- New Hampshire voters take to polls in 1st-in-nation primary Updated: Feb-09-16 1:41 pm
New Hampshire hosts the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, featuring candidates for the Republican and Democratic nomination. Of the state's 1.33 million residents, more than 870,000 residents are registered to vote. Polls started opening at 7 a.m., except for a handful of communities that begin voting just after midnight. In Dixville Notch, voters in that tiny town gave Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich two votes, Republican Donald Trump got two and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won four votes for his Democratic bid.
- US intel: China to keep building on artificial islands Updated: Feb-09-16 12:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. intelligence chief says he expects China to keep building on artificial islands to sustain its "exorbitant" territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea.
- Candidates sprint to NH finish, but brace for long campaign Updated: Feb-09-16 2:32 am
SALEM, New Hampshire - Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the nation's initial primary. GOP contenders vying for second and third saw fresh hopes for survival after New Hampshire as both parties settled in for a drawn-out slog to the nomination.
- Cruz seeks to appeal to supporters on fringe of GOP Updated: Feb-08-16 3:39 am
PETERBOROUGH, New Hampshire - Some politicians run from polarizing endorsements. Ted Cruz seeks them out.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Feb-06-16 1:17 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- VA leader: 'Absolute confidence' in embattled administrator Updated: Feb-05-16 8:04 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The U.S. secretary of veterans affairs said Friday that he stands by his appointment of a regional health care executive who was accused of misleading Congress about how long veterans waited to receive care at a VA facility where she worked in Los Angeles.
- General says troop cuts constrain Afghan training mission Updated: Feb-04-16 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The ability to train and advise the still green Afghan security forces will be constrained if the U.S. troop level is cut to 5,500 as President Barack Obama has proposed, the senior American commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday.
- Delegation members hail decision to postpone A-10 retirement Updated: Feb-03-16 5:42 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - Some members of Arizona's congressional delegation are hailing a decision to postpone the planned retirement of the A-10 attack jet.
- Violence in Afghanistan forces Obama to rethink troop levels Updated: Feb-01-16 8:09 am
WASHINGTON - Fifteen years into the war that few Americans talk about any more, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose before leaving office. Violence is on the rise, the Taliban are staging new offensives, the Islamic State group is angling for a foothold and peace prospects are dim.
- Bipartisan probe faults gov't with migrant child abuse Updated: Jan-28-16 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Migrant children in the government's care fell prey to human trafficking after the Health and Human Services Department failed to protect them, according to a bipartisan congressional investigation released Thursday.
- Pentagon defends use of Russian engines to launch satellites Updated: Jan-27-16 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON - Senior Pentagon officials on Wednesday sought to defend the use of Russian-made rocket engines to send U.S. military satellites into space, telling exasperated lawmakers they are moving quickly to end the practice and rely on American-made rockets for the launches.
- AP FACT CHECK: Gutted? Disaster? GOP hyperbole on military 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.
- Arizona GOP rejects resolution to drop support for McCain Updated: Jan-24-16 4:28 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Republican Party has rejected a resolution to endorse any candidate for U.S. Senate but Sen. John McCain.
- Army nominee says he doesn't support demoting Gen. Petraeus Updated: Jan-21-16 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's nominee to be the Army's top civilian official said Thursday he doesn't support demoting retired Gen. David Petraeus and believes that no further action should be taken against the former CIA director.
- Palin's re-emergence underscores GOP split Updated: Jan-21-16 7:31 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - If the Republican Party is on the verge of an implosion, Sarah Palin may have been the one who lit the fuse.
- Trump touts "a good day" after Palin endorsement Updated: Jan-20-16 11:29 pm
NORWALK, Iowa - Donald Trump brandished the endorsement of conservative Republican firebrand Sarah Palin at an Iowa rally Wednesday in the increasingly intense 2016 GOP presidential sweepstakes.
- Arizona GOP group votes to support 'anyone but McCain' Updated: Jan-18-16 11:49 am
TEMPE, Arizona - A group of Arizona Republicans are vowing to vote for anyone but U.S. Sen. John McCain in this year's GOP Senate primary.
- The Latest: Updates from the Democratic presidential debate Updated: Jan-17-16 9:35 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Here are the latest developments from the Democratic presidential candidates' final debate before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.
- Congressional delegation again opposes regional VA leader Updated: Jan-16-16 5:02 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's congressional delegation says it's still opposing the appointment of an executive to oversee veterans' hospitals and clinics in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.
- GOP, Dems use cheers, boos to express their politics Updated: Jan-12-16 10:56 pm
WASHINGTON - In a polarized Washington, President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address drew sharply different partisan reactions, with a few exceptions.
- The Latest: Obama takes 'one more look at this thing' Updated: Jan-12-16 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest on President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address. All times EST:
- Ohio conservative activists endorse Ted Cruz in GOP race Updated: Jan-11-16 2:18 pm
CINCINNATI - Some veteran conservative activists in Ohio said Monday they are backing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president, releasing a joint announcement just three days after the state's Republican Party endorsed Gov. John Kasich.