Some states review election systems for signs of intrusion


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials in some states are trying to figure out whether local election offices were targeted in an apparent effort by Russian military intelligence to hack into election software last fall.

  • Written by EMERY P. DALESIO and GEOFF MULVIHILL , Associated Press

Polls open in UK election after campaign marred by attacks


LONDON (AP) — British voters went to the polls Thursday for an election envisioned to be dominated by the country's pending departure from the European Union but that ended up focusing on international terrorism following attacks in London and Manchester.


  • Written by DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press

Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 3.89 percent


WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate declined for the fourth straight week to its lowest level in nearly seven months.


Kansas legislators abandon Brownback's tax experiment

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators have repudiated the tax-cutting experiment that brought Gov. Sam Brownback national attention, with even fellow Republicans voting to override his veto of a plan reversing many of the income tax reductions he championed in recent years as a way to fix the cash-strapped state's budget.


  • Written by JOHN HANNA , AP Political Writer