- White House vow to veto fishing law changes sparks fight Updated: May-29-15 7:04 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A White House pledge to veto proposed changes to federal fishing laws has divided fishermen over whether the rule changes should be saved or scrapped.
- Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors Updated: May-29-15 5:28 pm
HAVANA - The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.
- US nears deal on extending ex-Gitmo inmates' travel ban Updated: May-29-15 5:20 pm
- Washington Monument reopens after power failure Updated: May-29-15 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The National Park Service says the Washington Monument has reopened after a power failure two days ago.
- Electrical problem temporarily closes Washington Monument Updated: May-28-15 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON - The National Park Service says an electrical problem has temporarily closed the Washington Monument.
- House panel issues subpoena in spat with White House Updated: May-28-15 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON - The GOP-controlled House Foreign Affairs Committee has issued a subpoena to the White House budget office about a new State Department security training facility.
- Obama to host conference on aging at White House in July Updated: May-28-15 9:48 am
BOSTON - President Barack Obama has announced plans to host a conference on aging at the White House in July.
- Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up Updated: May-28-15 1:13 am
NEW YORK - Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday.
- CBS' Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement Updated: May-27-15 11:42 am
WASHINGTON - At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the "good old days" of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them.
- Prosecutors oppose moving US Sen. Menendez's corruption case Updated: May-27-15 9:55 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - Federal prosecutors are opposed to moving U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption case from New Jersey to Washington.
- AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT Updated: May-26-15 11:06 pm
The Latest on weather: Third body pulled from swollen Blanco River; Texas death toll now 13
- Arizona House Democrat to challenge McCain for Senate Updated: May-26-15 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said Tuesday she will challenge Republican John McCain for his Senate seat next year, launching an uphill bid to unseat the five-term senator in the GOP-leaning state.
- Obama, South Korean president to meet at White House in June Updated: May-26-15 3:51 pm
- Harper has 2 RBIs and Nationals beat Phillies 4-1 Updated: May-24-15 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper doesn't always have to smash a baseball deep into the bleachers to help the Washington Nationals win a game.
- 1 dead after shooting in southeast Washington Updated: May-23-15 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON - Police in Washington say a man is dead and a woman injured after a shooting on Irving Street in southeast Washington.
- Senate clears White House-backed trade bill Updated: May-23-15 4:33 am
WASHINGTON - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.
- Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training Updated: May-22-15 11:35 am
BURIEN, Washington - When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state's police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass.
- Senate Democrats demand more money for Amtrak repair backlog Updated: May-21-15 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old.
- Maryland officials meet at White House on Baltimore recovery Updated: May-20-15 6:34 pm
- Capitol cops get bathroom training after guns left in toilet Updated: May-20-15 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Capitol Police officers are getting training after officers accidentally left their guns in the Capitol's public bathrooms three times this year.
- 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.
- Washington pilots among "fighter aces" being honored Updated: May-20-15 9:53 am
TACOMA, Washington - Several Washington state veterans are among an elite group of American fighter pilots being presented the Congressional Gold Medal.
- Obama, Senate GOP work together on trade bill Updated: May-19-15 7:46 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and control of Congress.
- Boehner: Obama should draft second version of new war powers Updated: May-19-15 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House pushed back on Tuesday against House Speaker John Boehner who said that President Barack Obama should rip up his draft of new war powers to fight Islamic State militants and send Congress a new one.