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  • new storyUS Navy commander says canceled HK visit a minor hurdle 
    Updated: May-06-16 6:21 am

    SHANGHAI - The commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet on Friday dismissed the cancellation of a planned port visit to Hong Kong by an American aircraft carrier as a "minor hurdle" in relations between the two militaries.

  • Maine Democrats gathering in Portland with a focus on unity 
    Updated: May-06-16 12:40 am

    PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's Democratic Party is gathering for its convention in Portland with a hope of uniting the party in advance of the presidential election.

  • AP Source: Clinton aide interviewed in email investigation story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 7:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - The FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton, as part of a federal investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, a person familiar with the probe said Thursday.

  • Krebs: South Dakota ballots were printed on April 22 
    Updated: May-05-16 7:20 pm

    PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says the state's June 7 primary ballots were printed on April 22, so presidential candidates who suspended their campaigns after that date will still appear on ballots.

  • Unprecedented number of people register for Oregon primary story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 7:07 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A whopping 111,000 Oregonians gave themselves a voice by changing their voter registrations to Democrat and Republican this year ahead of the state's presidential primary.

  • The Latest: UN says Aleppo attack could be war crime story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 5:20 pm

    BEIRUT - The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

  • US Judge: Clinton may be ordered to testify in records case story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 9:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - A federal judge said Wednesday he may order Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to testify under oath about whether she used a private email server as secretary of state to evade public records disclosures.

  • Top Kansas Republicans say they'll back Trump; some won't 
    Updated: May-04-16 6:06 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Top Republicans in Kansas reiterated their promises Wednesday to support Donald Trump as the party's presidential candidate, and the state GOP's chairman predicted that opponents of the brash billionaire will "come home" in November.

  • Wealthy newcomer grabs US House nod; Young wins for Senate story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 12:49 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - A wealthy political newcomer and a state senator won the Republican primaries for Indiana's two open congressional seats on Tuesday as businessman Donald Trump scored a big victory in the presidential race and Rep. Todd Young captured the GOP's Senate nomination.

  • Exit poll: Indiana GOP voters pick Trump, but party divided 
    Updated: May-04-16 8:06 am

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump called for GOP unity after his Indiana primary victory Tuesday night, but exit polls suggest he's facing a significant intraparty rift.

  • Trump virtually clinches Republican presidential nomination story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-04-16 1:07 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

  • The Latest: Sanders gets delegate boost; challenge remains story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-03-16 10:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Indiana head to the polls for the state primary (all times Eastern):

  • Bangladesh blogger seeks US help as threats escalate story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-03-16 5:25 pm

    WASHINGTON - When Bangladeshi blogger and social activist Ashif Entaz Rabi hosted a TV talk show about a slaying of a publisher by Islamic extremists, he faced a torrent of threatening phone calls. He says young men with earpieces started loitering outside his workplace, and a militant website urged followers to "send this Ashif to Allah."

  • Gender politics playing a big role for Trump, Clinton 
    Updated: May-02-16 3:45 am

    WASHINGTON - She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman.

  • Poll: Clinton has big lead over Trump in Minnesota 
    Updated: May-01-16 3:29 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - A new statewide poll conducted for the Star Tribune finds Democrat Hillary Clinton holding a big lead over Republican Donald Trump among Minnesota voters.

  • Rutland 'rose to the top' in discussions on Syrian refugees 
    Updated: May-01-16 10:50 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Rutland was one of a number of Vermont communities that offered to host Syrian refugees in the weeks and months to come, said the official who oversees refugee resettlement in the state.

  • North Korea sends another US citizen to prison story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-29-16 11:08 pm

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.

  • US: China rejects Hong Kong port call by US aircraft carrier 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 2:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - China recently denied a request from a U.S. aircraft carrier for a port visit in Hong Kong, the State Department said Friday, in an apparent sign of mounting tension in the disputed South China Sea.

  • US official visits Haiti to assess progress toward elections story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 10:07 pm

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The U.S. State Department's special coordinator for Haiti arrived in the troubled Caribbean nation Thursday seeking to help resolve a political standoff that has left elections in limbo.

  • California Democrats will meet to choose national delegates 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 8:43 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - While much of the political attention is focused on the California GOP convention this weekend, Democrats are holding meetings around the state to select delegates to the national convention in Philadelphia.

  • Early turnout for Indiana primaries highest in 2 decades 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 4:36 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - More Indiana residents have cast their votes early for the state's primary election than any of the previous nomination contests during the same time period in at least two decades.

  • Chelsea Clinton heads to Kentucky to open campaign office 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 5:18 am

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky - The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has plans to visit Kentucky this week.

  • Cruz' ex co-chair in Virginia heads to Syria, praises Assad story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 8:58 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Sen. Ted Cruz's former campaign co-chairman in Virginia has traveled to Syria and promised support for the government of President Bashar Assad, who U.S. officials have repeatedly said has lost the legitimacy to rule the war-torn country.

  • Company drops permit request for old pipeline 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 8:44 pm

    MARYSVILLE, Michigan - Members of Congress say a Houston company has dropped plans to seek a permit to move heavy crude oil through a 98-year-old pipeline under the St. Clair River in southeastern Michigan.

  • Trump struggles to explain 'America first' foreign policy story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-27-16 5:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump strained to lay out a clear vision of his "America first" foreign policy on Wednesday, vowing to substitute hard-headed realism for what he called a post-Cold War era replete with U.S. national security failures.