping to fend off two political newcomers who have staked out positions to her left in the race to be the Democratic nominee for Michigan governor.
  • Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud

    Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud

    Saturday, August 4 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-08-04 15:17:29 GMT
    Maine's secretary of state says that the now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud.
    Maine's secretary of state says that the now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud.
  • Warren: Criminal justice system 'racist'...'front to back'

    Warren: Criminal justice system 'racist'...'front to back'

    Saturday, August 4 2018 11:16 AM EDT2018-08-04 15:16:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in a sit-down conversation styled event with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in a sit-down conversation styled event with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says the U.S. criminal justice system is "racist ... front to back.".
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says the U.S. criminal justice system is "racist ... front to back.".
  • Zimbabwean president talks unity; challenger alleges fraud

    Zimbabwean president talks unity; challenger alleges fraud

    Saturday, August 4 2018 4:04 AM EDT2018-08-04 08:04:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A vendor sells sponges near newspaper headlines on the streets of Harare, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa won an election Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party...(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A vendor sells sponges near newspaper headlines on the streets of Harare, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa won an election Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party...
    Zimbabwe capital unusually quiet hours after Mnangagwa wins election; police at opposition HQ.
    Zimbabwe capital unusually quiet hours after Mnangagwa wins election; police at opposition HQ.
  • Warren: Criminal justice system 'racist'...'front to back'

    Warren: Criminal justice system 'racist'...'front to back'

    Saturday, August 4 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-08-04 04:59:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in a sit-down conversation styled event with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in a sit-down conversation styled event with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says the U.S. criminal justice system is "racist ... front to back.".
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says the U.S. criminal justice system is "racist ... front to back.".
  • Warren at black university: Criminal justice system 'racist'

    Warren at black university: Criminal justice system 'racist'

    Saturday, August 4 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-08-04 04:33:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in a sit-down conversation styled event with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in a sit-down conversation styled event with Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La, at Dillard University in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018.
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says the U.S. criminal justice system is "racist ... front to back.".
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says the U.S. criminal justice system is "racist ... front to back.".
  • Campaigns on their own as cyber threats roil midterms

    Campaigns on their own as cyber threats roil midterms

    Friday, August 3 2018 10:39 PM EDT2018-08-04 02:39:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Intelligence officials warn that foreign adversaries continue to wage cyber warfare against the U.S. election systems. But...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Intelligence officials warn that foreign adversaries continue to wage cyber warfare against the U.S. election systems. But...
    Political campaigns on their own as cyber attacks threaten U.S. midterm elections.
    Political campaigns on their own as cyber attacks threaten U.S. midterm elections.
  • Senators: Big task to quash foreign election meddling online

    Senators: Big task to quash foreign election meddling online

    Friday, August 3 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-08-04 02:35:27 GMT
    The Senate intelligence committee is wrestling with how to respond to ongoing foreign efforts to undermine American democracy through social media.
    The Senate intelligence committee is wrestling with how to respond to ongoing foreign efforts to undermine American democracy through social media.
  • Income was disguised to help Manafort, tax preparer says

    Income was disguised to help Manafort, tax preparer says

    Friday, August 3 2018 8:30 PM EDT2018-08-04 00:30:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Paul Manafort's former bookkeeper Heather Washkuhn, left, walks to the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, to testify at President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Manafort's ...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Paul Manafort's former bookkeeper Heather Washkuhn, left, walks to the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, to testify at President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Manafort's ...
    Paul Manafort's bookkeeper testifies that he approved "every penny" of the personal bills she paid for him.
    Paul Manafort's bookkeeper testifies that he approved "every penny" of the personal bills she paid for him.
  • NFL Players Association PAC backs ex-players in House races

    NFL Players Association PAC backs ex-players in House races

    Friday, August 3 2018 5:37 PM EDT2018-08-03 21:37:56 GMT
    The NFL Players Association's political action committee has begun dolling out donations to influence the midterm elections _ including offering $5,000 each to two ex-players running for Congress.
    The NFL Players Association's political action committee has begun dolling out donations to influence the midterm elections _ including offering $5,000 each to two ex-players running for Congress.
  • WWE wrestler known as Kane wins mayor's race in Tennessee

    WWE wrestler known as Kane wins mayor's race in Tennessee

    Friday, August 3 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-08-03 20:48:23 GMT
    (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP). Republican Glenn Jacobs waits for early results to come in for the mayoral race, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. Jacobs, who is also the WWE wrestler known as Kane, defeated Democrat Linda Ha...(Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP). Republican Glenn Jacobs waits for early results to come in for the mayoral race, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. Jacobs, who is also the WWE wrestler known as Kane, defeated Democrat Linda Ha...
    Glenn Jacobs, the WWE wrestler known as Kane, has won the bout for mayor in Tennessee's third largest county.
    Glenn Jacobs, the WWE wrestler known as Kane, has won the bout for mayor in Tennessee's third largest county.
  • The Latest: Zimbabwe's president welcomes court challenge

    The Latest: Zimbabwe's president welcomes court challenge

    Friday, August 3 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-08-03 20:38:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A vendor sells sponges near newspaper headlines on the streets of Harare, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa won an election Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party...(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). A vendor sells sponges near newspaper headlines on the streets of Harare, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa won an election Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party...
    The Latest: Zimbabwean police break up briefing by opposition leader who rejects vote results.
    The Latest: Zimbabwean police break up briefing by opposition leader who rejects vote results.
  • Mixed success for candidates favoring Trump in Tennessee

    Mixed success for candidates favoring Trump in Tennessee

    Friday, August 3 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-08-03 19:39:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn campaigns Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at a cafe in Brentwood, Tenn. Blackburn is strongly embracing President Donald Trump as she claims the Republican nomination for Tennessee's open U.S. Sen...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn campaigns Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at a cafe in Brentwood, Tenn. Blackburn is strongly embracing President Donald Trump as she claims the Republican nomination for Tennessee's open U.S. Sen...
    Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn have won their party primaries and will face off in the race for a critical U.S. Senate seat.
    Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn have won their party primaries and will face off in the race for a critical U.S. Senate seat.
  • Trump renews attacks on 'fake, fake disgusting news'

    Trump renews attacks on 'fake, fake disgusting news'

    Friday, August 3 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-08-03 18:23:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
    President Donald Trump is airing his many grievances against the press, calling them "the fake, fake disgusting news.".
    President Donald Trump is airing his many grievances against the press, calling them "the fake, fake disgusting news.".
  • No meandering permitted in Manafort trial judge's courtroom

    No meandering permitted in Manafort trial judge's courtroom

    Friday, August 3 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-08-03 16:59:56 GMT
    (Dana Verkouteren via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, fourth from right, standing with his lawyers in front of U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III, center rear, and the selected jury, seated left, during the jury selection of his trial...(Dana Verkouteren via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, fourth from right, standing with his lawyers in front of U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III, center rear, and the selected jury, seated left, during the jury selection of his trial...
    Judge in Manafort's financial-fraud trial brings short fuse and sharp wit to the proceedings for Trump's ex-campaign chief.
    Judge in Manafort's financial-fraud trial brings short fuse and sharp wit to the proceedings for Trump's ex-campaign chief.
  • Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa wins 1st post-Mugabe election

    Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa wins 1st post-Mugabe election

    Friday, August 3 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-08-03 06:22:42 GMT
    Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa says his government has been in touch with the main opposition leader in an attempt to ease tensions after election-related violence.
    Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa says his government has been in touch with the main opposition leader in an attempt to ease tensions after election-related violence.
  • Archives: Kavanaugh documents not ready until end of October

    Archives: Kavanaugh documents not ready until end of October

    Friday, August 3 2018 1:32 AM EDT2018-08-03 05:32:27 GMT
    The National Archives and Records Administration says it won't be able to complete its review of nearly 1 million documents regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in the George W. Bush White House...
    The National Archives and Records Administration says it won't be able to complete its review of nearly 1 million documents regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in the George W. Bush White House until October.
  • Bredesen, Blackburn win primaries in race for US Senate

    Bredesen, Blackburn win primaries in race for US Senate

    Friday, August 3 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-08-03 04:57:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, participates in a gubernatorial candidate forum in Nashville, Tenn. While the two leading Democrats have been cordial in their race for their...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, participates in a gubernatorial candidate forum in Nashville, Tenn. While the two leading Democrats have been cordial in their race for their...
    Four candidates fighting over who is more devoted to President Donald Trump face off in Republican primary for Tennessee governor.
    Four candidates fighting over who is more devoted to President Donald Trump face off in Republican primary for Tennessee governor.
  • The Latest: Lee wins Tennessee GOP primary for governor

    The Latest: Lee wins Tennessee GOP primary for governor

    Friday, August 3 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-08-03 04:53:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, participates in a gubernatorial candidate forum in Nashville, Tenn. While the two leading Democrats have been cordial in their race for their...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, participates in a gubernatorial candidate forum in Nashville, Tenn. While the two leading Democrats have been cordial in their race for their...
    Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has won the Democratic nomination for an open U.S. Senate that Democrats see as critical to their hopes of taking control of the Senate.
    Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has won the Democratic nomination for an open U.S. Senate that Democrats see as critical to their hopes of taking control of the Senate.
  • Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort kept close track of bills

    Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort kept close track of bills

    Friday, August 3 2018 12:48 AM EDT2018-08-03 04:48:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Paul Manafort's former bookkeeper Heather Washkuhn, left, walks to the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, to testify at President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Manafort's ...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Paul Manafort's former bookkeeper Heather Washkuhn, left, walks to the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, to testify at President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Manafort's ...
    Paul Manafort's bookkeeper testifies that he approved "every penny" of the personal bills she paid for him.
    Paul Manafort's bookkeeper testifies that he approved "every penny" of the personal bills she paid for him.
  • Judge in Manafort trial brings short fuse and sharp wit

    Judge in Manafort trial brings short fuse and sharp wit

    Friday, August 3 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-08-03 04:33:44 GMT
    (Dana Verkouteren via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, fourth from right, standing with his lawyers in front of U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III, center rear, and the selected jury, seated left, during the jury selection of his trial...(Dana Verkouteren via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, fourth from right, standing with his lawyers in front of U.S. district Judge T.S. Ellis III, center rear, and the selected jury, seated left, during the jury selection of his trial...
    Judge in Manafort's financial-fraud trial brings short fuse and sharp wit to the proceedings for Trump's ex-campaign chief.
    Judge in Manafort's financial-fraud trial brings short fuse and sharp wit to the proceedings for Trump's ex-campaign chief.
  • Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort 'approved every penny' of bills

    Bookkeeper: Paul Manafort 'approved every penny' of bills

    Friday, August 3 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-08-03 04:28:30 GMT
    (Dana Verkouteren via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, seated right row second from right, together with his lawyers, the jury, seated left, and the U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, back center, listening to Assistant U.S. Att...(Dana Verkouteren via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, seated right row second from right, together with his lawyers, the jury, seated left, and the U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, back center, listening to Assistant U.S. Att...
    Prosecutors call witnesses to bolster argument that Manafort hid millions of dollars in income from the IRS.
    Prosecutors call witnesses to bolster argument that Manafort hid millions of dollars in income from the IRS.
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  • Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

    Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:02 AM EDT2018-08-14 11:02:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump speaks in Utica, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at a joint fundraising committee reception in Utica, N.Y.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump speaks in Utica, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at a joint fundraising committee reception in Utica, N.Y.
    Trump dares Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warns the Democratic governor of New York that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers".
    Trump dares Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warns the Democratic governor of New York that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers".
  • Trump and Omarosa spar over claim he used N-word

    Trump and Omarosa spar over claim he used N-word

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:02 AM EDT2018-08-14 11:02:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and  then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson as he speaks ...
    Just like old times: Trump and Omarosa spar over whether he used the N-word, other allegations in her new book.
    Just like old times: Trump and Omarosa spar over whether he used the N-word, other allegations in her new book.
  • Midwest Democrats look to Tuesday's races to upend GOP gains

    Midwest Democrats look to Tuesday's races to upend GOP gains

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:56 AM EDT2018-08-14 10:56:44 GMT
    (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Democrats are settling a three-way battle for governor in a stacked primary el...(Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Democrats are settling a three-way battle for governor in a stacked primary el...
    'Blue wave' to be tested in Midwestern primaries across Wisconsin and Minnesota.
    'Blue wave' to be tested in Midwestern primaries across Wisconsin and Minnesota.
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  • Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

    Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:02 AM EDT2018-08-14 11:02:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Morgan Lee). Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, center, confers with one of his attorneys at a first appearance in New Mexico district court in Taos, N.M., on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, on accusations of child abuse and abducting his son from the boy's mother. ...(AP Photo/Morgan Lee). Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, center, confers with one of his attorneys at a first appearance in New Mexico district court in Taos, N.M., on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, on accusations of child abuse and abducting his son from the boy's mother. ...
    A court hearing is planned on allegations that children at a remote compound in northern New Mexico may have been trained in the use of firearms in preparation for a school shooting.
    A court hearing is planned on allegations that children at a remote compound in northern New Mexico may have been trained in the use of firearms in preparation for a school shooting.
  • Business owners, visitors rejoice as Yosemite reopens

    Business owners, visitors rejoice as Yosemite reopens

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:02 AM EDT2018-08-14 11:02:01 GMT
    (Steve Montalto/Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau via AP). This photo provided by Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau, shows Yosemite National Park employees, and a few visitors from France, posing for a photo holding hand fans th...(Steve Montalto/Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau via AP). This photo provided by Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau, shows Yosemite National Park employees, and a few visitors from France, posing for a photo holding hand fans th...
    Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses.
    Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses.
  • Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual misconduct

    Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual misconduct

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 6:47 AM EDT2018-08-14 10:47:15 GMT
    (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP). FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, Fatima Goss Graves speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency in Beverly Hill...(Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP). FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, Fatima Goss Graves speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency in Beverly Hill...
    A fund dedicated to aiding victims of sexual harassment and assault is giving $750,000 in grants to local organizations across the country.
    A fund dedicated to aiding victims of sexual harassment and assault is giving $750,000 in grants to local organizations across the country.
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