• Clinton unveiling 2016 policy ideas on families, economy

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts. In the months before she began her second run for the White House, Clinton spent hours quizzing economists, lawyers, educators and activists about everything from executive compensation...

  • Cruz, Huckabee competing for evangelical votes

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MILNER, Ga. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes this weekend, telling a megachurch congregation in Georgia that God favors the United States but warning that the nation is on a perilous spiritual path because of...

  • Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was 2004 when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. And when President George W. Bush — in response — declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their...

  • Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others. The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking Diamond Head,...

  • Piano-playing senator's latest tune: New education policy

    Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate? In Sen. Lamar Alexander's case, he sits down at a borrowed piano in his Capitol Hill office and, with a grin, bangs out "The Memphis Blues." He's been blending music and politics...

  • Interview: Suspect in SF pier attack admits he shot woman

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man arrested in the seemingly random fatal shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier admitted in a jailhouse interview that he shot her, but said it was an accident. Francisco Sanchez, 45, told KGO-TV Sunday n a mix of Spanish and English that he found a gun...

  • Arraignment Monday in killing of New Orleans police officer

    Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man accused of killing a New Orleans policeman is scheduled for arraignment in the city's Criminal District Court. Online records indicate that 33-year-old Travis Boys will appear Monday before Judge Karen K. Herman to enter a plea to capital murder in the death...

  • Honda chief: Product development needs more time for quality

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — To illustrate his vision for a turnaround at recall-slammed Honda, Takahiro Hachigo, the new chief executive, showed video footage set to a light-hearted 50s-style rock music of happy people with Honda products, like a lawn mower and the Asimo walking robot. But that kind...

  • Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm — a job he now pays three men to do. "The savings on labor and fuel...

  • Opera based on Iraq veteran's book to premiere on NY stage

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — An opera based on a western New York veteran's experiences as a bomb disposal expert in Iraq is having its world premiere this week at an upstate theater. "The Long Walk" hits the stage Friday night at the Little Theatre at Saratoga Spa State Park in...

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