- AP FACT CHECK: Bringing coal jobs back to Appalachia Updated: May-05-16 6:30 am
DALLAS - Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer.
- Senate Dems field large roster of women in the Year of Trump Updated: May-05-16 3:46 am
WASHINGTON - If 2016 has been the Year of Trump in politics, it may also end up being a new Year of the Woman, if Democrats get their way. And that won't be a coincidence.
- How Trump broke the rules of modern politics, and won anyway Updated: May-05-16 3:37 am
WASHINGTON - Polling? Who needs to do that? Fundraising? Can't be bothered. Parse your words? Fuhgetabout it.
- LePage mulls Senate run if not selected by Trump Updated: May-05-16 1:37 am
LEWISTON, Maine - Maine's governor says he hopes Donald Trump picks him to be part of his administration if the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is elected. If not, Gov. Paul LePage says he has other plans.
- Gov. Sandoval plans to vote for Trump after Kasich drops out Updated: May-05-16 12:01 am
LAS VEGAS - Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday he plans to vote for Donald Trump after Ohio Gov. John Kasich, his preferred candidate, became the final Trump challenger to drop out of the Republican presidential primary.
- Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotry Updated: May-04-16 10:39 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to fight bigotry and to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy.
- Wisconsin Senate leader calls for uniting behind Trump Updated: May-04-16 8:53 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin state Senate's top Republican called Wednesday for the party to back Donald Trump, saying nothing is going to stop him from being the GOP presidential nominee and he could generate conservative turnout in November that could boost down-ticket Republicans.
- Florida Gov. Scott supports Trump, but won't run with him Updated: May-04-16 8:37 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is a big supporter of likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but he says he's not going to join him on the ticket.
- The Latest: Sen. McConnell calls on Trump to unite party Updated: May-04-16 8:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):
- Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP Updated: May-04-16 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party's presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall battle with Hillary Clinton. Some reluctant Republicans began to rally around Trump, but others agonized over their party's future.
- GOP's Hoeven, Dalrymple mum on presidential endorsement Updated: May-04-16 7:04 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Republican U.S. Sen. John Hoeven and GOP Gov. Jack Dalrymple say they are not endorsing a candidate for president, even though Donald Trump is now the party's presumptive nominee.
- Utah governor unsure if he'll support Donald Trump Updated: May-04-16 7:03 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is unsure if he'll support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
- SC's Gov. Haley 'not interested' in vice presidential slot Updated: May-04-16 6:16 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley says she's "not interested" in serving as a vice presidential nominee.
- Top Kansas Republicans say they'll back Trump; some won't Updated: May-04-16 6:06 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Top Republicans in Kansas reiterated their promises Wednesday to support Donald Trump as the party's presidential candidate, and the state GOP's chairman predicted that opponents of the brash billionaire will "come home" in November.
- Massachusetts GOP governor says he won't vote for Trump Updated: May-04-16 5:23 pm
BOSTON - With Donald Trump now his party's presumptive nominee, Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker suggested Wednesday that he might not even cast a vote for president in November.
- New Mexico governor stays mum as Trump advances Updated: May-04-16 5:09 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is declining to say whether she will vote for Donald Trump now that he is the presumptive Republican nominee for president.
- Trump at top of ticket is wild card in Indiana Senate race Updated: May-04-16 4:47 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The race to be Indiana's next U.S. senator would appear to be Rep. Todd Young's to lose after his resounding victory in the Republican primary Tuesday, but the outcome of his faceoff with Democrat Baron Hill in November is no forgone conclusion.
- Oscar De La Hoya hits Trump where it hurts, says he cheats Updated: May-04-16 4:15 pm
LAS VEGAS - Of all the things Donald Trump has been called on the campaign trail, this one might sting the most: golf cheat.
- Lott: Trump 'sucked all the oxygen' out of GOP opponents Updated: May-04-16 4:11 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott says he will vote for Donald Trump for president, though he acknowledges he didn't expect the New York businessman to win the Republican nomination.
- Hillicans? As Trump wins, Clinton explores how to woo GOPers Updated: May-04-16 3:50 pm
ATHENS, Ohio - With Donald Trump's remaining rivals bowing out of the race, clearing his path to the nomination, Hillary Clinton is looking for ways to woo Republicans turned off by the brash billionaire.
- Ex-candidate for NY governor survives school board challenge Updated: May-04-16 3:43 pm
BUFFALO, New York - A wealthy developer and Trump campaign co-chair in New York has been re-elected to a school board by narrowly defeating his 18-year-old student challenger.
- Republican race all but decided ahead of Washington primary Updated: May-04-16 3:33 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state's primary later this month packs less of a punch with Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropping out of the Republican presidential contest.
- Change is in the works for Humana ACA exchange participation Updated: May-04-16 3:18 pm
Humana became the latest health insurer to serve notice that it might leave some Affordable Care Act exchanges next year, creating more uncertainty for customers ahead of this fall's enrollment window and presidential campaign, during which the law is sure to remain a hot debate topic.
- The governor's good day: A new dog and a legal victory Updated: May-04-16 3:14 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - For Republican Gov. Paul LePage, the good days have been few and far between in recent weeks.
- Rolling Stones ask Trump to stop playing their songs Updated: May-04-16 2:46 pm
The Rolling Stones have asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events.