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Mitt Romney faces new challenger in GOP primary for Utah Senate seat

May. 23, 2023 15:32 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs announced plans to run for U.S. Senate next year and challenge first-term Republican Mitt Romney in what could emerge as a competitive primary battle in the deeply conservative state. Romney, 76, has not yet announced whether he...

George Santos pleads not guilty to federal indictment and says he won't resign

May. 10, 2023 22:56 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. George Santos, infamous for fabricating his life story, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he duped donors, stole from his campaign and lied to Congress about being a millionaire, all while cheating to collect unemployment benefits he didn't deserve. ...

Jolie, Salonga, Chloe Kim glam up state dinner for SKorea

Apr. 27, 2023 01:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Angelina Jolie, home improvement duo Chip and Joanna Gaines and Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim headlined the list of big names from politics, business, sports and entertainment glamming up a fancy black-tie dinner that President Joe Biden hosted Wednesday for South Korean...

Fighter or optimist? Iowa Republicans eye Trump alternatives

Apr. 25, 2023 11:28 AM EDT

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — Many loyal Republicans in the state that kicks off the presidential nominating season are searching for a White House hopeful other than Donald Trump. There's less consensus on what that alternative should look like. Should a potential successor to Trump be just...

Romney gets 1st likely challenger in '24 Utah Senate primary

Apr. 13, 2023 18:26 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A potential challenger to Republican first-term Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah took a major step Thursday toward jumping into next year's race, expected to be one of the GOP’s hardest-fought primary contests in 2024. With memories of Romney's two votes to...

Today in History: April 3, Jesse James killed by Robert Ford

Apr. 03, 2023 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2023. There are 272 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 3, 1973, the first handheld portable telephone was demonstrated for reporters on a New York City street...

Trump returns to Iowa aiming for more disciplined campaign

Mar. 13, 2023 20:57 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — To outsiders, they looked like simple stacks of paper. But for Donald Trump's first presidential campaign, they represented a missed opportunity. A month before Iowa's 2016 presidential caucuses, mountains of so-called pledge cards sat in the corner of...

GOP senators: Computer chip money underwriting 'woke' agenda

Mar. 02, 2023 13:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators are accusing the Biden administration of using $39 billion meant to build computer chip factories to further “woke” ideas such as requiring some recipients to offer child care and encouraging the use of union labor. The administration has...