Cowboy turned lawmaker hopes to be South Dakota governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Billie Sutton planned to be a world champion saddle bronc rider, but a rodeo accident that claimed his burgeoning career and his ability to walk led instead to a political ris...

Somali-American candidate: Wants to 'instill hope in people'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The past 10 weeks have been a whirl for Ilhan Omar, who suddenly went from being famous for becoming the country's first Somali-American state legislator to being a likely shoo-in f...

Is the ever-weird Florida man becoming Florida politician?

Florida's penchant for the weird and strange — often manifested in new ways of criminal behavior (think chasing people through a store with a live alligator) — is so prevalent it's created a cottage i...

Former Virgin Islands senator convicted of theft and fraud

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A jury in the U.S. Virgin Islands has convicted a former member of the territory's legislature of fraud and theft for diverting funds intended for research into ...

Expensive renovations lead to impeachment, political feud

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — News reports last year that West Virginia's Supreme Court justices spent more than $3.7 million on office renovations triggered an investigation by lawmakers that has since re...

Bosnian Serb leader denies scope of Srebrenica massacre

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia's Serbs has called for a government report that acknowledged the massacre of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995 to ...

Minnesota retirements open battles for 3 open US House seats

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Decisions by three Minnesota Democrats to leave Congress sparked rowdy primary fights Tuesday for their open seats, with two districts shaping up as high-intensity November battlegr...

'In God We Trust' motto could be coming to Alabama schools

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Months after getting legislative approval, some public schools in Alabama are considering putting up "In God We Trust" displays. The motto could soon become m...

Minnesota GOP governor primary tests Pawlenty's comeback bid

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is hoping to regain his winning touch and restart his political career seven years after his presidential aspirations fizzled. And it's for a ...

Count in Kansas governor's race turns to provisional ballots

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The counting of the last ballots in the tight and contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the week and still might not settle the race. ...

'Babe' Schwartz, longtime Texas state senator, dies

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A.R. "Babe" Schwartz, a longtime liberal state senator with a reputation of being one of the most formidable orators in the Texas Legislature, has died at age 92. ...

The latest: Case says voters want Washington to work again

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the primary election (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Former Congressman Ed Case says he believes his message that politicians in Washingt...

A year after deadly Virginia rally, wounds are still raw

Sometimes Alfred Wilson still has to take a moment to collect himself after he pulls open files at the law firm where he works and sees Heather Heyer's handwriting. "I get choked up ...

Michigan attorney set to be first Muslim woman in Congress

DETROIT (AP) — Rashida Tlaib’s opposition to President Donald Trump began while he was still candidate Trump and before she decided to run for Congress. The 42-year-old attorney, who is...

Costa Rica supreme court: gay marriage ban unconstitutional

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica's supreme court has given the country's legislature 18 months to change the law to allow gay marriage. The court voted Wednesday night to make ...