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  • Biden seeks input for cancer 'moonshot' at Duke University 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 7:25 pm

    DURHAM, North Carolina - With an ambitious funding request pending before Congress, Vice President Joe Biden sought Wednesday to fill out the White House's cancer "moonshot" with input from doctors and researchers at a hub for medical innovation.

  • Vice President Biden to visit Durham on anti-cancer efforts 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 12:18 pm

    DURHAM, North Carolina - Vice President Joe Biden plans to travel to North Carolina next week to discuss the Obama administration's new initiative to accelerate efforts to cure cancer.

  • Supporters of aid family leave bill sense window this year story has photos
    Updated: Feb-02-16 10:43 pm

    ALBANY, New York - The state Assembly again voted on Tuesday to allow workers to take paid time off to care for a new child or a sick loved one.

  • High hopes, wide gulf as Obama, GOP look for common ground story has photos
    Updated: Feb-02-16 6:23 pm

    WASHINGTON - Can President Barack Obama and Republicans put aside years of ill will to secure a few big breakthroughs in Obama's final year? Don't get your hopes up.

  • The Latest: Trump campaign says rally raised $6 million 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 11:47 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The Latest on developments from the 2016 Republican race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses (all times local):

  • Biden on GOP White House race: It's a 'gift from the Lord' 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 6:48 pm

    BALTIMORE - Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday likened the Republican presidential race to a "gift from the Lord" for Democrats trying to win control of the House and Senate.

  • House Dems, who delivered for Obama, now diminished minority story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 3:17 pm

    BALTIMORE - House Democrats clawed their way into power and delivered a burst of historic legislation for President Barack Obama after he took office seven years ago. Now, in his final year, Obama is leaving them greatly diminished and confronting questions about whether their next generation of leaders can lead them back into the majority.

  • Turkish prosecutor seeks life term for 2 jailed journalists 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 9:18 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish prosecutors are seeking life prison terms for two prominent journalists who have been jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged government arms smuggling to Syrian rebels, their newspaper said Wednesday amid growing concern for media freedom in Turkey.

  • Biden: More support needed to repel IS from Turkish border story has photos
    Updated: Jan-23-16 1:07 pm

    ISTANBUL - Turkey and the United States agree on the need to ramp up support for Sunni Arab forces in Syria to cut off the Islamic State group's access to the Turkish border and to prevent future terror attacks, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday.

  • Biden calls on Turkey to protect freedom of expression 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 11:47 am

    ISTANBUL - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday called on Turkey to protect freedom of expression at a time when social media websites are routinely shut down and hundreds of academics are facing legal proceedings over remarks criticizing security operations against Kurdish militants in the southeast.  

  • Iraqi PM wants Turkey to pull out troops story has photos
    Updated: Jan-22-16 10:23 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - Iraq's prime minister appealed Friday to Turkey to pull its troops out of Iraqi territory and instead provide training and equipment to fight the Islamic State group, which he and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted is losing ground.

  • US urges Afghanistan-Pakistan on Afghan peace process 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 9:22 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - The United States on Thursday urged the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan to support a credible peace process with the Afghan Taliban.

  • Raimondo cancels Davos trip ahead of snowstorm 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 6:56 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Gina Raimondo has canceled her trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to prepare for a snowstorm that could hit New England this weekend.

  • Biden wisecracks at Davos, then warns of digital age threats 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 4:11 pm

    DAVOS, Switzerland - Ever the jokester, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden ribbed his boss Wednesday at the World Economic Forum before getting serious to chide tax-dodgers and warn about the possible dangers that the digital revolution and growing automation could pose to jobs.

  • AP Interview: Iran's top diplomat decries US 'coercion' story has photos
    Updated: Jan-20-16 10:07 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - New U.S. sanctions over Iran's ballistic missile testing are an example of an American "addiction to coercion" despite improved relations and a historic nuclear deal, Iran's foreign minister said in an interview Wednesday.

  • AP Interview: Davos chief says Europe, oil among worries 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 7:26 am

    DAVOS, Switzerland - As leaders from the world of politics and business arrive Tuesday in droves for the start of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the event's founder is in somber mood.

  • Biden thanks Swiss president for support on Iran 
    Updated: Jan-18-16 4:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden has thanked Switzerland's president for his country's role in tense negotiations over the fate of Americans held in Iran.

  • Launching cancer moonshot, Biden says politics impeding cure story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-15-16 11:12 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Vice President Joe Biden launched a "moonshot" initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to break down barriers in the medical world he says are holding back progress on eradicating the dreaded disease.

  • Venezuela president gets rare live TV criticism story has photos
    Updated: Jan-15-16 10:44 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - In a stunning display of Venezuela's tense new political order, President Nicolas Maduro suffered through a long scolding from the head of the country's new opposition Congress Friday after presenting his state of the nation address.

  • Uncertainty in Guatemala as new president takes office story has photos
    Updated: Jan-14-16 10:29 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - TV comic and political neophyte Jimmy Morales was sworn in as Guatemala's president on Thursday amid uncertainty over how he plans to run the Central American nation beset by entrenched poverty, rampant corruption and violent criminal gangs.

  • Cancer 'moonshot' aims to speed fight against No. 2 killer story has photos
    Updated: Jan-14-16 7:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - Harking back to America's triumphant race into space, the Obama administration is launching what it calls a "moonshot" effort to cure cancer.

  • The Latest: Iran state TV broadcasts US sailors 'apology' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-13-16 4:05 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - The latest developments following the release of 10 U.S. Navy sailors detained by Iran after entering its territorial waters (All times local).

  • Obama greets Jordan's king as planes wait on tarmac story has photos
    Updated: Jan-13-16 1:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Jordan's King Abdullah II have met informally at Andrews Air Force Base.

  • World Economic Forum revokes invite to North Korea for Davos story has photos
    Updated: Jan-13-16 7:29 am

    GENEVA - Organizers of the World Economic Forum in Davos say they have revoked an invitation to a delegation from North Korea, in what appears to be an international rebuke over the secretive Communist country's nuclear test this month.

  • Obama summons Americans to compromise and change story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-13-16 3:43 am

    WASHINGTON - With Americans soon to begin choosing his successor, President Barack Obama is casting his seven divisive years as a time of positive change, implicitly asking voters to replace him with a Democrat who would continue his hard-won policies on health care, climate change and Iran.