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Arizona voters won't see primary debates

Aug. 15, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican primary voters casting ballots for an open U.S. Senate seat in Arizona are unlikely to see a televised debate despite calls from two of the three candidates. Rep. Martha McSally, former state Sen. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio are vying for the...

US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

Aug. 15, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on "fake news" and suggestion that journalists are the enemy. The Boston Globe invited newspapers across the country to stand up for the press with...

'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues

Aug. 15, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and later to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud trial. Jurors will begin deliberations...

Connecticut's parties pick dueling businessmen for governor

Aug. 15, 2018 7:23 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two major political parties chose wealthy businessmen with little to no elective experience as their gubernatorial candidates in the November election. While their pedigrees may sound familiar to voters, the two candidates claim to be very different from one another. "I...

Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

Aug. 15, 2018 7:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Trump also threatened to yank the clearances of a handful of individuals, including former...

Democrats avoid abuse allegations against party leader

Aug. 15, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Democratic Party insisted Wednesday that allegations of domestic abuse against his second-in-command would not hurt his party ahead of this fall's midterm elections. Yet four days after the first public accusation of physical and emotional abuse emerged against Minnesota...

Ex-union boss at Rikers Island jail convicted of corruption

Aug. 15, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former union boss who was once thought of as the king of New York City's jails may be headed to federal prison after a jury convicted him of corruption charges Wednesday. The Manhattan jury returned its verdict against Norman Seabrook months after another jury deadlocked on the charges...

Trade, infrastructure details split Tennessee Senate race

Aug. 15, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat Phil Bredesen and Republican Marsha Blackburn talked up the need for more infrastructure cash and cried foul at President Donald Trump's tariffs Wednesday. But the two were split on policy specifics during a Tennessee business forum in their rival bids in a key U.S. Senate...

Victory offers Muslim candidate new platform to oppose Trump

Aug. 15, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump, meet Ilhan Omar. Just two years ago, the Minnesota Democrat became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature. Now she's likely to become one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. And she says one of her top priorities will be resisting...

Trump tweets endorsement for Bob Stefanowski

Aug. 15, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — President Donald Trump gave his endorsement to Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski. The former GE executive, who pitched himself to voters as Bob the Rebuilder, won Tuesday's five-way Republican primary for governor in an upset. The Republican president...