Government and politics

August 21, 2018 - 4:00 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is launching a $1.8 million ad buy for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin announced the TV, cable and digital ad buy on Tuesday. It's the latest in a series of seven-figure ad...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014, file photo, Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon sits in his office in the State Capitol in Cheyenne, Wyo. Gordon is among those seeking the Republican nomination to succeed Gov. Matt Mead. The winner in the Republican primary on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, will likely meet Democratic former state Rep. Mary Throne, of Cheyenne, in November. Throne faces three little-known opponents in the Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Ben Neary, File)
August 21, 2018 - 1:16 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose from six Republican candidates for governor and to decide whether a wealthy outsider has made his case to oust an influential U.S. senator. The governor's race is Wyoming's most contested since 2010, when Matt Mead won 29...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo two surfers share a wave at the Mavericks surf spot off Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 that he signed a bill making surfing the official state sport. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,File)
August 21, 2018 - 1:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Let's go surfing now, everybody's learning how," the Beach Boys have been telling us in song since 1962. And if you haven't started listening by now — and you live in California — perhaps it's time you did. On Monday surfing became the official sport of California. So grab a...
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In this Aug. 15, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, center, walks to the office of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for a meeting with her on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh is set to meet with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a centrist who’s seen as a potential swing vote on his confirmation. Collins supports abortion rights, but has spoken highly of President Donald Trump’s nominee. Kavanaugh is also meeting separately with Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
August 21, 2018 - 12:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to meet with Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a centrist who's seen as a potential swing vote on his confirmation. Collins supports abortion rights and has vowed to oppose any nominee who has "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade. But...
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Flint resident Ariana Hawkins celebrates with Katrina Petri after Genesee District Judge David J. Goggins gave his decision during Nick Lyon's preliminary examination on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at Genesee District Court in Flint, Mich. Goggins ordered Lyons to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, the highest ranking official to stand trial as a result of the tainted water scandal. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 8:48 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered Michigan's health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, the highest-ranking official to face criminal charges as a result of the city's tainted water scandal. Nick Lyon is...
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August 20, 2018 - 7:52 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it's unclear whether politics had anything to do with the attacks. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press the FBI...
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FILE - In a Monday, July 30, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, formerly a lawyer for President Trump, leaves his hotel, in New York. Attorney Barbara Jones revealed in a letter filed Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Manhattan federal court that she has completed her review of designations by lawyers for attorney Michael Cohen, Trump and the Trump Organization. After the April 9 raid of Cohen’s office and residences, Cohen asked a judge to give him a role in deciding what seized items were privileged and could not be seen by prosecutors. The judge appointed Jones. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 20, 2018 - 7:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, two people familiar with the federal probe said Monday. The people...
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FILE- In this May 23, 2017, file photo former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force. Brennan says he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials’ security clearances. Brennan said Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he’s been contacted by a number of lawyers about the basis of a potential complaint. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 20, 2018 - 7:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With tweets and taunts, President Donald Trump is attempting to turn one of his most outspoken critics into the public face of the Russia probe that he has long worked to discredit. In John Brennan, the blunt former CIA director, Trump believes he has found an unsympathetic foil...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman speaks to reporters after he and his running mate Sen. John Doll delivered more than 10,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office in Topeka, Kan., to formalize their campaign for governor. A Democratic legislative leader’s aide is challenging Orman’s right to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
August 20, 2018 - 7:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats launched a legal challenge Monday in hopes of removing Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman from the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor after Orman stoked fears that his bid would imperil Democrats' chances of winning. Attorney...
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This courtroom sketch shows spectators waiting the the courtroom as the jury continues to deliberate in the bank fraud and tax evasion trial of Paul Manafort behind the closed door, at back left, in the courtroom of U.S. District court Judge T.S. Ellis III at federal court in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 7:24 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has finished its third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Jurors deliberated until 6:15 p.m. Monday, later than usual, before being dismissed for the day. They'll resume...
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