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Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

Jul. 18, 2018 1:40 AM EDT

MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president. The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the November...

Trump backs off siding with Russia over US intelligence

Jul. 18, 2018 12:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S....

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...

Greene joins Democratic debate for Florida governor

Jul. 18, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The latest debate among Florida's Democratic candidates for governor will have a newcomer: billionaire developer Jeff Greene. Greene is joining the other four candidates Wednesday night at Florida Gulf Coast University in his first debate since his late entry into the race. The Palm...

Onetime Trump critic Roby wins GOP House runoff in Alabama

Jul. 17, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president. The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the...

The Latest: Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

Jul. 17, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:30 p.m. James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections. Comey says on...

APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

Jul. 17, 2018 10:45 PM 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...

The Latest: Roby thanks Trump after Ala. runoff victory

Jul. 17, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama runoff election (all times local): 9:20 p.m. After cruising to a victory in Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby says she is ready to continue the fight for "conservative momentum" in Washington, D.C. Roby says she was humbled by...

Arizona Senate candidate shot mother, speaks on gun control

Jul. 17, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Bobby Wilson, who is running to represent a southern Arizona district, told The Associated Press that he's...

Trump backs down, says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Jul. 17, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016...