- Obama focusing on condolences, not gun laws, in Oregon visit Updated: Oct-09-15 3:51 pm
ROSEBURG, Oregon - President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon, muting his message about the need for new laws to stem gun violence as he visits an area where firearms are popular.
- The Republicans' Mr. Congeniality drops out of speaker race Updated: Oct-08-15 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Mainstream lawmakers saw Kevin McCarthy as an honest broker in ragged times. Those farther on the right worried that, as House speaker, he might obstruct their obstructionism.
- The Latest: Boehner to stay until House votes to replace him Updated: Oct-08-15 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest on the chaos among House Republicans after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew his candidacy for speaker (all times local):
- Aid group seeks fact-finding mission over Kunduz strike Updated: Oct-07-15 6:51 pm
GENEVA - Doctors Without Borders called Wednesday for an independent fact-finding mission to investigate a U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.
- 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.
- Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan clinic Updated: Oct-07-15 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama apologized to Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday for the American air attack that killed at least 22 people at its hospital in Afghanistan, and said the U.S. would examine military procedures to look for better ways to prevent such incidents.
- As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise Updated: Oct-07-15 10:12 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."
- Obama begins selling trade agreement to Congress, public Updated: Oct-06-15 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Negotiations over the complex trade deal took more than five years. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama began what may be a similarly difficult task - selling the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress and the American public.
- European data sharing pact with US ruled invalid Updated: Oct-06-15 2:29 pm
LUXEMBOURG - Facebook and thousands of other companies could find it vastly more complicated to do business in Europe after a court ruled that personal data sent to U.S. servers is potentially unsafe from government spying.
- AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT Updated: Oct-01-15 11:00 pm
Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college before dying in shootout; at least 9 dead
- EPA sets new ozone standard, disappointing all sides Updated: Oct-01-15 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy.
- In year of diplomatic triumphs, Obama still dogged by Syria Updated: Sep-29-15 4:35 pm
NEW YORK - In a year of diplomatic breakthroughs, President Barack Obama can't escape the shadow of Syria's intractable crisis.
- Putin's adviser: Obama asked for meeting with Putin Updated: Sep-25-15 10:44 am
MOSCOW - A foreign affairs adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin says it was U.S. President Barack Obama who wanted to meet with Putin, not the other way around.
- 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:
- Frenemies: Tense undercurrents for US-China state dinner Updated: Sep-22-15 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON - It's never good when tension is on the dinner menu.
- With Walker out of 2016 race, Obama loses a favorite foe Updated: Sep-22-15 10:53 am
WASHINGTON - With Scott Walker out of the White House race, President Barack Obama is losing a favorite political foe.
- For 7 years, VW software thwarted pollution regulations Updated: Sep-21-15 7:53 pm
DETROIT - Volkswagen became the world's top-selling carmaker trumpeting the environmental friendliness, fuel efficiency and high performance of diesel-powered vehicles that met America's tough Clean Air laws.
- Border Patrol: Family, kid arrests at border soar 52 percent Updated: Sep-21-15 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Border Patrol arrested nearly 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children and families caught illegally crossing the border with Mexico in August, a 52 percent jump from August 2014, according to statistics published by the agency Monday afternoon.
- UN agency: Iran's role in nuclear probe meets standards Updated: Sep-21-15 1:50 pm
VIENNA - The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged Monday that samples used to determine whether Iran tried to develop a nuclear weapon were collected by the Iranians instead of agency experts, but insisted the probe stands up to strict agency standards.
- Pope, China leader visits test Obama's social secretary Updated: Sep-20-15 8:59 am
WASHINGTON - The diplomatic double whammy of back-to-back visits by Pope Francis and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) is creating some pressure-filled days for Deesha Dyer.
- White House faults Republican Party for not rebuking Trump Updated: Sep-18-15 1:46 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House is criticizing the GOP and its presidential candidates for failing to rebuke Donald Trump's comments about immigrants and minorities.
- 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.
- House panel votes to make $412B in tax breaks permanent Updated: Sep-17-15 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON - House Republicans advanced legislation Thursday to make permanent a series of temporary tax breaks for restaurants, multinational corporations and other businesses.
- House panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports Updated: Sep-17-15 2:32 pm
WASHINGTON - A key House committee endorsed a bill Thursday to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports, setting up a likely vote by the full House on a bill President Barack Obama opposes.
- The Latest: Muslim student with clock plans transfer Updated: Sep-16-15 8:13 pm
IRVING, Texas - The latest on the Muslim teenager who was questioned by police after officials at his North Texas high school thought his homemade clock looked like a bomb (all times local):