Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers, a cancer survivor known for his even-keeled demeanor, won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday and will face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November as he seeks a third term.
Randy Bryce, a union ironworker known by the nickname "Iron Stache," won Tuesday's Democratic primary in the race to replace Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin for a seat he's held 20 years.
New York City unveiled an ambitious plan on Wednesday to replace the notorious Rikers Island jail complex with four smaller lockups located in densely populated neighborhoods, including turning an Art Deco government building that went up in lower Manhattan in 1930 into a tower for up to 1,500 inmates.
Though neither have their party's endorsement, Republican candidate Tim Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz have raised significantly more campaign cash than their rivals in the last weeks before contested primaries.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had retained his security clearance, as is custom, but had also become an increasingly sharp critic of Trump's.
After a top aide to former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed pleaded guilty to a bribery charge Wednesday, the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta said he's expanding a corruption investigation that's already charged several high-ranking officials from Reed's administration, and he expects more indictments in the future.
According to the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office, 22.7 percent of eligible voters participated. In Minneapolis, the city broke a 48-year record for turnout in a midterm primary, with 93,500 voters casting ballots.
Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and later to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments at the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud trial.
A Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the "longest sentence" ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media, prosecutors said in a court filing.
Deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout in riskier assets including technology stocks, copper and crude oil Wednesday. U.S. retailers took a drubbing after Macy's reported weaker sales.