Congo publishes final list of presidential candidates

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's election commission has published the final list of presidential candidates for the highly anticipated Dec. 23 vote that will see President Joseph Kabila step down. ...

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says. ...

Abe's third term: A chance for constitutional change?

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to be re-elected by his ruling Liberal Democratic Party to a third term as its leader on Thursday, paving the way for him to serve as prime ...

Gender politics at play as Senate grapples with nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nowhere is gender politics thicker in the election season air than in the mannerly U.S. Senate as it considers what President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavan...

Trump's tariffs put GOP candidates in a bind in rural areas

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office...

China to escalate Taiwan cyberattacks ahead of local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is set to endure a fresh wave of Chinese cyberattacks in the lead-up to local elections set for November 24, according to a fresh Bloomberg report. China, North ...

Lawmaker: US Senate staff targeted by state-backed hackers

A U.S. lawmaker says foreign government hackers continue to target the personal accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and that the Senate's security office won't help defend them. ...

Business Highlights

___ No way out? US, China tariffs may become the 'new normal' WASHINGTON (AP) — The path to peace in a trade war between the United States and China is getting hard...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 19 The Baltimore Sun on the similarities between a woman accusing Supre...

Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

SPANGLE, Wash. (AP) — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. "We get him elected into office...

Gender war politics grip Senate over Kavanaugh accusation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nowhere is gender politics thicker in the election season air than in the mannerly U.S. Senate as it considers what President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavan...

Police stop black legislative candidate going door-to-door

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black legislative candidate says she feels humiliated after police in Wisconsin stopped her and questioned her while she was campaigning door-to-door. The Capi...

Former aides give Wisconsin Gov. Walker re-election headache

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fights for his political life, some of the most devastating attacks aren't coming from Democrats. They're coming from a handful of former top offici...

Trump rips Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on Jeff Sessions, saying, "I don't have an attorney general." Trump says in a Hill.TV interview released Wednesday he...

Russian election officials cast doubt on gubernatorial vote

MOSCOW (AP) — Election officials have moved closer to canceling the results of Sunday's gubernatorial elections in Russia's Far East, bending to the pressure of accusations of blatant vote rigging. ...