- Republicans beginning to make peace with Trump as nominee Updated: Apr-29-16 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON - They thought it was impossible. Some still fear it. Others can barely believe it. But leading Republicans are beginning to accept the idea that Donald Trump will be their party's presidential nominee.
- Dominion makes case for moving forward on nuclear Updated: Apr-29-16 5:33 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Dominion Virginia Power is defending its heavy spending on a potential new nuclear power plant, one the company may not actually build and could cost more than $19 billion to complete.
- Utah officials send letter to Obama opposing new monument Updated: Apr-29-16 5:22 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah officials who fear President Barack Obama may be poised to declare a new national monument in the state are once again telling the president they oppose the idea.
- White House 2016: Clinton gears up for Trump in fall race Updated: Apr-29-16 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Waves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. And an army of lawyers is scrutinizing more than two dozen possible vice presidential picks.
- USDA offers urban farmers an online toolkit Updated: Apr-29-16 2:33 pm
BALTIMORE - The U.S. Agriculture Department is offering urban farmers some help in growing and marketing their produce.
- After 2012 stunner, ex-con makes another White House run Updated: Apr-29-16 2:25 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - When Hillary Clinton tries to vanquish Bernie Sanders in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary next month, she will also have to watch out for Keith Judd.
- Stutzman, Young near end of biting GOP Senate campaign Updated: Apr-29-16 2:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The farmer versus the U.S. Marine - those are the wholesome self-portraits the two candidates seeking Indiana's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate have tried their best to paint for voters ahead of Tuesday's primary election.
- At the Vatican, Biden seeks common cause with pope on cancer Updated: Apr-29-16 1:55 pm
VATICAN CITY - Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research.
- Colorado's Jon Keyser makes state GOP US Senate primary Updated: Apr-29-16 1:32 pm
DENVER - Colorado Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Jon Keyser will appear on his party's primary after all, a Denver judge ruled Friday.
- Cuba finds it hard to dampen afterglow of Obama visit Updated: Apr-29-16 9:26 am
HAVANA - Thursday morning was looking bad for Lazaro Martinez, who makes his living playing trombone for tourists on the Malecon, the sweeping boulevard overlooking the jewel-clear Florida Straits.
- Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith join Obama youth initiative Updated: Apr-29-16 8:12 am
LOS ANGELES - Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are adding their star power to President Barack Obama's initiative to boost opportunities for vulnerable young Americans.
- Durbin seeks national park status for Cahokia Mounds Updated: Apr-28-16 10:47 pm
COLLINSVILLE, Illinois - An ongoing effort to get an ancient southwestern Illinois historical site designated as a national park is getting a boost from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.
- Flint residents tell civil rights panel of fear, distrust Updated: Apr-28-16 9:05 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Half a century after a civil rights panel investigated Flint's segregated housing, the commission held its first hearing Thursday into whether city residents again faced discrimination or racial bias - this time related to the city's crisis over lead-tainted drinking water.
- Psychologists call suspect in clinic shooting delusional Updated: Apr-28-16 8:39 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - A man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic has a delusional disorder that has caused him to believe for decades that the FBI is persecuting him and that President Barack Obama is the Antichrist, two forensic psychologists testified Thursday.
- Senate confirms Obama's pick to be ambassador to Mexico Updated: Apr-28-16 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, clearing the way for the first woman to hold what is considered to be one of the country's most important diplomatic posts.
- Obama: US can meet goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees Updated: Apr-28-16 8:04 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. can meet his goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees by Sept. 30, the end of the federal budget year.
- Rutgers reporter asks Obama for interview - and gets it Updated: Apr-28-16 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON - A college reporter spending time at the White House has landed what many beat reporters long for: an interview with President Barack Obama.
- Burr already scuttling new Obama court nomination Updated: Apr-28-16 7:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - President Barack Obama's latest pick Thursday to fill a longstanding vacancy in eastern North Carolina's federal courts already appears scuttled by Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who blames the president for not acting in good faith.
- The Latest: Competency hearing ends for day without ruling Updated: Apr-28-16 7:18 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The latest on a mental competency hearing for a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic: (All times local)
- Former defense secretaries push for trade pact Updated: Apr-28-16 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Eight former secretaries of defense are pushing congressional leaders to back one of President Barack Obama's top priorities and pass a free trade agreement they say is fundamental to national security.
- UNLV law professor nominated for federal judge in Nevada Updated: Apr-28-16 6:02 pm
LAS VEGAS - A University of Nevada, Las Vegas, law professor has been nominated by President Barack Obama for a judgeship on the U.S. District Court in Nevada.
- Obamas, Bidens to kick off USO comedy show next week Updated: Apr-28-16 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are joining their wives next week for a USO comedy show in observance of Military Appreciation Month.
- Biden presses Iraq to not let political chaos upend gains Updated: Apr-28-16 5:39 pm
BAGHDAD - Vice President Joe Biden pressed Iraq on Thursday not to let its crippling political crisis upend hard-fought gains against the Islamic State group as he returned to the country that's come to symbolize America's relentless struggles in the Middle East.
- GOP senator blocks vote on Army secretary over Guantanamo Updated: Apr-28-16 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON - The nomination of President Barack Obama's choice to serve as Army secretary remains blocked by a Kansas senator over administration efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer detainees to the U.S.
- The Latest: Biden leaves Iraq, next stop Rome Updated: Apr-28-16 5:35 pm
BAGHDAD - The Latest on Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Iraq (all times local):