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Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:43pm

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying he and Trump arranged the illegal payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election.

US Rep Duncan Hunter, wife indicted on corruption charges

Michael R. Blood and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:15pm

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife were indicted Tuesday on federal charges that they used more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses that ranged from groceries to golf trips and lied about it in federal filings, prosecutors said.

Wyoming voters choose from 6 Republican governor candidates

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:14pm

Wyoming voters were deciding Tuesday which of six Republican candidates will run for governor in the general election and whether a wealthy outsider has made his case to oust an influential U.S. senator.

The Latest: No reported problems with Wyoming primary voting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:49pm

The Latest on Wyoming's primary election (all times local):

Backlash erupts over poll-closing plan in black county

Brinley Hineman and Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:47pm

A predominantly black county in rural Georgia is facing a nationwide backlash over plans to close about 75 percent of its voting locations ahead of the November election. County officials say the locations are inaccessible to those with disabilities; critics say the closures will disenfranchise black voters ahead of an election in which a black candidate is running for governor for the first time.

Missouri Democrats hope minimum wage measure helps McCaskill

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:49am

Democrats hope a ballot proposal to hike Missouri's minimum wage will boost support for Sen. Claire McCaskill's re-election, a seat Republicans are targeting as a top opportunity to insulate their Senate majority.

Dem candidates bring diversity to Florida governor's race

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:08am

In a state with a long-standing tradition of electing white, Christian men, Florida's Democratic primary could produce the state's first black or woman governor or the second Jewish governor in its history.

Police had Texas governor candidate's missing gun all along

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 10:57am

Dallas County authorities say a new inventory search has turned up former sheriff Lupe Valdez's gun that was reported missing after she stepped down to run for Texas governor.

Rural Idaho counties have more active voters than urban ones

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:49am

Recent data shows more Idaho voters are turning out for statewide elections than ever before, but many Idaho counties lag behind the U.S. average, which the Pew Research Center puts at about 56 percent.

First TV commercial airs in Love-McAdams race

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:18am

The first TV commercial in the state's most competitive congressional race features the family of Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, the Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Mia Love's bid for a third term.

States move quickly to tap into money for election security

Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:04am

Racing to shore up their election systems before November, states are using millions of dollars from the federal government to tighten cybersecurity, safeguard their voter registration rolls and improve communication between county and state election officers.

West Virginia House speaker resigns to run for Supreme Court

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:01pm

West Virginia's Republican House speaker resigned Tuesday to run for a vacancy on the state Supreme Court, fueling accusations by Democrats that an unprecedented move to impeach state Supreme Court justices represents a power grab by GOP lawmakers.

Federal officials to Florida: No signs of Russian meddling

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:12pm

Federal authorities have told Florida election officials that they saw no signs of any "new or ongoing compromises" of state or local election systems, a statement seemingly at odds with recent assertions by U.S. Sen Bill Nelson of some Russian meddling.

Vermont's transgender gov. candidate getting death threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 3:01pm

Vermont's incumbent governor says he's saddened to hear that his opponent in the November election has been getting a steady stream of death threats and other personal attacks since her candidacy began to gain traction.

AP source: Donald Trump's ex-attorney Michael Cohen reaches plea deal in New York financial fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:42pm

AP source: Donald Trump's ex-attorney Michael Cohen reaches plea deal in New York financial fraud case.

The Latest: Spokesman: Feds did not contradict Sen. Nelson

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:34pm

The Latest on U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson's assertion that Russians have penetrated Florida election systems (all times local):

Trump ex-attorney Michael Cohen to appear in New York federal court this afternoon amid talk of plea deal in fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 12:10pm

Trump ex-attorney Michael Cohen to appear in New York federal court this afternoon amid talk of plea deal in fraud case.

AP sources: President Trump's ex-personal attorney Michael Cohen discussing possible plea deal with federal prosecutors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:30am

AP sources: President Trump's ex-personal attorney Michael Cohen discussing possible plea deal with federal prosecutors.

Trump endorses billionaire Friess for Wyoming governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:32am

President Donald Trump is backing billionaire conservative Foster Friess in his bid to be the next governor of Wyoming.