- GOP fundraiser Welch dies at 80 Updated: Mar-08-14 3:03 pm
- Tea party member Fisher seeks Mass. primary spot Updated: Mar-08-14 10:32 am
- JetBlue to offer service from Conn. to DC Updated: Mar-07-14 9:02 am
- Diplomat union threatens suit over envoy creds Updated: Mar-05-14 8:07 pm
- Republican group shows support for gay marriage Updated: Mar-04-14 7:46 pm
- Kentucky's top Democrats divided by gay marriage Updated: Mar-04-14 6:07 pm
- Justin Kaplan, Bartlett's editor, dead at 88 Updated: Mar-04-14 11:31 am
- Judge sets conditions of John Hinckley's visits Updated: Feb-27-14 1:06 pm
- Ex-presidential adviser to address Loyola grads Updated: Feb-25-14 4:06 am
- Hungary postpones erecting disputed WWII memorial Updated: Feb-20-14 7:28 am
- Obama visits Sunnylands twice in less than a year Updated: Feb-17-14 12:48 pm
- Helen Hayes' former NY mansion is on the market Updated: Feb-17-14 12:04 pm
- Former VP Mondale undergoes heart surgery Updated: Feb-12-14 6:20 pm
- AP PHOTOS: 10 things to know about Shirley Temple Updated: Feb-11-14 4:10 pm
- Court turns down Gitmo force-feeding challenge Updated: Feb-11-14 3:58 pm
- Shirley Temple won praise in diplomatic career Updated: Feb-11-14 7:46 am
- Scandal may hurt Christie's ability to push agenda Updated: Feb-09-14 2:56 pm
- Ore. Sen. Wyden gives tax overhaul top priority Updated: Feb-07-14 8:55 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Ted Welch, a prolific fundraiser in Tennessee Republican politics for four decades, has died. He was 80.
BOSTON - Mark Fisher makes no apologies for being a tea party member or for his belief in a minimalist government even while running for office in a state where many Republicans prefer to stay closer to the political center.
WINDSOR LOCKS, Connecticut - JetBlue Airways has announced that it will begin offering daily flights between Connecticut's Bradley International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington.
WASHINGTON - The union that represents U.S. diplomats threatened Wednesday to sue the State Department unless it releases documents attesting to the qualifications of ambassadorial nominees amid a fierce debate over the credentials of several recent nominees.
SALT LAKE CITY - A group of Republicans has come out in support of legalizing gay marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, arguing that allowing same-sex unions is consistent with the Western conservative values of freedom and liberty once championed by Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Two of Kentucky's top Democrats split sharply Tuesday over same-sex marriage, with Gov. Steve Beshear saying outside lawyers will be hired to appeal a decision granting recognition to gay couples married in other states after the attorney general announced he would not pursue the case.
NEW YORK - Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian with a taste for troublemaking who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, died Sunday night at age 88.
WASHINGTON - John Hinckley, who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, soon will be spending more than half of his time outside a Washington mental hospital.
NEW ORLEANS - A former adviser to four presidents will address graduates at Loyola University New Orleans' spring commencement.
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's government said Thursday it has postponed erecting a disputed memorial of Germany's 1944 invasion until May 31, after pressure from Jewish groups who see it as an effort to minimize Hungary's role in the Holocaust, when 550,000 Hungarian Jews were killed.
RANCHO MIRAGE, California - With two visits in less than a year to the sprawling Sunnylands estate in Southern California, President Barack Obama is helping to fulfill the dream of the late philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg, who hoped the desert property they used as a winter home would become the "Camp David of the West."
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MINNEAPOLIS - Former Vice President Walter Mondale underwent heart surgery Wednesday, his family announced.
She was the biggest of child stars. She was the top U.S. box-office draw from 1935 to 1938, bigger than Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper or Joan Crawford. She kept children singing "On the Good Ship Lollipop" for generations, retired from acting at age 21 and went on to a diplomatic career. Here's a look at the life of Shirley Temple, who died Monday at age 85:
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Tuesday turned away a challenge to force-feeding Guantanamo Bay detainees on a hunger strike, but left the door open to legal efforts aimed at ending the practice.
NEW YORK - Shirley Temple got her first ambassador appointment after Secretary of State Henry Kissinger heard her discussing Namibia at a party and, in her words, was "surprised that I even knew the word."
TRENTON, New Jersey - This is the year Chris Christie was planning to be more than just New Jersey's governor. Yet it turns out that high-profile investigations into his administration and campaign operation in a political payback case could make advancing his agenda a challenge.
Sen. Ron Wyden, the incoming chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Friday his first priority in the job will be overhauling the nation's tax system, which he called a "dysfunctional, rotten mess."