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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...

Former state Rep. Mary Throne wins Democratic primary in race to replace Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead

Aug. 21, 2018 10:45 PM EDT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Former state Rep. Mary Throne wins Democratic primary in race to replace Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead .

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...

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: 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: 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...

Kavanaugh calls Roe V. Wade settled, but Dem critics unmoved

Aug. 21, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday said he views Roe v. Wade as settled law, according to Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, but the answer did little to mollify Democrats who say he would restrict abortion access from the bench. In a two-hour meeting, Kavanaugh told Collins that...

Microsoft's anti-hacking efforts make it an internet cop

Aug. 21, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

Intentionally or not, Microsoft has emerged as a kind of internet cop by devoting considerable resources to thwarting Russian hackers. The company's announcement Tuesday that it had identified and forced the removal of fake internet domains mimicking conservative U.S. political institutions triggered alarm on...

West Virginia House speaker resigns to run for Supreme Court

Aug. 21, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican House speaker resigned Tuesday to run for a vacancy on the state Supreme Court, fueling accusations by Democrats that an unprecedented move to impeach state Supreme Court justices represents a power grab by GOP lawmakers. Speaker Tim Armstead disclosed...