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'China threat' emerges in elections from UK to Australia

Aug. 14, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It's not just the economy. While inflation and recession fears weigh heavily on the minds of voters, another issue is popping up in political campaigns from the U.K. and Australia to the U.S. and beyond: the “China threat." The two finalists vying to become...

More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

Aug. 14, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that prompted an angry China to launch days of threatening military drills around the self-governing island that Beijing says must come under its...

Top lawyers hired by those linked to Georgia election probe

Aug. 14, 2022 09:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In the state investigation spurred by then-President Donald Trump's call to Georgia’s top election official, people who have been called to testify — or who might be — about potential interference in the 2020 presidential contest are turning to high-profile lawyers. ...

Bob McDermott wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Hawaii primary election.

Aug. 14, 2022 02:17 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob McDermott wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Hawaii primary election.

Brian Schatz wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Hawaii primary election.

Aug. 14, 2022 02:01 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Schatz wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Hawaii primary election.

GOP candidates stress urgency at annual Nevada cookout

Aug. 13, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Standing in front of 1,500 Republicans at a rural ranch backdropped by the Sierra Nevada mountains, Nevada’s Republican governor candidate Joe Lombardo referenced the “elephant in the room” without naming him. The second-place finisher in the...

Sinema took Wall Street money while killing tax on investors

Aug. 13, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the Arizona Democrat who single-handedly thwarted her party’s longtime goal of raising taxes on wealthy investors, received nearly $1 million over the past year from private equity professionals, hedge fund managers and venture capitalists whose taxes...

Monkeypox? Climate? Deciding what's a national emergency

Aug. 13, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In November 1979, a little over a week after student militants seized control of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 American citizens hostage, President Jimmy Carter issued Executive Order 12170 declaring a national emergency against Iran. That order remains...

Jury: Democratic PAC defamed Roy Moore, awards him $8.2M

Aug. 12, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal jury awarded Republican Roy Moore $8.2 million in damages Friday after finding a Democratic-aligned super PAC defamed him in a TV ad recounting sexual misconduct accusations during his failed 2017 U.S. Senate bid in Alabama. Jurors found the Senate...

Fetterman 'grateful' as he returns to Pa. Senate race

Aug. 12, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman acknowledged he was lucky to be alive as he officially returned to the campaign trail Friday, more than 90 days after the Democrat suffered a stroke that threatened his life and political prospects in one of the nation's premier Senate...