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The Latest: Lawyer: Cohen has info for special counsel

Aug. 21, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a financial fraud probe involving Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen (all times local): 11:15 p.m. An attorney for President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer" says his client has knowledge on certain subjects that "should be of interest" to...

Back-to-back legal blows in Trump circle jolt presidency

Aug. 21, 2018 11:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump confronted one of the most perilous moments of his presidency Tuesday after two onetime members of his inner circle simultaneously were labeled "guilty" of criminal charges. Although Trump largely ignored the jarring back-to-back blows at a campaign rally in West...

Sen. John Barrasso wins GOP Senate contest in Wyoming

Aug. 21, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso on Tuesday fended off a well-funded challenger in Wyoming's Republican primary. He beat five opponents, including investor and Stanford University lecturer Dave Dodson of Jackson Hole. Dodson put $1 million of his own money toward a campaign that questioned...

The Latest: Cheney wins GOP nomination for US House

Aug. 21, 2018 11:04 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on Wyoming's primary election (all times local): 9:01 p.m. Incumbent Liz Cheney has won the Republican nomination for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House. Cheney beat two other Republicans in Tuesday's primary, Blake Stanley of Cheyenne and Rod Miller of Buford. Stanley...

US Rep Duncan Hunter, wife indicted on corruption charges

Aug. 21, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife were charged Tuesday with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to finance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets — even fast food purchases — and attempting to disguise the illegal spending in...

Image-conscious China appoints new global propaganda czar

Aug. 21, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's increasingly image-conscious government has appointed a trusted member of the ruling Communist Party to head up its international propaganda operation. Former top internet regulator Xu Lin will be in charge of efforts to portray China as a progressive force for good in the world at a...

City Council votes to explore sale of public safety building

Aug. 21, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The Gary City Council has voted to explore the option of selling and leasing back its public safety building in an effort to raise funds to balance the city's budget. The vote Tuesday was 7-1 in favor of the effort. Although no buyer has been lined up yet, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said...

Dutton planning 2nd challenge to Australian prime minister

Aug. 21, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A government lawmaker is planning a second challenge against Australia's prime minister after losing a leadership ballot. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on his government to unite behind him after lawmakers in the ruling conservative Liberal Party chose to keep him as...

Former state Rep. Mary Throne wins Democratic primary in race to replace Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead

Aug. 21, 2018 10:45 PM EDT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Former state Rep. Mary Throne wins Democratic primary in race to replace Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead .

US Sen. John Barrasso fends off wealthy challenger in Wyoming Republican primary

Aug. 21, 2018 10:39 PM EDT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — US Sen. John Barrasso fends off wealthy challenger in Wyoming Republican primary .