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Is there interference in the 2018 US midterm elections?

Oct. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Justice Department unsealed criminal charges detailing a yearslong effort by a Russian troll farm to "sow division and discord in the U.S. political system," it was the first federal case alleging continued foreign interference in U.S. elections. Earlier Friday, American...

Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

Oct. 20, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the 2018 U.S. midterm elections is shameful. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the comments in a statement Saturday, a day after U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal...

Coming clean: Public embrace for celeb addicts offers hope

Oct. 20, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beneath sparkling chandeliers hanging in the famed Rainbow Room, as a gala crowd dotted with rock stars sat around white-clothed dinner tables, Ringo Starr stood at a podium and described what it felt like to be 30 years sober. With wife Barbara Bach Starkey — herself a recovering...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs impact of Saudi arms deal

Oct. 20, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inflated the projected benefits of an arms deal with the Saudis as he defended his wait-and-see attitude about Saudi complicity in the disappearance of a journalist whose apparent murder has sparked world outrage. On immigration enforcement, the president made the...

Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

Oct. 20, 2018 6:38 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress....

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Oct. 20, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena...

Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

Oct. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump sought to...

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Oct. 19, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena...

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for 'caravan' election

Oct. 19, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress....

The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

Oct. 19, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. election security (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A Russian woman has been charged with interfering in American elections, including next month's midterms, through a vast social media effort aimed at trying to sway American public opinion. It's believed to be the first...