- Kasich dropping out, AP sources say; Trump on clear GOP path Updated: May-04-16 2:52 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - His rivals out of the way, Donald Trump has become the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee.
- Slain Navy SEAL known for family but made name as track star Updated: May-04-16 2:50 pm
PHOENIX - Charlie Keating IV, who died in a gunfight with militants in Iraq, was known in Phoenix for his family name but forged his own path as a high school and college track star and then as a Navy SEAL.
- Hillicans? As Trump wins, Clinton explores how to woo GOPers Updated: May-04-16 1:07 pm
ATHENS, Ohio - With Donald Trump's remaining rivals bowing out of the race, clearing his path to the nomination, Hillary Clinton is looking for ways to woo Republicans turned off by the brash billionaire.
- 2 US senators want states included in wolf management Updated: May-03-16 8:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two U.S. senators from the West want state wildlife authorities and ranchers to have more say in how the federal government manages endangered Mexican gray wolves.
- The Latest: Feds reviewing proposed wolf legislation Updated: May-03-16 4:41 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Latest on federal legislation regarding recovery of the endangered Mexican gray wolf (all times local):
- GOP senator blocks vote on Army secretary over Guantanamo Updated: Apr-28-16 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON - The nomination of President Barack Obama's choice to serve as Army secretary remains blocked by a Kansas senator over administration efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer detainees to the U.S.
- Carter defends US strategy for defeating Islamic State group Updated: Apr-28-16 11:39 am
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter defended the U.S. strategy for defeating Islamic State militants, telling Congress on Thursday that U.S.-backed local forces in Iraq and Syria are making substantive gains toward retaking the extremist group's strongholds.
- Fundraiser for John McCain arrested in drug bust in Phoenix Updated: Apr-27-16 8:38 pm
PHOENIX - A Phoenix woman has been dropped as a political fundraiser for U.S. Sen. John McCain's re-election campaign after being arrested on suspicion of drug possession and other charges.
- Boxing, football legends hail research into brain damage Updated: Apr-26-16 3:45 pm
WASHINGTON - Former football star Herschel Walker and former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes say they are all too aware of the toll that blows to the head can take on an athlete's brain.
- Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same Updated: Apr-25-16 7:06 pm
HANNOVER, Germany - Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up "momentum" in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own.
- Critics of Trump in GOP Senate fact check his foreign policy Updated: Apr-25-16 3:51 am
WASHINGTON - The Senate's leading Republican voices on national security are assembling an indictment of Donald Trump's worldview by soliciting rebuttals from U.S. military leaders that challenge the accuracy and legality of the GOP presidential front-runner's most provocative foreign policy positions.
- US Sen. John McCain calls for criminal probe into mine spill Updated: Apr-23-16 2:58 am
PHOENIX - U.S. Sen. John McCain called for a criminal investigation into actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a mine spill polluting rivers in three Western states last summer.
- McCain, Kirkpatrick put aside battle to jointly question EPA Updated: Apr-22-16 6:29 pm
PHOENIX - Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain and Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick momentarily aligned interests Friday to question EPA officials during a field hearing on a mine spill that polluted rivers in three Western states last summer.
- Republican senators concerned over colleague's Sept. 11 bill Updated: Apr-21-16 12:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Key Senate Republicans are divided over a GOP colleague's bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.
- Sept. 11 families upset by White House effort to derail bill Updated: Apr-19-16 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON - Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they are "greatly distressed" that the Obama administration is working to derail legislation giving them the right to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role that elements of the Saudi government may have played in the attack.
- General says it's cheaper for American forces to be in Korea Updated: Apr-19-16 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The four-star Army general picked to lead American forces in Korea says it's less expensive to keep U.S. troops stationed in South Korea than in the United States.
- In Saudi visit, Obama faces 'curveball' in ties with kingdom Updated: Apr-19-16 11:35 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - When President Barack Obama arrives in the Saudi capital on Wednesday, he'll face an increasingly assertive leadership still heavily dependent on U.S. weapons and military might that nonetheless has little trust in him and essentially believes it's been thrown a curveball.
- US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters to Iraq Updated: Apr-18-16 7:40 pm
BAGHDAD - The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send eight Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, the first major increase in U.S. forces in nearly a year, U.S. defense officials said Monday.
- Trial set for man accused of killing aunt, uncle in El Jebel Updated: Apr-13-16 8:35 pm
ASPEN, Colorado - A man accused of killing his aunt and uncle in the western Colorado town of El Jebel is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 19.
- Voters embrace Trump for speaking out on unpopular topics Updated: Apr-11-16 4:34 am
Donald Trump's inflammatory statements about Mexican immigrants, Muslim refugees and women who get abortions may eventually be his campaign's undoing, some analysts say. But don't tell that to the many supporters such as Titus Kottke, attracted to the Republican front-runner specifically because he shoots from the lip.
- Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials Updated: Apr-06-16 7:03 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
- Global military spending nearly $1.7T amid Mideast conflicts Updated: Apr-05-16 10:22 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Global military spending rose in 2015 to nearly $1.7 trillion, the first increase in several years, driven by conflicts including the battle against the Islamic State group, the Saudi-led war in Yemen and fears about Iran, a report released Tuesday shows.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Joining immigration fight against Obama Updated: Apr-04-16 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Forty-three Republican senators on Monday joined the legal challenge to President Barack Obama's actions on immigration, arguing that the president overstepped his constitutional authority in unilaterally expanding programs for immigrants.