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Cybersecurity officials start focusing on the 2020 elections

Nov. 8, 2018 7:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unprecedented federal and state collaboration to defend election systems against Russian interference ended with no obvious voting system compromises, although it's not entirely clear why. Federal officials are wondering whether foreign agents are saving their ammunition for the 2020...

Machine breakdowns, long lines mar vote on Election Day

Nov. 7, 2018 1:18 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Problem signs that arose during weeks of early voting carried into Election Day as some voters across the country faced hours-long lines, malfunctioning voting equipment and unexpectedly closed polling places. Some of the biggest backups were in Georgia , where the governor's race was among...

Voting officials under scrutiny amid heavy election turnout

Nov. 6, 2018 6:02 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal and state officials have been working for nearly two years to shore up the nation's election infrastructure from cyberattacks by Russians or others seeking to disrupt the voting process. It turns out that many of the problems are closer to home. Early voting leading up to Tuesday's...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fabrications on Medicare, immigrants

Nov. 5, 2018 1:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the final days before pivotal midterm elections, President Donald Trump is painting a distorted picture of immigration while exaggerating his record of achieving economic gains for non-whites and improving health care for veterans. He insists that Republicans will be able to attract...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fabrications on Medicare, immigrants

Nov. 5, 2018 1:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the final days before pivotal midterm elections, President Donald Trump is painting a distorted picture of immigration while exaggerating his record of achieving economic gains for non-whites and improving health care for veterans. He insists that Republicans will be able to attract...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spreads distortions on immigration

Nov. 3, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread distorted theories and numbers on immigration in the campaign's final days while claiming economic gains for minorities that have not been achieved. A look at 11th hour rhetoric before the elections Tuesday and the reality: MEDIAN INCOME TRUMP, on attracting...

US, Turkey lift sanctions imposed in case of detained pastor

Nov. 2, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey and the U.S. on Friday lifted sanctions on senior government officials that had been imposed during the diplomatic standoff over the arrest of American pastor Andrew Brunson, officially ending a case that had strained relations between the two NATO members. The Treasury Department...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's hype on migrants, illegal immigration

Nov. 2, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading misleading rhetoric about the nature of Central American migrants heading to the U.S. border and grossly inflating the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. In a speech Thursday, he suggested without evidence that the migrant caravans are...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's hype on migrants, illegal immigration

Nov. 1, 2018 7:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading misleading rhetoric about the nature of Central American migrants heading to the U.S. border and grossly inflating the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. In a speech Thursday, he suggested without evidence that the migrant caravans are...

APNewsBreak: Racial bias probed at Coast Guard Academy

Nov. 1, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is investigating allegations of racial discrimination at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and inadequate follow-up by the school's leadership, the agency said Thursday. The investigation will bring a new layer of scrutiny to the...