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  • Obama expects better US-Israel ties after Iran deal in place story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday compared tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and said he expects quick improvements in ties between the longtime allies once the accord is implemented.

  • Feds win fight for access to indicted Paul aide's Gmail 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:36 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Federal prosecutors are prevailing in their yearlong fight to access the emails of a once-powerful Republican consultant from Google Inc.

  • Correction: Iran-Nuclear story 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 1:08 pm

    VIENNA - In a story Aug. 19 about an arrangement over alleged past nuclear weapons work between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, The Associated Press reported erroneously referred to Parchin as a "nuclear site." In fact, it is a military site where some believe nuclear weapons work may have occurred.

  • 3 arrested at Kentucky State Fair breakfast 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:17 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A leading gay-rights activist and two others were arrested for protesting at the Kentucky Farm Bureau's Country Ham Breakfast and Auction, an event at the state fair that draws many of the state's top political leaders.

  • Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn clash over spending, the analysts also warned that perilously high shortfalls will roar back unless lawmakers act.

  • Obama sheds summer curse, just in time for daunting fall story has photos
    Updated: Aug-23-15 10:49 pm

    EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts - President Barack Obama may have finally shed his summer curse - just in time for a daunting fall.

  • Kentucky GOP OKs caucus; allows Rand Paul to seek 2 offices 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 4:56 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Republican Party has agreed to hold a presidential caucus for Rand Paul - but only if he shows them the money.

  • In Kentucky, an early vote on Paul's presidential campaign 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 2:58 am

    LONDON, Kentucky - Kentucky Republicans will gather in the state's capital on Saturday for essentially a vote of confidence in Rand Paul's presidential campaign.

  • Paul, Bevin campaigns converge in central Kentucky 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 8:27 pm

    SOMERSET, Kentucky - Rand Paul and Matt Bevin were both little known businessmen with big political ambitions who decided to take on U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

  • On nuclear deal, not all Israelis are with Netanyahu 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 2:56 pm

    JERUSALEM - At first glance, one might think Israelis are solidly behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's all-out diplomatic war against the U.S.-led nuclear deal with Iran. But look closer and deep fissures appear: There is angst over what some see as a reckless diplomatic adventure that pits Israel against its indispensable backer.

  • McConnell: Tobacco should not be excluded from trade pact 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 6:38 pm

    SHELBYVILLE, Kentucky - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled Tuesday that the inclusion of anti-tobacco language in a Pacific Rim trade deal being negotiated could influence his stance on a potential agreement covering nearly 40 percent of the global economy.

  • Democrat Menendez announces opposition to Iran nuclear deal story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 2:47 pm

    SOUTH ORANGE, New Jersey - New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez announced on Tuesday his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, the second Democratic senator to go against President Barack Obama, who is heavily lobbying for a congressional endorsement of the international accord.

  • New Conway ad attacks Bevin over his taxes 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 1:18 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Democratic nominee for governor Jack Conway has aired his first attack ad of the 2015 election.

  • McConnell acknowledges difficulty in blocking Iran deal 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 6:44 pm

    GEORGETOWN, Kentucky - President Barack Obama has "a great likelihood of success" in his showdown with congressional Republicans on the Iran nuclear deal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell grudgingly acknowledged on Monday.

  • Paul says he'll pay for GOP presidential caucus in Kentucky 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 3:31 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Republican Rand Paul says he has contributed $250,000 and pledged another $200,000 to pay for a proposed GOP presidential caucus in his home state of Kentucky next year.

  • Critics of carbon regulations using mine spill to skewer EPA story has photos
    Updated: Aug-15-15 12:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - Authorities say rivers tainted by last week's massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine are starting to recover, but for the Environmental Protection Agency the political fallout from the disaster could linger.

  • US criticizes use of police in ouster of Myanmar party chief story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 6:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - U.S. policymakers are criticizing the role of Myanmar security forces in the nighttime ouster of the ruling party chief this week, which shows the fragility of political reforms as the Southeast Asian nation gears up for November elections.

  • Hottest ticket in Washington? It's for the Pope at Capitol story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 12:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch's sister, Maureen, had better intelligence than the five-term Vermont congressman about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the United States and his historic address to Congress.

  • McConnell to Obama: Stop demonizing Iran deal opponents story has photos
    Updated: Aug-06-15 3:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is treating his drive to win congressional approval for his nuclear deal with Iran like a political campaign, making attacks on opponents that need to stop, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP holds panel vote in lunchroom 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 3:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - Over the protests of boycotting Democrats, a Senate GOP-controlled panel Wednesday approved legislation designed to block the Obama administration from implementing tough new standards on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

  • Kentucky editorial roundup 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 1:55 pm

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers:

  • More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - After the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 6:05 am

    Debate stage drama: Republican presidential candidates await top 10 announcement

  • West Virginia faces more stringent goals in final power plan 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:37 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - President Barack Obama released a plan Monday requiring West Virginia to take deeper cuts into their emissions from power plants than the administration originally proposed.

  • Obama's power plant climate plan shifts to courts, states story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sought to clamp down Monday on power plant emissions with a federal plan that - if successful - would attempt to slow global warming by dramatically shifting the way Americans get and use electricity.