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  • US sending new special ops force to fight Islamic State story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Dec-01-15 6:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military will deploy a new special operations force to Iraq to step up the fight against Islamic State militants who are unleashing violence and are determined to hold territory they have seized in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday.

  • AP bureau in Sacramento, California, names new reporter 
    Updated: Dec-01-15 3:13 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Jonathan J. Cooper, state government reporter for The Associated Press in Oregon who scored a series of scoops last year as scandal engulfed Gov. John Kitzhaber, is joining the AP's Sacramento bureau.

  • After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 8:42 am

    WASHINGTON - The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.

  • Some key GOP activists in Ohio still wrestling with pick story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 12:38 pm

    CINCINNATI - The shopping days before the presidential nominating season begins are dwindling, leaving Republican activists in a GOP stronghold region of Ohio still checking the field's long list to choose the right candidate for them.

  • New federal rule for catfish inspection process finalized 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:36 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service released its final rule Wednesday on a new inspection process for catfish and other ray-finned fish species that's scheduled to start in March.

  • Arizona governor wants major new spending on border security story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:18 pm

    PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he wants the Legislature to approve "tens of millions of dollars" in new funding for a border security force made up of state police, a move intended to address border smuggling even as immigration and terrorism worries emerge as potent 2016 political issues.

  • Christie, Graham, Kasich return to New Hampshire 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 8:28 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Republican presidential candidates Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham and John Kasich are stumping once again in New Hampshire.

  • Bipartisan push in Senate for war powers after Paris attacks story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 5:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Paris attacks have given new impetus to a bipartisan push to approve new war powers to fight Islamic State militants, with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday joining Republican and Democratic lawmakers in calling for what would be the first war vote in Congress in 13 years.

  • Senate hearing set Monday in Phoenix on heroin trafficking 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 11:58 am

    PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and a senior federal official are among officials scheduled to testify next Monday during a U.S. Senate hearing in Phoenix on heroin trafficking and efforts to combat it.

  • A twist for Paris climate talks: Al Gore the optimist 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 1:32 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - After decades of raising alarms about global warming, former Vice President Al Gore is now raising hopes.

  • Leaders: Customs staff shortage at border hurts business 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 2:47 pm

    TUCSON, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is pushing to ease a staffing shortage at Arizona-Mexico ports of entry that business leaders say is hurting the state economy by causing lengthy waits for trucks and tourists.

  • Casperson announces run for Congress in northern Michigan story has photos
    Updated: Nov-09-15 5:27 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Republican state Sen. Tom Casperson announced Monday that he's running to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek in Michigan's 1st Congressional District, a competitive seat that the GOP is hoping to retain in 2016.

  • Correction: TV-SNL-Trump-Guest Spots story story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 7:09 pm

    NEW YORK - In a story Nov. 6 about politicians who have hosted "Saturday Night Live," The Associated Press reported erroneously that Julian Bond hosted the show in 1977 as a member of the U.S House of Representatives. In fact, Bond was a Georgia state senator when he hosted the show and never served in the U.S. House.

  • Blumenthal: end 'paid patriotism' at sporting events 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 3:38 pm

    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A U.S. senator from Connecticut is joining the chorus of critics calling for an end to taxpayer-funded patriotic displays at NFL games and other professional sports events.

  • Actor-politician Fred Thompson remembered for wit, sincerity 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 4:29 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Former U.S. senator and actor Fred Thompson was remembered Friday for his booming voice, sense of humor and sincerity.

  • Rubio, Ryan back off comprehensive immigration overhaul story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 5:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - Two of the Republican Party's rising young stars - House Speaker Paul Ryan and presidential hopeful Marco Rubio - made similar calculations on the way to political advancement: Both abandoned efforts to pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul.

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Feinstein vs. Cruz story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 5:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - It was another round of Cruz vs. Feinstein.