Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded Tuesday evening in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he would endorse Secretary of State Kris Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount.
Colyer accepted defeat after a review of some provisional ballots from most Kansas counties failed to find enough votes for him to overcome a deficit of 110 votes at the time of poll closing in the Aug. 7 primary, out of more than 311,000 votes initially counted.
Kobach will face Democrat Laura Kelly, and is likely to face independent candidate Greg Orman, in the November general election in the decidedly conservative state.
Multiple media outlets over the weekend reported that children at a hacking conference in Las Vegas were able to easily hack into a version of the website that reports election results to the public. An 11-year-old boy got into Florida's site within 10 minutes, while an 11-year-old girl did it in 15 minutes, according to the organizers of the event called DEFCON Voting Machine Hacking Village.
State officials contend there's no way that the replica used by hackers is an actual representation of the state's website.
A bus hit another vehicle at high speed and then rolled over four times, killing at least 24 people and injuring 19 while smashing into several houses along a highway near Ecuador's capital early Tuesday, officials said.
The Colombian-registered bus was traveling to Quito when it hit a smaller vehicle in an area known as dead man's curve at about 3 a.m., Ecuadorean authorities said.
A Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature who falsely claimed she had a college degree and posted a purported copy of her diploma online dropped out of her race on Tuesday.
Melissa Howard told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that the right thing to do was drop out of the race for the Florida House seat.
"I made a terrible error in judgment," Howard said. "I am thankful for everyone who gave so much toward my success, and I am deeply sorry."
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A group of founders, current executives and early employees of Tinder sued the dating app's owner IAC and its subsidiary Match Group for at least $2 billion, claiming the defendants "robbed Tinder employees" by cooking financial information, "undermining Tinder's valuation and unlawfully stripping away their Tinder stock options."
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A routine TSA screening turned into a dance battle after a young boy showed off his moves as he passed through a checkpoint at Newark International Airport.
The boy and his family were heading through security at the airport's Terminal B when the young traveler started to dance, a TSA spokeswoman said.
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A woman immigration officials put on a plane to El Salvador last week despite government promises not to deport her said she was "very sad and scared" on the flight, according to a statement in court documents filed Monday, NBC News reported.
"While we were in the air, no one told me anything about what was happening," the woman said.
She and her daughter stayed on the plane and returned to the United States because an outraged federal judge demanded Thursday that immigration officials turn her plane around. He threatened to hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other administration officials in contempt of court if they didn't get her back to the United States.
The woman and her daughter are plaintiffs in a case challenging the Trump administration’s changes to asylum regulations that Sullivan was holding a hearing on when the woman and her daughter — identified in the lawsuit as Carmen and J.A.C.F — were deported.
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Former FBI agent Peter Strzok has received an outpouring of support on a crowdfunding page in the wake of his firing, while his chief critic, President Donald Trump has continued to insult him on Twitter as part of an effort to discredit the Russia probe.
Strzok, who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, was fired late Friday by FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich, Strzok's lawyer said on Monday.
Donald Trump's inaugural committee pushed back hard last summer on questions about whether the unprecedented $107 million budget for the event was fraught with cost overruns and misspending. A top inauguration official assured The Associated Press that spending had been restrained and monitored.
In court last week, that same official — Rick Gates — acknowledged that he personally may have pocketed some of the inaugural committee's money.
Gates, the government's star witness in former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial, admitted to Manafort's lawyers that he "possibly" wrongfully submitted personal expenses to the inaugural committee for reimbursement.
President Donald Trump is ramping up his war of words with reality star and former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman after she released secretly-recorded conversations between herself and the...
Police believe the crash outside the Houses of Parliament in London was deliberate and a “terrorist incident.”
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it didn't handle housing vouchers for displaced residents of Puerto Rico any differently from those of displaced Texas and Florida residents after last year's hurricanes.
FEMA said in court papers filed Friday that it's unfair to compare the three responses to the hurricanes because the governors of the two states and the island made different requests for federal assistance. The agency is fighting a lawsuit brought by Puerto Rican evacuees who are asking a judge to extend vouchers allowing them to live in hotels until they find more permanent housing. The vouchers expire at the end of the month.
"It is common sense that the impact of each disaster is unique, causing different types and amounts of damage, and affecting different numbers of people," government attorneys wrote.
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Police body camera video captured the daring rescue of 60 cats and dogs from a Northern California animal shelter threatened by a wildfire.
Video footage released by the Vacaville Police Department shows officers helping staffers at the Solano County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals racing to get the animals out of the building on Saturday as flames from the Nelson Fire closed in on the facility.
Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday afternoon to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses.
A state Supreme Court order issued last month set a timetable to publicly release a redacted version of the grand jury's roughly 900-page report, and justices appointed a county judge to help state prosecutors and lawyers for clergy members named in it to decide what portions to release.
Court records in a monthslong legal fight over the report say it identifies more than 300 "predator priests" and that grand jurors accuse church leaders of brushing aside victims to protect abusers and church institutions.
A bus crash in Ecuador killed 24 people and injured 19 others Tuesday. It was the second bus crash this week, after a bus carrying soccer fans turned over and left 12 people dead on Sunday.