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The Latest: Kobach campaign denies he is 'extreme'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 2:08pm

The Latest on the certification of Greg Orman as an independent candidate in the November ballot for governor (all times local):

Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:21pm

Kansas election officials certified independent Greg Orman as a candidate for Kansas governor on Friday, and the businessman immediately tried to appeal to disaffected Republicans, who he said view GOP hopeful Kris Kobach as "incompetent and corrupt."

Lawmakers question government's role as fate of Utah's Science, Technology & Research initiative is delayed

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:36pm

Decisions about the long-term fate of the Utah Science, Technology and Research initiative have been kicked down the road as a legislative committee this week heard a rundown of the work being done by the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

The Latest: Ellison says he won't quit race amid abuse claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:29am

The Latest on Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison's response to an allegation of domestic abuse (all times local):

Alabama Supreme Court won't move lawsuit against Roy Moore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:12am

The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to transfer a defamation lawsuit against former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by a woman who says Moore molested her decades ago.

State workers make less than private sector but have better benefits, Utah lawmakers told

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:41am

State employees don't make as much money as their private sector counterparts but get more in benefits, Utah lawmakers were told this week.

Trump help for Cruz could spell new twist for odd couple

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:25am

Gary Malcik wore a Trump T-shirt as he waited in a long, post-rally line to pose for pictures with Ted Cruz.

Ellison: Ex-girlfriend should produce video of alleged abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:39am

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said Friday he won't abandon his campaign for attorney general amid allegations that he once physically abused an ex-girlfriend and said if she claims to have a video of the incident she should produce it.

Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

Laurie Kellman and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:59pm

A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar's arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she had, at one point, not wanted to see with her young children around.

APNewsBreak: Voter log changes could delay Alaska results

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:54pm

Some election results from the Alaska primary could be delayed after more than 100,000 voters were given a month to clear up discrepancies with their addresses on voting records. Election officials have not given an exact count of how many did so, but those who didn't may have to vote a questioned ballot in Tuesday's primary election.

GOP candidate runs for multiple offices to preserve spots

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:33pm

A perennial political candidate secured the Republican nomination to run for at least five offices, including the U.S. House, in a strategy to preserve all but one of the slots for other GOP prospects in the largely Democratic state.

Los Angeles mayor: Trump sows division, does 'racist things'

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 1:29pm

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, considering a 2020 presidential run, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises.

Families weigh in as lawmakers revisit gender-change bill

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:44pm

Utahns have long had the option to petition a judge to have their gender changed on their birth certificates, but a lawmaker is seeking to set the criteria courts must consider before granting or denying the change.

The Latest: Gary Johnson: I'd 'probably' confirm Kavanaugh

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:15am

The Latest on Gary Johnson running for U.S. Senate in New Mexico (all times local):

Former US security leaders blast Trump for yanking clearance

Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:00am

Former U.S. security officials issued scathing rebukes to President Donald Trump on Thursday, admonishing him for yanking a top former spy chief's security clearance in what they cast as an act of political vengeance. Trump said he'd had to do "something" about the "rigged" federal probe of Russian election interference.

Judge tosses signatures on Washington gun initiative

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:04pm

A judge in Washington has thrown out more than 300,000 signatures to put a gun-control initiative on the November ballot, saying the petition format did not follow election law.

Party chairman gives Ellison tepid backing amid allegation

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:39pm

Minnesota Democrats are cautiously standing by Rep. Keith Ellison amid allegations from an ex-girlfriend that he once physically abused her, as the state's party chairman said Thursday he supported Ellison "at this point."

Gun of ex-sheriff running for Texas governor still missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 1:07pm

A former Texas sheriff who's now the Democratic nominee for governor says she has been a "responsible gun owner" as authorities continue searching for her on-duty firearm that is missing.

Nonprofit objects to remarks by Blackburn consultant

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:43am

A left-leaning Tennessee nonprofit has objected to comments by a paid political consultant to U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign, claiming the remarks signal illegal coordination with outside political groups.