- Obama heads to Pentagon for meetings on Islamic State Updated: Jul-06-15 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will pay a rare visit to the Pentagon on Monday to get an update from military leaders on the campaign against the Islamic State.
- US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay Updated: Jul-06-15 1:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a federal plan to limit pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers, builders and others who accused the Environmental Protection Agency of a power grab.
- Ex-Illinois US Rep. Reynolds doesn't show for arraignment Updated: Jul-06-15 1:14 pm
CHICAGO - A former U.S. congressman has failed to appear at a scheduled arraignment to enter a plea on federal tax charges.
- Former Md. congressman Bartlett denies tenants' complaints Updated: Jul-06-15 1:08 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - Former Maryland congressman Roscoe Bartlett is denying accusations he's a bad landlord.
- POW-MIA chief to push for private-group aid to find war dead Updated: Jul-06-15 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The head of the Pentagon's new agency in charge of recovering and identifying remains of U.S. war dead said he will push for more partnering with private groups that have resources and interest to help reinvigorate a troubled POW-MIA accounting mission.
- Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage Updated: Jul-06-15 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON - In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.
- Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move Updated: Jul-06-15 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections.
- Proposed Bucks arena goes before budget committee Updated: Jul-06-15 12:57 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A proposed $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks is back up before Wisconsin lawmakers.
- FBI: Woman in surveillance photo not missing Cleveland teen Updated: Jul-06-15 12:47 pm
CLEVELAND - The FBI says a woman photographed by a surveillance camera last October in Rhode Island is not the person who went missing seven years ago from her Cleveland home as a 14-year-old.
- Indiana to join states suing over new EPA water rule Updated: Jul-06-15 12:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana became the latest state Monday to join a lawsuit challenging an Obama administration rule that gives federal agencies authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.
- Republican enters race for open Las Vegas congressional seat Updated: Jul-06-15 12:30 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Former Nevada congressional candidate Dr. Annette Teijeiro says she's planning on running for an open Las Vegas congressional seat.
- Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuke deal Updated: Jul-06-15 12:22 pm
VIENNA - A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed on Monday for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on the country - a parallel deal that the United States opposes as it seeks to limit Tehran's Mideast power and influence.
- Should Rhode Island's legislature change? Lawmakers weigh in Updated: Jul-06-15 12:21 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - When former House Speaker Gordon Fox was sentenced for corruption, his lawyer spoke about how difficult it was for him to maintain a career as a public servant in the state's part-time legislature and as a solo law practitioner.
- Nevada GOP Rep. Joe Heck to run for Reid's US Senate seat Updated: Jul-06-15 12:06 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Republican Rep. Joe Heck on Monday entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Nevada Democrat Harry Reid, setting in motion what could be one of the top Senate races of 2016.
- Pence elevates revenue chief of staff to commissioner Updated: Jul-06-15 11:38 am
INDIANAPOLIS - An attorney who once served as Indiana's public access counselor has been tapped as the new commissioner for the state Department of Revenue.
- Man died at sea of carbon monoxide poisoning Updated: Jul-06-15 11:34 am
YORK, Maine - Maine authorities say a 59-year-old Vermont man died at sea of carbon monoxide poisoning last month about 13 miles off of York Harbor.
- Mike Huckabee joining US Sen. Tim Scott's town hall Updated: Jul-06-15 11:17 am
ANDERSON, South Carolina - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is in South Carolina this week for a town hall meeting with one of the state's senators.
- Clinton offers reassurance to gay youth in web posting Updated: Jul-06-15 8:59 am
WASHINGTON - Boosting her social media outreach to younger voters, Hillary Rodham Clinton is seeking to offer reassurance to gay youths in a posting that is drawing wide online attention.
- Piano-playing senator's latest tune: New education policy Updated: Jul-06-15 4:09 am
WASHINGTON - How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate?
- Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions Updated: Jul-06-15 3:40 am
CORDOVA, Maryland - Mike Geske wants a drone.
- To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists Updated: Jul-05-15 10:31 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy.
- Seattle's Duwamish Tribe denied federal recognition Updated: Jul-05-15 7:28 pm
SEATTLE - The federal government has again rejected a Seattle tribe's petition for federal recognition as an Indian tribe.
- Disaster, damage numbers rise in Kansas Updated: Jul-05-15 6:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Federal disaster declarations and damage costs are on the rise in Kansas, although it's unclear whether more severe weather is the reason.
- Crews searching for man who jumped from boat at Lake Mead Updated: Jul-05-15 6:26 pm
BOULDER CITY, Nevada - Rescuers are searching for a man who was last seen Sunday afternoon jumping off a boat at Lake Meat National Recreational Area.
- Trial to examine retaliation charge against Arizona sheriff Updated: Jul-05-15 5:10 pm
PHOENIX - The sheriff of metro Phoenix has long been known for jailing inmates in tents and pink underwear and cracking down on illegal immigration. But an upcoming trial will force Sheriff Joe Arpaio to answer for a pattern of behavior that his critics have long found deeply troubling.