- America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cold beer Updated: Jul-04-15 3:19 pm
The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the country:
- Presidential candidates to march in July Fourth parades Updated: Jul-04-15 4:04 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire residents planning to celebrate July Fourth at local parades could catch a glimpse of America's next president. At the very least, they'll see some of the people vying for the job.
- In picking presidents, New Hampshire forgoes producing them Updated: Jun-28-15 11:14 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - When it comes to presidents, New Hampshire is much better at picking them than producing them.
- The Latest: Bishops object to court's gay marriage ruling Updated: Jun-26-15 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. (All times Eastern)
- Obama health care law survives second Supreme Court fight Updated: Jun-25-15 10:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.
- The Latest: Obama says health law is 'here to stay' Updated: Jun-25-15 11:50 am
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. (All times Eastern)
- McConnell promises Senate vote on late-term abortion bill Updated: Jun-19-15 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised Friday that his chamber will vote on legislation banning most late-term abortions, setting the stage for a showdown over a top conservative priority that his party will likely lose.
- Rauner calls Kirk comment about Graham 'inappropriate' Updated: Jun-12-15 3:35 pm
CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner says Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's use of a word disparaging to women was "inappropriate."
- Iowa Republicans ending straw poll, a tradition born in 1979 Updated: Jun-12-15 10:41 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Republican leaders in Iowa have agreed to end the state's straw poll because of waning interest from presidential hopefuls and questions about its relevancy.
- Kirk's office apologizes for senator's comment on women Updated: Jun-11-15 7:49 pm
CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois apologized Thursday through a spokeswoman after being caught on a live microphone using a word that's disparaging to women.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Smoothies, doughnuts, sushi head to House Updated: Jun-09-15 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON - Jamba Juice, Dunkin' Donuts and fresh sushi are coming to the House of Representatives.
- Judge unseals letters of support filed in Petraeus case Updated: Jun-08-15 5:17 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Political, military and international figures are among the nearly three dozen people who filed letters of support for former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was ruined for sharing classified materials with a mistress who was writing his biography.
- Motorcycles and puppies: GOP contenders face off in Iowa Updated: Jun-06-15 7:22 pm
BOONE, Iowa - The attack ads and debates will come later. On Saturday, several Republican presidential contenders fought for an edge among motorcycles, puppies, war heroes and roasted pork, having swapped dark suits for blue jeans to meet Iowans eight months before they cast the first votes of the 2016 presidential primary.
- 2016 GOP hopefuls to 'roast and ride' in Iowa Updated: Jun-05-15 3:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - It's time for Republican presidential contenders to "roast and ride," a new twist on Iowa's down-home style of politicking.