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The Latest: House lawyer chastises attorney for Greitens

May. 24, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 8:40 p.m. An attorney for a Missouri House investigatory panel says a lawyer for Gov. Eric Greitens has impugned the integrity of the House in an attempt to divert attention from an investigation...

FBI briefed on allegations against Missouri governor

May. 24, 2018 9:17 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have been shared with federal authorities by a private attorney and a key lawmaker, according to testimony Thursday during a legislative hearing. The hearing by a special House...

Clinton 'wants to be helpful' to Democrats. Can she?

May. 24, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is not going away. Standing on a convention stage Wednesday, the former Democratic presidential candidate cheered a primary election candidate from Georgia and endorsed one from New York, promising to be an active participant in red and blue states alike in the coming...

Koch-aligned group runs ads against big spending in Congress

May. 23, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group backed by the influential Koch brothers is unleashing new ads warning members of Congress off "wasteful spending." The ad campaign from Americans for Prosperity will start running against 17 House Republicans and Democrats who voted for the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill...

High hopes but tough road for black woman in governor's race

May. 23, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in U.S. history. Abrams, 44, easily won the Democratic nomination in Tuesday's primary, and strong...

State lawmaker wins Democratic nod for Arkansas House seat

May. 23, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

An Arkansas legislator national Democrats have said is their best chance to flip a Little Rock-area congressional seat won the party's nomination Tuesday night, while the state's Republican governor defeated a gun range owner who had challenged him from the right in the GOP primary. The election is the first step...

The Latest: Goodson, Sterling advance in Supreme Court race

May. 23, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

The Latest on Arkansas' primary and non-partisan judicial election (all times local): 10:55 p.m. An Arkansas Supreme Court justice and an attorney backed by an out-of-state Republican group are advancing to a runoff in a race for a high court seat that was marked by outside attack ads. Justice Courtney Goodson...

Gay Kentucky man loses bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis

May. 22, 2018 9:48 PM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A gay man in eastern Kentucky has lost his bid to challenge Republican county clerk Kim Davis, who went to jail three years ago for denying him and others marriage licenses in the aftermath of an historic U.S. Supreme Court decision. David Ermold sought the Democratic nomination in...

Missouri lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens

May. 22, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Like actors rehearsing a script, Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday publicly read aloud the previously secret criminal case transcripts of a woman who accused Gov. Eric Greitens of sexual misconduct and asserted that his attorney suggested she should deny it. The unusual scene played...

The Latest: Trump addresses anti-abortion rights activists

May. 22, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's speech to an anti-abortion group (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is talking up his decision to impose new restrictions on federally-funded family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood at a dinner with anti-abortion rights...