- Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina Updated: Feb-10-16 5:32 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.
- The Latest: Clinton to campaign with mother of Sandra Bland Updated: Feb-10-16 5:27 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:
- Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about Paris treaty Updated: Feb-10-16 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation's obligations under the recent Paris climate agreement.
- Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees Updated: Feb-08-16 7:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be "foolish" to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials have never shown an imminent danger to the public.
- A reporter covers 2 decades of tumult in the Middle East Updated: Feb-08-16 10:36 am
"And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East" (Simon & Schuster), by Richard Engel
- AP FACT CHECK: Fumbles from the Republican field Updated: Feb-08-16 1:13 am
WASHINGTON - What happened in Iowa didn't stay in Iowa. And when it reached the stage in the latest Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz had some explaining to do.
- Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint Updated: Feb-04-16 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes.
- Obama visits US mosque, says impression of Muslims distorted Updated: Feb-03-16 3:25 pm
CATONSVILLE, Maryland - President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a "hugely distorted impression" of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosque. He said those who demonize all Muslims for the acts of a few are playing into extremists' hands.
- Richmond attorney announces bid for GOP AG nomination Updated: Jan-27-16 12:21 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The fight over who gets to be the Republican nominee in the 2017 Virginia attorney general race is ramping up.
- Police arrest 4 protesting incoming UNC president Spellings Updated: Jan-26-16 5:18 pm
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - Four people are facing charges after chanting, table-pounding demonstrators disrupted a meeting Tuesday of North Carolina's public university board to protest its hiring of former U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to head the 17-campus system.
- Justices won't let North Dakota enforce tough abortion law Updated: Jan-25-16 3:35 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to review lower court rulings overturning North Dakota's ban on abortion at six weeks of pregnancy - before many women know they're pregnant.
- AP FACT CHECK: Gutted? Disaster? GOP hyperbole on military Updated: Jan-25-16 12:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio maintains that President Barack Obama is more interested in providing money to Planned Parenthood than for the nation's armed forces. The front-runner in the GOP race, Donald Trump, says the U.S. military is a "disaster." Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the Obama administration has "gutted" every weapons system in the U.S. military's inventory.
- Officials from Obama's Cabinet lining up behind Clinton Updated: Jan-25-16 3:32 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton hasn't just been wrapping herself in President Barack Obama's legacy lately. She's been wrapping herself in his Cabinet.
- Bad Blood: Cruz-Bushes tension underscores deeper GOP divide Updated: Jan-22-16 4:14 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Ted Cruz once proudly wore a belt buckle borrowed from George H.W. Bush that said: "President of the United States."
- Prisoner refuses to leave Guantanamo as 2 depart for Balkans Updated: Jan-21-16 6:17 pm
MIAMI - A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who protested his indefinite confinement with a lengthy hunger strike has taken the unusual step of turning down a chance to finally leave the U.S. base in Cuba, rejecting an offer to be resettled in an unfamiliar new country.
- Obama tours auto show, pledges help for Flint's water crisis Updated: Jan-20-16 8:31 pm
DETROIT - President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed the revival of the nation's auto industry while acknowledging the water crisis in nearby Flint, Michigan, saying the detection of high levels of lead serve as a reminder that the government can't shortchange basic services.
- Bryant names Greenlee, former US attorney, to appeals court Updated: Jan-19-16 9:56 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday appointed the former U.S. attorney for northern Mississippi, Jim Greenlee, to the state Court of Appeals.
- Court sides with US agency in decades-old land-grazing case Updated: Jan-19-16 6:37 pm
RENO, Nevada - Siding with the government in a decades-old battle over grazing rights, a federal appeals court overturned a lower-court ruling in favor of a Nevada rancher and strongly admonished a judge in Reno for abusing his power and exhibiting personal bias against U.S. land managers.
- Cruz dons face paint in appeal to hunters, gun owners Updated: Jan-19-16 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON - It's an image football fans in Iowa are likely to see this weekend: Ted Cruz, his face smeared with black greasepaint, sitting in a Louisiana duck blind with a borrowed shotgun.
- In key Ohio county, Republicans show passion and division Updated: Jan-17-16 10:24 am
CINCINNATI - A room full of Republicans gathered in a key county in pivotal Ohio showed no wide support for any one presidential candidate.
- Cruz story about being passed over for job not whole story Updated: Jan-16-16 2:59 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Ted Cruz has said that after working on George W. Bush's 2000 campaign, being passed over for a senior position with the new administration was "a crushing blow." Turns out, it was his own choice.
- Short list for US bench in Seattle includes 2 state judges Updated: Jan-15-16 1:40 pm
SEATTLE - Two federal prosecutors, two King County Superior Court judges and a partner in a major law firm have made the short list for openings on the federal bench in Seattle.
- Campaign ads deluge 'Wheel' watchers, morning shows Updated: Jan-14-16 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON - Political groups are flooding the airwaves with advertisements during popular game shows, including "Wheel of Fortune," ''Jeopardy" and "Family Feud," and pouring money into spots during local news and network morning shows as they try to sway presidential primary voters, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
- Missouri lawmakers consider Real ID changes Updated: Jan-13-16 7:54 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers are considering changes to state IDs as federal officials warn the state's drivers' licenses won't be acceptable at some federal buildings and eventually for traveling on airplanes.
- Nielsen: 31.3 million watched Obama's last State of Union Updated: Jan-13-16 6:27 pm
PASADENA, California - The Nielsen company says 31.3 million people watched President Barack Obama deliver his last State of the Union, his smallest audience for the annual speech.