- Siena poll shows Clinton, Trump favored among NY voters Updated: Feb-08-16 10:44 am
ALBANY, New York - A new poll shows Hillary Clinton favored by registered New York Democrats while Donald Trump leads among Republicans voters in the state.
- Drinking long intertwined in Dubuque's culture Updated: Feb-06-16 10:49 am
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Wherever Sue Greene looks, she sees alcohol ingrained into the fabric of Dubuque's culture and history.
- Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi confusion Updated: Feb-05-16 12:25 am
TOKYO - As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional "manji" symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika?
- Peace deal in reach, Obama says US to help Colombia rebuild Updated: Feb-04-16 10:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Nudging Colombia toward a peace deal that's finally within reach, President Barack Obama committed the United States on Thursday to helping the battle-scarred nation rebuild after half a century of guerrilla conflict.
- Kentucky tops coverage gains as GOP looks to remake Medicaid Updated: Feb-04-16 5:46 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - As Gov. Matt Bevin prepares to remake Kentucky's Medicaid program, a new national survey shows what's at stake: gains in insurance coverage matched only by one other state.
- Germany: over 91,000 asylum-seekers arrived in January Updated: Feb-04-16 3:04 am
BERLIN - More than 91,000 asylum seekers arrived in Germany last month, the government said Thursday, underlining the pressure the country faces to diminish the influx of migrants.
- Poll: Most Haitians would vote if they saw elections as fair Updated: Feb-03-16 8:37 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A poll released Wednesday by an independent research group says most Haitians would vote if they had confidence that elections were fair and suggests there was even weaker turnout in last year's balloting than officially reported.
- Survey: US employers added a solid 205K jobs in January Updated: Feb-03-16 9:18 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. businesses added a solid 205,000 jobs last month, lifted by robust gains in services and construction and extending a streak of steady hiring, according to a private survey.
- Mental illness proves tough, costly to fight Updated: Feb-03-16 2:06 am
GILLETTE, Wyoming - As she pulled into the Force Road suburb, Trish Simonson felt her mother's intuition kick in.
- Cruz wins in Iowa's Republican caucuses Updated: Feb-02-16 12:32 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Ted Cruz, the self-proclaimed outsider and tea party champion, was warmly embraced by conservative Iowa Republicans, whose historic turnout sealed his victory in the Iowa caucuses Monday.
- Poll: NY voters want full-time legislators, no outside pay Updated: Feb-01-16 10:46 am
ALBANY, New York - Most New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and outside earnings prohibited, according to new poll released Monday.
- Poll: Uninsured sit on the sidelines as sign-up season ends Updated: Jan-28-16 8:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Most uninsured Americans are sitting on the sidelines as sign-up season under the federal health law comes to a close, according to a new poll that signals the nation's historic gains in coverage are slowing.
- Governor hopes Californians' tough views on crime have eased Updated: Jan-28-16 7:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown is betting that the pendulum has swung from the days when Californians fed up with high crime rates approved the nation's harshest three strikes law and other get-tough measures.
- Poll: 3 out of 5 New Mexicans support marijuana legalization Updated: Jan-28-16 5:20 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Three out of five New Mexico residents support the legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana, according to poll results released Thursday.
- Analysis of racial polling shows whites more aware of racism Updated: Jan-28-16 12:20 am
PHILADELPHIA - More white Americans now share the view, long held by minorities, that racism is a national problem and should be confronted, according to an analysis of recent public opinion polling.
- Divided opinions on how to spend state surplus Updated: Jan-26-16 9:04 am
MINNEAPOLIS - A new poll shows Minnesotans are divided on how to spend a $1.2 billion state surplus.
- Poll shows broad support for stricter gun background checks Updated: Jan-25-16 7:19 am
MINNEAPOLIS - A new poll finds broad support in Minnesota for tighter background checks on gun purchases, but uncertainty about whether it would actually help reduce mass shootings.
- Portugal's new president demands financial discipline Updated: Jan-24-16 6:39 pm
LISBON, Portugal - A center-right candidate scored a resounding victory in Portugal's presidential election Sunday, warning he would use the largely ceremonial post to prevent the center-left anti-austerity government from worsening the debt-heavy country's financial health.
- Poll: Support for raising the smoking age in Washington Updated: Jan-20-16 6:48 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Legislation that would raise Washington's smoking age to 21 has more support than keeping the legal age to buy tobacco at 18, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
- Walker promises to help people find jobs, bolster education Updated: Jan-20-16 2:50 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker promised during his State of the State speech to help more people find work and attain college degrees faster as he works to bolster approval ratings that sank after his failed presidential bid.
- Poll: Van Hollen, Edwards close in race for US Senate Updated: Jan-19-16 12:06 am
BALTIMORE - A new poll shows that U.S. Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards are very close in the number of people likely to vote in Maryland's Democratic primary in April.
- State of the bait: Study yields insight on tiny fish Updated: Jan-18-16 10:01 am
SEABECK, Washington - Josh Frederick hops out of an idling state Department of Fish and Wildlife motorboat and begins scooping beach gravel into bag labeled with his precise location on Hood Canal. He pulls out a handful and gives it a hard look.
- Buress calls impact of his Cosby joke 'weird,' unexpected Updated: Jan-17-16 9:59 pm
PASADENA, California - Hannibal Buress calls it a weird surprise that his Bill Cosby "rapist" joke precipitated the star's fall from grace.
- Merkel's migrant troubles flare but chancellor stands firm Updated: Jan-17-16 5:19 am
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's migrant troubles have reignited in the new year but the German leader is sticking to her guns, insisting her country will manage the challenge and that diplomacy can bring solutions.
- Haslam: Gas tax off the table for 2016 legislative session Updated: Jan-14-16 7:10 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has decided not to pursue a gas tax hike during this year's legislative session.