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Primaries for governor, US House top Alaska ballot

Aug. 21, 2018 2:15 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Primaries for governor and U.S. House top the ticket in Alaska Tuesday. 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 try to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Don...

Crowded Wyoming Republican governor's race heads to vote

Aug. 21, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose from six Republican candidates for governor and to decide whether a wealthy outsider has made his case to oust an influential U.S. senator. The governor's race is Wyoming's most contested since 2010, when Matt Mead won 29 percent of...

Governor's campaign demands stop to attack ad airings

Aug. 21, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An attorney for Democratic Gov. Kate Brown's campaign is demanding that Oregon TV stations stop airing an attack ad, claiming it's illegal under state law because it's making false statements. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that a letter from attorney Harry Wilson was sent to...

Australia's Turnbull survives leadership vote; Dutton leaves

Aug. 21, 2018 12:56 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on his government to unite behind him after he survived an internal leadership challenge Tuesday, defeating a senior minister in a ballot that is unlikely to settle questions about whether he's the right person to lead the party...

Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms

Aug. 21, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said that a hacking group tied to the Russian government created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson...

Abstentions in Brazil election could hurt governability

Aug. 21, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Attorney Carlos Gomes is a political junkie who plunged into campaigning for national and local candidates as a teenager. Two years ago, he even moved to Sao Paulo to work for a law firm that represents several candidates for office. However he says he won't be able to bring himself to...

Agents with expired vests vented, prepared for 'misfortune'

Aug. 21, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and supervisors raised repeated concerns about expired body armor for more than a year before a union grievance was filed this May, public records show. Emails released by Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine's office shed new light on...

A look at the leading candidates for Brazil's presidency

Aug. 21, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — With poll-leading former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in jail and likely to be barred from running, Brazil's presidential election is wide open. A look at the five contenders with the best chances, according to polls: JAIR BOLSONARO The former army captain and seven-term congressman...

Whitmer names 'tech guru' Gilchrist as Michigan running mate

Aug. 20, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer announced the selection of Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate Monday, calling the University of Michigan social media expert and former liberal organizer a "tech guru" who would fix problems in state government. The 35-year-old...

Alaska voters to decide primaries for governor, US House

Aug. 20, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters in Alaska on Tuesday will select a Republican to move on to what's expected to be a closely watched governor's race this fall and choose the latest contender to try to unseat the longest-serving member of the U.S. House. Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy and former Lt. Gov....