Politics and Elections News

AP News - 5 minutes ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the European Union struggles to respond to what it perceives as Russia's aggressive meddling in Ukraine, Italy and Poland are staking their claims to provide the bloc's new foreign-policy chief — kicking off a race in which the candi ...more

AP News - 7 minutes ago

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, with at least 40 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling while the military said two soldiers were ki ...more

AP News - 13 minutes ago

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Against the distant backdrop of artillery blasts, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in eastern Ukraine and began the painstaking search for the remains of as many as 8 ...more

AP News - 17 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders on Friday offered a revised, $694 million bill addressing the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to rank-and-file members, hoping the changes would sway reluctant conservatives.Determined to ...more

AP News - 20 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in June by the largest amount in more than three years as housing, non-residential construction and government spending all weakened.Construction spending dropped 1.8 percent in June on a seasona ...more

AP News - 27 minutes ago

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison t ...more

AP News - 27 minutes ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.The congressman will step down Aug. 18 and has ...more

AP News - 27 minutes ago

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws. ...more

Reuters News - 39 minutes ago

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment edged down in July, while an index of consumer expectations weakened for a third straight month, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final July reading ...more

AP News - 44 minutes ago

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.Activists erupted in cheers ...more