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The Latest: Trump says 'nobody even knows' what alt-right is

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:23pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Suddenly it's Trump sounding soft on illegal immigration

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:31pm

Donald Trump defeated 16 rivals in the Republican primaries by being the most anti-immigrant of them all, promising to build a giant wall on the border and deport millions. He labeled opponents like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio as weak and amnesty-loving, and his extreme rhetoric pushed the entire immigration debate to the right.

Arizona sheriff's campaign questions contempt order timing

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:31pm

The campaign manager for metro Phoenix's longtime sheriff on Thursday questioned a federal judge's timing in asking prosecutors to pursue criminal contempt-of-court charges against the lawman 10 days before a primary election.

Evan McMullin campaign hitting, missing presidential ballot deadlines

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:15pm

Utah native and anti-Trump presidential candidate Evan McMullin continues to hit and miss deadlines as his campaign furiously tries to get on election ballots across the country.

When touring disasters, politicians weigh image, distraction

Brian Slodysko and Tammy Webber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:30pm

In a dramatic, made-for-camera arrival, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stepped off a Blackhawk helicopter to tour tornado-damaged neighborhoods Thursday, giving out hugs and promising swift assistance a day after several twisters touched down.

Chicago Story: Trump sends GOP donors spinning

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:12pm

Ron Gidwitz, Dan Webb and William Kunkler are veteran Republicans — and friends — from Chicago's political money circuit. They raised buckets of cash for Mitt Romney four years ago. This time, however, their party's nominee has sent them spinning off in three directions.

Welcome to the Trump-Clinton conspiracy election

Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:38pm

It's a conspiracy: The 2016 campaign features one candidate who warned against the "vast right-wing conspiracy" and another who was a leader of the so-called "birther" movement.

Don't like Trump or Clinton? Utah has 12 other options

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:02am

Utah voters who dislike Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: Don't despair.

AP-NORC Poll: Gender matters, but does it hurt or help?

Catherine Lucey and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:23am

There's no "glass ceiling" keeping a woman from the presidential nomination anymore, but most Americans still think Hillary Clinton's gender will influence the November election. They're just divided on whether it's more of a curse than a blessing.

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:54pm

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

Texas college students rally against gun law with sex toys

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:43pm

Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.

Another blow to health care as Humana exits Utah individual marketplace

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:58pm

Humana is pulling out of the Utah individual insurance marketplace, according to the Utah Department of Insurance. With the shutdown of Arches, that leaves the state with three carriers on the exchange for 2017.

'Alt-right' hashtag spurs racism, rebukes during speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:50pm

but the results might not be pretty.

Trump, Clinton representatives attend briefing on transition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 4:31pm

Representatives of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have participated in their first meeting with members of the Obama administration assigned to help pave the wave for a smooth transition of power in January.

The Latest: Governor defends stance on minority drug dealers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 3:01pm

The Latest on comments by Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage (all times local):

Nebraska legislative candidate to campaign on horseback

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:01pm

A retired Army colonel who is running for a seat in the Nebraska Legislature plans to campaign on horseback next month.

Hillary Clinton agrees to not campaign or run ads on 9/11

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:13am

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, will not campaign or run ads on Sept. 11.

Clinton stumps in Nevada; noon rally at TMCC in Reno

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:50am

Hillary Clinton is back campaigning in Nevada with a new emphasis on Donald Trump's extremism.

Hillary Clinton defends family foundation, calls AP report 'absurd,' 'a lot of smoke, no fire'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:50pm

Hillary Clinton defends family foundation, calls AP report 'absurd,' 'a lot of smoke, no fire'