- Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law Updated: Jul-07-15 3:25 am
WASHINGTON - It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on - an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue.
- Nevada GOP Rep. Joe Heck running for Reid's US Senate seat Updated: Jul-06-15 8:26 pm
LAS VEGAS - Joe Heck, the newly announced Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada, on Monday criticized Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants, saying entire ethnic groups can't be stereotyped.
- Allentown mayor suspends Senate campaign amid federal probe Updated: Jul-06-15 8:23 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - The mayor of Allentown has suspended his campaign for U.S. Senate days after FBI agents executed search warrants and questioned the mayor and another official of the eastern Pennsylvania's city.
- Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move Updated: Jul-06-15 3:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections.
- Montana woman charged with mailing loaded gun Updated: Jul-06-15 2:47 pm
KALISPELL, Montana - A northwestern Montana woman is charged with mailing a loaded gun, ammunition and other weapons to U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.
- Mike Huckabee joining US Sen. Tim Scott's town hall Updated: Jul-06-15 11:17 am
ANDERSON, South Carolina - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is in South Carolina this week for a town hall meeting with one of the state's senators.
- To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists Updated: Jul-05-15 10:31 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.
- Pending bill would let Kona accept international flights Updated: Jul-04-15 2:49 pm
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - The Kona International Airport may soon be able to accept international travelers again thanks to a few words in a Homeland Security funding bill.
- US Senator pushes amendment to shift power back to states Updated: Jul-03-15 4:22 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has introduced a constitutional amendment to redistribute power from the federal government to the states.
- Montana tribe's hopes for recognition buoyed by rule changes Updated: Jul-03-15 2:40 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - New rules for the recognition of Native American groups could ease the way for Montana's Little Shell Band of Chippewa Indians to be formally acknowledged by the U.S. government, according to the tribe's chairman.
- Judge issues warrant for former US Senate candidate's arrest Updated: Jul-02-15 7:09 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of a former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate charged with election law violations because the Black Hawk man failed to appear in court this week.
- How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings Updated: Jul-02-15 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.
- McConnell: Senate unlikely to confirm ambassador to Cuba Updated: Jul-02-15 5:28 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Republican majority is unlikely to confirm an ambassador to Cuba as the United States prepares to re-open its embassy in the communist country after more than 50 years of hostile relations.
- Top Republican doubts Senate will confirm ambassador to Cuba Updated: Jul-02-15 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve an American ambassador to Cuba, dishing out a quick rebuff to President Barack Obama and his drive to normalize relations with the U.S. neighbor and longtime Cold War foe.
- US senator ends visit to Venezuela, urges moderation Updated: Jul-02-15 4:22 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee wrapped up a trip to crisis-plagued Venezuela by warning the country is on a "destructive path" that could result in more suffering unless the socialist government adopts more moderate policies before congressional elections.
- Nevada Democrats brace for life after Reid's retirement Updated: Jul-02-15 1:26 pm
LAS VEGAS - Local and state officials gathered near Hoover Dam in April to celebrate the groundbreaking of a highway bypass that might ultimately become part of an interstate connecting Las Vegas with Phoenix.
- US Sen. Heitkamp to have hip replacement surgery next month Updated: Jul-02-15 11:38 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is scheduled for hip replacement surgery next month.
- Oregon senators pass bill tracking toxic chemicals in toys Updated: Jul-01-15 10:18 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon senators took steps to regulate toxic chemicals in children's products and toys when they approved legislation Wednesday requiring a state agency to build a list of chemicals, such as arsenic, mercury and formaldehyde, found in items made for kids under the age of 12.
- McCain, Flake send letter to Senate over flight path changes Updated: Jul-01-15 7:35 pm
PHOENIX - Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona have sent a letter to some U.S. Senate committee members about the flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
- Sen. Cantwell's bill aims to address water issues in Yakima Updated: Jul-01-15 7:02 pm
YAKIMA, Washington - U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell has introduced legislation aimed at ensuring a reliable supply of water for farmers, municipalities, fish, tribes and others in the Yakima River Basin.
- Former GOP US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoids jail Updated: Jul-01-15 6:26 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth will not have to serve immediate jail time for elections violations provided she meets the conditions of three years of probation, according to a sentence handed down by a circuit court judge on Wednesday.
- The Latest: Cuba embassy plan riles Republican hopefuls Updated: Jul-01-15 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):
- Nevada Congresswoman on overseas trip to Ukraine, Georgia Updated: Jul-01-15 3:01 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada Congresswoman Dina Titus is taking an overseas trip this week with stops in Georgia and Ukraine.
- Feingold reports $2.2M raised since Senate campaign launch Updated: Jul-01-15 11:31 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Former Sen. Russ Feingold says he raised more than $2.2 million in the second quarter as he seeks a return to the Senate.
- Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid Updated: Jul-01-15 10:45 am
WASHINGTON - Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out "impatient" individuals who have "few people in their lives who care about them." Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line.