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Dunleavy wins GOP nomination for governor in Alaska

Aug. 22, 2018 3:23 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy won the Republican nomination for governor in Alaska, setting the stage for what's expected to be a three-way fight for the office this fall. He topped a crowded field in Tuesday's GOP primary that included former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, who had...

Zimbabwe court to hear opposition party's election challenge

Aug. 22, 2018 3:16 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — There is tight security in Zimbabwe's capital Wednesday as the Constitutional Court is set to hear the main opposition party's challenge to the results of last month's historic presidential election. Police have barricaded the roads around the court in central Harare as tensions...

Wyoming rebuffs Trump, picks native son in GOP governor race

Aug. 22, 2018 3:14 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried his best to appeal to coal country but, amid a truckload of bad political news, the top coal-producing state didn't love him back. Instead, Wyoming voters chose Secretary of State Mark Gordon, a rancher who grew up at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains,...

Polish President Duda defends government's judicial moves

Aug. 22, 2018 3:04 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — During a visit to New Zealand, Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday defended the moves his nation's government have made to take control of the judicial system. Poland's conservative government lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges from 70 to 65 as part of...

Testing time for Sri Lanka swimmer Peiris at Asian Games

Aug. 22, 2018 2:51 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — His coach had a heart attack and couldn't travel. He had to take three school exams in an embassy under close scrutiny of two government officials flown in to Jakarta to supervise. And after all that, in the event where he was contending for an Asian Games medal, a teammate dived...

The Latest: Dunleavy wins GOP primary for Alaska governor

Aug. 22, 2018 2:44 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska's primary election (all times local): 10:39 p.m. Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy has won the Republican nomination for governor in Alaska. The Wasilla Republican on Tuesday topped a crowded field that included former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell. Dunleavy in January...

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty on 8 charges

Aug. 22, 2018 2:40 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates. A judge declared a mistrial...

Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy wins GOP primary for governor in Alaska

Aug. 22, 2018 2:38 AM EDT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy wins GOP primary for governor in Alaska .

Hawaii residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens

Aug. 22, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other supplies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf as a strengthening hurricane continued to churn toward the state. On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service...

French president pushes for new changes as criticism grows

Aug. 22, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is back from summer vacation and he plans to launch a new push for economic changes as he faces growing criticism at home. The 40-year-old leader holds a Cabinet meeting Wednesday at the Elysee presidential palace. Macron hopes his break will help give his...