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The Latest: Official: Campaign office raided in bribery case

Sep. 22, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local): 11:10 p.m. An opposition party spokesman in the Maldives says police obtained a warrant to search the main campaign office of the party's presidential candidate based on police intelligence that the office was being...

Maldives police raid opposition office on eve of election

Sep. 22, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential candidate on Saturday, the eve of an election viewed as a referendum on whether democracy will survive in the country. Police said they had obtained a warrant to search the office based on police...

Some Democrats warn of dangers of election overconfidence

Sep. 22, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the House majority is over. At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day. The surging optimism among Democrats, usually shared in...

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

Sep. 22, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn't work out that way. As Republicans remain in overwhelming control of state...

Maldives police say they have raided the main campaign office of opposition presidential candidate on eve of election

Sep. 22, 2018 10:35 AM EDT
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives police say they have raided the main campaign office of opposition presidential candidate on eve of election.

Cruz, O'Rourke getting combative in close Texas Senate race

Sep. 22, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The surprisingly close U.S. Senate race in Texas is growing more combative, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke are staking their chances on two sharply different visions of America. Their first debate Friday night reinforced Cruz's doubling down on unabashed...

Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

Sep. 21, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, underscoring how a Texas Senate race that long looked like a cakewalk for the conservative incumbent now appears to be anything but one. Cruz went on the attack moments after...

The Latest: Trump says he won't rush North Korea deal

Sep. 21, 2018 9:44 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump says he won't rush into any deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump tells a rally Friday in Springfield, Missouri, that he received a "beautiful letter" two days ago from Kim. But he's not...

The Latest: O'Rourke says Cruz mischaracterizes his comments

Sep. 21, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the first debate between Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke says Sen. Ted Cruz "has a tendency to mischaracterize a position" after the pair repeatedly traded barbs during a frosty...

Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach quits campaign amid allegations

Sep. 21, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter. Minnesota Public Radio reported the announcement came hours after the St. Cloud Republican's attorney, Susan Gaertner, denied the...