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Primaries for governor, US House top Alaska ballot

Aug. 21, 2018 2:15 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Primaries for governor and U.S. House top the ticket in Alaska Tuesday. Voters will choose a Republican nominee to advance to what is expected to be a hard-fought battle for governor this fall. They'll also choose the latest contender to try to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Don...

Crowded Wyoming Republican governor's race heads to vote

Aug. 21, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose from six Republican candidates for governor and to decide whether a wealthy outsider has made his case to oust an influential U.S. senator. The governor's race is Wyoming's most contested since 2010, when Matt Mead won 29 percent of...

Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms

Aug. 21, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said that a hacking group tied to the Russian government created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson...

Alaska voters to decide primaries for governor, US House

Aug. 20, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters in Alaska on Tuesday will select a Republican to move on to what's expected to be a closely watched governor's race this fall and choose the latest contender to try to unseat the longest-serving member of the U.S. House. Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy and former Lt. Gov....

Federal officials pledge readiness for pipeline spills

Aug. 20, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials said Monday they were prepared to act quickly if oil pipelines in a sensitive Michigan waterway leak, drawing a skeptical response from a U.S. senator who said the handling of a suspected anchor strike last spring exposed flaws in the system. Sen. Gary Peters,...

FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns

Aug. 20, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it's unclear whether politics had anything to do with the attacks. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press the FBI looked...

Democrats challenge independent bid for Kansas governor

Aug. 20, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats launched a legal challenge Monday in hopes of removing Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman from the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor after Orman stoked fears that his bid would imperil Democrats' chances of winning. Attorney Will...

Kavanaugh in memo pushed graphic sex questions for Clinton

Aug. 20, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested that attorneys preparing to question President Bill Clinton in 1998 seek graphic details about the president's sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky. The questions are part of a two-page memo in which Kavanaugh advised Independent Counsel...

Trump predicts immigration issue will power GOP in midterms

Aug. 20, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sharply accused congressional Democrats of allowing open borders and crime to fester, using a White House event on Monday to stoke a fall campaign fight over immigration and the U.S. southern border. Predicting that Republicans would do "very well in the midterms,"...

MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

Aug. 20, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is launching its first-ever midterm election drive to encourage young people to register and vote, hoping fans make voting a communal effort with their friends. The youth-centric network will first publicize the effort Monday at its annual Video Music Awards being held at Radio City...