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  • Obama still pondering death penalty's role in justice system 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 3:46 am

    WASHINGTON - Even as President Barack Obama tries to make a hard case for overhauling sentences, rehabilitating prisoners and confronting racial bias in policing, he has been less clear about the death penalty.

  • Signs of steady US economy: Rising pay and solid job market 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - Americans' pay is up, fewer people need unemployment aid, more are buying new homes and business spending is rebounding.

  • Analysis: Jindal's campaign comes to an unsurprising end 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 6:13 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - With only weeks remaining in office, Gov. Bobby Jindal has returned home to try to shore up his Louisiana legacy after his presidential campaign ended unsurprisingly with him headed to a new home in Baton Rouge, rather than the White House.

  • Los Angeles focus on vision, public support for Olympic bid 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 5:15 pm

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Leaders of Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Olympics took away two clear ideas from meetings at IOC headquarters on Friday.

  • Convicted spy Pollard is released after 30 years behind bars story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-20-15 4:47 pm

    NEW YORK - Jonathan Pollard was released from prison Friday after 30 years behind bars for spying for Israel, and his lawyers immediately went to court to challenge tough parole conditions seemingly designed to ensure he doesn't spill any U.S. military secrets he might have left.

  • Gov. Scott Walker's job approval numbers haven't rebounded 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:08 pm

    MILWAUKEE - Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating hasn't rebounded nearly two months after he dropped out of the presidential race, according to a Marquette University Law School poll released Thursday.

  • Many in Haiti suspect fraud in recent election, poll finds story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 8:08 am

    MIAMI - A poll by an independent research group has found deep public suspicion of the first round of the presidential election in Haiti, a finding that is likely to fuel calls by opposition parties for a recount of the disputed results.

  • AP Conversation: Rubio on his Cuban roots, island's future story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-19-15 6:30 am

    ORLANDO, Florida - As Marco Rubio campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, he's pledging to bring generational change to Washington. Yet Rubio's policy toward Cuba hinges on reinstating a half-century-old diplomatic freeze that failed to unseat the communist government on the island where his parents were born.

  • 40-country survey: Majority support for cutting emissions story has photos
    Updated: Nov-06-15 5:36 am

    PARIS - A survey across 40 countries around the world found most people see global warming as a serious problem, and most of them want their governments to limit emissions as part of a global agreement being negotiated in Paris in a month.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Americans souring on Obama's Islamic State plan story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 10:56 am

    WASHINGTON - Americans are souring on President Barack Obama's approach to fighting the Islamic State, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that also found deep pessimism about U.S. prospects for success in Afghanistan and uncertainty about Obama's plan to leave thousands of troops there when he leaves office.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Things to know about opinions on foreign policy 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 3:19 am

    WASHINGTON - Most Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama's handling of foreign affairs, along with his handling of the war in Afghanistan and the threat posed by the Islamic State group, according to a recent Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Poll: Boozman has 38 percent approval rating 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 5:19 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Less than half of Arkansas residents approve of U.S. Sen. John Boozman's job performance as he gears up for a re-election bid, while even more don't have an opinion of the Republican, according to a poll released by the University of Arkansas on Wednesday.

  • Half of black millennials know victim of police violence story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 11:56 am

    WASHINGTON - Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says.

  • Clinton wants to make gun control a 'voting issue' story has photos
    Updated: Nov-03-15 10:19 pm

    CORALVILLE, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Tuesday to make stricter gun control into a campaign that can compete with the powerful National Rifle Association's drive to preserve gun rights, and to put the issue on the minds of voters when they cast ballots on Election Day.

  • The Latest: Cincinnati-area polls will stay open longer 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 6:58 pm

    The latest developments in Ohio's general election as voters decide issues including whether to legalize marijuana.

  • As scientists worry about warming world, US public doesn't story has photos
    Updated: Nov-03-15 2:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - Americans are hot but not too bothered by global warming.

  • Roundup of Oklahoma editorials 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 9:14 am

    Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:

  • Survey: Religious Americans keep faith amid secularization 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 12:02 am

    NEW YORK - A survey released Tuesday brought some good news for faith leaders alarmed by the spike in the number of Americans who say they have no ties to a particular religion.

  • Poll: NYC residents back $15 wage for fast-food workers 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 11:41 am

    ALBANY, New York - A poll of New York City voters finds that they support the state's plan to phase in a $15-an-hour minimum wage for fast-food workers - but they're opposed to the idea of replacing restaurant tips with higher menu prices.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Clerks must issue gay marriage licenses story has photos
    Updated: Oct-30-15 6:18 am

    WASHINGTON - Linda Massey opposes gay marriage. But she was incensed last summer to see that Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, was refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Opinions shift on marriage licenses 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 4:14 am

    WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans now believe that government officials who issue marriage licenses should be required to issue them to gay and lesbian couples even if they have religious objections to their marriages, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Poll: Voters give NYC Mayor de Blasio mixed marks 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 4:12 pm

    NEW YORK - A new poll finds that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to have a mixed approval rating.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Americans still feeling economic gloom story has photos
    Updated: Oct-28-15 3:08 pm

    WASHINGTON - Americans are more likely than they were a year ago to have positive views of the nation's economy, but they're still feeling more pessimism than optimism, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll conducted ahead of CNBC's GOP primary debate on Wednesday.

  • Ukraine faces years of dependence on Western aid 
    Updated: Oct-28-15 2:27 pm

    VELYKI PRYTSKY, Ukraine - Looking on from her vegetable patch at the motorcade of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Ukrainian villager Olha Voloshchenko says she'd seen the lady on the TV news the night before, but "then the lights went off at our place."

  • AP-GfK Poll: Support for tighter gun laws ticks up 
    Updated: Oct-28-15 8:21 am

    WASHINGTON - After a steady string of mass shootings and a revival of the political fight over gun control, Americans are slightly more likely than they were two years ago to say gun laws should be made stricter, a new Associated Press-GfK poll found.