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Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

Sep. 21, 2018 2:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who...

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

Sep. 21, 2018 2:01 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent. Republican Susan Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor...

O'Rourke: Won't go negative ahead of Texas Senate debate

Sep. 21, 2018 1:29 AM EDT

ATHENS, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke's mother is typically asked how her son got his name or if he was a troublemaker. But in a rural county Donald Trump overwhelmingly won in 2016, a supporter brings up different family history: Accusations her son pushed a project that would benefit his wealthy...

Nevada senator rallies with president he used to criticize

Sep. 20, 2018 11:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republicans' chances of keeping their majority in the U.S. Senate have become shakier as races in red states such as Texas have tightened, but the party's most vulnerable member insists he's bullish about his re-election in Nevada. Sen. Dean Heller has faced tight races before but never...

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen providing info in Mueller probe

Sep. 20, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer claimed Thursday he is providing "critical information" as part special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael...

Ethics panel: Reynolds OK to take 9 rides on private jets

Sep. 20, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds did nothing wrong in accepting nine rides on private jets in the last 14 months, a state ethics board said Thursday, concluding they were legitimate in-kind campaign contributions allowable under Iowa's gift law. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board...

DeSantis not returning cash to donor who called Obama N-word

Sep. 20, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis' campaign for Florida governor said Thursday he will no longer accept money from a donor who used the N-word in a tweet about former President Barack Obama, but said contributions the donor's company made won't be returned because they were already...

O'Rourke ignores attacks ahead of Texas Senate race debate

Sep. 20, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

ATHENS, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke's mother is typically asked how her son got his name or if he was a troublemaker. But in a rural county Donald Trump overwhelmingly won in 2016, a supporter brings up different family history: Accusations her son pushed a project that would benefit his wealthy...

GOP congresswoman's campaign says opponent linked to mob

Sep. 20, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Republican congresswoman Claudia Tenney's re-election campaign says her Democratic rival has links to organized crime, and it is warning staffers to be alert to strangers following them or tampering with their locks. Her opponent, state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, has...

Trying to hold state Trump won, McCaskill feels pull to left

Sep. 20, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The college students and neighbors gathered at a St. Louis coffee shop seemed like one of the friendlier crowds Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill might face campaigning in heavily Republican Missouri. But the audience on a recent night came armed with tough questions and unafraid to push...