- AP Interview: Shalala's 14 years at Miami marked by change Updated: May-05-15 8:59 am
CORAL GABLES, Florida - The University of Miami will hold six commencement ceremonies in the coming days, where graduates will walk across a stage and shake Donna Shalala's hand.
- Former US leader Clinton praises Liberia progress on Ebola Updated: May-04-15 5:46 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia - Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he was pleased to see Liberia's progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, and urged residents of the West African nation to support those who survived.
- GOP field grows: Longshots Fiorina, Carson launch their bids Updated: May-04-15 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON - Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson joined the rapidly expanding 2016 Republican presidential class on Monday, casting themselves as political outsiders in underdog campaigns, eager to challenge the elite of both parties.
- Cisco CEO Chambers to step down, Robbins named successor Updated: May-04-15 2:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Veteran tech executive John Chambers plans to step down after more than 20 years as CEO of Cisco Systems Inc., a major supplier of computer networking gear that makes the Internet work.
- Vice President Biden touts community policing at NAACP event Updated: May-03-15 11:37 pm
DETROIT - Vice President Joe Biden has told a crowd at an NAACP event in Detroit that law enforcement officers and the people they are sworn to protect need to "see each other" to know one another.
- McCullough chosen as new economic chief for Mississippi Updated: Apr-30-15 4:55 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday named Glenn McCullough Jr. as the new director of the state's economic development agency, praising his past experience as Tennessee Valley Authority chairman, Tupelo mayor and Appalachian Regional Commission director.
- Obama visit means long hours for Watertown college planner Updated: Apr-29-15 11:25 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - President Barack Obama's scheduled visit to South Dakota May 8 is historic for one rather trivial reason.
- Vietnam and the US test their hard-won friendship Updated: Apr-28-15 3:38 am
BANGKOK - After tanks from communist North Vietnam burst through the gates of the Presidential Palace in Saigon 40 years ago Thursday, Washington imposed a punitive economic embargo that kept Hanoi from receiving assistance even from multilateral institutions such as the World Bank.
- US court upholds Chicago suburb's assault weapons ban Updated: Apr-27-15 9:26 pm
CHICAGO - A U.S. appeals court Monday upheld a Chicago suburb's assault weapons ban that had become a focus in the statewide debate over gun control, though a dissenting judge sharply criticized the majority opinion.
- Clinton Foundation acknowledges mistakes in revealing donors Updated: Apr-27-15 3:31 am
WASHINGTON - The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying that its policies on transparency and contributions from foreign governments are "stronger than ever."
- Obama's trade agenda draws GOP support in House Updated: Apr-23-15 8:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Legislation to strengthen President Barack Obama's hand for a new round of trade deals advanced Thursday in the House courtesy of Republicans and over the protests of Democrats, a political role reversal that portends a bruising struggle over passage later this spring.
- Connecticut Democrats face tough choice opposing trade deal Updated: Apr-22-15 1:18 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a liberal stalwart from New Haven, finds herself in an unusual spot: She's fiercely opposed to President Barack Obama on a key issue.
- Party: Paul Tipps, ex-Ohio Democratic chairman, dies at 78 Updated: Apr-21-15 4:53 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Paul Tipps, who presided over the Ohio Democratic Party during one of its most successful runs, died Tuesday, the party announced.
- Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing Updated: Apr-19-15 5:40 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.
- Time plus distance help some Oklahoma City victims move on Updated: Apr-18-15 4:10 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City bombing thrust Diane Koch into the life of a crime victim's advocate for 13 years, until she realized she had to leave the state to start a new chapter of life.
- New England editorial roundup Updated: Apr-18-15 8:06 am
The Hartford (Conn.) Courant, April 15, 2015
- Here's how Hillary Clinton plans to win Nevada Updated: Apr-16-15 9:03 pm
LAS VEGAS - For Hillary Rodham Clinton, what happens in Las Vegas will reverberate across the nation, according to the Las Vegas Sun (http://bit.ly/1NTvwLE).
- NYC Mayor de Blasio draws some ire for not endorsing Clinton Updated: Apr-14-15 5:47 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio, under fire from some fellow Democrats for not immediately endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, didn't back off his stance Tuesday, saying he needed to "hear what the vision is" before giving her his blessing.
- Obama announces May visit to his 50th state: South Dakota Updated: Apr-13-15 10:39 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will complete a rare presidential run though all 50 states when he delivers the commencement address at a South Dakota community college next month.
- Ohio justice says fellow Democrats made bad Senate race pick Updated: Apr-13-15 6:55 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The lone Democrat elected to top statewide office in Ohio is slamming his party for its weekend endorsement of former Gov. Ted Strickland in the race for U.S. Senate.
- Mining in Haiti on hold amid uncertainty and opposition Updated: Apr-13-15 1:41 pm
CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti - The 50-year-old man from the village scrambled up a grassy hill to ask the onsite manager of a U.S. mining company for work. Joseph Tony had heard VCS Mining Inc. was bringing jobs, along with paved roads and electricity, to this corner of rural northern Haiti. "Everybody is waiting," he said.
- Harvard's Julio Frenk is new University of Miami president Updated: Apr-13-15 1:17 pm
CORAL GABLES, Florida - Julio Frenk, a former health minister in Mexico and a dean who helped quadruple fundraising at Harvard during his recent tenure there, was tapped Monday as the next president of the University of Miami.
- NY Gov. Cuomo endorses Clinton's presidential bid Updated: Apr-12-15 4:08 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton's bid for the Oval Office.
- University of Miami close to finding Shalala's replacement Updated: Apr-11-15 3:32 am
CORAL GABLES, Florida - The University of Miami is about to choose a replacement for outgoing President Donna Shalala.
- Be yourself: a not-so-simple goal for Clinton, GOP hopefuls Updated: Apr-11-15 3:05 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama had some advice for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the days before the launch of her presidential campaign. If she's just herself, he said, she'll do fine.