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Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

Apr. 21, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney was forced into a Republican primary in his bid for U.S. Senate in Utah after losing a nomination battle Saturday at the state's far-right-leaning GOP convention. Romney remains the heavy favorite overall to replace long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch in November and...

The Latest: Romney promises hard campaign in Senate primary

Apr. 21, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — The Latest on Mitt Romney's bid to win the GOP nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah at the party's state convention. (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Mitt Romney says he is looking forward to a primary campaign after failing to win the nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in...

Mitt Romney fails to secure GOP nomination for US Senate seat in Utah at convention, must compete in primary

Apr. 21, 2018 9:31 PM EDT
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney fails to secure GOP nomination for US Senate seat in Utah at convention, must compete in primary.

Rep. Scalise out of hospital after surgery tied to shooting

Apr. 21, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 3 House Republican leader has been released from a hospital after follow-up surgery related to the wounds he received from a shooting at a GOP baseball practice 10 months ago. Rep. Steve Scalise (skuh-LEES') of Louisiana is out of MedStar Washington Hospital Center after...

After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

Apr. 21, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more...

Romney facing complex Utah nominating system in Senate race

Apr. 21, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney will speak to thousands of Utah Republicans gathering Saturday at a party convention to vote for candidates ranging from Congress to state Legislature. He's going to face off against nearly a dozen contenders in a fight to secure the support of...

Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump not appealing to Dems

Apr. 21, 2018 12:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't keen to follow his lead. Steyer, whose appeals you may have seen on TV, is spending $40 million on his "Need To Impeach" roadshow, with...

The Latest: Trump asks whether illegal leaks prompted probe

Apr. 21, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey's memos (all times local): 11:55 p.m. President Donald Trump appears to be trying to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation by suggesting it was prompted by "illegally leaked" memos. Trump tweets late Friday that...

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

Apr. 21, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director's memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers. The two men bonded over the idea of a proposed leak crackdown, even sharing a chuckle over a crude joke...

The Latest: Walkouts spark protests against gun violence

Apr. 20, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

The Latest on national school walkouts protesting gun violence (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The latest wave of school walkouts has sparked large demonstrations against gun violence in several cities. Hundreds of students gathered in New York City's Washington Square Park on Friday chanting "the NRA has got to...