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Greene joins Democratic debate for Florida governor

Jul. 18, 2018 9:01 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The five Democratic candidates for Florida governor sped through a wealth of issues during a fast-moving debate Wednesday, but differences on the environment, education, guns, health care and standing up to President Donald Trump were few. The follow, in the order they were first...

Suspected Russian agent has ties to South Dakota businessman

Jul. 18, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A conservative political operative who once worked on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign and made an action movie with Jack Abramoff more recently helped arrange several speeches in South Dakota for a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent. South Dakota...

US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

Jul. 18, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat. She doesn't live in Alaska. In fact, she's never been to the state. Hafner, who listed New Jersey and South Dakota addresses in her candidate filing, says she's serious about running, though she doesn't...

Wisconsin governor downplays interaction with Russian

Jul. 18, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker downplayed his interaction with a woman accused of being a Russian operative who used sex and deception to forge connections, saying Wednesday that they only met one time in 2015 when she showed up at a National Rifle Association convention and had her...

Correction: Right to Work-Campaign Spending-Missouri story

Jul. 18, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a story July 17 about a right-to-work ballot initiative, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the three groups defending right-to-work spent more than $2 million during the last quarter. They spent more than $1 million, combined. A corrected version of the story is...

APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

Jul. 18, 2018 3:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts...

Many state lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct run again

Jul. 18, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kentucky lawmakers have become so common that the statehouse has seemed more like a frat house: Seven have faced accusations, including four who settled secretly with a female legislative aide. Voters' response? Mostly, keep them in office. Of the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Putin step back from summit remarks

Jul. 18, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall of Mirrors where Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shared a palatial lunch in Finland seemed to have a reality-bending effect long after their summit ended. On Tuesday, Trump abruptly flipped on whether he believed Russia interfered in the election, saying he meant to...

Cuomo outraises Nixon, but questions about donors linger

Jul. 17, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easily outpacing Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon in campaign contributions but can't shake questions about some donors. Cuomo raised more than $6 million in the first half of 2018 and now has $31 million in his re-election account, according to...

New IRS policy allows some tax-exempt groups to veil donors

Jul. 17, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is lifting requirements that some tax-exempt groups disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities. The change benefits groups that spend millions of dollars on political ads, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an organization tied to the...