Politics

Voting systems in 21 states were targeted by hackers, government agency says

Election officials in 21 U.S. states were reportedly notified by the federal government on Friday that hackers had targeted their systems ahead of the 2016 election....

GOP rival blasts Secretary of State Reagan over Trump commission's voter-data request

State Sen. Steve Montenegro is lacing into Secretary of State Michele Reagan, who he's running against in next year's primary election....

Justin Trudeau backs UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine, but stops short of offering to join in

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed support for a potential United Nations peacekeeping mission in war-torn Ukraine on Friday, but stopped short of committing Canadian troops...

JAMES CLAPPER: US intelligence assessment of Russia's election interference 'cast doubt on the legitimacy' of Trump's victory

Donald Trump's election victory was called into question by the US intelligence community's assessment of Russia's election interference, Clapper said....

Senate's Warner Faults Late U.S. Notification of Election Hacks

Senator Mark Warner, the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, criticized the Department of Homeland Security Friday for its slow response in notifying some U.S....

DHS tells states about Russian hacking during 2016 election

Homeland Security officials informed 21 states that they had been targeted....

As Trump campaigns for Strange in Alabama, he expresses some doubts: ‘I might have made a mistake’

Trump promised that if Strange didn't win, he would campaign in the general election for his opponent....

Enforcer or ‘choke point’? Kelly seeks to bring order to chaotic White House.

Some complain that the retired general’s style stifles Trump’s spontaneity — and cuts him off from his base....

Supreme Court case offers window into how representatives choose their constituents

Justices will consider whether Wisconsin’s redistricting map violates the Constitution....

Donald Trump, Putin spokesman deny Russia bought political Facebook ads

Both President Trump and a Kremlin spokesman on Friday separately denied that Russian government operatives purchased political ads on Facebook meant to sway the 2016 White House....

What 'weak' attorney general? Trump praises Jeff Sessions for 'doing a good job' during Strange rally

"You love Jeff Sessions, he's doing a good job," the president told the crowd in Huntsville....

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking (and yes, Alabama is one of them)

The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached....

Hackers unsuccessfully targeted Ohio's elections system last year

Ohio was one of 21 states whose election system was targeted by hackers last year, the federal government told state officials Friday, though in Ohio's case the system was not...

Ex-FBI director Comey booed during Howard University speech

Protesters at Howard University chanted and booed on Friday through James Comey’s first public address since he testified to Congress on the Russia probe and his firing by...

Colorado elections system may have been scanned for weaknesses by Russians, federal officials tell Secretary of State’s Office

Colorado may have been among nearly two dozen states whose election systems were scanned for weaknesses by Russian-linked actors surrounding the 2016 election, the...

Feds notify 21 states of election hacking

The federal government told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems...

Russian hackers tried to access Washington’s voting systems, officials say

Russian hackers tried unsuccessfully to access Washington state’s election systems before the 2016 general election, federal officials told the state Secretary of State’s Office....

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a...

The Latest: In AP tally, 21 states confirmed hacking targets

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the federal government's notification to 21 states about election hacking (all times local): 8:50 p.m. A 50-state tally by The Associated Press...

The Navy has awarded a $5 billion contract for its next-generation nuclear-missile sub

The $5 billion contract award comes amid Navy efforts to accelerate design support, development, and construction of the new class of submarines....

Comey’s Speech at Howard University Is Interrupted by Protests

Former FBI Director James Comey faced a rough reception from Howard University students who chanted protests from the audience as he gave a speech about the importance of giving...

May Makes Commitment on Cash in Bid to Break Brexit Deadlock

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May appeared to have broken the stalemate in Brexit negotiations after signaling for the first time a readiness to start discussing the bill the...

EU Demands U.K. Turns May’s Brexit Words Into Concrete Pledges

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, welcomed the “constructive spirit” of Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Friday, but warned that her words need to...

The Eight Places That You Hardly Knew Made Angela Merkel

Born in East Germany, shaped in San Diego...

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Speech in Florence: Full Text

(Following is the text of Theresa May’s speech on Brexit, delivered in Florence, Italy, on Sept. 22.)...

Spain Sends Enforcers to Stop Catalan Vote as Police Unity Frays

The Spanish government is headed for a showdown with regional police in Catalonia amid signs the 17,000-strong force isn’t fully committed to upholding a court ban sought by Madrid...

Why Paul Manafort is a target of the Trump-Russia investigation

Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Leonnig explains the complexities of Manafort's involvement in the Mueller investigation. Plus law professor Jimmy Gurulé on where Manafort’s actions...

The Daily Stormer tests Icelandic hate speech law with latest web address

Federal authorities in Reykjavik are being asked to decide whether neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer can continue to use an Icelandic web address in spite of the nation’s law...

Trump calls story 'hoax' as Facebook releases Russian-linked ads to Congress

President Donald Trump called Russian interference in the 2016 election "a hoax" again this morning, a day after Facebook said it would turn over some 3,000 Russia-linked political...

The Latest: Spanish prosecutor seeking sedition charges

MADRID (AP) - The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A chief prosecutor has asked Spain's National Court to consider...

The Latest: EU's Brexit chief welcomes 'constructive' speech

The European Union's Brexit negotiator is welcoming Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on leaving the bloc but says its content must be turned into action....

Spain to send extra police to try to halt Catalan referendum

Spain says it will deploy police reinforcements to the northeastern region of Catalonia to maintain order and take action if a referendum on independence pledged by the Catalan...

President Trump says the Russian Facebook ads are just part of the fake news 'hoax'

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to dismiss reports that Russia had bought ads on Facebook during the 2016 election as simply another part of the “Russia...

Alternative for Germany Strikes Fear in the Hearts of Germans

After Sunday's elections, a far-right populist party will be in Parliament for the first time since the Nazis....

Theresa May to offer EU tens of billions of pounds as she reveals her 'ambitious vision' for Brexit

Prime Minister will deliver a landmark speech in Florence in an attempt to restart stalled Brexit talks....

Facebook to give ads to Congress in Russia inquiry

WASHINGTON — Under growing pressure from Congress and the public to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on Facebook, the...

Russia Sees ‘Full-Scale Cyberwar’ as Bomb-Threat Wave Continues

A wave of fake bomb threats across Russia has entered its second week in what a senior lawmaker called a “full-scale cyberwar” against the country that authorities are ill-equipped...

Watch the Race For Third Place in Germany’s Vote

As Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz slug it out for the chancellery, the race for third place in Sunday’s election may end up having an out-sized influence on the next German...

Can Merkel Outdo Polls Again? Or Will Populism Make a Comeback?

Election nights can take unforeseen turns, and not just in Britain....