Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has accused a Russian woman of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections.

The criminal complaint against Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova alleges that ...

In full campaign mode, Trump calls Dems ‘too extreme’

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress.

On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump sought to ...

Watch live: Trump speaks at Arizona rally

President Trump is speaking at a campaign-style rally in Arizona on Friday night.The president is speaking in support of Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), who is running for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring S...

Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has canceled a debate Sunday against Republican Chele Farley because of a labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it.

Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election Nov. 6, said Friday she would withdraw from the Spectrum ...

The Latest: Trump supporters line up to see him in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's three-day campaign trip out West (all times local):

4:55 p.m.

Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump have lined up outside an airplane hangar in a Phoenix suburb awaiting his arrival.

The typically chaotic protests that follow Trump when he visits ...

The Latest: Supreme Court stalls youth climate change case

SEATTLE (AP) - The Latest on a youth climate change lawsuit against U.S. government (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit that 21 young activists brought against the federal government.

The order issued Friday by Chief Justice John Roberts freezes ...

Alaska governor Walker suspends reelection campaign

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) announced Friday that he is ending his bid for reelection less than three weeks before Election Day and endorsing Democrat Mark Begich over Republican Mike Dunleavy.The announcement came...

Judge tosses NRA lawsuit over Seattle’s gun-storage law

SEATTLE (AP) - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association against Seattle's new gun-storage law.

The Seattle Times reports King County Superior Court Judge Barbara Linde ruled Friday, tossing the lawsuit on technical grounds after the city contended the plaintiffs lacked standing and noted the ...

Alaska’s independent governor suspends re-election bid

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker suspended his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman.

Walker's announcement, made during the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage, was met with gasps.

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Sinema on campaign blitz as Trump pushes for McSally

PHOENIX (AP) - With President Donald Trump in town to stump for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally on Friday, her Democratic opponent also had a full schedule, starting by joining with a veterans group at a food bank to fill "day bags" with enough food to feed a homeless ...

Assange presses Ecuador to grant basic rights under asylum

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seeking a court injunction pressing Ecuador to provide basic rights he says the country agreed to when it first granted him asylum at its London embassy.

Assange's attorneys filed papers Friday in a Quito court. The Australian ex-hacker sought asylum from ...