AP sources: Mitt Romney to launch Senate campaign Thursday


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will announce Thursday that he's running for the Utah Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, three people with direct knowledge of the plan confirmed Wednesday.

  • Written by By MICHELLE L. PRICE and STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press

House panel investigation over former Trump aide Rob Porter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill want to know how former presidential aide Rob Porter was allowed to work at the White House under an interim security clearance — despite allegations of spousal abuse.

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  • Written by By DEB RIECHMANN and ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press

US intel sees signs of Russian meddling in midterms


WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the nation's top intelligence officials confirmed Tuesday that they have seen evidence of Russian meddling in the upcoming midterm elections — part of what they say is Moscow's escalating cyber assault on American and European democracies.

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  • Written by By DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

Winners and losers under Medicare drug plan in Trump budget


WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump's budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Congress on the plan in an election year.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press