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FBI has turned to informants throughout its long history

May. 23, 2018 12:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Snitches, moles, spies, whistleblowers. Government informants are an age-old investigative tool that's as much a part of the FBI's 110 years of history as J. Edgar Hoover or its "10 Most Wanted" list. In the case of President Donald Trump, the FBI called on a longtime informant —...

State lawmaker wins Democratic nod for Arkansas House seat

May. 23, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

An Arkansas legislator national Democrats have said is their best chance to flip a Little Rock-area congressional seat won the party's nomination Tuesday night, while the state's Republican governor defeated a gun range owner who had challenged him from the right in the GOP primary. The election is the first step...

The Latest: Goodson, Sterling advance in Supreme Court race

May. 23, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

The Latest on Arkansas' primary and non-partisan judicial election (all times local): 10:55 p.m. An Arkansas Supreme Court justice and an attorney backed by an out-of-state Republican group are advancing to a runoff in a race for a high court seat that was marked by outside attack ads. Justice Courtney Goodson...

History in Georgia as 4 states vote ahead of midterms

May. 22, 2018 11:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It was a big night for women Tuesday as four states cast primary and runoff ballots, with Georgia Democrats taking the lead by giving Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history. Abrams set new historical marks already with a primary...

The Latest: Texas Dem deemed too liberal by own party loses

May. 22, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on primaries on Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas (all times local): 11:35 p.m. A Democratic candidate who was attacked as too liberal by the national party campaign committee has lost a runoff in the race for a Houston-area House seat that Democrats hope to win from...

The Latest: Lambert, Ballou move to fall Supreme Court race

May. 22, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky's primary election Tuesday (all times local): 10:35 p.m. A state Court of Appeals judge and a circuit court judge have emerged from a three-way primary and will face off in November for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court. Debra Hembree Lambert, a member of...

The Latest: Congress passes bill rolling back banking rules

May. 22, 2018 10:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to roll back rules for banks (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Congress has moved to dismantle some key rules for banks that were installed to prevent a replay of the 2008 financial crisis. The House voted 258-159 to approve legislation rolling back the landmark...

Trump won't say if he has confidence in Rosenstein

May. 22, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declined to say Tuesday whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, escalating pressure on the Justice Department as his White House negotiated rare access to classified documents for his congressional allies. Asked before a private meeting...

Gay Kentucky man loses bid to challenge GOP clerk Kim Davis

May. 22, 2018 9:48 PM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A gay man in eastern Kentucky has lost his bid to challenge Republican county clerk Kim Davis, who went to jail three years ago for denying him and others marriage licenses in the aftermath of an historic U.S. Supreme Court decision. David Ermold sought the Democratic nomination in...

Missouri lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens

May. 22, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Like actors rehearsing a script, Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday publicly read aloud the previously secret criminal case transcripts of a woman who accused Gov. Eric Greitens of sexual misconduct and asserted that his attorney suggested she should deny it. The unusual scene played...