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Records show Arizona lawmaker has history of traffic stops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:01pm

An Arizona lawmaker already under fire for claiming legislative immunity during a traffic stop has a record of getting pulled over for speeding, and only got a warning each time, according to state police reports.

Candidate for Alaska House has never been to the state

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:45pm

Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat.

Mueller seeks immunity for 5 witnesses in Manafort case

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:51am

The special counsel in the Russia investigation is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Utah County GOP chooses Marsha Judkins to fill Utah House seat

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 8:39am

Utah County Republicans have chosen Marsha Judkins to fill a vacancy in the Utah House of Representatives.

Senate confirms Utah investor to serve on Federal Reserve board

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:40am

The U.S. Senate confirmed a Utah native to serve on the Federal Reserve board Tuesday.

Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

Kim Chandler and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:29am

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president.

Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:05am

James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections.

Many state lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct run again

Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:09am

Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kentucky lawmakers have become so common that the statehouse has seemed more like a frat house: Seven have faced accusations, including four who settled secretly with a female legislative aide.

Legislative leaders plan to add child tax credit to special session agenda

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:05pm

Legislative leaders are planning a last-minute addition to Wednesday's special session agenda that would set aside $22 million to give Utahns with children a break on their state income taxes.

Onetime Trump critic Roby wins GOP House runoff in Alabama

Kim Chandler and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:23pm

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president.

APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

Barbara Ortutay and Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:45pm

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

The Latest: Roby thanks Trump after Ala. runoff victory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:35pm

The Latest on the Alabama runoff election (all times local):

Arizona Senate candidate shot mother, speaks on gun control

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:33pm

A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago.

Trump backs down, says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:11pm

Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

With Trump endorsement, Roby tries to fend off GOP challenge

Kim Chandler and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:09pm

Having once turned her back on Donald Trump, a Republican congresswoman from Alabama is fighting for her political career in the heart of Trump country in a Tuesday runoff election that tests anew the influence of the president in the 2018 midterm season.

Trump makes endorsement in runoff for Georgia governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:05pm

President Donald Trump has endorsed Secretary of State Brian Kemp over Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle for Georgia governor, just days before the contentious Republican runoff is decided.

AP Sources: Charlotte poised to host 2020 GOP convention

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:36pm

Charlotte, North Carolina, is poised to host the Republican Party's 2020 presidential nominating convention.

Greene joins Democratic debate for Florida governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:04pm

The latest debate among Florida's Democratic candidates for governor will have a newcomer: billionaire developer Jeff Greene.

Cuomo outraises Nixon, but questions about donors linger

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:32pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easily outpacing Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon in campaign contributions but can't shake questions about some donors.