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Trump hires prominent Atlanta attorney for election probe

Aug. 11, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump has hired a prominent Atlanta criminal defense attorney known for defending famous rappers to represent him in matters related to the special grand jury that's investigating whether the former president illegally tried to interfere with the 2020 election in Georgia. ...

Newhouse’s primary success rare among GOP impeachment voters

Aug. 11, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The 4th Congressional District in Washington state is a land of snow-capped volcanic peaks and lush irrigated orchards that produce most of the nation's apples. It's also home to one of the few Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump and then won his...

Brazilians rally for democracy, seek to rein in Bolsonaro

Aug. 11, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians flocked to a law school Thursday in defense of the nation’s democratic institutions, an event that carried echoes of a gathering nearly 45 years ago when citizens joined together at the same site to denounce a brutal military dictatorship. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Aug. 11, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. August 10, 2022. Editorial: Primary turnout is a good sign Anecdotal evidence on Tuesday suggested a high level of interest in this year’s primaries, with a number of people telling us their polling places were busy. That’s good news...

ReAwaken Tour host says he feels harassed by NY prosecutor

Aug. 11, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A Christian pastor in western New York said he felt intimidated and harassed after the state's attorney general, a Democrat, sent a letter saying she believed a planned far-right political event at his church this week could lead to racial violence. In the...

Police kill 3 in Somaliland opposition protests over vote

Aug. 11, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Police in Somaliland said they fired on opposition protesters Thursday amid tensions over an upcoming election, killing three people and wounding 27. During a media briefing, police officials asserted that some demonstrators were armed with knives and...

Philippine leader threatens to fire officials in sugar mess

Aug. 11, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has threatened to fire top agricultural officials if an investigation shows they improperly made and announced a decision to import sugar amid a shortage without his approval, his press secretary said Thursday. It’s the stiffest...

Trump's bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search

Aug. 11, 2022 07:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's pick for governor in the swing state of Wisconsin easily defeated a favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, the state that launched the Bush family and its brand of compassionate conservatism, a fiery Senate contender who promoted...

Wisconsin primary turnout nears 26%, most in 40 years

Aug. 10, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Turnout in Wisconsin's primary election that featured a hotly contested Republican race for governor neared 26%, the highest for a non-presidential primary in 40 years. Unofficial results for Tuesday's primary show that nearly 693,000 Republicans voted in the...

Trump ties may come back to haunt in swing state Wisconsin

Aug. 10, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Donald Trump reasserted his grip on Republicans in Wisconsin's primary, but Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to play that against his newly minted Republican opponent Wednesday while observers said running too closely to Trump in the swing state could be dangerous. ...