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AP Top Political News at 2:30 p.m. EDT

Nevada becomes one of Trump's big hopes for swing state win
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Russ Wheeler bears the financial scars of Nevada's lost decade, and he hopes Donald Trump can heal them....

The Latest: Iowa governor says Trump can win on agriculture
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):...

How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270
Hillary Clinton heads into the fall out front in enough states to give her at least a tie in the Electoral College, meaning that a victory in any of the several states now considered a toss-up would be enough to push her over the top and into the White House....

Little precedent for $400 million cash payment to Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran....

Clinton receives first intelligence briefing as nominee
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton received her first national security briefing Saturday as the Democratic presidential nominee, meeting with intelligence officials for an overview of the major threats facing the nation around the globe....

US: Clinton calendars won't be released until after election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated Press it won't finish the job before Election Day....

Ex-wife says Trump campaign CEO made anti-Semitic remarks
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school nearly a decade ago, according to court papers reviewed Friday by The Associated Press....

WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:...

Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) -- Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year....

Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, no stranger to political stage
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Anne Holton first stepped into the spotlight in 1970 as a white student enrolling in a predominantly black middle school in Virginia's capital as part of a push for school integration by her father, the state's governor at the time....