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  • Clinton, Sanders, O'Malley to headline Southern forum 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 12:25 pm

    ATLANTA - Three Democratic presidential candidates are scheduled to attend a Nov. 6 forum in South Carolina.

  • Sanders' debate mantra: Let Bernie be Bernie 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 3:35 am

    WASHINGTON - Forget about image consultants and mock stages. Bernie Sanders and his campaign team have a relatively simple plan for his first major debate: "Let Bernie be Bernie."

  • Trade deal, Keystone open Clinton to flip-flop charges 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 3:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - Martin O'Malley was blunt when he learned Hillary Rodham Clinton had announced her opposition to a Pacific Rim trade deal. "Wow, that's a reversal," he told reporters minutes after Clinton announced her shift.

  • House election: Republicans challenge McCarthy for speaker story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 10:12 am

    WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the front-runner in the race to become the next speaker, but he faces two Republican opponents who are trying to draw some of his support.

  • Clinton subject to hack attempts from China, Korea, Germany story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-07-15 10:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Arizona Rep. Grijalva 1st in Congress to endorse Sanders 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 5:08 pm

    TUCSON, Arizona - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has netted his first endorsement from a member of Congress in his effort to best former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and win the Democratic nomination for president.

  • State Dept urges lifting of holds on ambassadorial nominees 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 4:52 pm

    WASHINGTON - The State Department is calling on Senate Republicans to stop blocking nominees for roughly two dozen ambassadorial and senior agency posts, saying the holds are interfering with the conduct of U.S. diplomacy.

  • US judge declines to undo government order on green cards 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:04 pm

    SEATTLE - A federal judge declined to issue an emergency order Wednesday that would allow tens of thousands of highly skilled immigrants to immediately apply to become permanent residents, as the government initially told them they could.

  • As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 10:12 am

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."

  • Ukraine rebels to delay local election, sidestep tense topic 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:45 pm

    MOSCOW - Officials in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine announced Tuesday they will postpone local elections that were going to be held shortly, sidestepping a contentious issue that had blocked progress toward a resolution for the war in Ukraine.

  • Clinton ad seizes on Rep. McCarthy's Benghazi comments story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:14 am

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is running a new ad that seizes on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's admission that the Benghazi committee can take credit for her diminished public standing.

  • Clinton draws early support but also ambivalence from voters 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:15 am

    DERRY, New Hampshire - Inside the arena, the roar was deafening when Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage at the annual convention of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Thousands of people jumped to their feet to welcome their party's White House front-runner with cheers and noisemakers emblazoned with her campaign logo.

  • Q&A: How does the House elect a new speaker? 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 4:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - At noon on Thursday, Republicans will gather behind closed doors and vote by secret ballot for their candidate for the most powerful job in the House, a post that's second in line to the presidency - Speaker of the House.

  • Chaffetz made career by confronting establishment 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 8:09 am

    WASHINGTON - One-time college placekicker Jason Chaffetz wants to boot Republican House leaders off their path to promotions.

  • Meet Val the bartender: Hillary Clinton does an 'SNL' skit 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 8:06 am

    WASHINGTON - Set 'em up, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and lend an ear to the troubles of a presidential candidate.

  • Texas birth certificate denials for US-born kids get hearing story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 6:24 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Lawyers for immigrant families denied birth certificates for U.S.-born children by Texas health officials told a federal judge Friday that a state agency must provide another option if certain forms of foreign-issued identification cannot be accepted.

  • Clinton backs potential no-fly zone in Syria story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:55 am

    BOSTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday she would push for a no-fly zone and safe regions in Syria to address the humanitarian crisis that has spilled out in the Middle East.

  • Hillary Clinton says more substance abuse treatment needed story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:15 pm

    BOSTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that treatment for drug and alcohol addiction should be on a par with diabetes, cancer, heart disease and other medical conditions.

  • FBI director confirming inquiry into Clinton email setup story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey confirmed Thursday the FBI is looking into the security of the setup of Hillary Rodham Clinton's email and that the agency has the appropriate "resources and personnel assigned to this matter."

  • Colorado governor frets over Clinton email troubles 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 2:25 pm

    DENVER - Colorado's Democratic governor is worried about Hillary Clinton's emails.

  • Questions, answers about effort to hack Clinton's emails 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 7:43 am

    WASHINGTON - Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times in August 2011 to trick Hillary Rodham Clinton into infecting her computer systems while she was secretary of state, according to newly released emails from the State Department.

  • GOP senator delays 22nd State Dept. nominee in email dispute 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 5:25 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he is delaying another one of President Barack Obama's nominees to the State Department to protest what he calls the administration's continued failure to respond to inquiries about the department's use of private emails and other questions.

  • Clinton, Bush steady fundraising amid GOP summer Trump slump 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 7:28 am

    WASHINGTON - Voters won't cast their first ballots in the presidential race until February, but donors have been making their picks for months.

  • Islamic State group says it guns down Italian in Bangladesh story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 5:06 pm

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for gunning down an Italian aid worker in the diplomatic quarter of Bangladesh's capital, according to an intelligence group that monitors jihadist threats, while the government said it had no evidence to back up that claim.

  • New US sanctions illustrate sprawling Islamic State network 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 4:59 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. government announced sanctions Tuesday against 25 people and five groups connected to the Islamic State, disclosing intelligence that depicts a sprawling international organization with tentacles across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.