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Stories with person: Richard Nixon
  • Exit of California Senate candidate could help ailing GOP 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 8:05 pm

    LOS ANGELES - The sudden withdrawal of one of the Republican candidates in California's U.S. Senate race could help a party that's been battered in recent statewide elections, although Democrats remain favorites to hold the seat now occupied by Sen. Barbara Boxer.

  • New Hampshire voters take to polls in 1st-in-nation primary story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 1:41 pm

    New Hampshire hosts the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, featuring candidates for the Republican and Democratic nomination. Of the state's 1.33 million residents, more than 870,000 residents are registered to vote. Polls started opening at 7 a.m., except for a handful of communities that begin voting just after midnight. In Dixville Notch, voters in that tiny town gave Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich two votes, Republican Donald Trump got two and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won four votes for his Democratic bid.

  • Former Kentucky Senator Marlow Cook dies at 89 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 2:55 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Former Kentucky Sen. Marlow Cook, who served in Washington during Richard Nixon's presidency, has died. He was 89.

  • Building that once housed hotel on road to restoration 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 8:32 am

    EVANSVILLE, Indiana - Restoration of the former McCurdy Hotel is well underway, and the Kunkel Group expects to have apartments ready for lease by mid-2016.

  • Larger-than-life Nashville politician Hooker dead at 85 
    Updated: Jan-24-16 12:37 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A family friend said larger-than-life Nashville political figure John Jay Hooker Jr., who spent his last days fighting to make physician-assisted suicide legal in Tennessee, died on Sunday at 85.

  • 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.

  • Maine governor calls failed impeachment effort 'foolishness' story has photos
    Updated: Jan-14-16 4:37 pm

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Critics of Maine Gov. Paul LePage failed to muster support for a vote Thursday on an independent investigation that could have led to impeachment for alleged abuse of power.

  • Patty Hearst prosecutor James Browning dies at 83 in Arizona 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 5:48 pm

    PHOENIX - The lead prosecutor in the case that sent newspaper heiress Patty Hearst to jail in what was then one of the most sensational trials in U.S. history has died in Arizona. He was 83.

  • Questions and answers about the State of the Union address story has photos
    Updated: Jan-12-16 3:28 am

    WASHINGTON - Since the tradition of a State of the Union address began in the late 18th century, only a few presidents have not delivered their final speech in person.