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Jimmy Carter backs Democrat for Georgia governor

Aug. 14, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is backing Democrat Stacey Abrams in the race for Georgia governor, becoming the third U.S. president to weigh in. Carter's statement says Abrams is "the right leader for our changing state." The endorsement from the former Georgia governor comes after former...

Michigan officials to appeal straight-party voting ban

Aug. 14, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say they will appeal a federal judge's ruling against eliminating straight-party voting. The Detroit News reports Secretary of State Ruth Johnson on Monday filed a notice to appeal. That came two weeks after U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain said preventing voters...

Using common social media tactics to subvert US elections

Aug. 14, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest efforts to disrupt the U.S. midterm elections through Facebook manipulation seem to be following a persuasion playbook refined by legitimate companies and organizations — but with a twist. The aim of these possibly Russia-linked perpetrators appears to be to draw in as...

Avenatti discusses policy views as he weighs 2020 bid

Aug. 14, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House. Fresh off a visit to early-voting Iowa, Avenatti said he would release...

Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against 'blue wave'

Aug. 14, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump's appeal among working-class voters threaten to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and beyond....

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

Aug. 14, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of attacks in the British capital that used vehicles as weapons. A rooftop camera recorded the car...

Correction: Ohio Governor's Race-Ad Dispute story

Aug. 14, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story Aug. 10 about Democrat Richard Cordray's complaint against a Republican group's ads, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Cordray wrote a 2013 op-ed in American Banker about the public availability of data collected by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....

The Latest: Police lifting cordons after Parliament crash

Aug. 14, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a crash outside the House of Parliament in London (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Police say they are lifting cordons that had sealed off much of London's Westminster government district after a car crashed into Parliament, injuring three people. The Metropolitan Police force says...

Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her 'that dog'

Aug. 14, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his messy clash with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, referring to the longtime colleague, who had been the top African-American in his White House, as "that dog!" Trump tweeted a barrage of insults Tuesday morning as Manigault Newman...

Secret audio? In Trump world, there's always a tape

Aug. 14, 2018 8:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lordy, there are tapes. And tapes and tapes and more tapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman's former colleagues say they are shocked that she secretly recorded private conversations with President Donald Trump and his chief of staff. But surreptitious tapes in Trump's world are nothing new, with...