- Biden backing Asia trade pact despite union opposition Updated: Oct-07-15 4:24 am
WASHINGTON - Labor groups have a warning for Vice President Joe Biden as he lobbies for a major trade pact with Asia: We won't forget this if you run for president.
- Clinton draws early support but also ambivalence from voters Updated: Oct-06-15 3:15 am
DERRY, New Hampshire - Inside the arena, the roar was deafening when Hillary Rodham Clinton took the stage at the annual convention of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Thousands of people jumped to their feet to welcome their party's White House front-runner with cheers and noisemakers emblazoned with her campaign logo.
- Lt. Gov: 'Fellow Christians' should consider handgun permits Updated: Oct-02-15 7:27 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said in a Facebook posting Friday that "fellow Christians" should consider getting a handgun carry permit after a gunman killed nine people at a community college in Oregon.
- Obama decries 'routine' response of country to shootings Updated: Oct-02-15 7:16 am
WASHINGTON - A grim President Barack Obama says the U.S. has "become numb" to mass shootings like Thursday's incident in Oregon, where 20-year-old gunman killed at least 9 people at Umpqua Community College.
- Sanders pulls in nearly as much cash this quarter as Clinton Updated: Oct-01-15 9:01 am
WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders is offering Hillary Rodham Clinton an unexpected challenge in the race for primary campaign money this quarter as he collected nearly as much money from small donations as the Democratic front-runner has from big-dollar donors.
- Clinton seeking to organize Latino voters ahead of primaries Updated: Oct-01-15 3:51 am
NEW YORK - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is planning a major push to organize Latino voters ahead of the Nevada caucuses and early primary contests in Texas, Florida and Colorado, all with an eye toward connecting with Hispanics in the 2016 election.
- Walker sees lowest approval rating ever after exiting race Updated: Sep-30-15 3:36 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker's approval rating reached the lowest of his time in office after he exited the presidential race last week, a new poll released Wednesday showed.
- Supreme Court justice among honorees at Four Freedoms Awards Updated: Sep-30-15 10:13 am
NEW YORK - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is among four people who have been awarded the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Awards.
- CNN: Biden can be a game-day decision for debate Updated: Sep-28-15 10:00 am
NEW YORK - CNN says it will allow Vice President Joe Biden to participate in the first Democratic presidential primary debate even if he decides that day to be a candidate.
- Things to know for Monday in the state of Pennsylvania Updated: Sep-28-15 9:54 am
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday.
- Obama, Beyonce part of Global Citizen fest all-star lineup Updated: Sep-26-15 11:15 pm
NEW YORK - First lady Michelle Obama introduced a new campaign focusing on education for girls, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai earned loud applause for her striking speech and Beyonce was energetic during her live performance at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival.
- The Latest: Hollywood and big business meet at China dinner Updated: Sep-25-15 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest developments from the state visit that President Barack Obama is hosting for Chinese President Xi Jinping. All times local:
- Biden hailed by gay rights group, but Clinton has head start Updated: Sep-25-15 6:10 am
WASHINGTON - Not yet a presidential candidate, Vice President Joe Biden will have a prime perch to appeal to LGBT voters when he headlines a glitzy national gala. Yet it may be too late to win over influential gay Democrats already committed to Hillary Rodham Clinton should he join the 2016 Democratic contest.
- Kentucky's Calipari present for Pope's address to Congress Updated: Sep-24-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari was in the House chamber for Pope Francis' speech Thursday as a guest of House Speaker John Boehner.
- Pope canonizes 18th-century missionary; not everyone happy Updated: Sep-23-15 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON - An 18th-century missionary who brought Catholicism to the American West Coast was elevated to sainthood Wednesday by Pope Francis in the first canonization on U.S. soil.
- Pope of the poor arrives in US denying he's a liberal Updated: Sep-22-15 11:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The pope of the poor arrived for his first-ever visit to the world's wealthiest superpower Tuesday denying he is a leftist and riding in a frugal little family car, windows rolled down.
- Clinton opposes construction of Keystone XL pipeline Updated: Sep-22-15 5:48 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, breaking her longstanding silence over the construction of a project assailed by environmentalists as a threat to the planet's climate.
- The Latest: Pope Francis settles in for first night in US Updated: Sep-22-15 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest developments in Pope Francis' visit to the United States. All times local:
- Survey: 1 in 4 college women report unwanted sexual contact Updated: Sep-21-15 4:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Nearly a quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college, according to a report released Monday.
- Catholic lawmakers thrilled by upcoming visit of Francis Updated: Sep-21-15 4:23 am
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner has been trying for 20 years to get a pope to come talk to Congress, and now it's finally happening.
- Obama: Women made civil rights movement happen Updated: Sep-20-15 10:54 am
WASHINGTON - To President Barack Obama, women of the civil rights movement were "the thinkers and the doers" whose toil and sacrifice benefited everyone in the country.
- Poll: Feud between Cuomo and de Blasio hurting the state Updated: Sep-17-15 10:00 pm
ALBANY, New York - Voters say an ongoing feud between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is hurting the state, according to a survey released Thursday.
- Ohio State announce series of anti-sexual assault efforts Updated: Sep-17-15 7:55 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University freshmen will undergo mandatory sexual violence awareness training beginning next year under one of several initiatives the university announced Thursday aimed at reducing sexual assaults on campus.
- In key 2016 states, Biden hears chants of 'Joe, Joe, Joe' Updated: Sep-17-15 7:12 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In any other year, a pair of speeches by Vice President Joe Biden on transportation and sexual assault would raise few eyebrows in the political world. This isn't any other year.
- White House looks to find 'lasting value' in pope's visit Updated: Sep-17-15 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is determined to find ways to draw "lasting value" from the visit of Pope Francis to Washington next week on shared goals such as tackling climate change and economic inequality, White House aides said Thursday. But they also acknowledged that the pope speaks his mind and could well say things that don't jibe with Obama administration policies.