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  • UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

    Putin overwhelmingly wins another 6 years as Russian leader

    Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia’s president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that “we are …


  • Venezuela official says presidential elections to be delayed

    A top Venezuelan official says the government has reached an agreement with several opposition parties to delay presidential elections by a month.


  • Shea bill targets electoral voting

    OLYMPIA – Changing the way the state casts its Electoral College votes for president would be fairer to Eastern Washington voters, a Spokane Valley legislator said Tuesday. A Democratic leader, …


  • Obama will travel Sunday to Newtown, Conn.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will attend an interfaith memorial service Sunday in Newtown, Conn., the site of Friday’s deadly elementary school shooting. Twenty-six people, including 20 children, were …


  • Obama to match FDR’s record of 4 swearing-ins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to match Franklin Roosevelt’s record of being sworn in as the nation’s leader four times. While FDR served four terms, Obama is …


  • ‘Purple tunnel of doom’ to be closed for inaugural

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Inaugural security teams are trying to prevent another “purple tunnel of doom” from President Barack Obama’s first swearing-in. The head of the District of Columbia National Guard …


  • Boehner says Obama should take lead on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says it’s time to change the nation’s immigration policies and called on President Barack Obama to take the lead in coming up with …


  • Exit poll shows economy still the top concern

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising prices and unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through, with 4 in 10 saying the nation’s …


  • NH residents cast first Election Day votes

    DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Residents of two tiny villages in northern New Hampshire headed to the polls at midnight, casting the first Election Day votes in the nation. After …


  • Obama: New jobs growth part of ‘real progress’

    HILLIARD, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing another month of job growth but declaring “we’ve got more work to do.” Falling just four days before Tuesday’s election, the …


  • Obama to NJ residents: ‘We are here for you’

    BRIGANTINE, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama, swooping in for a somber look at Sandy’s storm-whipped destruction, pledged to the hurting people of New Jersey and beyond on Wednesday that …


  • Obama to view storm damage in New Jersey

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel to storm-stricken New Jersey on Wednesday to view damage from the massive storm that struck the East Coast and to thank first …


  • Obama visits Red Cross, warns storm is not over

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning the public that the massive storm that struck the East Coast “is not yet over.” The president says there are still risks …


  • Obama trumpets rebound of US auto industry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing the rebound of the U.S. auto industry, pointing to progress since his administration rescued General Motors and Chrysler. Obama says in his …


  • Secret Service officer arrested after passing out

    MIAMI (AP) — In the latest embarrassing spectacle for the Secret Service, one of its officers was found passed out and apparently drunk on a Miami street corner less than …


  • Secret Service officer arrested after Obama trip

    MIAMI (AP) — A Secret Service officer was arrested early Friday after being found passed out and apparently drunk on a Miami street corner several hours after President Barack Obama …


  • White House defends Biden’s statements on Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending Vice President Joe Biden’s debate statement that “we weren’t told” there had been requests for more security at the U.S. consulate in …


  • Romney blasts Obama despite drop in unemployment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says a drop in the nation’s unemployment rate to 7.8 percent “is not what a real recovery looks like.” The former Massachusetts …


  • Obama makes a pitch to veterans, military families

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama has appealed to veterans and military families in defense-focused southeast Virginia, casting himself as a president who is ending foreign entanglements and …


  • Romney kicks off bus tour of battleground Ohio

    VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) — Kicking off an Ohio bus tour, Republican Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama is offering a “foreign” vision of government. At an airport rally in Vandalia, …


  • Obama: Disputed game means NFL needs regular refs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The embarrassing NFL referee saga and the disputed call that gave the Seattle Seahawks a victory over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night has reached the …


  • Obama condemns violence tied to anti-Muslim film

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama is condemning an anti-Muslim film and the violence in the Middle East that has followed its release, saying there is “no speech that …


  • Obama: time ‘not unlimited’ to resolve Iran nuke

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling the U.N. General Assembly that he wants to resolve the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program through diplomacy but that the time …


  • Romney: Benghazi a ‘terrorist attack’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says the attack on the American consulate in Libya was an act of terrorism and says the United States must use …


  • Clinton and Morsi discuss embassy security

    NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has met Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in the most high-level U.S.-Egypt meeting since protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. …


  • Ryan faults Obama on plan to close tank factory

    LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan warned Monday that more Americans could be put at risk overseas by the Obama’s administration plan to halt production of …


  • Obama: Libya assault ‘wasn’t just mob action’

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday “there’s no doubt” that the assault of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador …


  • Romney: Foreign policy shouldn’t react to events

    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says U.S. foreign policy should not be conducted “at the mercy of events” overseas. He also says the death of a …


  • Romney criticizes Obama for ‘bumps’ comments

    DENVER (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he can’t imagine calling the killing of a U.S. ambassador a “bump in the road.” His comments Monday were veiled criticism …


  • Black women rally against voter ID laws

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Deidra Reese isn’t waiting for people to come to her to find out whether they are registered to vote. With iPad in hand, Reese is going to …