Politics and Elections News

AP News - 9 mins ago

BANGKOK (AP) — 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 say will only extend hi ...more

AP News - 20 mins ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly s ...more

AP News - 21 mins ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she'd fall, exhausted, into bed. More than two decades later, ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta-appointed legislature nominates country's army ruler as next prime minister. ...more

AP News - 32 mins ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were dampened by a weak China manufacturing survey Thursday, but Japan gained on the prospect of a stronger dollar after Fed minutes showed policymakers are leaning toward their first rate hike since the 20 ...more

Reuters News - 38 mins ago

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was elected prime minister in parliament on Thursday in a move that has been widely expected since he seized power in May. Prayuth has won at least half the votes, the required n ...more

AP News - 39 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administra ...more

AP News - 2 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $5 million to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on live television.The council voted 12-2 in closed session to approve a ...more

AP News - 3 hours ago

DENVER (AP) — Islamic State extremists who executed journalist James Foley are "savages" who must be brought to justice, said FBI Director James Comey, whose agents are directly involved in the investigation into the killing.Comey said his agenc ...more

AP News - 3 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Party-controlled campaign committees and outside groups faced a Wednesday deadline to report how much money they raised and spent last month. Highlights:___SPENDING OUTPACES FUNDRAISINGAs Election Day grows closer ...more