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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 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 .

Voters deciding primaries for governor, US House in Alaska

Aug. 21, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Turnout was light in early voting Tuesday as Alaskans headed to the polls to pick candidates in the state primary. Voters will choose a Republican nominee to advance to what is expected to be a hard-fought battle for governor this fall. They'll also choose the latest contender to...

The Latest: Trump avoids mention of Manafort, Cohen at rally

Aug. 21, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump has avoided mention of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen at a campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia. The closest reference on Tuesday...

AP NewsAlert

Aug. 21, 2018 9:04 PM EDT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Businessman Gary Trauner, running unopposed, wins Wyoming Democratic primary for US Senate.

The Latest: Manafort found guilty of 8 financial crimes

Aug. 21, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the Paul Manafort trial (all times local): 9 p.m. Paul Manafort, the political operative who once led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, has been found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into...

The Latest: Voters weigh in on Alaska primary

Aug. 21, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska's primary election (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Don Smith, a former state lawmaker and Anchorage assemblyman, wants a "solid conservative" as Alaska's next governor. So the Anchorage Republican voted Tuesday for the man he believes will fit that bill, former...

The Latest: Gov. declares state of emergency in Dane County

Aug. 21, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on flooding around Madison, Wisconsin(all times local): 6:45 p.m. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in flood-stricken Dane County. Walker said Tuesday the state is ready to assist in recovery efforts after torrential rains prompted evacuations and...

The Latest: Dem: Court pick won't say if rulings are correct

Aug. 21, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is meeting Congress members before confirmation hearings in September (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declined to answer when asked whether landmark...