- Meet John Howland, a lucky Pilgrim - and maybe your ancestor Updated: Nov-26-15 1:36 am
BOSTON - John Howland may not be as famous as William Bradford, John Carver and Myles Standish, notable passengers on the Mayflower that landed in Massachusetts in 1620.
- Kerry in Israel for 1st time since 2014; no bold peace push Updated: Nov-24-15 1:41 am
JERUSALEM - Secretary of State John Kerry made his first trip to Israel in more than a year, arriving on Tuesday in the midst of a new rash of deadly attacks that have dampened hopes for peace mediation between the Jewish state and Palestinians during the Obama administration's final year. The visit includes no such ambitious agenda, the chief U.S. diplomat conceded, and is primarily focused on ending the terror.
- Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list Updated: Nov-20-15 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON - People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list often can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store and legally buy pistols and powerful military-style rifles.
- Bipartisan agreement on bill to rework No Child Left Behind Updated: Nov-20-15 4:22 am
WASHINGTON - The Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law has long been criticized as unworkable, too punitive and in need of repair. After years of trying, Congress is finally on the verge of rewriting the 2002 law.
- Bipartisan push in Senate for war powers after Paris attacks Updated: Nov-19-15 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The Paris attacks have given new impetus to a bipartisan push to approve new war powers to fight Islamic State militants, with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday joining Republican and Democratic lawmakers in calling for what would be the first war vote in Congress in 13 years.
- Clinton, Sanders to address strategy to fight Islamic State Updated: Nov-19-15 3:46 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders are outlining the steps on Thursday they would take to combat the Islamic State group, each making major speeches less than a week after the deadly attacks in Paris.
- Bush Presidential Center in Dallas decked out for holidays Updated: Nov-18-15 6:37 pm
DALLAS - Former first lady Laura Bush circled an 18-foot Christmas tree surrounded by books Monday morning and thought back to when she was a young mother of twins.
- Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials Updated: Nov-18-15 6:26 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
- Bush calls for US ground forces to fight Islamic State Updated: Nov-18-15 2:42 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday called for the U.S. to send more troops to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State.
- Editorials from around New York Updated: Nov-18-15 10:41 am
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
- Cate Blanchett honored at Museum of Modern Art Updated: Nov-18-15 12:39 am
NEW YORK - Cate Blanchett, accepting an honor for her film work, made reference to the recent attacks in Paris and Beirut and said her own efforts "feel very insignificant" in view of what's happening in the world.
- EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states Updated: Nov-18-15 12:22 am
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher new limits on Tuesday on smokestack emissions from nearly two dozen states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control.
- Secret donors paid for $5M in ads for North Carolina senator Updated: Nov-17-15 10:02 pm
WASHINGTON - A series of nonprofit groups backed by secret donors spent millions of dollars to help elect North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis in last year's midterm elections, paying for television ads and crucial voter outreach efforts in what ended up as the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history.
- EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states Updated: Nov-17-15 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency proposed tougher new limits on Tuesday on smokestack emissions from Texas and 22 other states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control.
- French president's security stance draws Bush comparison Updated: Nov-17-15 2:29 pm
PARIS - France's Socialist President Francois Hollande is drawing comparisons to former Republican President George W. Bush by tacking rightward with a forceful declaration of war on the Islamic State group he holds responsible for what some are calling France's 9/11.
- Retired Judge Pickering to lead Carson campaign in Miss. Updated: Nov-13-15 12:51 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A retired federal judge will be the Mississippi chairman of Republican Ben Carson's presidential campaign.
- Cheney on Clinton's private email: 'She's in big trouble' Updated: Nov-12-15 9:16 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday that he believes Hillary Rodham Clinton set up a private email server when she was secretary of state to avoid having her messages sent to the National Archives.
- CLIMATE COUNTDOWN: When's a warming treaty not a treaty? Updated: Nov-12-15 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON - It's the elephant in the negotiating room that few officials want to acknowledge: Whatever international deal comes out of Paris climate talks, it likely won't be a treaty that needs ratification by a reluctant Republican U.S. Congress.
- Ed Gillespie forms PAC in bid for Virginia governorship Updated: Nov-12-15 2:19 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Former White House adviser and Republican U.S. Senate nominee Ed Gillespie has created a political action committee as part of his plan to run for Virginia governor in 2017.
- Board names former Gov. Schafer as interim UND president Updated: Nov-10-15 6:24 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Former North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer was named Tuesday to serve as interim president of the University of North Dakota, which is dealing with a budget shortfall and morale issues that include a battle over the school's nickname.
- Republican Del. Kathy Szeliga announces run for US Senate Updated: Nov-10-15 2:33 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland Del. Kathy Szeliga said Tuesday she is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that will become vacant when Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski retires next year.
- Bush Texas leadership committee includes Texas House speaker Updated: Nov-09-15 7:00 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Jeb Bush's presidential campaign has announced a Texas leadership team that includes his son, Land Commissioner George P. Bush, and state House Speaker Joe Straus.
- George W. Bush to speak at center with father's biographer Updated: Nov-08-15 1:15 am
DALLAS - Former President George W. Bush will speak at his presidential center with the author of his father's biography.
- 4 living ex-presidents join Eisenhower Memorial Commission Updated: Nov-03-15 6:06 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The four, living ex-U.S. presidents are all now on a committee working to commemorate President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
- New Bush e-book details his days as Florida governor Updated: Nov-02-15 8:01 am
MIAMI - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is releasing his long-planned e-book, "Reply All," a selection of email exchanges with everyday Floridians, journalists and others during his two terms as Florida governor.