- Schumer to visit family of western NY sailor killed in '69 Updated: May-31-16 12:32 am
MAYVILLE, New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer plans to meet with the family of a western New York sailor who's among the 74 fallen American servicemen Schumer wants added to the Vietnam War Memorial.
- Philippine Congress proclaims next president, vice president Updated: May-30-16 6:25 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Congress on Monday proclaimed crime-busting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as president-elect and Rep. Leni Robredo as vice president-elect of a country that has been posting high growth rates but remains saddled with poverty, corruption and insurgencies.
- Parkersburg Art Center honors artists, Byrd with displays Updated: May-29-16 3:45 pm
PARKERSBURG, West Virginia - The work of artists from around the state as well as the life and times of one of West Virginia's most prominent politicians will be on display at the Parkersburg Art Center for the next month.
- Meet the leading Democrats in Nevada's 3rd House District Updated: May-29-16 1:52 pm
LAS VEGAS - Political newcomers are trying to turn a Republican-held southern Nevada swing congressional district back to Democratic hands.
- Bill would help National Guard members with small businesses Updated: May-29-16 1:34 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has introduced a bill to improve access to Small Business Administration programs for members of the National Guard and Reserves.
- New Jersey Democratic senator to speak at Cleveland luncheon Updated: May-29-16 11:37 am
CLEVELAND - New Jersey's junior U.S. senator is scheduled to speak next month at a Democratic Party luncheon in Cleveland.
- Political candidates to hit Memorial Day parade routes Updated: May-29-16 8:59 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The season of politicians marching in parades kicks off this weekend with the Memorial Day holiday.
- Democratic candidates for Iowa US Senate seat fault Grassley Updated: May-28-16 6:37 pm
WATERLOO, Iowa - Three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate spent no time Saturday at a Waterloo debate attacking each other, focusing criticism instead on Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
- California US Senate choice could come down to 2 Democrats Updated: May-28-16 4:10 pm
LOS ANGELES - California Attorney General Kamala Harris would love to deliver an election-day surprise by ousting her strongest rival and fellow Democrat, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, from the race for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.
- DOD uses undisclosed files to defend sex assault testimony Updated: May-28-16 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is relying on information it won't make public to dispute an Associated Press investigation that found the military misled Congress about sexual assault cases to blunt support for Senate legislation.
- Donnelly says he's fighting to protect Indiana steelworkers Updated: May-28-16 1:41 pm
GARY, Indiana - U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly has toured U.S. Steel's Gary Works to assure employees the federal government is fighting to protect their industry against cheap imports.
- New Hampshire's senators disappointed with tanker challenges Updated: May-28-16 11:57 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's U.S. senators say they are disappointed that the Air Force is facing development challenges in a new aerial refueling tanker that's due to come to the Pease Air National Guard Base in two years.
- Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park becoming partisan Updated: May-28-16 10:38 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in the expansion of public lands by Democratic President Barack Obama.
- Oklahoma Legislature closes $1.3B gap, finishes 2016 session Updated: May-28-16 10:33 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Facing a historic $1.3 billion hole in the budget at the start of the year, the state Legislature managed to close the gap through a combination of agency cuts, tax credit reforms, fee increases and the use of one-time funding sources, including bonds.
- Johnson's Senate committee to release Tomah report Updated: May-28-16 9:52 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, in the midst of a tough re-election battle, plans to release a report next week detailing a congressional committee's yearlong investigation into a painkiller-abuse scandal at Tomah's Veterans Affairs medical facility, which was once known as "Candy Land."
- Independent candidate joins Ohio's US Senate race Updated: May-28-16 9:21 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An independent candidate is challenging Republican incumbent Rob Portman and Democrat Ted Strickland in Ohio's U.S. Senate race.
- Liz Cheney and faces crowded field for open US House seat Updated: May-27-16 5:55 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Liz Cheney, the oldest daughter for former Vice President Dick Cheney, faces a crowded field as she runs for the Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat - a post once held by her father.
- Lawsuit seeks to kick Keyser off GOP Senate ballot Updated: May-27-16 5:54 pm
DENVER - Former state Sen. Jon Keyser's name should be removed from Colorado's Republican U.S. Senate primary ballot because the secretary of state wrongfully certified that Keyser petitioned his way there, according to a lawsuit filed Friday.
- Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best Updated: May-27-16 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse.
- University of Maine offshore wind project gets grant boost Updated: May-27-16 4:27 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - An offshore wind power pilot project led by the University of Maine is back in the running for a major federal grant, officials said Friday.
- McCrory writes congressional leaders to act on LGBT conflict Updated: May-27-16 3:58 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory wants Congress to clarify U.S. Civil Rights Act protections after President Barack Obama's administration challenged bathroom provisions in the state's new law known as House Bill 2.
- Rubio says he will support Trump, but not campaign with him Updated: May-27-16 3:33 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - Sen. Marco Rubio says he will be campaigning with Republican candidates to keep GOP control of the House and Senate.
- US Senate approves measure to rename Perryville Post Office Updated: May-27-16 11:17 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The U.S. Senate has approved a bill to name the post office in Perryville after an Arkansas native who was killed while he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
- Colorado governor's book raises Clinton veep speculation Updated: May-27-16 8:30 am
DENVER - John Hickenlooper, Colorado's term-limited Democratic governor, released a candid autobiography and is doing the book talk rounds this week, reviving speculation that he is positioning himself to join Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign ticket.
- Tester to introduce CSKT water compact in US Senate Updated: May-27-16 3:19 am
KALISPELL, Montana - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says he's introducing legislation to ratify the $2.3 billion water rights compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.