- White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip Updated: Aug-31-15 8:56 am
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.
- Obama, politicians pay tribute to ex-US Rep. Louis Stokes Updated: Aug-19-15 1:50 pm
CLEVELAND - President Barack Obama and Ohio political figures from both parties are paying tribute Wednesday to 15-term U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, who died at home Tuesday of cancer at age 90. Stokes was the first black to be elected to Congress from Ohio.
- Koch group jumps into Senate fight with anti-Strickland ad Updated: Aug-18-15 3:27 am
WASHINGTON - Americans for Prosperity, one of the biggest outside groups backed by billionaire conservative donors Charles and David Koch, this week begins a $1.4 million television advertising campaign against former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, now a leading Democratic candidate for Senate.
- Clarification: Ohio US Senate candidates story Updated: Aug-17-15 4:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a story Aug. 16, The Associated Press summarized a critic of Ted Strickland as saying the former Ohio governor made his money in lobbying. The story should have made clear that Strickland oversaw the lobbying arm of the Center for American Progress but that he was not himself a lobbyist.
- Q&A: What yuan devaluation means for China, other countries Updated: Aug-11-15 11:37 pm
BEIJING - China rattled global financial markets by devaluing its currency in what it said was an effort to make its exchange rate more market-oriented. The yuan's value declined 1.9 percent on Tuesday, its biggest one-day drop in a decade, and dropped a further 1.6 percent on Wednesday. The move could help Chinese companies by making their products less expensive in global markets. U.S. stocks sank, partly on fears about a worsening economic slowdown in China.