- 1st female speaker in Ohio sees theater renamed in her honor Updated: May-28-16 2:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's first female House speaker is being honored with the renaming of a downtown Columbus theater.
- Ohio bill sets rules for last-minute orders on voting hours Updated: May-28-16 11:58 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill headed to Ohio's governor could make it harder for people to get a court order to keep polling places open late on Election Day in the key swing state.
- The Latest: Bill on voting hours heads to Ohio governor Updated: May-25-16 11:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest on legislative activity at the Ohio Statehouse as lawmakers seek to wrap up work before their summer break (all times local):
- Ohio airport to be named in honor of astronaut John Glenn Updated: May-25-16 10:14 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport named in his honor in his home state of Ohio.
- Trump backed by US Rep. Zinke on eve of Montana rally Updated: May-25-16 6:26 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Rep. Ryan Zinke on Wednesday became the most prominent Montana Republican to endorse Donald Trump - one day before the presumptive nominee for the Republican presidential nomination arrives to rally supporters in the Treasure State.
- Kasich: Substitute courage for 'stupidity,' fear in politics Updated: May-25-16 5:58 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) lamented "the stupidity of politics" at his first public appearance since suspending his 2016 presidential campaign.
- Trump, Clinton win Washington's presidential primaries Updated: May-25-16 12:14 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - Donald Trump handily won Washington state's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, even as he shared the ballot with three other candidates who had already dropped out of the contest.
- The Latest: Clinton wins Washington's Democratic primary Updated: May-24-16 11:29 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - The Latest on Washington state's presidential primaries (all times local):
- Ohio lawmakers near vote on speeding up lead-water alerts Updated: May-24-16 11:10 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - A proposed overhaul of how Ohio cities deal with lead in drinking water would force public water systems to alert residents within two days after lead is found at the tap.
- Judge blocks Ohio from stripping Planned Parenthood funding Updated: May-23-16 4:37 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio must continue to provide certain funding to Planned Parenthood while a state law aimed at keeping public money from going to the organization is being challenged, a federal judge ruled Monday.
- 3 Ohioans considered VP possibilities this year Updated: May-22-16 1:00 pm
CINCINNATI - Ohio's starring role as a presidential swing state could also earn supporting roles for state politicians on this year's presidential tickets.
- GOP convention wraps up Saturday Updated: May-21-16 2:25 pm
PASCO, Washington - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris Vance told the state Republican Party convention on Saturday that it is time to oust Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray after four terms.
- In swing state suburbs, white women are skeptical of Trump Updated: May-21-16 1:05 pm
WESTERVILLE, Ohio - For Donald Trump to win the White House in November, he'll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery.
- Clarification: Party Conventions story Updated: May-20-16 7:19 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - In a story May 19, The Associated Press reported that U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy was one of four unpledged Vermont delegates to the Democratic National Convention supporting presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The story should have made clear a Leahy aide says the senator's "personal support" is with Clinton but he'll vote for the candidate with the most pledged delegates, a category in which Clinton has a wide lead.
- Trump, Sanders, Clinton storm into California Updated: May-20-16 6:57 pm
LOS ANGELES - Presidential candidates Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will crisscross California in coming days, with the state's crucial primary election closing in.
- Judge: No conspiracy in Libertarians' bump from Ohio ballot Updated: May-20-16 5:53 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal judge delivered a legal victory Friday to Ohio's elections chief and a voter sued by Libertarians for their roles in disqualifying the party's gubernatorial candidate from 2014 fall ballots.
- The Latest: Ohio Libertarians fight on in ballot access case Updated: May-20-16 5:44 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest on a story involving the judge's ruling in the Libertarian Party of Ohio's case against Ohio's elections chief and a voter (all times local):
- Plenty of Cruz supporters remain at state GOP convention Updated: May-19-16 6:39 pm
PASCO, Washington - Jennifer Fetters of Bellevue worked a booth promoting former presidential candidate Ted Cruz at the Washington State Republican Party convention on Thursday - one of the many supporters of the conservative senator from Texas who continued to push his candidacy weeks after Cruz suspended his campaign.
- Data show Ohio voters switched parties in primary contest Updated: May-18-16 6:15 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Swing state Ohio saw its voters sway in the presidential primary, with more than three times as many Democrats casting Republican ballots compared with the number of GOP party switchers, according to new data released Wednesday from the state's election chief.
- Oregon Democrats give Sanders primary victory over Clinton Updated: May-18-16 4:22 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - While some progressive voters may have felt torn between Bernie Sanders' idealism and the pragmatism of front-runner Hillary Clinton, when it was all over Oregon Democrats went with the senator from Vermont.
- Avakian wins Democratic primary for secretary of state Updated: May-18-16 2:22 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Latest on Oregon's primary election (all times local):
- Sanders beats Clinton to win Oregon primary; Trump triumphs Updated: May-18-16 12:05 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Oregon's Democratic primary on Tuesday.
- Election guide: Candidates and issues in Oregon's primary Updated: May-17-16 3:41 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - The presidential race generated a lot of enthusiasm among Oregonians, with about 160,000 adding their names to the rolls of the two major parties this year - but mostly Democrats.
- Nevada GOP leaders urge unity for Trump at state convention Updated: May-14-16 10:02 pm
RENO, Nevada - Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald urged delegates at the state GOP convention Saturday to put their fractured past behind them and unite behind Donald Trump's presidential campaign to keep Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton out of the White House.
- Republican activists work to reconcile Kansas party to Trump Updated: May-14-16 5:27 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican activists in Kansas on Saturday worked to persuade the state party's conservative base to unite behind Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, even as they picked a national convention delegation opposed to his candidacy.