Elections

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., asks a question during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Heller, considered the most vulnerable GOP senator seeking another term this year, opposed measures to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature law before backing other versions that failed. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2018 - 3:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal Obamacare are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats and activists hoping to stymie his re-election. Heller, considered the most vulnerable incumbent GOP senator, opposed...
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FBI Director Christopher Wray listens during the daily press briefing at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Washington. From left also listening are White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, national security adviser John Bolton, Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and National Security Agency Director Gen. Paul Nakasone. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 02, 2018 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has directed a "vast, government-wide effort" to protect American elections after Russian attempts to interfere in 2016, the White House said Thursday. Responding to bipartisan criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during...
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August 02, 2018 - 12:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — a rising liberal star — will be in downtown Los Angeles for a small-dollar fundraiser. The 28-year-old startled the Democratic Party establishment when she defeated 10-term U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in a New York City...
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Zimbabwean police officers cordon off the streets around the MDC opposition party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Zimbabwe's acting President said Thursday that his government had been in touch with the main opposition leader in an attempt to ease tensions after election related violence in the capital. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
August 02, 2018 - 10:01 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 5 p.m. A lawyer in Zimbabwe says police are investigating opposition presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and others for allegedly inciting violence. Kumbirai Mafunda confirms that a search warrant was issued on Wednesday...
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This courtroom sketch depicts Paul Manafort, seated right row second from right, together with his lawyers, the jury, seated left, and the U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, back center, listening to Assistant U.S. Attorney Uzo Asonye, standing, during opening arguments in the trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Manafort's on tax evasion and bank fraud charges. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 8:31 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort personally directed millions of dollars in international wire transfers to pay for high-end suits and more than $3 million in improvements at his various houses, witnesses testified Wednesday on the second day of his financial...
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August 01, 2018 - 6:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday promoted a female district judge to the Supreme Court in Iowa, the only state where all of its current justices are men. Susan Christensen will be the first woman on Iowa's high court in roughly eight years. The appointment doesn't...
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This Nov. 17, 2017 file photo shows an exterior view of the Apple Park Visitor Center during its grand opening in Cupertino, Calif. A Silicon Valley city council has backed off a ballot measure levying a per-employee tax on companies after pushback from the city's largest employer, Apple. The Mercury News of San Jose reports that the Cupertino City Council on Tuesday, July 30, 2018, voted to wait until 2020 to put the issue to voters. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg,File)
August 01, 2018 - 3:35 pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley city council has backed off a ballot measure levying a per-employee tax on companies after pushback from the city's largest employer, Apple Inc. The Cupertino City Council on Tuesday voted to wait until 2020 to put the issue to voters, The Mercury News of...
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Opposition MDC party supporters protest in the streets of Harare during clashes with police Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Hundreds of angry opposition supporters outside Zimbabwe's electoral commission were met by riot police firing tear gas as the country awaited the results of Monday's presidential election, the first after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
August 01, 2018 - 1:46 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Zimbabwe's president is blaming opposition supporters for the violence in the capital that began with protests over Monday's election results and ended with the military sweeping in with gunfire. At least three...
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Police patrol outside the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission offices as opposition supporters gather, in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Angry opposition supporters gathered outside Zimbabwe's electoral commission and were met by riot police on Wednesday as the country awaited the results of Monday's presidential election, the first after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. (AP Photo/Mujahid Safodien)
August 01, 2018 - 8:12 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Hundreds of angry opposition supporters outside Zimbabwe's electoral commission were met by riot police firing tear gas on Wednesday as the country awaited the results of Monday's presidential election, the first after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. The European...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, computer mouse pads with Secure the Vote logo on them are seen on a vendor's table at a convention of state secretaries of state in Philadelphia. As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the administration’s response as fragmented, without enough coordination across federal agencies. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
August 01, 2018 - 5:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the administration's...
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