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  • Benghazi panel questions Clinton aide amid public spat story has photos
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it's time for the committee to disband.

  • Amid grief, Jill Biden said to share VP's hesitation on 2016 story has photos
    Updated: Sep-04-15 5:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for another campaign.

  • Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 4:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009.

  • US coordinating its response to Europe's migrant crisis 
    Updated: Sep-04-15 1:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - The State Department has set up a working group to help coordinate the U.S. response to Europe's migrant crisis.

  • Ethics panel investigating Rep. Mike Honda of California 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 6:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Mike Honda of California remains under scrutiny by the House Ethics Committee for allegations that he had congressional aides perform campaign work when they were supposed to be working on government business.

  • Couple in Petraeus-related suit to seek reporters' testimony 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 3:39 am

    WASHINGTON - A couple suing over leaks in the federal investigation that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' resignation intend to subpoena at least two journalists in an attempt to compel testimony about their sources, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Worker who helped Clinton set up email server takes Fifth 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 11:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - A former State Department employee who helped Hillary Rodham Clinton set up her private email server said he will assert his Fifth Amendment right not to testify before the House committee on Benghazi.

  • Kobach criticized over plan to purge Kansas voter rolls 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 3:16 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - An American Civil Liberties Union attorney argued Wednesday that Kansas law doesn't give Secretary of State Kris Kobach the power to remove more than 30,000 names from the state's voter registration rolls, and another critic accused him of partisan motives.

  • NYC council speaker endorses Hillary Clinton for president 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 12:16 pm

    NEW YORK - New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a liberal who is becoming a national voice on issues such as immigration, has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.

  • Israel asks UN to reject Palestinian attempt to raise flag story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 6:03 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Israel on Tuesday urged U.N. leaders to reject a Palestinian attempt to raise their flag at U.N. headquarters as early as this month's gathering of world leaders there.

  • Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 1:59 am

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

  • Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.

  • Late OU linebacker's mother targets prescription drugs 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 5:16 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The mother of a University of Oklahoma football player who died of a prescription drug overdose shared the story of her son's death to help launch a public campaign Monday aimed at bringing awareness to the problem of prescription drug abuse.

  • US murder suspect extradited to Czech Republic 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 3:38 pm

    PRAGUE - An American suspected of killing four Czech family members has been extradited from the U.S. to face trial, officials said Monday.

  • Shaheen to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 9:32 am

    PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - Democratic New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is planning to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.

  • Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 12:34 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.

  • Texan recalls time 70 years ago as POW during WWII 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 1:26 pm

    FORT WORTH, Texas - A gold-framed black-and-white photo shows a smiling man in an Army Air Forces uniform, his cheeks still chubby with youth.

  • The Latest: Sanders says party needs huge voter turnout story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:39 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - Here are the latest developments Friday from the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, where four Democratic presidential candidates are addressing the party.

  • AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer.

  • Clinton, Kobach spar in social media flap over voting rights story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:46 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach traded barbs this week over social media with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on voting rights.

  • Watchdog: US Ambassador Kennedy used private email story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senior staff at the U.S. Embassy to Japan, including Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, have used personal email accounts for official business, an internal watchdog said in a report Tuesday. Some emails contained sensitive information.

  • US judge: Palestinians to pay $10M to secure terror verdict 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 4:44 pm

    NEW YORK - Palestinian authorities found liable in a high-profile lawsuit over Americans killed in terrorist attacks must pay $10 million in cash - and an additional $1 million monthly payment while the case is on appeal - to secure the hundreds of millions awarded by a jury, a U.S. judge said Monday.

  • The Latest: Seoul to halt broadcasts; N Korea shows regret story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 2:59 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The latest on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):

  • Chelsea Clinton speech moved because of demand for tickets 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 12:26 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An upcoming speech in Little Rock by Chelsea Clinton has been moved from the Great Hall at the Clinton Presidential Center to the Statehouse Convention Center because of ticket demand.

  • Bernie Sanders to campaign in North Country 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 8:14 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the progressive firebrand who is riling up Democratic crowds across the country, is heading back to New Hampshire for a two-day campaign swing.