- Cate Blanchett to be honored at London Film Festival Updated: Aug-27-15 12:12 pm
LONDON - Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett will receive a major career honor at this year's London Film festival, where two of her latest films are screening.
- Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year Updated: Aug-27-15 11:26 am
WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor.
- Secrets have long slipped into State Department email Updated: Aug-27-15 3:06 am
WASHINGTON - During the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, State Department officials in Washington were emailing one another with updates in real time. Embedded in those messages were nuggets of classified information, including an apparent reference to a CIA facility that was a closely guarded secret.
- Report: Solyndra misrepresented facts to get loan guarantee Updated: Aug-26-15 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON - A four-year investigation has concluded that officials of the solar company Solyndra misrepresented facts and omitted key information in their efforts to get a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government.
- A look at some Mississippi figures from Hurricane Katrina Updated: Aug-26-15 11:37 am
- HALEY BARBOUR: The Mississippi governor was re-elected in 2007 and forced to focus on budget shortfalls during his second term. He was criticized as he left office for granting pardons, clemency or early release to about 200 convicted criminals. Barbour presided over a shift to Republican control of both houses of the Legislature, completed in the 2011 elections when the GOP took over the state House. The former chairman of the Republican National Committee has resumed work as a lobbyist, written a memoir about Katrina called "America's Great Storm" and promoted his Katrina legacy in recent months. "Our recovery from Katrina is also the story of strong, resilient, self-reliant people who were knocked flat but then got back on their feet, hitched up their britches, and went to work helping themselves and helping their neighbors," Barbour wrote.
- Rival Koreas again show mastery at pulling back from brink Updated: Aug-24-15 7:19 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - The Koreas on Tuesday once again proved their mastery at pulling back from the brink - this time with an accord forged in two marathon negotiating sessions over three days.
- Douglas announces bid for Senate Updated: Aug-24-15 2:35 pm
BLADENSBURG, Maryland - A former George W. Bush administration defense department appointee from Bladensburg is running for Senate in Maryland.
- For Koch group, winning is rising as priority over purity Updated: Aug-23-15 7:52 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The head of the Koch brothers' flagship political organization says a Republican winning the presidency is becoming a higher priority for more of its members, suggesting a rift between pragmatists and ideologues.
- Bush talks tax-cutting in speech to tea party group Updated: Aug-21-15 3:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is highlighting his experience cutting taxes and overhauling Florida's education system in an appeal to tea party conservatives.
- Appeals court reinstates wage rules for home care workers Updated: Aug-21-15 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday revived Obama administration regulations that guarantee overtime and minimum wage protection to nearly 2 million home health care workers.
- Former presidents G.W. Bush, Clinton to mark Katrina 10th Updated: Aug-20-15 4:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will visit New Orleans next week for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Their visits follow that of President Barack Obama, who is coming to the city Thursday.
- Former presidents G.W. Bush, Clinton to mark Katrina 10th Updated: Aug-20-15 3:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will visit New Orleans next week for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Their visits follow that of President Barak Obama, who's coming to the city Thursday.
- Ex-President Bush to commemorate Katrina in Gulfport Updated: Aug-20-15 2:07 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush will visit Gulfport on Aug. 28 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
- Bush family donors gave half of Jeb Bush's presidential cash Updated: Aug-19-15 10:44 am
WASHINGTON - Jeb Bush's fundraising network is two generations in the making, and it shows.
- Jenna Bush Hager welcomes 2nd daughter named Poppy Louise Updated: Aug-14-15 12:31 pm
NEW YORK - NBC News correspondent Jenna Bush Hager and her husband have welcomed their second daughter.
- Jeb Bush leaves door open for use of torture by government Updated: Aug-13-15 6:35 pm
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday declined to rule out resuming the use of torture under some circumstances by the U.S. government.
- Keystone XL: US review taking 5 times longer than average Updated: Aug-12-15 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The federal review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas has dragged on for nearly seven years, more than five times the average for such applications.
- Sen. Orrin Hatch endorses presidential candidate Jeb Bush Updated: Aug-12-15 1:34 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch is endorsing Jeb Bush for president ahead of the former Florida governor's campaign stop later this month in Salt Lake City.
- 2 ex-presidents witness wounded veteran's marriage proposal Updated: Aug-11-15 11:43 pm
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - A soldier who was badly wounded in Afghanistan has proposed to his girlfriend in Maine while two former presidents looked on.
- Trump bombast overshadows GOP challenges with women Updated: Aug-11-15 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON - When Jeb Bush said he wasn't sure the country needs to spend "a half billion dollars for women's health issues," many viewed the remark as a gaffe and the Republican candidate for president rushed to clean it up.
- Can George P. make Jeb the 3rd Bush to win the White House? Updated: Aug-08-15 11:07 am
LEXINGTON, South Carolina - George P. Bush is talking up his dad - White House hopeful Jeb Bush - but knows some gentle ribbing awaits about his grandfather and uncle, two former Republican presidents also named George.
- FACT CHECK: GOP candidates veer from the truth in 1st debate Updated: Aug-06-15 11:33 pm
WASHINGTON - Republicans seeking their party's 2016 presidential nomination have the challenging task of trying to stand out among the 17 candidates in the race, and Thursday's televised debate was the first opportunity for the party to start whittling down its choices. So it's no surprise that the candidates had a vested interest in puffing up their own records as governors, senators and public figures. And some of them just got the facts wrong.
- GOP activists in swing-state Ohio keen to watch debate Updated: Aug-05-15 4:33 pm
WEST CHESTER, Ohio - For Republican activists in a party stronghold of swing-state Ohio, Thursday night's first major presidential campaign debate in Cleveland will be must-see TV as the GOP starts deciding which candidate to support, volunteer for and write checks to.
- Debate line-up illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign Updated: Aug-04-15 6:19 pm
NEW YORK - Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon - but first there's the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week's first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News Channel on the GOP selection process is stronger than ever.
- AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT Updated: Aug-04-15 6:05 am
Debate stage drama: Republican presidential candidates await top 10 announcement