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  • 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, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-04-16 7:20 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton - a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was widely underestimated.

  • 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.

  • Wealthy newcomer grabs US House nod, while Trump, Young win story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 11:06 pm

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

  • 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.

  • Lawmaker urge more US naval operations in South China Sea 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - Members of Congress urged the Obama administration on Wednesday to order more naval operations close to disputed islands in the South China Sea. The State Department said Beijing risks conflict and isolation through its assertive behavior in those waters.

  • Clinton, Trump win primaries in Connecticut 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 11:40 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in Connecticut, claiming a narrow victory Tuesday over U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in a state where she campaigned on pledges to address gun violence.

  • Trump wins across demographic groups in Pennsylvania 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 10:08 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Donald Trump dominated the Republican presidential primary in Pennsylvania across demographic groups as Ted Cruz and John Kasich split support among the minority of GOP voters who said they preferred a political insider.

  • Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton win Delaware primaries 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 9:06 pm

    DOVER, Delaware - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump won their respective presidential primaries in Delaware on Tuesday with comfortable margins, further padding their leads over their opponents in the delegate count.

  • The Latest: Trump, Clinton win Delaware primaries 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 8:44 pm

    DOVER, Delaware - The Latest on Delaware's primary election (all times local):

  • Al-Qaida says it killed Bangladesh gay activist, friend story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-26-16 3:06 pm

    NEW DELHI - The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killing of a gay rights activist and his friend, undermining the prime minister's insistence just hours earlier that her political opponents were to blame for the attack and for a rising tide of violence against secular activists and writers.

  • 2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladesh story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 7:15 pm

    NEW DELHI - Unidentified assailants fatally stabbed two men in Bangladesh's capital Monday night, including a gay rights activist who also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks targeting atheists, moderates and foreigners.