- Ugandan presidential candidates in debate ahead of vote Updated: Feb-13-16 2:25 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's long-time president is attending a televised debate in which he faces seven challengers, including his former prime minister.
- Analysis: Court race latest test of 'not for sale' argument Updated: Feb-13-16 1:20 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An outside group's six-figure television ad buy against a Supreme Court chief justice hopeful is the latest sign of just how much races for the state's high court are mirroring traditional political campaigns in Arkansas. It's also the latest chapter in campaigns trying to use outside attacks as a rallying cry for their supporters.
- Democrats' US Senate race heats up over natural gas industry Updated: Feb-13-16 11:08 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - In Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate Democratic primary, where there are few differences over issues, jousting over natural gas drilling is providing an opening.
- Information freeze thaws after injunction on election law Updated: Feb-13-16 4:10 am
LANSING, Michigan - An information freeze on local and school officials is thawing after a federal judge put a preliminary injunction on a new Michigan election law that critics called a "gag order."
- Fast-food Workers plan demonstration outside GOP debate Updated: Feb-13-16 4:00 am
GREENVILLE, South Carolina - As the Republican presidential hopefuls gather to debate in Greenville, low-wage workers again plan to march to the debate site as part of their campaign for higher pay.
- Montana Chief Justice Mike McGrath reflects on first term Updated: Feb-12-16 6:23 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana Chief Justice Mike McGrath stood over a short stack of file folders, some bound by rubber bands, as he talked about his court's growing caseload.
- Young fires back at rivals over ballot challenge Updated: Feb-12-16 4:42 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Young has struck back at political foes in both parties who allege he failed to meet Indiana's ballot requirements in his bid for U.S. Senate.
- Arkansas ex-judge asks to withdraw guilty plea Updated: Feb-12-16 4:35 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A former circuit judge in central Arkansas asked a federal judge Friday to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea on a federal bribery charge, two weeks before he is scheduled to be sentenced.
- Clinton counters Sanders with ad barrage in Minnesota Updated: Feb-12-16 4:05 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Democratic contenders for the presidential nomination are taking their fight to Minnesota's airwaves.
- AP FACT CHECK: Dems offer iffy stats on donors, health plan Updated: Feb-12-16 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Eager to share Bernie Sanders's claim to the grass roots, Hillary Clinton is having trouble owning up to the deep pockets helping her campaign. For his part, Sanders is struggling to make a convincing case that the numbers add up in his hugely expensive health plan.
- Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns Updated: Feb-12-16 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have failed to release their tax returns despite promises to do.
- Clinton, Sanders opening offices ahead of March 1 primary Updated: Feb-12-16 1:21 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to help open a new campaign office for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
- Tea party favorite bets Cruz, Trump coattails can beat Burr Updated: Feb-12-16 12:55 pm
CARY, North Carolina - Two years after his loss to a Republican favored by party leaders in Washington, Greg Brannon is betting the popularity of outsiders like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump can sweep him to a U.S. Senate primary upset win.
- Maryland lawmakers run afoul on online donation ban Updated: Feb-12-16 12:06 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Records show that several Maryland state lawmakers have solicited donations online during the current legislative session - a possible violation of a state ban on fundraising during that time.
- Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada Updated: Feb-12-16 7:30 am
MILWAUKEE - In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders' sweeping victory in New Hampshire's primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa winner Hillary Clinton.
- Martin O'Malley's band to perform in Baltimore next month Updated: Feb-12-16 5:06 am
BALTIMORE - Former presidential candidate Martin O'Malley will perform with his Irish pub-rock band for the first time since he suspended his presidential campaign.
- Sanders online fundraising gives Clinton a run for her money Updated: Feb-12-16 4:17 am
WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money, $27 at a time.
- Bush campaigning in Anderson, talking faith in Greenville Updated: Feb-12-16 4:16 am
ANDERSON, South Carolina - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is making a few more campaign stops in South Carolina before this weekend's Republican presidential debate.
- House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control Updated: Feb-11-16 10:35 pm
WASHINGTON - A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests.
- Adams isolated as Irish leaders debate ahead of Feb. 26 vote Updated: Feb-11-16 9:38 pm
DUBLIN - The leaders of Ireland's other major parties accused Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams of directing IRA violence in the past and seeking to endanger jurors today as they waged their first head-to-head debate ahead of Ireland's Feb. 26 election.
- New Mexico lawmakers back campaign finance database Updated: Feb-11-16 9:03 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A proposal to overhaul New Mexico's online clearinghouse for campaign finance information has been approved by the state House of Representatives.
- Sanders plans Minneapolis stop to talk black voter issues Updated: Feb-11-16 6:18 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is planning a stop in Minnesota to talk about issues facing black residents.
- Campaign signs get new life to help people with disabilities Updated: Feb-11-16 4:41 pm
DURHAM, New Hampshire - The oversized Carly Fiorina campaign signs along New Hampshire's Route 4 weren't enough to keep the Republican presidential hopeful's campaign alive past Tuesday's primary, but they could end up helping people with disabilities live their lives more independently.
- Senate panel approves transgender student bathroom bill Updated: Feb-11-16 4:10 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A bill limiting transgender students' use of bathrooms and locker rooms is headed to the full Senate against the urging of transgender people who testified, some clergy members and advocacy groups.
- GOP stunned Senate hopeful may be short of ballot signatures Updated: Feb-11-16 3:57 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Two of Indiana's top GOP lawmakers said Thursday that they were surprised to learn Congressman Todd Young may have failed to meet a state ballot requirement in his U.S. Senate campaign, with the Republican leader of the state Senate saying it may be "one of the most colossal mistakes I've ever seen."