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BILLINGS, Mont | Sen. Jon Tester pushes to make race about Montana, not Trump

BILLINGS, Mont.— U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is falling back on a well-worn strategy in his pursuit of a third term: make the election about Montana, not Washington. A feud with President Donald Trump, triggered by the lawmaker’s opposition to Trump’s choice for Veterans Affairs secretary, has blossomed into an all-out presidential campaign to defeat the … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont | Sen. Jon Tester pushes to make race about Montana, not Trump

BILLINGS, Mont | The Latest: Spending on Senate race shatters Montana record

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Montana (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A record-smashing $60 million in campaign donations and outside spending has gone into Montana’s contentious U.S. Senate race as Democrats seek to hold on to the seat in a Trump-leaning state. The Associated Press reviewed campaign filings with … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont | The Latest: Spending on Senate race shatters Montana record

SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul: North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea says North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons. Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told parliament the estimates on the size of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal range from 20 bombs to as many as 60. His comment Monday was the first time a senior Seoul official publicly talked … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Seoul: North Korea estimated to have 20-60 nuclear weapons

KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan police charge 5th opposition lawmaker with treason

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan authorities have charged a fifth lawmaker with treason over his alleged role in an incident in which the president’s motorcade was pelted with stones. Francis Zaake, an ally of the pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine, was also charged Monday with unlawful escape from custody. Zaake, who has been hospitalized with injuries allegedly … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan police charge 5th opposition lawmaker with treason

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Navajos pick 2 seasoned politicians to vie for presidency

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.  — Voters on the country’s largest American Indian reservation have advanced two seasoned politicians vying for the presidency to the general election. Current tribal Vice President Jonathan Nez maintained a hefty lead throughout Tuesday’s primary among a record field of 18 presidential hopefuls. Nez garnered more than 14,100 votes, according to unofficial results. … Continue reading FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Navajos pick 2 seasoned politicians to vie for presidency

KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda’s pop star-turned-lawmaker now facing treason charges

KAMPALA, Uganda — A Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker who opposes the longtime president was charged with treason in a civilian court on Thursday, minutes after a military court dropped weapons charges. The new charge was bound to bring fresh outrage from Ugandans and global musicians after Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, alleged he had … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda’s pop star-turned-lawmaker now facing treason charges

ATLANTA | ‘I will be resigning’ says lawmaker who shouted slur on TV

ATLANTA — A Georgia lawmaker says “I will be resigning” after he exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen’s cable TV show, according to a letter the Republican legislator sent to the speaker of the state House. Rep. Jason Spencer had vowed to serve out his term despite the fallout. Now … Continue reading ATLANTA | ‘I will be resigning’ says lawmaker who shouted slur on TV