- McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal Updated: Jul-04-15 3:35 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital.
- Bill Clinton visits Vietnam to mark 20th anniversary of ties Updated: Jul-02-15 12:35 pm
HANOI, Vietnam - For Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama's announcement this week of plans to resume diplomatic relations with Cuba must have stirred memories. It was 20 years ago this month that Clinton pulled off a similar diplomatic and political success, normalizing relations with Vietnam.
- Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion Updated: Jul-02-15 5:50 am
SUPERIOR, Arizona - Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.
- McCain, Flake send letter to Senate over flight path changes Updated: Jul-01-15 7:35 pm
PHOENIX - Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona have sent a letter to some U.S. Senate committee members about the flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
- Right-leaning McCain comes up short in foul ball bid Updated: Jul-01-15 1:33 am
PHOENIX - The ball from the left and John McCain leaned to the right.
- US Supreme Court upholds Arizona congressional maps Updated: Jun-29-15 4:01 pm
PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to throw out Arizona's voter-approved system for redrawing congressional district lines - a major loss for Republicans in the Arizona Legislature that keeps the current maps in place for seven more years.
- Democratic Sen. McGuire says she'll explore 1st District run Updated: Jun-29-15 3:19 pm
PHOENIX - Democratic state Sen. Barbara McGuire says she's launching a committee to explore a run for the 1st Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.
- Bristol Palin says she's pregnant for second time Updated: Jun-25-15 9:01 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Bristol Palin, who launched an abstinence campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother, announced Thursday she is pregnant with her second child out-of-wedlock.
- Health care ruling upholds subsidies for 126,000 in Arizona Updated: Jun-25-15 3:03 pm
PHOENIX - More than 126,000 Arizona residents will get to keep tax subsidies to help pay their health insurance premiums following a Thursday U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to avoid a politically difficult decision on how to help them if had they lost coverage.
- Obama: US government has let down hostages' families Updated: Jun-24-15 10:32 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama conceded Wednesday that the U.S. government had let down the families of Americans held hostage by terrorists and promised they would not face criminal prosecution for paying ransoms to their loved ones' captors.
- History of the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds Updated: Jun-23-15 3:28 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The shooting deaths of nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have reignited calls for the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia to come down.
- Senate passes $612 billion defense policy bill Updated: Jun-18-15 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Over White House objections, the Senate on Thursday passed a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Senate passes amendment to ban torture as US policy Updated: Jun-16-15 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday reaffirmed a ban against torturing detainees and moved ahead on a more than $600 billion defense policy bill that is entangled in a broader fight in Congress about caps on Pentagon and non-military spending.
- General: New US hub in Iraq could be model Updated: Jun-11-15 7:43 pm
NAPLES, Italy - The Pentagon's top general said Thursday the U.S. military's reach could extend even further into Iraq if the anti-Islamic State campaign gains momentum, and he held out the possibility of eventually recommending to President Barack Obama that U.S. troops take on the riskier role of calling in airstrikes.
- Showdown begins in Senate over defense spending Updated: Jun-09-15 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON - A Senate panel approved a $575.9 billion defense spending bill on Tuesday, but its fate is uncertain as lawmakers argue over spending caps.
- SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: US ups pressure with overflights Updated: Jun-06-15 8:19 pm
The dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons known as the Spratly and the Paracel islands. Only about 45 of them are occupied. The area is one of the world's busiest shipping routes, rich in fish and potentially gas and oil reserves, but it has now emerged as a possible flashpoint involving world powers and regional claimants.
- Correction: Marco Rubio-Nevada Visit story Updated: Jun-05-15 12:16 pm
RENO, Nevada - In a story May 29 about Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio's visit to Reno, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Rubio said the best way to spark growth and increase wages is to reduce the tax burden on businesses, the wealthy and investors. The candidate did not make those comments.