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  • new storyConnecticut's 2016 Senate race a quieter contest than past 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 12:58 pm

    STAMFORD, Connecticut - A one-time Olympian and political newcomer is the only Republican candidate so far to officially jump into Connecticut's 2016 Senate race, foreshadowing what could be a much different election from a recent string of highly contentious contests that attracted big money and national attention.

  • Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 11:40 am

    WASHINGTON - Ahead of a historic trip to the Arctic, President Barack Obama erased a former Republican president's name from North America's tallest peak in a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. More contentious matters concerning climate change and Arctic drilling awaited.

  • White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 8:56 am

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

  • Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 12:34 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.

  • White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 10:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

  • Mixed bag in Texas' court challenges of Obama's EPA 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 5:25 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Nearly two dozen Texas challenges against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the current administration have yielded a mixed bag.

  • Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice story has photos
    Updated: Aug-30-15 3:02 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.

  • Alaska governor to fly with President Obama to Alaska 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 4:47 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker will fly to Alaska with President Barack Obama on Monday.

  • GOP Senate candidates slam Obama, "Washington Republicans" 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 2:01 pm

    TAMPA, Florida - They railed against the Obama administration's foreign policy. They scolded "Washington Republicans." And they decried the $18 trillion national debt and the dysfunction of a Congress that cannot get anything done.

  • In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 1:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.

  • Illinois' Durbin gets a shot at political redemption story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 9:53 am

    WASHINGTON - For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois: a chance at political redemption.

  • Experts say tough talk on China overlooks economic realities 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 3:17 am

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation.

  • Federal power, spending focus of Rand Paul rally in Cheyenne 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:56 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The federal government needs to do away with warrantless domestic wiretapping in pursuit of terrorism, Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said at a campaign rally Friday.

  • Dem chairwoman calls on GOP lawmaker to resign over EPA fine 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:50 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Mancini on Friday called on Republican state Rep. Andy Holt to resign over alleged environmental violations at his northwestern Tennessee hog farm.

  • After TV slaying, reporter's dad finds voice on gun control story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:30 pm

    COLLINSVILLE, Virginia - Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he briefly mentioned the issue as he eulogized Alison. By Friday, he was pledging a full-scale fight for tougher gun laws on national TV.

  • George W. Bush visits disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:18 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago.

  • 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.

  • AP National News Calendar 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:47 pm

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of August 30 - September 5. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.

  • The Latest: Sanders says party needs huge voter turnout story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:39 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - Here are the latest developments Friday from the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, where four Democratic presidential candidates are addressing the party.

  • Vote tally in favor of Iran deal climbs to 30 in Senate 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware on Friday became the 30th senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum for the White House-backed agreement grows.

  • 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.

  • O'Malley makes presidential campaign stop in Tennessee 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:53 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley knows he needs to make a big splash in early presidential contests like Iowa and New Hampshire, but he said he's already looking ahead to the next group of primary states like Tennessee in his bid for the Democratic nomination.

  • US national security adviser in China ahead of Xi's US trip story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:53 am

    BEIJING - The U.S. national security adviser met with President Xi Jinping on Friday amid final preparations for the Chinese leader's visit to Washington next month, with both sides expressing optimism despite their differences.

  • Candidates looking to replace Schock meet for another debate 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:08 pm

    WASHINGTON, Illinois - The two candidates seeking Illinois' 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Aaron Schock for the most part reiterated their positions on the economy Thursday during a second debate in as many days.

  • Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:01 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.