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AP Interview: Top Republican says Russia probe difficult

Aug. 18, 2018 3:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, the North Carolina Republican opened up about the investigation that has...

Cowboy turned lawmaker hopes to be South Dakota governor

Aug. 18, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Billie Sutton planned to be a world champion saddle bronc rider, but a rodeo accident that claimed his burgeoning career and his ability to walk led instead to a political rise that could make Sutton the first Democrat elected South Dakota governor in over four decades. A horse...

AP Interview: Top Republican opens up about Russia probe

Aug. 18, 2018 9:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the last two years, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, the North Carolina Republican opened up about the investigation that has...

US criticizes Vietnam for jailing peaceful activists

Aug. 17, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The United States said it was deeply concerned over Vietnam's conviction and sentencing of an activist this week, calling the trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences of government critics "troubling." A State Department statement Friday also called on the communist government...

Trump warns he'll revoke clearance of Justice Dept official

Aug. 17, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he suspects he'll "very quickly" revoke the security clearance for a Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing a dossier on Trump's ties to Russia. Signaling that his efforts to target clearances over his...

Man charged with threatening to kill congressman's kids

Aug. 17, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man on charges that he threatened to kill the children of U.S. Rep. Brian Mast because he was upset about President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Laurence Key was indicted Thursday on charges of communication of a threat to kidnap...

Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

Aug. 17, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials certified independent Greg Orman as a candidate for Kansas governor on Friday, and the businessman immediately tried to appeal to disaffected Republicans, who he said view GOP hopeful Kris Kobach as "incompetent and corrupt." Orman's entry into the race...

The Latest: Kobach campaign denies he is 'extreme'

Aug. 17, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the certification of Greg Orman as an independent candidate in the November ballot for governor (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The gubernatorial campaign of Kris Kobach is hitting back on assertions by Independent candidate Greg Orman that many Kansas Republicans view their...

Cyclist and US House candidate: Misconduct claims are false

Aug. 17, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein says an anonymous tip intended to foil his bid for a Pennsylvania congressional seat led to his leave from a world-class velodrome. The Morning Call newspaper reports a sexual-misconduct claim led to Nothstein's dismissal by the Valley...

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as prime minister

Aug. 17, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was chosen Friday as Pakistan's next prime minister, elected on a promise to reform a system rife with corruption and traditionally controlled by the country's powerful landowners. In the vote by lawmakers at the National Assembly, Khan secured 176...