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Ocasio-Cortez stumps for insurgent Democrats in the Midwest

Jul. 17, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is back on the campaign trail, but this time in the Midwest. The 28-year-old Democratic rising star is stumping for two young, progressive Democrats hoping to win Democratic primaries in Kansas and Michigan. On Friday, she will travel to Wichita, Kansas to join Sen....

The Latest: Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel

Jul. 16, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is dismissing suggestions that Russia has compromising intelligence about him after a news conference in which Trump declined to criticize President...

The Latest: Putin again denies interference in US election

Jul. 16, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 2 a.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump is the beginning of Russia's path back from Western isolation. Putin spoke to Fox News after his...

Greitens' campaign spent $610K on legal fees in final months

Jul. 16, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' campaign spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal fees in his final months in office before he resigned amid scandals. Campaign finance reports filed Monday show Greitens' campaign spent about $610,000 for legal help between April and...

Woman charged with being Russian agent says she met Walker

Jul. 16, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A woman charged Monday with being a covert agent for Russia inside the U.S. says she attended Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign launch event in 2015 and also posted a picture of herself with Walker on a blog where she praised his ability to speak a few words in Russian. Maria...

Muslim candidates run in record numbers but face backlash

Jul. 16, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. When Tahirah Amatul-Wadud heard about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning upset over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic...

Minnesota candidate arrested on suspicion of revenge porn

Jul. 16, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A City Council candidate in St. Paul, Minnesota, has been arrested on suspicion of violating the state's revenge porn law after a topless picture of his estranged wife was posted to his campaign website. Police say David Martinez was arrested at his office Monday, two days after a...

Georgia governor makes endorsement in runoff to succeed him

Jul. 16, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal waded into the Republican primary runoff to succeed him Monday, endorsing Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle over Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Deal made the endorsement in Atlanta with just more than a week left before the heated battle is decided July 24, calling Cagle the...

Correction: CVS-Black Customer story

Jul. 16, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story July 15 about a CVS manager who called police on a black customer, The Associated Press erroneously reported he was a state delegate for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. The manager claimed on a campaign website that he was a Trump delegate, but the Illinois Republican...

The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

Jul. 16, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Facing withering bipartisan criticism over his refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump...