But in California, home to the most closely watched races on Tuesday, Republican incumbents largely came out on top in several key districts.
After votes in 21 states, including California and seven others that held primaries on Tuesday, Democrats have avoided potential pitfalls and secured general-election candidates in many Republican-held districts who have compelling biographical stories and political profiles that party leaders hope will have broad appeal in a nation that tends to vote for change at this stage in the electoral cycle. Because the issue is, is that they have so many Democrats running in these individual races, and Republicans are really solidified between one, two, or three candidates, and so if two republicans are the top two vote-getters, then no Democrats make it to the November election.
In one unequivocally good piece of news for the state's GOP in this election, voters overwhelmingly opted to fire Josh Newman from his state Senate seat in Orange County. But so far neither party appears to have suffered any major setbacks.
That said, Republicans showed more strength than expected, given that in 2016 Trump had lost to Hillary Clinton in all of the districts on the target list, and it may still be hard for Democrats to make big congressional gains in California. "It's kind of sad when they tout it as a victory just to get a candidate on the November ballot".
California voters are rejecting the Democratic mantra of tax hikes, protecting sanctuary cities, and the hyper-partisan and baseless impeachment witch hunt.
On the GOP side, Rep. Kristi Noem won the Republican primary in South Dakota, where she could become that state's first female governor if she beats Democratic state Sen. The Democrats controlled both chambers for the first two years of Obama's presidency, but Republicans won the majority in the House in the 2010 midterm elections. With state officials still processing votes by mail - an increasing proportion of the California's ballots - the picture remains hazy.
Salvaged Trump-Kim summit a win for North Korea
An advance team, led by deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin, has held meetings with the North Korean team in Singapore this week. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who met with Kim yesterday, said he felt negotiations were "moving in the right direction".
The governor's race was one of many drawing attention to California, a state not accustomed to being a national political battleground.
It's "clear that Democrats are in a stronger position than ever to take back the House, and winning districts in California will be central to that path", Tyler Law, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in a statement.
Much of Tuesday's drama focused on women, including the former federal prosecutor and Navy pilot Mikie Sherrill, who bested a field of rivals in New Jersey for the Democratic nomination to replace the retiring Republican Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen. Republicans won 53 percent of the primary vote on Tuesday. If Grisham wins, she'll be the second Latina to become the state's executive, after Martinez. And New Jersey has four competitive House races going on this year. There are two interconnected findings in the survey that suggest the Republican vision of what voters think about Trump and the GOP may be somewhat misguided. The two candidates with the most votes, regardless of party affiliation, face off in the November general election. Bob Menendez, a Democrat who faced federal bribery charges past year.
But for the second straight election, Republicans could not get a candidate through to the general election for the Senate.
In two of the three Southern California districts, Democrats were coming in second place behind Republicans, but the races were too close to call early Wednesday, leaving Democrats at risk of being locked out.
A key Senate race took shape in the heart of Trump country as well.
Long-term Republican incumbents Frank LoBiondo in the 2nd District and Rodney Frelinghyusen in the 11th both served 24 years each in the House before deciding to not to run for re-election, making those seats attainable for Democrats for the first time in years.
In the meantime, he plans on working on his family foundation, and writing a book about the social responsibility companies have. Starbucks shares closed up 0.28 percent at $57.07 in regular Monday trading on the Nasdaq, but were down 1 percent at $56.50.
Under the terms of the bill, a new remote worker is eligible for this grant if their expenses do not exceed $5,000 per year. The cap increases in 2020 to $250,000, then drops back down to $125,000 in 2021.
The big day is meant to raise awareness about protecting the environment against hazardous things and human activities. Each year World Environment Day is organised with a theme that benefits the people and environment all over the world.
Deaths have been confirmed in Arkansas, California, Minnesota and NY with two of those deaths happening in Minnesota. Officials urge anyone who thinks they may be ill with an E. coli infection to see their doctor.
Johnson said her role was that of a go-between, relaying messages but not personally making drug deals or selling drugs. Because of the availability of videoconferencing in Johnson's prison, Mic was able to record an interview with Johnson.
Microsoft said GitHub will continue to operate independently and "provide an open platform for all developers in all industries". If confirmed, the acquisition will concern many developers anxious about what Microsoft will do to GitHub as a service.
Trump announced Friday that the nuclear-weapons summit he had canceled with North Korea's Kim Jong Un is back on. In a more conciliatory tone, Mattis said the USA would continue to pursue "cooperation whenever possible ".
Apple gives Siri new powers over apps
FaceTime will be able to host 32 video tiles at once, with the tiles expanding and shrinking depending on who's talking. At its WWDC gathering on Monday, Apple unveiled the many features included in iOS 12, which launches in September.
Marcus Smart hopes to remain with Celtics
And during an appearance on WEEI's "Dale & Keefe" on Friday, Ainge pointedly reiterated the importance of both Hayward and Irving. Though Ainge said he's content with his roster, there will inevitably be changes entering next season.
"No Tobacco Day" focuses on cardiovascular health
Although thought to be considerably safer than tobacco cigarettes, studies have linked long-term use to heart disease and cancer. "As the report explains, only one in eight countries is on track to meet the voluntary global target to reduce tobacco use".
Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi Band 3: hit or miss?
We'll probably have to wait for the Mi 8 Explorer Edition's real-world release to see whether Xiaomi is telling the truth or not. Yes, the design of the Explorer edition is different as it have a transparent back showing some of the phone's components.
Pompeo Says 'Real Progress' Made Toward Trump-Kim Summit
On his Twitter account, Pompeo posted a series of photographs from meetings with Kim on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. They walked along the Rose Garden to the Oval Office, where Kim was expected to hand over the letter from his leader.