- Senate OKs massive defense bill, sends measure to Obama Updated: Oct-07-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill that he has threatened to veto over an ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans about government spending.
- Babeu, Gowan to run for GOP nomination in 1st District Updated: Oct-05-15 11:18 pm
PHOENIX - Two additional Republican candidates who emerged Monday in the race for Arizona's 1st Congressional District bring fundraising acumen and a higher profile to the swing district's 2016 primary.
- Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders Updated: Oct-02-15 1:11 am
WASHINGTON - The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016.
- Russia criticizes US for seeking ouster of Syria's Assad Updated: Oct-01-15 8:01 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia's foreign minister criticized the United States and other countries trying to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, warning that U.S.-led campaigns that got rid of Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi brought those countries turmoil, not peace.
- The Latest: Russia could strike beyond Syria, exec suggests Updated: Sep-30-15 12:37 pm
MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:
- Congressman won't challenge McCain in Senate GOP race Updated: Sep-30-15 12:19 pm
PHOENIX - An Arizona congressman will not challenge Sen. John McCain in the 2016 Republican primary.
- New Hampshire's Ayotte plays foil to Ted Cruz Updated: Sep-30-15 11:14 am
WASHINGTON - New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte is boldly taking on a role most of her fellow Republicans have been unwilling to bear: public foil to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
- US intel official not optimistic about cyber deal with China Updated: Sep-29-15 12:31 pm
WASHINGTON - The nation's top intelligence official said Tuesday that he's not optimistic that an agreement the U.S. recently struck with China will effectively deter state-sponsored cyberattacks on business emanating from the communist nation.
- GOP religious conservatives channeling anger toward victory Updated: Sep-27-15 5:11 am
WASHINGTON - Religious activists in the Republican Party, bolstered by House Speaker John Boehner's sudden exit, say the next GOP presidential nominee must share their uncompromising stance on abortion rights, gay marriage and other priorities to get to the White House.
- Iraq's stalemate in Ramadi raises doubts about US strategy Updated: Sep-26-15 11:43 am
WASHINGTON - A summer of stalemate in the effort to reclaim the Iraqi provincial capital of Ramadi, despite U.S.-backed Iraqi troops vastly outnumbering Islamic State fighters, calls into question not only Iraq's ability to win a test of wills over key territory but also the future direction of Washington's approach to defeating the extremist group.
- McCain: How did military bomb end up in Arizona scrap yard? Updated: Sep-24-15 7:05 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - U.S. Sen. John McCain wants the Department of Defense to explain how a 500-pound military bomb wound up in a scrap yard, where it partially exploded and killed an employee trying to cut into it.
- Ohio college to host first 2016 presidential debate Updated: Sep-23-15 3:29 pm
DAYTON, Ohio - The 2016 general election presidential debates will take off at Ohio's Wright State University.
- Intel officials say upbeat reports on IS didn't change views Updated: Sep-17-15 4:09 am
WASHINGTON - Whether or not the U.S. Central Command was sugarcoating intelligence to create the appearance of progress in the fight against Islamic State militants, the command's upbeat reports didn't manage to convince the rest of the intelligence community, current and former officials say.
- US general: Only handful of Syrian fighters remain in battle Updated: Sep-16-15 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON - No more than five U.S.-trained Syrian rebels are fighting the Islamic State, astoundingly short of the envisioned 5,000, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East told angry lawmakers on Wednesday. They branded the training program "a total failure."
- McCain,Flake urge FAA to address Phoenix flight path changes Updated: Sep-15-15 6:30 pm
PHOENIX - U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to address community concerns about flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
- GOP Michigan Rep. Benishek will retire from House Updated: Sep-15-15 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Dan Benishek said Tuesday that he will not seek re-election next year, a surprising announcement that could mean a competitive race for his Northern Michigan seat.
- US effort to close Guantanamo prison still facing roadblocks Updated: Sep-14-15 3:59 am
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's struggling quest to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is mired in state and federal politics.
- Body found in Spain likely that of missing American tourist Updated: Sep-13-15 2:30 pm
MADRID - A body found on a rural property in northwest Spain is most likely that of an American woman who went missing while walking along a pilgrimage route, Spanish officials said Saturday.
- Presidential candidates flock to New Hampshire Updated: Sep-12-15 8:27 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Carly Fiorina are campaigning in New Hampshire this weekend at several of the same events.
- The Latest: Senate airs partisan divide over Iran deal Updated: Sep-09-15 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest as debate on the Iran nuclear deal opens in Congress and grips the 2016 presidential campaign. All times local (EDT):
- Officials: US to increase number of refugees by 5K next year Updated: Sep-09-15 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States is prepared to increase the number of refugees it resettles by at least 5,000 next year as European countries struggle to accommodate tens of thousands of refugees from the Middle East and Africa.
- McCain displays photo of dead Syrian boy on Senate floor Updated: Sep-09-15 1:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain displayed a photo of the body of a 3-year-old Syrian refugee on the Senate floor Wednesday as he urged stronger leadership from President Barack Obama on Syria.
- Former CIA leaders release book defending brutal tactics Updated: Sep-09-15 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Former senior CIA officials instrumental in extracting information from al-Qaida prisoners through what most Americans consider to have been torture have published a book defending their conduct.
- Trump asks CNN to give debate advertising sales to veterans Updated: Sep-09-15 11:15 am
NEW YORK - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is asking CNN to donate to veterans the proceeds from advertising sold to air during next week's Republican debate.