- Kentucky's general election filled with political 'firsts' Updated: May-24-15 10:32 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Ryan Quarles has some streaks of gray in his hair, which can seem odd when he tells people why they should vote for him.
- 5 Cabinet directors' salaries increasing by total of $62,000 Updated: May-19-15 7:28 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Five of Gov. Nikki Haley's Cabinet directors will collectively see their salaries increase by about $62,000, as per the Republican governor's recommendations.
- Kansas attorney general appoints new civil litigation chief Updated: May-19-15 5:11 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has picked a former state Bar Association president to lead the division in Schmidt's office that handles civil lawsuits.
- Deliberate approach is hallmark of bridge case prosecutor Updated: May-17-15 3:07 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - The U.S. attorney prosecuting allies of Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is known as a fierce litigator whose lengthy experience as a defense attorney exerts a balancing effect on his decisions as a prosecutor.
- Florida Republicans exploring Senate run work party meeting Updated: May-16-15 3:52 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Chances are good that U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis will have a primary opponent as he seeks Marco Rubio's Senate seat, and four people also considering a run were at the Republican Party of Florida's quarterly meeting Saturday gauging interest for possible campaigns.
- 5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania Updated: May-15-15 9:01 am
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday.
- Warren has irked Obama before, but trade deepens their rift Updated: May-14-15 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama huffed that Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator and established liberal star, was a "politician like everybody else" he revealed a rift that predates the current hostilities between the two Democrats over trade.
- Wolf pick for secretary of state gets neutral vote Updated: May-12-15 6:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A state Senate committee on Tuesday took the unusual step of sending Pedro Cortes' nomination for a second stint as Pennsylvania's secretary of state to the Senate floor without any recommendation.
- Chile's Bachelet names new Cabinet amid popularity crisis Updated: May-11-15 2:38 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet named a new Cabinet on Monday, hoping the changes will arrest the fall in her popularity ratings and overcome scandals that have rocked her administration.
- Senate confirms much of Dayton's cabinet Updated: May-05-15 4:48 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet is officially on the job.
- Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman Updated: May-05-15 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated a respected, combat hardened commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to lead the military during a key period of transition.
- Fla. governor reappoints top posts after abrupt session end Updated: May-04-15 4:41 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott was forced on Monday to reappoint more than a dozen top state officials to their jobs after they were passed over for confirmation by the Florida Senate.
- Latest on traffic jam scandal: Baroni says he's innocent Updated: May-04-15 12:02 pm