Political

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leaders will use a must-pass highway bill to start another fight over the president's health care law. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to introduce an amendment to the transportation bill to fully repeal "Obamacare." McConnell's...
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a U.S. airstrike has killed a senior Al-Qaida operational commander in eastern Afghanistan. He said in a statement Friday that the airstrike killed Abu Khalil Al-Sudani on July 11. Carter called Al-Sudani a senior shura...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — They have been holding mock debates, hunkering down with advisers and finessing policy answers. But the most pressing concern for many Republican presidential contenders as they prepare for the first debate of the 2016 primary season is one man: Donald Trump...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh from a spirited defense of the Iranian nuclear deal on Capitol Hill, Secretary of State John Kerry is selling the accord to top U.S. foreign policy leaders while telling lawmakers that if they don't back the deal, Washington will have "squandered the best...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials. In private meetings on...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — They have been holding mock debates, hunkering down with advisers and finessing policy answers. But the most pressing concern for many Republican presidential contenders as they prepare for the first debate of the 2016 primary season is one man: Donald Trump...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the issue that has left him "the most stymied" is the debate over gun control. Obama tells the BBC he is "frustrated" that the U.S. does not have "commonsense gun safety laws, even in the face of repeated mass killings." Obama says...
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton praised South Carolina leaders for removing the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds but said the country must "dig deeper" against racial injustice. "America's long struggle with racism is far from finished," she said at a...
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton praised South Carolina leaders for removing the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds but said the country must "dig deeper" against racial injustice. "America's long struggle with racism is far from finished," she said at a...
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — State-run radio is reporting that Mozambique's president travelled to the northwest of...
CHICAGO (AP) — Farm Aid will have a 30th-anniversary concert featuring Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young...
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — The mayor of Quincy says cleanup from strong storms earlier this month will top hundreds of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival has announced a star-studded lineup for its 40th annual...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Obama administration wants to expand the Pell grant...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the Obama administration wants to expand the Pell grant...