Update: Trump supporters line up to see him in Arizona

Politics 10/19/18, 20:06

The Latest on President Donald Trump's three-day campaign trip out West (all times local): 4:55 p.m. President Donald Trump arrives as the sun sets to speak at a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump have lined ...

How Trump responded to ‘I Love You’ shout at his Montana rally

Politics 10/19/18, 11:31

During a rally in Missoula on Thursday, President Donald Trump responded to a supporter’s shout from the audience by saying, “Finally, its a woman.” Trump was in the middle of a story about Maine, Pennsylvania and election winning when a voice from the crowd shouted out. “I love you too!” Trump said ...

Far from fame, poverty blossoms in ‘forgotten California’

California 10/19/18, 01:54

A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town. They converge on a dimly lit dirt lot outside Panaderia de Dios, a bakery sweetening the air with the aroma of ...

Trump: ‘Severe’ consequences if Saudis murdered Khashoggi

Politics 10/19/18, 01:17

President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. His warning came as the administration toughened its response to a disappearance that has sparked global outrage.Before Trump ...

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

Politics 10/18/18, 23:28

President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana.At a campaign rally in Missoula, Trump lauded Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for ...

Analysis: Pence Visit Signals GOP Sees Path To Victory Over Cartwright

U.S. 10/18/18, 23:11

Vice President Mike Pence’s planned visit to Luzerne County next week sends a strong signal that Republicans think they can knock off Democratic U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright in the Nov. 6 election. Facing the potential loss of at least four Republican-held seats elsewhere in Pennsylvania, party types have viewed beating Cartwright ...

Missouri Senate candidates debate health care, party loyalty

Politics 10/18/18, 21:45

Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley has used a debate to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care.The two squared-off Thursday in St. Louis during a debate hosted by St. ...

Update: Trump accuses Dems of supporting migrant caravan

Politics 10/18/18, 21:22

The Latest on President Donald Trump on the campaign trail (all times local):7:05 p.m.President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of supporting a caravan of thousands of Central Americans who are walking toward America's southern border.Trump is campaigning in Missoula, Montana, on Thursday for GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, who is ...

House committees to interview Rosenstein behind closed doors

Politics 10/18/18, 19:17

The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump.The House Judiciary Committee says Rosenstein will sit for a transcribed interview Oct. 24 with the two Republican chairmen and top Democrats on the ...

Booker makes South Carolina debut amid presidential buzz

Politics 10/18/18, 16:47

Sen. Cory Booker opened his first trip to South Carolina as a potential presidential contender Thursday by blasting President Donald Trump for wrecking America's standing on the world stage.Speaking to reporters gathered at Allen University in downtown Columbia, the New Jersey Democrat expressed concerns about the Trump administration's handling of ...

Trump in Montana: Midterm focus is Kavanaugh, immigration

Politics 10/18/18, 16:27

While campaigning in Montana, President Donald Trump says this Election Day will be about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, immigration, and law and order.Trump said Thursday at a rally in Missoula that the midterms will be the "election of Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense." A caravan ...

States and feds unite on election security after ’16 clashes

Politics 10/18/18, 16:02

Election officials and federal cybersecurity agents are touting improved collaboration aimed at confronting and deterring efforts to tamper with elections.The only way to go was up. In 2016, amid Russian meddling, federal officials first were accused of being too tight-lipped on intelligence about possible hacking into state systems and later ...

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

Politics 10/18/18, 14:14

Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long Branch ...

Alaska governor’s campaign moving ahead ‘a day at a time’

Politics 10/18/18, 12:07

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said Thursday his re-election campaign is moving ahead but is taking it "a day at a time" after being rocked this week by the abrupt resignation of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.Mallott resigned Tuesday over what Walker has described as an inappropriate overture to a woman. Mallott ...