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Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes meets with older voters at Elie's Caf? where he repeats his criticisms of Republican Sen. Ron Johnson for questioning guaranteed funding of Social Security and Medicare on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in Monona, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin’s Johnson embraces controversy in reelection bid

Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes meets with older voters at Elie's Caf? where he repeats his criticisms of Republican Sen. Ron Johnson for questioning guaranteed funding of Social Security and Medicare on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, in Monona, Wisconsin.

September 27, 2022, 8:14am Politics

Far from shying from his contrarian reputation, Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Jonson is leaning into controversy as he runs for his third term. Read story

Former Miss America Cara Mund poses in front of the North Dakota state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Mund is running as an independent candidate for North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat.

Cara Mund’s House pitch rides on abortion, outsider appeal

Former Miss America Cara Mund poses in front of the North Dakota state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Mund is running as an independent candidate for North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat.

September 27, 2022, 8:08am Politics

When Cara Mund was competing to become Miss North Dakota, a key part of her platform was increasing the number of women elected to political office. Later, after she became the state’s first Miss America winner, she traveled the country to encourage women to use their voice to make an… Read story

Texas attorney general ducked subpoena in abortion case

September 27, 2022, 8:07am Nation & World

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home with his wife on Monday to avoid being served a subpoena in a legal battle over funding for abortions, according to an affidavit filed in federal court. Read story

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

States get final OK to build highway EV charging network

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

September 27, 2022, 7:45am Business

Attention, potential car buyers: New electric vehicle charging stations are on their way to highway locations near you. Read story

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference following the Democrats policy luncheon meeting on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in Washington.

Democrats unveil spending bill to finance gov’t, aid Ukraine

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference following the Democrats policy luncheon meeting on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in Washington.

September 27, 2022, 7:44am Politics

Democratic lawmakers have unveiled a stopgap spending measure to finance the federal government through Dec. 16., provide additional support to Ukraine and help communities respond to recent natural disasters. Read story

FILE - Former police data analyst Davin Hall uses the Waze navigation app while driving through Greensboro, N.C., on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Hall quit the city's police force in part over its use of Fog Reveal, a powerful cellphone-tracking tool that the company says uses data from apps like Waze to track mobile devices. (AP Photo/Allen G.

Senators push to reform police’s cellphone tracking tools

FILE - Former police data analyst Davin Hall uses the Waze navigation app while driving through Greensboro, N.C., on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Hall quit the city's police force in part over its use of Fog Reveal, a powerful cellphone-tracking tool that the company says uses data from apps like Waze to track mobile devices. (AP Photo/Allen G.

September 27, 2022, 7:42am Politics

Civil rights lawyers and Democratic senators are pushing for legislation that would limit U.S. law enforcement agencies’ ability to buy cellphone tracking tools to follow people’s whereabouts, including back years in time, and sometimes without a search warrant. Read story

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, right, a Democrat, and Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, running as a nonpartisan, take part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash., with Melissa Santos, center, of Axios Local, moderating. Hobbs and Anderson are seeking to fill the remaining two years of the term of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who left to take a key election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Photos by ted s.

Candidates for Washington secretary of state disagree on experience, election management, cybersecurity

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, right, a Democrat, and Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, running as a nonpartisan, take part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash., with Melissa Santos, center, of Axios Local, moderating. Hobbs and Anderson are seeking to fill the remaining two years of the term of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who left to take a key election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Photos by ted s.

September 27, 2022, 7:41am Election

For the first time in years, the race for secretary of state in Washington does not include a Republican — at least not officially. Read story

FILE - Sun shines on the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, Aug. 12, 2022. Negotiators have agreed to include more than $12 billion in Ukraine-related aid in a stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December. The package will also provide disaster assistance, including for Jackson, Mississippi, where improvements are needed to the city's water treatment system. Also in the package is money to help households afford winter heating and to assist Afghans in resettling in the U.S.

AP source: Funding bill includes more than $12 billion for Ukraine

FILE - Sun shines on the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, Aug. 12, 2022. Negotiators have agreed to include more than $12 billion in Ukraine-related aid in a stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December. The package will also provide disaster assistance, including for Jackson, Mississippi, where improvements are needed to the city's water treatment system. Also in the package is money to help households afford winter heating and to assist Afghans in resettling in the U.S.

September 26, 2022, 7:28pm Nation & World

More than $12 billion in Ukraine-related aid will be included as part of stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, a person familiar with the legislation said Monday. Read story