- Veteran of presidential museums name to head Lincoln library Updated: Apr-29-16 9:16 pm
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has named the director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum to direct the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
- Trump struggles to explain 'America first' foreign policy 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.
- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump win primary in Maryland Updated: Apr-26-16 11:20 pm
BALTIMORE - Hillary Clinton won the Democratic presidential primary in Maryland on Tuesday, and Donald Trump won the state's Republican presidential primary.
- Newest judge sworn in at New York's highest court Updated: Apr-25-16 3:40 pm
ALBANY, New York - Nearly three months after he began hearing cases in a borrowed robe, Michael Garcia was ceremonially sworn in Monday as the newest judge at the New York's Court of Appeals.
- Small number of Muslims backing Trump see past his bluster Updated: Apr-25-16 3:44 am
DETROIT - As a Donald Trump supporter, Nedal Tamer feels he's in the minority among Muslim-Americans, comfortable with his choice yet somewhat confounded that he doesn't have more company.
- White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry Updated: Apr-24-16 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers.
- Clinton pivots from Obama's Asia policy with TPP opposition Updated: Apr-22-16 3:55 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton was the first standard-bearer for the Obama administration's strategic push into Asia, but her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could be a major obstacle to sustaining it should she win the presidency.
- Indiana lawmaker defends taking family on California trip Updated: Apr-21-16 9:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman on Thursday defended his decision to have his Senate campaign pay more than $2,000 for a six-day trip to California last summer that his wife described on social media as a family vacation.
- Senate OKs bill to promote wide variety of energy sources Updated: Apr-20-16 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate overwhelmingly approved a far-reaching energy bill Wednesday that reflects significant changes in U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past decade and boosts alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power.
- GOP senator blocks nominee responsible for terrorism fight Updated: Apr-20-16 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON - A Republican senator on Wednesday blocked an effort to confirm President Barack Obama's nominee for a key Treasury post responsible for leading the battle against terrorism and financial crimes.
- New York voters speak out on primary that's like few others Updated: Apr-19-16 7:32 pm
NEW YORK - Voters across the state are casting ballots in presidential primaries that could be pivotal for Republicans and Democrats.
- Pacifists balk at part of taxes in silent protest of war Updated: Apr-18-16 1:46 pm
LANCASTER, Pennsylvania - Every year at tax time, Harold Penner faces a moral dilemma.
- 'Innovation Center' tries to reinvent Medicare Updated: Apr-18-16 4:08 am
WASHINGTON - They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to reinvent Medicare to improve it, and maybe save taxpayers money.
- Germany holds memorial for longtime diplomat Genscher Updated: Apr-17-16 7:30 am
BERLIN - Senior German leaders have gathered in the former capital of Bonn for a memorial to honor the country's longest-serving foreign minister, Hans-Dietrich Genscher.
- Protesters disrupt, escorted from UNC board meeting Updated: Apr-15-16 11:55 am
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - North Carolina's public university board is dealing with a new round of demonstrations against their new president and a new state law that limits protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
- Ex-joint chiefs chairman named interim Kansas State leader Updated: Apr-14-16 1:49 pm
- O'Reilly's next 'Killing' subject: Japan, at end of WWII Updated: Apr-13-16 9:07 pm
NEW YORK - Bill O'Reilly's next subject in his million-selling "Killing" series isn't just one person but a whole country: Japan.
- No nominees, no problem as Congress moves on inauguration Updated: Apr-13-16 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON - No nominees, no problem. Congress took the first steps Wednesday to staging the inauguration of the 45th president next January.
- Protest moves UNC meeting from Asheville to Chapel Hill Updated: Apr-12-16 1:44 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - The University of North Carolina Board of Governors is moving its meeting from Asheville to Chapel Hill this week because of planned protests surrounding a visit by UNC's new president.
- Mississippi church a window into national gay rights debate Updated: Apr-12-16 7:48 am
BRANDON, Mississippi - On many Sundays, conservative Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant can be found in the sanctuary at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, almost always in his trademark suit and boots, often among those helping pass the offering plates.
- Texas attorney general charged with federal securities fraud Updated: Apr-11-16 5:32 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Federal securities regulators charged Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Monday with four counts of civil fraud, piling on more legal troubles for the Republican already under criminal indictment for allegations that he deceived friends and wealthy investors - at least once with high-pressure tactics.
- Greenwich: A stretch of coastline dotted by politics Updated: Apr-11-16 9:33 am
GREENWICH, Connecticut - A six-mile stretch of Greenwich coastline is virtually unrivaled in the country for attracting presidential hopefuls. From John Kasich to Hillary Clinton, all come to share in the abundance of campaign cash to be found here.
- AP-GfK Poll: Obama's approval rises with improving economy Updated: Apr-11-16 5:12 am
WASHINGTON - As many in the United States hold their noses in the search for the next president, they're increasingly warming to the president they already have.
- Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sides Updated: Apr-11-16 3:43 am
President Barack Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, has been characterized as a moderate who, if confirmed, would nudge his divided colleagues slightly to the left because he would replace conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia.
- Author Beverly Cleary turns 100 with wit, candor Updated: Apr-10-16 11:53 am
SAN FRANCISCO - As she turns 100, the feisty and witty author Beverly Cleary remembers the Oregon childhood that inspired the likes of characters Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins in the children's books that sold millions and enthralled generations of youngsters.