- Fall Movie Preview: Highlights from September-December Updated: Sep-01-15 8:35 am
NEW YORK - Though the fall movie season is traditionally the time of year when Hollywood gets serious, this fall is stuffed with spectacles.
- Court considers challenge to California death penalty Updated: Aug-31-15 7:53 pm
PASADENA, California - A federal appeals court considering whether California's death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays focused Monday on procedural issues over whether a novel legal theory had been addressed by the state Supreme Court.
- Injunction against federal water rule may expand Updated: Aug-31-15 2:41 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways.
- George W. Bush nervous about post-9/11 World Series pitch Updated: Aug-31-15 11:28 am
UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas - Former President George W. Bush says he was really nervous before throwing out a post-9/11 first pitch during the 2001 World Series
- Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways Updated: Aug-30-15 2:35 pm
NEW YORK - When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country - ever in his life.
- As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled Updated: Aug-29-15 9:31 am
LOS ANGELES - Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.
- After 60 years of research, McLaughlin faces new challenge Updated: Aug-29-15 5:05 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Since its 1954 inception as a small research laboratory in out-of-the-way Great Falls, Montana, the McLaughlin Research Institute has grown to a highly respected biomedical research center whose scientists' research has been cited as contributing to the work of two Nobel Prize winners for physiology or medicine.
- Experts say tough talk on China overlooks economic realities Updated: Aug-29-15 3:17 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation.
- George W. Bush visits disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina Updated: Aug-28-15 6:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago.
- The Latest: Sanders says party needs huge voter turnout Updated: Aug-28-15 4:39 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Here are the latest developments Friday from the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, where four Democratic presidential candidates are addressing the party.
- The Latest: Former President Bush arrives in Mississippi Updated: Aug-28-15 2:14 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The latest on former President George W. Bush's trip to New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):
- Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year Updated: Aug-27-15 6:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor.
- Kobach: Trump correct on immigration proposals Updated: Aug-27-15 5:26 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said he agrees with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposals to build a wall along the southern border and end "birthright citizenship" for children born to parents who are in the U.S. illegally.
- Cate Blanchett to be honored at London Film Festival Updated: Aug-27-15 12:12 pm
LONDON - Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett will receive a major career honor at this year's London Film festival, where two of her latest films are screening.
- Report: Solyndra misrepresented facts to get loan guarantee Updated: Aug-26-15 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON - A four-year investigation has concluded that officials of the solar company Solyndra misrepresented facts and omitted key information in their efforts to get a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government.
- A look at some Mississippi figures from Hurricane Katrina Updated: Aug-26-15 11:37 am
- HALEY BARBOUR: The Mississippi governor was re-elected in 2007 and forced to focus on budget shortfalls during his second term. He was criticized as he left office for granting pardons, clemency or early release to about 200 convicted criminals. Barbour presided over a shift to Republican control of both houses of the Legislature, completed in the 2011 elections when the GOP took over the state House. The former chairman of the Republican National Committee has resumed work as a lobbyist, written a memoir about Katrina called "America's Great Storm" and promoted his Katrina legacy in recent months. "Our recovery from Katrina is also the story of strong, resilient, self-reliant people who were knocked flat but then got back on their feet, hitched up their britches, and went to work helping themselves and helping their neighbors," Barbour wrote.
- Rival Koreas again show mastery at pulling back from brink Updated: Aug-24-15 7:19 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The Koreas on Tuesday once again proved their mastery at pulling back from the brink - this time with an accord forged in two marathon negotiating sessions over three days.
- Douglas announces bid for Senate Updated: Aug-24-15 2:35 pm
BLADENSBURG, Maryland - A former George W. Bush administration defense department appointee from Bladensburg is running for Senate in Maryland.
- For Koch group, winning is rising as priority over purity Updated: Aug-23-15 7:52 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The head of the Koch brothers' flagship political organization says a Republican winning the presidency is becoming a higher priority for more of its members, suggesting a rift between pragmatists and ideologues.
- Bush talks tax-cutting in speech to tea party group Updated: Aug-21-15 3:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is highlighting his experience cutting taxes and overhauling Florida's education system in an appeal to tea party conservatives.
- Appeals court reinstates wage rules for home care workers Updated: Aug-21-15 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday revived Obama administration regulations that guarantee overtime and minimum wage protection to nearly 2 million home health care workers.
- Former presidents G.W. Bush, Clinton to mark Katrina 10th Updated: Aug-20-15 4:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will visit New Orleans next week for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Their visits follow that of President Barack Obama, who is coming to the city Thursday.
- Former presidents G.W. Bush, Clinton to mark Katrina 10th Updated: Aug-20-15 3:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will visit New Orleans next week for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Their visits follow that of President Barak Obama, who's coming to the city Thursday.
- Ex-President Bush to commemorate Katrina in Gulfport Updated: Aug-20-15 2:07 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush will visit Gulfport on Aug. 28 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
- Bush family donors gave half of Jeb Bush's presidential cash Updated: Aug-19-15 10:44 am
WASHINGTON - Jeb Bush's fundraising network is two generations in the making, and it shows.