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  • The Latest: Bush says he won't blame Obama for problems story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 8:39 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:

  • Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-10-16 5:32 pm

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.

  • Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about Paris treaty story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 4:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation's obligations under the recent Paris climate agreement.

  • Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 7:22 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be "foolish" to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials have never shown an imminent danger to the public.

  • A reporter covers 2 decades of tumult in the Middle East 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 10:36 am

    "And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East" (Simon & Schuster), by Richard Engel

  • AP FACT CHECK: Fumbles from the Republican field 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 1:13 am

    WASHINGTON - What happened in Iowa didn't stay in Iowa. And when it reached the stage in the latest Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz had some explaining to do.

  • Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 3:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes.

  • Obama visits US mosque, says impression of Muslims distorted story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-03-16 3:25 pm

    CATONSVILLE, Maryland - President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a "hugely distorted impression" of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosque. He said those who demonize all Muslims for the acts of a few are playing into extremists' hands.

  • Richmond attorney announces bid for GOP AG nomination 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 12:21 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - The fight over who gets to be the Republican nominee in the 2017 Virginia attorney general race is ramping up.

  • Police arrest 4 protesting incoming UNC president Spellings 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 5:18 pm

    CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - Four people are facing charges after chanting, table-pounding demonstrators disrupted a meeting Tuesday of North Carolina's public university board to protest its hiring of former U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to head the 17-campus system.

  • Justices won't let North Dakota enforce tough abortion law 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 3:35 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to review lower court rulings overturning North Dakota's ban on abortion at six weeks of pregnancy - before many women know they're pregnant.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Gutted? Disaster? GOP hyperbole on military story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 12:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio maintains that President Barack Obama is more interested in providing money to Planned Parenthood than for the nation's armed forces. The front-runner in the GOP race, Donald Trump, says the U.S. military is a "disaster." Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the Obama administration has "gutted" every weapons system in the U.S. military's inventory.

  • Officials from Obama's Cabinet lining up behind Clinton 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 3:32 am

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton hasn't just been wrapping herself in President Barack Obama's legacy lately. She's been wrapping herself in his Cabinet.

  • Bad Blood: Cruz-Bushes tension underscores deeper GOP divide 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 4:14 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - Ted Cruz once proudly wore a belt buckle borrowed from George H.W. Bush that said: "President of the United States."

  • Prisoner refuses to leave Guantanamo as 2 depart for Balkans 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 6:17 pm

    MIAMI - A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who protested his indefinite confinement with a lengthy hunger strike has taken the unusual step of turning down a chance to finally leave the U.S. base in Cuba, rejecting an offer to be resettled in an unfamiliar new country.

  • Obama tours auto show, pledges help for Flint's water crisis story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-20-16 8:31 pm

    DETROIT - President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed the revival of the nation's auto industry while acknowledging the water crisis in nearby Flint, Michigan, saying the detection of high levels of lead serve as a reminder that the government can't shortchange basic services.

  • Bryant names Greenlee, former US attorney, to appeals court 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 9:56 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday appointed the former U.S. attorney for northern Mississippi, Jim Greenlee, to the state Court of Appeals.

  • Court sides with US agency in decades-old land-grazing case 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 6:37 pm

    RENO, Nevada - Siding with the government in a decades-old battle over grazing rights, a federal appeals court overturned a lower-court ruling in favor of a Nevada rancher and strongly admonished a judge in Reno for abusing his power and exhibiting personal bias against U.S. land managers.

  • Cruz dons face paint in appeal to hunters, gun owners story has photos
    Updated: Jan-19-16 5:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - It's an image football fans in Iowa are likely to see this weekend: Ted Cruz, his face smeared with black greasepaint, sitting in a Louisiana duck blind with a borrowed shotgun.

  • In key Ohio county, Republicans show passion and division 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 10:24 am

    CINCINNATI - A room full of Republicans gathered in a key county in pivotal Ohio showed no wide support for any one presidential candidate.

  • Cruz story about being passed over for job not whole story 
    Updated: Jan-16-16 2:59 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - Ted Cruz has said that after working on George W. Bush's 2000 campaign, being passed over for a senior position with the new administration was "a crushing blow." Turns out, it was his own choice.

  • Short list for US bench in Seattle includes 2 state judges 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 1:40 pm

    SEATTLE - Two federal prosecutors, two King County Superior Court judges and a partner in a major law firm have made the short list for openings on the federal bench in Seattle.

  • Campaign ads deluge 'Wheel' watchers, morning shows story has photos
    Updated: Jan-14-16 2:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - Political groups are flooding the airwaves with advertisements during popular game shows, including "Wheel of Fortune," ''Jeopardy" and "Family Feud," and pouring money into spots during local news and network morning shows as they try to sway presidential primary voters, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.

  • Missouri lawmakers consider Real ID changes 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 7:54 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers are considering changes to state IDs as federal officials warn the state's drivers' licenses won't be acceptable at some federal buildings and eventually for traveling on airplanes.

  • Nielsen: 31.3 million watched Obama's last State of Union 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 6:27 pm

    PASADENA, California - The Nielsen company says 31.3 million people watched President Barack Obama deliver his last State of the Union, his smallest audience for the annual speech.