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2 prominent Republicans vie for Supreme Court after scandal

Aug. 15, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two prominent Republicans are seeking to fill a Supreme Court seat vacated amid a spending scandal. U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead are among nine candidates who applied to be considered for the seat of Justice Menis Ketchum, who retired....

In defiant act, Brazil party registers Lula for president

Aug. 15, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Workers' Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as its candidate for president Wednesday, attempting to muscle him into the race to lead Latin America's largest nation and forcing a showdown with Brazilian electoral authorities. More than 10,000 of da...

Expensive renovations lead to impeachment, political feud

Aug. 15, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A taste for blue suede sofas, inlaid wooden floor maps and glass countertops has led to the retirement of two West Virginia Supreme Court justices and the impeachment of three others. It also has created a political firestorm, as Democrats accuse the Republican-led legislature of...

Feds: Atlanta corruption probe could yield more indictments

Aug. 15, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After a top aide to former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed pleaded guilty to a bribery charge Wednesday, the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta said he's expanding a corruption investigation that's already charged several high-ranking officials from Reed's administration, and he expects more...

Michigan State alumni magazine changed amid Nassar scandal

Aug. 15, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's alumni magazine opted for a positive message after the original issue addressing the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal was scrapped by Interim President John Engler. The issue is the first since the former sports doctor was sentenced to decades in...

Former California assemblyman sues accuser alleging assault

Aug. 15, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former California lawmaker who resigned over sexual misconduct allegations is suing his accuser for defamation despite an investigator's preliminary findings that her story is likely true. Former Assemblyman Matt Dababneh filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming lobbyist Pamela Lopez...

Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

Aug. 15, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation's first transgender...

The Latest: Democratic attorney to challenge Duffy

Aug. 15, 2018 12:58 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin's primary election (all times local): 12 a.m. A Balsam Lake attorney has won the Democratic nomination for a congressional seat northern Wisconsin. Margaret Engebretson defeated Marshfield doctor Brian Ewert in Tuesday's primary in the 7th Congressional...

The Latest: Hagedorn wins GOP primary for Walz seat

Aug. 14, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota's primary election (all times local): 10:31 p.m. Republican candidate Jim Hagedorn has won a primary for another shot at a southern Minnesota swing congressional seat. Hagedorn's victory Tuesday comes two years after he narrowly lost the 1st District race to...

The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary

Aug. 14, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in a northeastern Minnesota swing district. Radinovich defeated Rep. Jason...