• Pence passes up presidential bid, but future still cloudy

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has decided not to run for president in 2016, but seeking re-election doesn't clear up questions about his future. Pence plans to formally announce his bid for a second term next month. Lingering unhappiness over his handling of the...

  • Why many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy. It hasn't worked out that way. The economy is thought to have shrunk in the January-March quarter and may barely grow for the...

  • Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. It's not the uninsured, but rather the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for people already covered....

  • Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about...

  • A closer look at Clinton email censored prior to its release

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the several hundred Hillary Rodham Clinton emails released Friday is a message, sent to the then-secretary of state, that the FBI asked be redacted before it was made public. The email, sent to Clinton on Nov. 18, 2012, originated with Bill Roebuck, then...

  • Highlights of Clinton emails on Benghazi

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Friday released 296 emails, totaling 896 pages, that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton turned over to the State Department and the special committee investigating the 2012 attacks on diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that...

  • DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said. During their ordeal, the business executive and his wife told others to stay away — even ordering a pizza deliverer to leave two pies at...

  • California farmers agree to drastically cut water use

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record. Officials hope...

  • Another patch put in place for highway and transit funding

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. The Senate approved the bill by voice vote early Saturday; the measure passed the House...

  • Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a former girlfriend and her teenage son, weeks after he was charged with restricting her to a crate in their western Missouri home, is likely still near his hometown, authorities said Friday. Sandra Kay Sutton and her 17-year-old son,...

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