Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Guilty Of 8 charges, Mistrial In Other Charges

By MATTHEW BARAKAT, CHAD DAY and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump’s winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president’s associates. A judge declared…

Microsoft Uncovers More Russian Hacking Ahead of Midterms

(AP) Microsoft has uncovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to…

Missouri Democrats Hope Minimum Wage Measure Helps McCaskill

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Democrats hope a ballot proposal to hike Missouri’s minimum wage will boost support for Sen. Claire McCaskill’s re-election, a seat Republicans are targeting as a top opportunity to insulate their Senate majority. Even if the measure’s presence on the Nov. 6 ballot only spikes engagement from otherwise apathetic Democrats, as…