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West Virginia House speaker resigns to run for Supreme Court

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:21pm

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.

US Rep Duncan Hunter, wife indicted on corruption charges

Michael R. Blood and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:17pm

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife were charged Tuesday with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to finance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets — even fast food purchases — and attempting to disguise the illegal spending in federal records, prosecutors said.

The Latest: Cheney wins GOP nomination for US House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 9:05pm

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

Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

Larry Neumeister and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:41pm

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to fend off damage to his White House bid.

Trump campaign swing for GOP candidates skipping Utah

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:00pm

President Donald Trump is aggressively campaigning for Republicans around the country, but Utah wasn't named Tuesday as one of the states he's expected to visit through September.

The Latest: Voters weigh in on Alaska primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:23pm

The Latest on Alaska'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.

Former state Rep. Mary Throne wins Democratic primary in race to replace Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:45pm

Former state Rep. Mary Throne wins Democratic primary in race to replace Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead .

US Sen. John Barrasso fends off wealthy challenger in Wyoming Republican primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:39pm

US Sen. John Barrasso fends off wealthy challenger in Wyoming Republican primary .

The Latest: Indicted Rep. Hunter ousted from committee posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:17pm

The Latest on corruption charges against Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California Republican, and his wife (all times local):

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 7:04pm

Businessman Gary Trauner, running unopposed, wins Wyoming Democratic primary for US Senate.

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.