- Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed Updated: May-27-15 12:15 pm
ZURICH - Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.
- Why Georgetown students want to eat dinner with strangers Updated: May-24-15 9:32 am
WASHINGTON - It's hard to say what was more uncomfortable at the beginning - the silences, or the halting small talk people tried to make, about hometowns and the storm that was about to hit. Six strangers had gathered around a table at a Georgetown senior's apartment, invited by an anonymous person (or maybe people?) and they didn't know what to expect.
- Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions Updated: May-23-15 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON - Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers.
- Chelsea Clinton book 'It's Your World' coming Updated: May-20-15 5:25 pm
NEW YORK - Another Clinton is becoming an author.
- Barbra Streisand memoir scheduled for 2017 Updated: May-20-15 4:50 pm
NEW YORK - Barbra Streisand is set to publish her long-discussed and long-awaited memoir.
- Correction: Presidential Expenses story Updated: May-20-15 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story May 19 about expenses for former presidents, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former President George H.W. Bush left office in 1989. He took office that year and left office in 1993.
- Balancing act for House Democratic Leader Pelosi on trade Updated: May-20-15 11:01 am
WASHINGTON - As House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi delivered the signature achievement of President Barack Obama's first term: his health care bill. Now Obama's top second-term goal, a major trade deal, hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill and Pelosi is again on the spot.
- China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals Updated: May-19-15 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON - If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game.
- MSNBC host Steve Kornacki book on politics coming in 2017 Updated: May-19-15 12:30 pm
NEW YORK - MSNBC host Steve Kornacki is writing a book on how the politics of the past shapes the present.
- Cuba's Elian Gonzalez, former castaway, wants to visit US Updated: May-18-15 9:28 pm
HAVANA - Elian Gonzalez, who spent months with his Florida relatives as a Cuban child at the center of an international custody dispute, said in an interview broadcast Monday that he'd like to return to the United States for a visit.
- Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare Updated: May-18-15 8:13 pm
PHOENIX - Facing a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona's Republican-led Legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest window in the nation.
- Emanuel wants focus on youth for 2nd term as Chicago mayor Updated: May-18-15 5:32 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel focused on the need to help disadvantaged and troubled youth Monday, during an inaugural speech for his second term that touched only briefly on the major fiscal woes facing the nation's third-largest city.
- Correction: Obama-After White House story Updated: May-18-15 4:24 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story May 16 about President Barack Obama's plans after he leaves the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that George H.W. Bush's presidential library is in Houston. The library is in College Station, Texas.
- Another Daley heads to City Hall in Chicago Updated: May-18-15 1:29 pm
CHICAGO - Another member of Chicago's most famous political family is taking his place on the City Council that his grandfather and uncle presided over - and dominated - for decades.
- Jacksonville mayoral race draws national political interest Updated: May-17-15 2:55 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - There's a reason why the Jacksonville mayoral race is drawing the attention of outsiders like former President Bill Clinton, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and it's about more than who wins on Tuesday.
- Delaware political aide turns suspense novelist Updated: May-16-15 2:58 pm
DOVER, Delaware - One of Bryan Reardon's jobs in Gov. Tom Carper's office in 1994 was to write response letters to Delawareans who had reached out to the governor seeking help on one issue or another.
- ABC faces credibility crisis over Stephanopoulos donations Updated: May-15-15 3:24 pm
NEW YORK - George Stephanopoulos apologized to viewers Friday for donating $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and failing to disclose it earlier, as ABC News now finds its chief anchor in a credibility crisis on the eve of a presidential campaign.
- Sept. 11 museum sees 2.7 million visitors in its 1st year Updated: May-15-15 11:14 am
NEW YORK - Officials say nearly 2.7 million people have visited the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in its first year at the World Trade Center site.
- Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda Updated: May-13-15 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Senators reached a deal Wednesday to move forward on President Barack Obama's trade agenda only one day after Democrats embarrassed him by blocking it.
- News guide: Big money, big questions for Clinton Foundation Updated: May-13-15 4:16 am
WASHINGTON - Millions of dollars in foreign money sloshing around a presidential candidate, even in the name of helping the world's poor, is bound to spill over into controversy.
- Appeals court hears arguments in ex-Gov. McDonnell's case Updated: May-12-15 4:22 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Three federal appeals court judges focused Tuesday on whether favors then-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell did for a wealthy benefactor amounted to "official acts" that led to his convictions on 11 public corruption counts.
- TRAIL TRANSLATOR: They're all talking 'income inequality' Updated: May-12-15 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Of all the buzzwords and phrases popping up early in the presidential campaign, "income inequality" must be close to the top of the list. And it's not just Democrats insisting that the nation must deal with it firmly and fast.
- US OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days Updated: May-12-15 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON - State Department officials gave speedy and sometimes only cursory consideration to potential conflicts of interest when approving former President Bill Clinton's lucrative speeches to global companies and foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, an Associated Press investigation has found.
- Univision brings in Bill Clinton for advertiser pitch Updated: May-12-15 1:57 pm
NEW YORK - Former President Bill Clinton, brought in by the Univision television network to talk to advertisers on Tuesday, urged companies to follow a policy of "radical inclusiveness" in their business dealings.
- An Obama milestone: South Dakota visit makes it 50 states Updated: May-08-15 8:23 pm
WATERTOWN, South Dakota - President Richard Nixon did it in less than three years. President George H.W. Bush completed it in one term. President Barack Obama has now matched their feat by visiting South Dakota, his 50th state, on Friday.