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FILE - Businesswoman Lauren Boebert speaks during a watch party at Warehouse 25 Sixty Five in Grand Junction, Colo., after polls closed in Colorado's primary election on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Boebert, a pistol-packing restaurant owner who has expressed support for a far-right conspiracy theory has upset five-term Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. Lauren Boebert is an ardent defender of gun rights and border wall supporter. She will run in November’s general election against Diane Mitsch Bush, who won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday.  (McKenzie Lange/Grand Junction Sentinel via AP, File)

GOP candidate is latest linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

Jul. 2, 2020 6:13 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When Lauren Boebert was asked in May about QAnon, she didn't shy away from the far-right conspiracy theory, which advances unproven allegations about a so-called deep state plot against President Donald Trump that involves satanism and child sex trafficking. “Everything that...

Comer chosen as ranking Republican on investigative panel

Jul. 2, 2020 4:07 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Rep. James Comer of Kentucky has been selected for the role as top-ranking Republican on a key investigative committee in Congress. Comer was tapped for the post on the House Oversight and Reform Committee this week by the House Republican Steering Committee. “I am...

In a photo provided by Mauree Turner For HD88, Mauree Turner poses for a photo in February 2020 in Oklahoma City. Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities. The 27-year-old gay, Black, Muslim woman knocked off a three-term, white male incumbent to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislative seat. People like her have won elections in liberal states on the east and west coasts, but until Tuesday, it had never happened in conservative Oklahoma. (Qazi Islam/Mauree Turner For HD88 via AP)

Urban-rural divide on display in Oklahoma's primary election

Jul. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mauree Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities. The 27-year-old gay, Black, Muslim woman knocked off a three-term, white male incumbent to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislative seat. People like her have won elections in liberal states on the...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden departs after speaking at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden tops Trump in June, 2nd-quarter cash; GOP still flush

Jul. 1, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden outpaced President Donald Trump's campaign fundraising juggernaut in June and in the second quarter of this election year, continuing a stunning reversal of fortune from his threadbare primary campaign. The joint GOP effort still has considerably...

Health officials disinfect an area around a hospital after one of the hospital's patients tested positive for the new coronavirus in Gwangju, South Korea, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as

The Latest: South Korea worries as virus resurgence spreads

Jul. 1, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has confirmed 54 more COVID-19 cases as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond the capital region and reach cities like Gwangju, which has shut schools and tightened social restrictions after dozens fell sick this week. The figures reported Thursday brought the...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, Pool)

Trump, top officials defend response to Russia bounty threat

Jul. 1, 2020 10:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Criticized for inaction, President Donald Trump and top officials on Wednesday stepped up their defense of the administration's response to intelligence assessments that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Trump's national security adviser said he had prepared...

FILE - Businesswoman Lauren Boebert speaks during a watch party at Warehouse 25 Sixty Five in Grand Junction, Colo., after polls closed in Colorado's primary election on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Boebert, a pistol-packing restaurant owner who has expressed support for a far-right conspiracy theory has upset five-term Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. Lauren Boebert is an ardent defender of gun rights and border wall supporter. She will run in November’s general election against Diane Mitsch Bush, who won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday.  (McKenzie Lange/Grand Junction Sentinel via AP, File)

GOP candidate is latest linked to QAnon conspiracy theory

Jul. 1, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When Lauren Boebert was asked in May about QAnon, she didn't shy away from the far-right conspiracy theory, which advances unproven allegations about a so-called deep state plot against President Donald Trump that involves satanism and child sex trafficking. “Everything that...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020, file photo, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge speaks outside the Supreme Court in Washington. Rutledge says she's running for governor in 2022, setting up a potentially crowded and expensive Republican primary. Rutledge on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, became the second candidate to announce a bid to succeed Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Arkansas' attorney general says she's running for governor

Jul. 1, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday she's running for governor in 2022, setting up a potentially crowded and expensive Republican primary. Rutledge is the second candidate to announce a bid to succeed Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is barred by term limits...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020, file photo, Montana gubernatorial candidate Rep. Greg Gianforte and his running mate Great Falls lawyer Kristen Juras are seen during an event at the Pub Station in Billings, Mont. Gianforte on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, released tax returns showing he reported income of $184 million over a 10-year period. (Larry Mayer/The Billings Gazette via AP, File)

Tax returns: Republican Gianforte made $184M over 10 years

Jul. 1, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte reported income of $184 million and paid $30.5 million in state and federal taxes over a 10-year period ending in 2018, according to tax returns released by his campaign Wednesday. Gianforte, a former technology entrepreneur...

Kansas City mayor slams GOP depiction of 'defund police'

Jul. 1, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City's mayor slammed the Missouri Republican Party for telling what he described as a “bald-face lie” by connecting the push for local control of the city's police department with national calls to defund police. Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Jean...