- In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic Updated: Sep-02-15 10:40 pm
KOTZEBUE, Alaska - President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.
- Proposal to protect offshore sites draws support, opposition Updated: Sep-02-15 8:49 pm
BOSTON - Environmental advocates say the federal government should extend permanent protection to two underwater sites off the New England coast by making them national monuments.
- Alaska Editorials Updated: Sep-02-15 8:44 pm
Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:
- Union chief: Political leaders idle on protecting police Updated: Sep-02-15 7:49 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - President Barack Obama and other politicians of all stripes have done nothing to protect law enforcement officers and their families, the leader of the biggest union of Texas law enforcement officers said Wednesday.
- Christie challenges Obama's greenhouse gas emissions rules Updated: Sep-02-15 6:13 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The plan by President Barack Obama to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants is flawed and New Jersey is asking the Environmental Protection Agency not to implement it, Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday.
- Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska Updated: Sep-02-15 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Five Chinese warships have moved into the Bering Sea near Alaska after participating in a naval exercise with Russia, but officials said they don't view the ships as a threat as President Barack Obama travels in northern Alaska near the Arctic Circle.
- California man recounts tackling gunman on Paris-bound train Updated: Sep-02-15 3:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - One of three Americans who foiled an attack on a Paris-bound train said he and his friends did whatever they could to disarm the gunman.
- Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes Updated: Sep-02-15 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON - Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress.
- New York reaches deal with Cooper Union, plaintiffs Updated: Sep-02-15 1:51 pm
NEW YORK - New York's attorney general announced an agreement Wednesday that would end a lawsuit against Cooper Union and create an independent monitor into the financial management of the college known for its architecture, arts and engineering programs.
- Former Senator Gary Hart: Bennet will back Iran deal Updated: Sep-02-15 1:50 pm
DENVER - Former Senator Gary Hart thinks Colorado's current senior senator will soon back the Iran deal.
- A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran deal Updated: Sep-02-15 1:05 pm
Congress will vote this month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear deal struck with Iran by the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The deal aims to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for hundreds of billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions.
- House Judiciary panel sets first Planned Parenthood hearing Updated: Sep-02-15 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee will hold Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos next Wednesday. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where majority Republicans stand on the issue.
- Advocates hope California's solitary settlement spreads Updated: Sep-02-15 1:35 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Reform groups are hoping a landmark settlement to effectively end indefinite solitary confinement in California state prisons will soon spread.
- Archbishop assails Trump over birthright citizenship repeal Updated: Sep-01-15 9:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Tuesday attacked GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for ending automatic citizenship for children born to immigrants living illegally in the U.S., saying the idea "plays on our worst fears and resentments."
- Pentagon to survey S. Carolina brig for Guantanamo detainees Updated: Sep-01-15 5:53 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A Pentagon team is coming to South Carolina this week to evaluate whether the Navy brig near Charleston could be suitable to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Tuesday.
- Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury Updated: Sep-01-15 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018.
- White House: Alaska's Medicaid expansion 'right decision' Updated: Sep-01-15 3:37 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The White House on Tuesday praised the decision by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker to expand Medicaid to thousands of residents over the wishes of the Republican-led Legislature, calling it the "right decision."
- Graffiti artist Fairey will stand trial for property damage Updated: Sep-01-15 3:13 pm
DETROIT - Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges of illegally tagging buildings while in Detroit to complete a commissioned project.
- Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email Updated: Sep-01-15 1:59 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
- Kerry: Climate change potential for harm similar to WWII Updated: Aug-31-15 10:34 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Secretary of State John Kerry kicked off a conference on the challenges of climate change by comparing it to the crisis faced by world leaders last century.
- Alaska Supreme Court won't block Medicaid expansion Updated: Aug-31-15 9:47 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Thousands of lower-income Alaskans will become eligible for Medicaid after the Alaska Supreme Court on Monday refused to temporarily block the state from expanding the health care program.
- Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley Updated: Aug-31-15 9:31 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he disagrees with President Barack Obama's decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the traditional Alaska Native name.
- Latest on Texas deputy: Lawyer says man had mental illness Updated: Aug-31-15 8:02 pm
HOUSTON - Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy (all times local):
- Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal Updated: Aug-31-15 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough."
- Q&A about decision to change Mount McKinley to Mount Denali Updated: Aug-31-15 6:38 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Denali, more than a century after the Alaska peak was named to honor President William McKinley, who never set foot in the state.