- On Arctic voyage, Obama banks on power of his celebrity
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. Instead, he sought to use the power of his own celebrity to command attention to the issue of climate change.
- Iran deal will survive in Congress despite GOP opposition
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iran nuclear deal strongly backed by President Barack Obama and just as ardently opposed by the GOP is now on track to get through Congress.
- Pondering campaign, Biden sticks close to Obama
MIAMI (AP) — Exploring a presidential campaign, Vice President Joe Biden is presenting himself as a natural heir to President Barack Obama's policies, previewing his potential pitch to voters during a trip to the crucial swing state of Florida.
- AP sources: GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances.
- Candidates seeking Iowa boost look to 99-county tour
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Is it a savvy strategy or a campaign gimmick? Many presidential candidates see a path to success in Iowa by visiting all 99 counties in the leadoff caucus state.
- SAT scores slip slightly; more students take test
WASHINGTON (AP) — Student performance on the SAT college entrance exam is lagging, continuing a mostly downward trend over the last five years.
- Report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons in what not to do
WASHINGTON (AP) — The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community.
- Couple in Petraeus-related suit to seek reporters' testimony
WASHINGTON (AP) — A couple suing over leaks in the federal investigation that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' resignation intend to subpoena at least two journalists in an attempt to compel testimony about their sources, The Associated Press has learned.
- Worker who helped Clinton set up email server takes Fifth
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former State Department employee who helped Hillary Rodham Clinton set up her private email server said he will assert his Fifth Amendment right not to testify before the House committee on Benghazi.
- Obama's fish tale: salmon spawning on his shoes
DILLINGHAM, Alaska (AP) — This oh-my moment was nowhere on the official schedule for President Barack Obama's visit to Alaska: salmon spawning on his shoes.