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Edwards ousts North Carolina Rep. Cawthorn in GOP primary

May. 17, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — First-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn lost his Republican primary race Tuesday to state Sen. Chuck Edwards, after the pro-Donald Trump firebrand's personal and political blunders translated into voter unhappiness. Cawthorn called Edwards to concede the 11th...

Tight Pennsylvania GOP Senate race; Mastriano wins gov nod

May. 17, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump’s choice for Pennsylvania governor won his primary Tuesday night and his Senate pick was locked in an exceedingly close contest as the former president worked to expand his hold on the Republican Party. Trump’s late endorsement helped put the...

Takeaways: Election denier wins, bad behavior dooms Cawthorn

May. 17, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's influence was enough to elevate his Senate candidate to victory in North Carolina on Tuesday, while his pick in Pennsylvania remained in a tough fight in that state's Senate primary. In a key congressional race, a Republican...

Will Turkey upend NATO expansion? US officials seek clarity

May. 18, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan taking an increasingly tough line against the NATO membership bids of Finland and Sweden despite far less strident statements from some of his top aides, U.S. officials are trying to determine how serious the often mercurial leader is...

Fall of Mariupol appears at hand; fighters leave steel plant

May. 17, 2022 22:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Mariupol appeared on the verge of falling to the Russians on Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the steel plant where hundreds of its fighters had held out for months under relentless bombardment in the last bastion of resistance in the devastated city. The...

Watchdog: US troop pullout was key factor in Afghan collapse

May. 17, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says decisions by Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan were the key factors in the collapse of that nation's military. The new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction,...

Dusty demise for NASA Mars lander in July; power dwindling

May. 17, 2022 22:34 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft on Mars is headed for a dusty demise. The Insight lander is losing power because of all the dust on its solar panels. NASA said Tuesday it will keep using the spacecraft’s seismometer to register marsquakes until the power peters...

S. Korea Blue House opens to public for 1st time in 74 years

May. 17, 2022 23:30 PM EDT

SEOUL (AP) — For many South Koreans, the former presidential palace in Seoul was a little-visited, heavily secured mountainside landmark. That's now changed as thousands have been allowed a look inside for the first time in 74 years. As one of his first acts, the new South Korean...

Buffalo shooter's previous threat raises red-flag questions

May. 17, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

Less than a year before he was accused of opening fire and killing 10 people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, 18-year-old Payton Gendron was investigated for making a threatening statement at his high school. New York has a “red flag" law designed to keep...

US sues casino mogul Steve Wynn over relationship with China

May. 17, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued longtime Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn on Tuesday to compel him to register as a foreign agent because of lobbying work it says he performed at the behest of the Chinese government during the Trump administration. The department...

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Idaho Gov. Little turns back Trump-backed challenger

May. 18, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Tuesday won the GOP gubernatorial primary, beating a Trump-backed challenger who had repeatedly criticized the incumbent for not being conservative enough. The intraparty contest between Little and Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin was an...

California woman says dog defended her from mountain lion

May. 18, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

BIG BAR, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was attacked by a mountain lion in Northern California says her dog jumped to her defense and was badly wounded in protecting her. “I will ever be able to live up to how amazing and loyal she is to me,” Erin Wilson told the Sacramento Bee on...

2 Congressional races get attention in Oregon primary

May. 18, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two congressional races are getting national attention in Oregon’s primary election Tuesday and a ballot issue in a key county in the vote-by-mail state created extra interest in one of the nation's most expensive Democratic House races and a tight Democratic contest...

Beasley, Budd win as NC voters pare down primary candidates

May. 18, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

RALElGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley won their respective Senate primaries on Tuesday, setting up a fall election matchup that should again test former President Donald Trump's influence in North Carolina. Budd won the...

Today in History: May 18, Mount St. Helens erupts

May. 18, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 18, the 138th day of 2022. There are 227 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing. ...

A guide to Tuesday's primary election in Kentucky

May. 17, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky's primary competed Tuesday for the chance to earn their party’s nominations in federal, state and local races. U.S. SENATE Republican incumbent Rand Paul won his party's nomination as he pursues a third term, defeating...

Parties pick state lawmakers to be lieutenant gov candidates

May. 17, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters in both parties chose Pennsylvania state representatives Tuesday to be their nominees for lieutenant governor this fall and some prominent GOP leaders in the General Assembly found themselves in tight races. Republicans elected state Rep. Carrie Lewis...

UN envoy warns that Iraq's `streets are about to boil over'

May. 17, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Iraq warned its political leaders Tuesday that “the streets are about to boil over” because of their deadlock and failure to address a host of issues, including the suffering of ordinary people and armed groups firing rockets with impunity. ...

Alaska House, Senate negotiators reach tentative budget deal

May. 17, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers tasked with negotiating a budget deal reached a tentative agreement Tuesday that would pay residents more than $3,000 this year, but the final amount would depend on whether the Legislature can muster the votes needed to access a key savings account. ...

Prosecutors: NYC investment adviser blamed in $5B fraud

May. 17, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bus drivers, subway conductors and religious and charitable organizations nationwide lost over $5 billion when a COVID-induced stock market collapse crushed private investment funds linked to a financial industry giant, exposing a massive fraud, authorities said Tuesday. ...