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  • Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

    Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:31:49 GMT
    Pakistan's parliament has convened over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remain camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding the resignation of...More >>
    Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime...More >>
  • Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician

    Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 07:31:43 GMT
    Tunisian authorities say a parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by masked men in Kasserine, a city near the Algerian border.More >>
    A secular Tunisian parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by six masked gunmen who surrounded his home early Tuesday in a city near the Algerian border, the Interior Ministry said.More >>
  • Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

    Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:51:23 GMT
    The king of Lesotho must fill a power vacuum after the military's actions over the weekend caused the prime minister of the mountainous African country to flee.More >>
    Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the...More >>
  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:03:45 GMT
    President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the...More >>
    President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for...More >>
  • Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests

    Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:31:14 GMT
    Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime...More >>
    Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign.More >>
  • 2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

    2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:22:28 GMT
    The finish line in November's mid-term elections is just the start of the next race for the White House.More >>
    One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House.More >>
  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:13:40 GMT
    Call it the election of contradictions.More >>
    A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path...More >>
  • Anti-euro party's success poses dilemma for Merkel

    Anti-euro party's success poses dilemma for Merkel

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:30:52 GMT
    A top aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel is downplaying a new anti-euro party's strong showing in a state election, arguing that it's too early to say its long-term success is assured.More >>
    The success of a new anti-euro party in a German state election intensifies a dilemma for Chancellor Angela Merkel: how to handle a rival whose rise could make it more difficult for her party to form coalition governments...More >>
  • Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

    Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-09-01 07:41:13 GMT
    President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.More >>
    President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.More >>
  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

    Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:10:16 GMT
    An Islamist-allied militia group says it has "secured" a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting.More >>
    An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the...More >>
  • Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital

    Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:01:44 GMT
    Pakistani police are clashing with scattered pockets of anti-government protesters trying to advance on the prime minister's residence after a night of violence that saw hundreds wounded and the first death in...More >>
    Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime minister against further use of force in the crisis...More >>
  • German anti-euro party enters 1st state assembly

    German anti-euro party enters 1st state assembly

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:51:20 GMT
    A party that wants to ditch the euro currency in its current form was elected to one of Germany's state assemblies for the first time Sunday.More >>
    A party that wants to ditch the euro currency in its current form was elected to one of Germany's state assemblies for the first time Sunday.More >>
  • Lesotho prime minister in S. Africa for safety

    Lesotho prime minister in S. Africa for safety

    Sunday, August 31 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:50:58 GMT
    A Lesotho official says the prime minister is in South Africa and will meet with the president of South Africa to discuss recent unrest in the mountainous kingdom.More >>
    Lesotho's prime minister fled to South Africa in fear for his safety and will now meet with leaders of the region there to seek peace, he said Sunday.More >>
  • China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

    China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-31 15:33:44 GMT
    China's legislature has ruled out open nominations in elections for Hong Kong's leader.More >>
    China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub...More >>
  • Obama's visit comes amid tight governor's race

    Obama's visit comes amid tight governor's race

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-31 15:11:31 GMT
    The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers' rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive...More >>
    The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers' rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive protests in...More >>
  • GOP Sen. McConnell's campaign manager resigns

    GOP Sen. McConnell's campaign manager resigns

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:40:49 GMT
    Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager is resigning as a result of a scandal involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012.More >>
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn't want to become a...More >>
  • Pakistan protesters march on PM's residence

    Pakistan protesters march on PM's residence

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:30:40 GMT
    Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters as they tried to march toward the prime minister's home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering...More >>
    Hundreds of people were injured as Pakistani police battled throngs of protesters demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with tear gas, batons and rubber bullets outside the prime minister's official...More >>
  • In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

    In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:51:11 GMT
    Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016.More >>
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is...More >>
  • Silva surges ahead of Brazil's presidential vote

    Silva surges ahead of Brazil's presidential vote

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:00:43 GMT
    Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two...More >>
    Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad...More >>
  • Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

    Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-08-30 15:10:34 GMT
    A security guard in the capital of Lesotho says the military has occupied police stations there and are moving to other districts.More >>
    Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country's prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an army spokesman said...More >>
  • Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

    Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-08-30 07:31:06 GMT
    Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American...More >>
    Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical...More >>
  • BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

    BRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:19:46 GMT
    Brazil's government says the country's gross domestic product contracted 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, sending the country's economy into a recession.More >>
    Brazil's economy, once an emerging-market darling, fell into recession, according to government data released Friday, as millions of new middle class citizens tightened their belts and further dampened a credit-driven...More >>
  • Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

    Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:09:41 GMT
    Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American...More >>
    Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical...More >>
  • Obama immigration delay a pre-election curveball

    Obama immigration delay a pre-election curveball

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:50:07 GMT
    President Barack Obama's potential delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.More >>
    President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.More >>
  • Perry, Paul bash Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria

    Perry, Paul bash Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:50:02 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is accusing the president of "dithering and debating" in his response to the violent militant group attacking cities in Iraq.More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky pounced Friday on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq - but other...More >>
  • No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

    No place like home: Senate foes raise questions

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:41:06 GMT
    Looking for advantages as they battle for Senate control, Republicans and Democrats alike are raising questions about where various senators and candidates say they live.More >>
    Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.More >>
  • Farm worker faces No. 2 Republican for House seat

    Farm worker faces No. 2 Republican for House seat

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:32:06 GMT
    Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"More >>
    Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"More >>
  • Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry

    Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:00:20 GMT
    She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe,...More >>
    She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is...More >>
  • Pakistani premier denies asking army to mediate

    Pakistani premier denies asking army to mediate

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:40:03 GMT
    Pakistan's prime minister has denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped outside parliament in Islamabad for two weeks, demanding his...More >>
    Pakistan's prime minister on Friday denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped for two weeks outside parliament in the capital, Islamabad, demanding...More >>
  • Libyan interim government submits resignation

    Libyan interim government submits resignation

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:31:15 GMT
    The Islamist militia in control of Libya's capital, Tripoli, says it agrees with a U.N. call for a cease-fire in this North African country but vows to resist any foreign interference in Libyan affairs.More >>
    Libya's interim government submitted its resignation to the newly elected parliament it said on Friday, raising the possibility that a more inclusive government will be formed, while militias in the capital accepted a...More >>
  • Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

    Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 07:32:55 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says the fatal shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in his racially divided community.More >>
    Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of...More >>
  • Pakistan army to mediate between PM, protesters

    Pakistan army to mediate between PM, protesters

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:33:45 GMT
    A fiery Pakistani cleric who has been leading a mass rally outside parliament demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation says he has "shut the door" on further talks with the government.More >>
    Pakistan's powerful military returned to the political arena on Thursday, agreeing to mediate between the government and protesters who have camped out in the capital for two weeks demanding the resignation of Prime...More >>
  • No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge

    No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:50:43 GMT
    Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"More >>
    Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"More >>
  • Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president

    Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:49:46 GMT
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to take the oath of office as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.More >>
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan took the oath office as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years, and promptly...More >>
  • UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

    UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:19:33 GMT
    The United Nations representative for Afghanistan says an audit of the country's presidential election should be completed around Sept. 10 and that the inauguration could happen after that.More >>
    A massive audit of Afghanistan's disputed presidential election won't be done until around Sept. 10, the U.N. said Thursday, quashing hopes the new president would be determined before an upcoming NATO summit.More >>
  • EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

    EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:28:58 GMT
    Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics.More >>
    Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics.More >>
  • Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

    Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:20:30 GMT
    If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov....More >>
    If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott...More >>
  • Super PAC changes anti-Shaheen ads after complaint

    Super PAC changes anti-Shaheen ads after complaint

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:28:45 GMT
    A super PAC's negative ads against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen were pulled off the air Wednesday after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot.More >>
    A conservative super PAC was forced Wednesday to edit a negative ad against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot with the broadcaster.More >>
  • Perry says GOP Congress is key to solving problems

    Perry says GOP Congress is key to solving problems

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:28:32 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is telling the South Carolina GOP that it's important for Republicans to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it's important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.More >>
  • Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in GOP caucuses case

    Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in GOP caucuses case

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:38:59 GMT
    A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican presidential candidate to another before the 2012 caucus.More >>
    A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican candidate for president to another before the 2012 caucuses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.More >>
  • Texas' Wendy Davis escalates push for female votes

    Texas' Wendy Davis escalates push for female votes

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:38:31 GMT
    Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in the Texas governor's race.More >>
    With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling...More >>
  • US commander: Afghans face Taliban test in 2015

    US commander: Afghans face Taliban test in 2015

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:50:02 GMT
    The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says the country's election stalemate has hurt progress in training the Afghan military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success...More >>
    Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said...More >>
  • Obama, Clinton to highlight DNC fundraiser

    Obama, Clinton to highlight DNC fundraiser

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:49:39 GMT
    President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be the top draws for a Democratic National Committee fundraising event in September.More >>
    President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be the top draws for a Democratic National Committee fundraising event in September.More >>
  • Afghan presidential candidates pull out of audit

    Afghan presidential candidates pull out of audit

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:49:38 GMT
    A spokesman for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he has pulled his observers from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud.More >>
    Afghanistan's troubled presidential election was rocked by more turmoil on Wednesday as both candidates vying to succeed Hamed Karzai pulled their observers out of a ballot audit meant to determine the winner of a June...More >>
  • Pakistan minister urges opposition to ease demands

    Pakistan minister urges opposition to ease demands

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:48:06 GMT
    A Cabinet minister has urged Pakistan's two key opposition figures leading mass rallies outside parliament to back off their demand for the prime minister's resignation in ongoing talks with the government.More >>
    A Cabinet minister on Wednesday urged Pakistan's two key opposition figures leading mass rallies outside parliament to back off their demand for the prime minister's resignation in ongoing talks with the government.More >>
  • Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor

    Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:30 AM EDT2014-08-27 09:30:21 GMT
    Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona, Vermont and Oklahoma. Highlights:More >>
    Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona, Vermont and Oklahoma. Highlights:More >>
  • Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

    Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 05:48:42 GMT
    The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest.More >>
    The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest.More >>
  • Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor

    Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:21:35 GMT
    Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona and Vermont. Highlights:More >>
    Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona and Vermont. Highlights:More >>
  • Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

    Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:19:34 GMT
    Voters in four states are headed to the polls for primaries and runoffs.More >>
    Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were...More >>
  • Doug Ducey wins GOP primary for Arizona governor

    Doug Ducey wins GOP primary for Arizona governor

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:49:31 GMT
    State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a...More >>
    State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state...More >>
  • Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

    Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:37:45 GMT
    Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the deadly...More >>
    Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the deadly disease into...More >>
  • Maine Governor LePage embraces candor in campaign

    Maine Governor LePage embraces candor in campaign

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:27:49 GMT
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the NAACP to "kiss my butt," calling the IRS "the new Gestapo" and saying he wouldn't be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go...More >>
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the Portland chapter of the NAACP to "kiss my butt," calling the IRS "the new Gestapo" and saying he wouldn't be afraid to tell President...More >>
  • Perry: To deter grousing, state won't pay lawyers

    Perry: To deter grousing, state won't pay lawyers

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:07:55 GMT
    Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."More >>
    Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."More >>
  • Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

    Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:50:11 GMT
    U.S. officials say Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya.More >>
    Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three...More >>
  • Afghan candidate threatens boycott of vote audit

    Afghan candidate threatens boycott of vote audit

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:18:41 GMT
    An adviser to a leading Afghan presidential contender, Abdullah Abdullah, says the candidate is threatening to boycott the country's ballot audit, which has been mired in obstacles.More >>
    One of the two men vying to become Afghanistan's next president is threatening to boycott a ballot audit from the country's disputed presidential runoff, his adviser said Tuesday, a development that could further...More >>
  • Death of opposition leader roils Botswana

    Death of opposition leader roils Botswana

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:18:23 GMT
    He was a former stalwart in Botswana's ruling party who defected to become a rising star in the political opposition ahead of elections in October. He was also a musical composer who performed with his choir in...More >>
    He was a former stalwart in Botswana's ruling party who defected to become a rising star in the political opposition ahead of elections in October. He was also a musical composer who performed with his choir in the...More >>
  • UN envoy opposes foreign intervention in Libya

    UN envoy opposes foreign intervention in Libya

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:08:38 GMT
    The newly appointed U.N. envoy to Libya said Tuesday he doesn't believe foreign intervention can halt the North African country's slide deeper into turmoil after mysterious airstrikes against Islamist...More >>
    The newly appointed U.N. envoy to Libya said Tuesday he doesn't believe foreign intervention can halt the North African country's slide deeper into turmoil after mysterious airstrikes against Islamist militias...More >>
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio boosts SC Republicans

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio boosts SC Republicans

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:27:48 GMT
    A U.S. senator from Florida pondering a GOP presidential bid says he sympathizes with hecklers demanding immigration reform during his address at a South Carolina Republican fundraiser.More >>
    Confronted several times by hecklers demanding immigration reform, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told attendees at a Republican fundraising barbecue that no country has been more generous to people from elsewhere than the United...More >>
  • Fla. primary: Ex-gov. Crist seeks job back as Dem

    Fla. primary: Ex-gov. Crist seeks job back as Dem

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:07:41 GMT
    A former Republican governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, campaigned at early voting sites and black churches on the final weekend before a state Democratic primary as he sought his old job back under a different...More >>
    A former Republican governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, campaigned at early voting sites and black churches on the final weekend before a state Democratic primary as he sought his old job back under a different party...More >>
  • Troubled Libya now faces dueling governments

    Troubled Libya now faces dueling governments

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:07:41 GMT
    Egypt's foreign minister has called for an international push to disband militias in neighboring Libya, where weeks of inter-militia fighting has wreaked havoc in the country.More >>
    Libya's past, Islamist-dominated parliament reconvened Monday and voted to disband the country's current interim government, defying voters who elected its opponents to take over amid ceaseless fighting by rival...More >>
  • Sen. Rand Paul calls Hillary Clinton a 'war hawk'

    Sen. Rand Paul calls Hillary Clinton a 'war hawk'

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:37:19 GMT
    Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton "a war hawk," Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she will get the U.S. involved in another Mideast war.More >>
    Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton "a war hawk," Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she will get the U.S. involved in another Mideast war.More >>
  • Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

    Ukrainian president dissolves parliament

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:47:22 GMT
    Russia has announced plans to send a second aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine, where months of fighting have left many residential buildings in ruins.More >>
    Ukraine's president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions.More >>
  • NC senator braces for Obama's visit to her state

    NC senator braces for Obama's visit to her state

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:39:37 GMT
    President Barack Obama's visit to the American Legion this week is posing an uncomfortable test for embattled Sen. Kay Hagan.More >>
    Her re-election in doubt, North Carolina's Democratic senator has an uncomfortable decision to make as President Barack Obama appears in her state before a critical audience she's trying to woo: Veterans.More >>
  • Ryan says he's weighing possible White House run

    Ryan says he's weighing possible White House run

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:17:10 GMT
    Paul Ryan was No. 2 on the Republicans' presidential ballot in 2012, and the Wisconsin congressman is thinking about whether he'll try to move to the top of his party's ticket in 2016.More >>
    Paul Ryan was No. 2 on the Republicans' presidential ballot in 2012, and the Wisconsin congressman is thinking about whether he'll try to move to the top of his party's ticket in 2016.More >>
  • Slovenia's parliament approves newcomer as premier

    Slovenia's parliament approves newcomer as premier

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:57:34 GMT
    Slovenia's parliament has approved political newcomer Miro Cerar as the crisis-stricken eurozone country's next prime minister.More >>
    Slovenia's parliament has approved political newcomer Miro Cerar as the crisis-stricken eurozone country's next prime minister.More >>
  • Pakistan cleric at rally warns of 48-hour deadline

    Pakistan cleric at rally warns of 48-hour deadline

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:49:45 GMT
    A Pakistani cleric leading a mass anti-government rally in front of parliament has issued a 48-hour deadline for the country's prime minister to step down or he says he's prepared to die.More >>
    A Pakistani cleric leading a mass anti-government rally in front of parliament issued a 48-hour deadline Monday for the country's prime minister to step down, saying he's prepared to die to see it happen.More >>
  • Felony indictment energizes Texas GOP behind Perry

    Felony indictment energizes Texas GOP behind Perry

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:48:14 GMT
    Just when Rick Perry was feeling like governor non grata, a felony indictment accusing him of abusing his power has energized Texas conservatives.More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's legacy has rarely been mentioned on statewide GOP campaign trails this year, and the party's nominee to replace him has questioned some of Perry's signature achievements. Amid his record...More >>
  • Fla. primary: Ex-gov. Crist seeks job back as Dem

    Fla. primary: Ex-gov. Crist seeks job back as Dem

    Sunday, August 24 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-24 23:46:32 GMT
    A former Republican governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, has campaigned at early voting sites and black churches, seeking voter support ahead of a Democratic primary as he bids for his old job back under a different...More >>
    A former Republican governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, has campaigned at early voting sites and black churches, seeking voter support ahead of a Democratic primary as he bids for his old job back under a different party...More >>
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-08-24 19:57:10 GMT
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.More >>
    President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of...More >>
  • Democrats adopt 2016 presidential primary calendar

    Democrats adopt 2016 presidential primary calendar

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-08-24 19:07:10 GMT
    Leaders of the Democratic Party are preparing to approve a plan that sets the 2016 presidential calendar.More >>
    Leaders of the Democratic Party adopted their 2016 presidential nominating calendar on Saturday, setting the stage for a successor to President Barack Obama.More >>
  • Libya's Islamist militias claim control of capital

    Libya's Islamist militias claim control of capital

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:16:36 GMT
    Egypt's president denied Sunday any military involvement in neighboring Libya, a day after Islamist militias accused Cairo of bombing their posts in Tripoli, Egypt's state news agency reported.More >>
    Libya's Islamist militias said Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following a weekslong battle for control of...More >>
  • Navajo presidential race features crowded field

    Navajo presidential race features crowded field

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:36:35 GMT
    Seventeen candidates are running for president of the Navajo Nation, a post that wields important influence on the country's largest American Indian reservation.More >>
    Seventeen candidates are running for president of the Navajo Nation, a post that wields important influence on the country's largest American Indian reservation.More >>
  • Potential 2016 candidates cautious on Ferguson

    Potential 2016 candidates cautious on Ferguson

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:15:27 GMT
    The police shooting and death of Michael Brown has gripped the nation, but many potential presidential candidates in 2016 are taking a cautious approach to the clashes between protesters and police in suburban St....More >>
    The police shooting and death of Michael Brown has gripped the nation amid clashes between protesters and the police in suburban St. Louis. But for most of those who want to lead the nation, there's little to gain in...More >>
  • Debaters hope to sway undecided in Scotland vote

    Debaters hope to sway undecided in Scotland vote

    Saturday, August 23 2014 7:46 AM EDT2014-08-23 11:46:11 GMT
    Scotland's long debate over whether the country should become independent has proved a bonanza for printers of bumper stickers, posters, balloons and even umbrellas.More >>
    Scotland's long debate over whether the country should become independent has proved a bonanza for printers of bumper stickers, posters, balloons and even umbrellas.More >>
  • Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

    Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:34:53 GMT
    Newly released court documents include emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group which would run ads for...More >>
    Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group that would run ads...More >>
  • Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016

    Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:14:59 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire while carrying the scars of old political stumbles and a recent indictment.More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday in a visit to a key early voting state that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work harder if there's a next time around.More >>
  • Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

    Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:45:23 GMT
    Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The...More >>
    Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts...More >>
  • Pakistan cricket hero's party quits parliament

    Pakistan cricket hero's party quits parliament

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:34:41 GMT
    Lawmakers from the party of Pakistani cricketer-turned politician, Imran Khan, have resigned from parliament to pressure the country's prime minister to step down over what they describe as fraud in last...More >>
    The party of Pakistan's famed cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who has led a week of anti-government protests in the capital, resigned from parliament on Friday in its latest bid to drive Prime Minister Nawaz...More >>
  • Tunisia crackdown raises fears of rights rollback

    Tunisia crackdown raises fears of rights rollback

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:27 AM EDT2014-08-22 09:27:56 GMT
    Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.More >>
    Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.More >>
  • Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

    Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:34:29 GMT
    Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with...More >>
    Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's...More >>
  • Pryor's 'Obamacare' ad highlights his cancer fight

    Pryor's 'Obamacare' ad highlights his cancer fight

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:25:03 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is reaching into his own medical history to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans that his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced his vote.More >>
    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.More >>
  • Colorado's Mark Udall gets ad boost in Senate race

    Colorado's Mark Udall gets ad boost in Senate race

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:14:48 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm is spending $1 million on television ads criticizing the GOP nominee's opposition to abortion rights.More >>
    Republican Senate hopeful Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion rights "is way too extreme for Colorado," women voters say in ads Senate Democrats' campaign arm began running Thursday.More >>
  • Thai army ruler named prime minister

    Thai army ruler named prime minister

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:04:26 GMT
    Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good - to take up the post of prime minister in a move...More >>
    Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will prolong his rule and bolster the...More >>
  • Pakistan parliament rejects calls for PM to quit

    Pakistan parliament rejects calls for PM to quit

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:53:58 GMT
    Pakistani officials have held first, "initial" talks with two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud.More >>
    Pakistan's parliament on Thursday rejected calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation as unconstitutional despite massive anti-government protests just outside the assembly in the capital Islamabad.More >>
  • Perry presses for greater US involvement in Iraq

    Perry presses for greater US involvement in Iraq

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:45:04 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's confident in his case as he faces two felony indictments on coercion and official oppression charges.More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground...More >>
  • 5 things to know about case against Texas' Perry

    5 things to know about case against Texas' Perry

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:34:30 GMT
    In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have insisted the charges against the Republican governor are politically motivated. Perry has...More >>
    In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have insisted the charges against the Republican governor are politically motivated. Perry has pleaded not...More >>
  • Turkey's Davutoglu expected to be a docile premier

    Turkey's Davutoglu expected to be a docile premier

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:14:57 GMT
    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept a largely backseat role as his boss strives to make his new job...More >>
    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept a largely backseat role as his boss strives to make his new job the most...More >>
  • Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

    Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:24:37 GMT
    Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.More >>
    Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire.More >>
  • Indonesian court rejects election loser's appeal

    Indonesian court rejects election loser's appeal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:04:44 GMT
    Indonesian police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court hearing a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.More >>
    Indonesia's top court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the losing candidate in last month's presidential election over alleged voting irregularities, removing any uncertainty around the victory of Jakarta Gov....More >>
  • SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

    SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:55:02 GMT
    Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.More >>
    Opposition lawmakers heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session Thursday in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on his private home.More >>
  • Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister

    Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-08-21 04:23:38 GMT
    Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, the country's military ruler is poised to take up the post of prime minister.More >>
    Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good - to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics...More >>
  • News Guide: Democrats top GOP campaign committees

    News Guide: Democrats top GOP campaign committees

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:16:16 GMT
    Political committees faced a Wednesday deadline to report how much money they raised and spent last month. The highlights:More >>
    Party-controlled campaign committees and outside groups faced a Wednesday deadline to report how much money they raised and spent last month. Highlights:More >>
  • GOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too

    GOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:23:33 GMT
    The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race. Next up, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has tagged...More >>
    The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race. Next up, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has tagged Sullivan...More >>
  • Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

    Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:23:24 GMT
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama.More >>
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. But Tuesday's primary produced a GOP nominee with a military record that could hold...More >>
  • McConnell, Grimes spar at Kentucky farm forum

    McConnell, Grimes spar at Kentucky farm forum

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:44:07 GMT
    The candidates in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race are answering questions together for the first time amid a squabble over a bus rental.More >>
    Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates had a hard time talking about farming without slinging mud.More >>
  • DNC beats RNC in July fundraising

    DNC beats RNC in July fundraising

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:23:45 GMT
    The Democratic National Committee says it raised almost $9 million in July and has more than $9.5 million ready for the final push toward November's elections.More >>
    The Democratic National Committee squeaked past its GOP rival in fundraising last month, but the Republican National Committee still has a bigger bank account, according to finance reports filed Wednesday.More >>
  • Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

    Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:13:45 GMT
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.More >>
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained...More >>
  • Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

    Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the legal immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups.More >>
    President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the...More >>
  • Pakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rally

    Pakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rally

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:13:57 GMT
    Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan are claiming victory after tearing down barricades and occupying a key road outside Parliament, where they are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz...More >>
    Pakistan's powerful army chief called Wednesday for the country's civilian government to negotiate with thousands of protesters surrounding parliament who demand the prime minister step down over alleged fraud in...More >>
  • Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

    Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:56:32 GMT
    Afghanistan ordered a New York Times journalist Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because...More >>
    Afghanistan ordered a New York Times correspondent Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of...More >>
  • Senate control could rest with well-funded women

    Senate control could rest with well-funded women

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:56:35 GMT
    Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.More >>
    The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.More >>
  • US Chamber pumps money into Arizona GOP primary

    US Chamber pumps money into Arizona GOP primary

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:24:31 GMT
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is stepping in to help an establishment-preferred Republican in a bruising three-way Arizona primary in one of the most competitive House districts in the country.More >>
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is stepping in to help a Republican preferred by the establishment in a bruising three-way Arizona primary in one of the most competitive House districts in the country.More >>
  • Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

    Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:46:43 GMT
    Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark...More >>
    Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in...More >>
  • Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Dan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:25 AM EDT2014-08-20 09:25:00 GMT
    A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. Even one of the most polarizing figures in American politics found cause to weigh in on the state she used to lead.More >>
    A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the...More >>
  • Sullivan wins GOP US Senate primary in Alaska

    Sullivan wins GOP US Senate primary in Alaska

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:54 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:54:02 GMT
    Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska.More >>
    Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska.More >>
  • French ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 vote

    French ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 vote

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:34:06 GMT
    An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race.More >>
    An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race.More >>
  • Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

    Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:24:01 GMT
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.More >>
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.More >>
  • Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

    Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 05:27:09 GMT
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.More >>
    Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.More >>
  • Sen. Enzi wins Wyoming's US Senate GOP primary

    Sen. Enzi wins Wyoming's US Senate GOP primary

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:25:29 GMT
    Wyoming's Mike Enzi has won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate, beating four challengers as he seeks a fourth term.More >>
    What had been shaping up as one of this year's most bitterly contested primaries came and went with barely a ripple on Tuesday as Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi soundly beat four little-known Republican challengers in his...More >>
  • Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:56:36 GMT
    Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."More >>
    Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."More >>
  • Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

    Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:34:32 GMT
    Tensions rose in the Pakistani capital on Tuesday as an opposition rally prepared to march toward the Parliament and government headquarters in Islamabad later in the day and authorities beefed up security measures...More >>
    Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime...More >>
  • AP Interview: Ryan discusses father's alcoholism

    AP Interview: Ryan discusses father's alcoholism

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:04:37 GMT
    As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs.More >>
    At age 15, Paul Ryan was already feeling isolated from his father, who had grown distant from his family and leaned heavily on whiskey. Then one morning the future congressman found his alcoholic father in bed, dead from...More >>
  • Defiant Texas Gov. Perry coming to New Hampshire

    Defiant Texas Gov. Perry coming to New Hampshire

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:34:33 GMT
    The last time voters in New Hampshire saw Rick Perry, the Texas governor's 2012 presidential bid had fallen apart after a series of gaffes punctuated by a much-maligned stumble during a televised debate.More >>
    The last time voters in New Hampshire saw Rick Perry, the Texas governor's 2012 presidential bid had fallen apart after a series of gaffes punctuated by a much-maligned stumble during a televised debate.More >>
  • Rove-backed Crossroads adds Colo. to fall TV plan

    Rove-backed Crossroads adds Colo. to fall TV plan

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:34:54 GMT
    The Republican establishment's favorite political machine is adding Colorado to the list of states where it will be advertising this fall.More >>
    The Republican establishment's favorite political machine is adding Colorado to the states where it will be advertising this fall, booking more than $6 million in television time and taking its post-Labor Day media...More >>
  • Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

    Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-08-19 11:34:42 GMT
    Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise - some might say a threat - to tackle Chicago's many problems with...More >>
    Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise - some might say a threat - to tackle Chicago's many problems with the same...More >>
  • Senate Democrats have $8M July, have $32M banked

    Senate Democrats have $8M July, have $32M banked

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:14:23 GMT
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm outraised its GOP rival again last month and now has $32 million saved to help endangered incumbents defend their narrow majority, committee officials said Tuesday.More >>
    Senate Democrats' campaign arm outraised its GOP rival again last month and now has $32 million saved to help endangered incumbents defend their narrow majority, committee officials said Tuesday.More >>
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  • Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

    Pakistan parliament meets over political crisis

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:31:49 GMT
    Pakistan's parliament has convened over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remain camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding the resignation of...More >>
    Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime...More >>
  • Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

    Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:21 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:21:46 GMT
    President Barack Obama is traveling to Russia's backyard for the second time this year to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security.More >>
    For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's...More >>
  • Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

    Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-09-02 07:34:10 GMT
    The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.More >>
    The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.More >>