Democrats: Latino turnout up 174 percent over 2014 midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party says a $30 million investment in engaging Latino and other minority voters helped the Democrats achieve a net gain of 34 House seats and improve on 2014 turnout ...

Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors for 2nd straight year

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight year, President Donald Trump will not be attending the Kennedy Center Honors celebrating cultural achievement. Neither Trump nor first lady Me...

Trump right and wrong on French wine tariffs

PARIS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines here: Wrong bec...

The Latest: Democrats focusing on Mississippi US Senate race

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 3:10 p.m. National Democrats are focusing on Mississippi...

Only on AP: Bloomberg charts aggressive timeline on 2020 bid

NEW YORK (AP) — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party on Tuesday and outlined an a...

Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide's firing

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary move, Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of a top White House National Security Council official. After reports circulated Tues...

EPA seeks new truck pollution rules; says air won't suffer

DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to rewrite rules that limit pollution from heavy trucks but that the EPA says slow the economy. ...

EPA seeks new truck pollution rules; says air won't suffer

DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to rewrite rules that limit pollution from heavy trucks but that the EPA says slow the economy. ...

Trump picks replacement for Kavanaugh's appeals court seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating administration official Neomi Rao to fill the appeals court seat previously held by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Trum...

CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. ...

Things to know about Michelle Obama's book, arena tour

Michelle Obama's 12-stop jaunt across the country — and an ocean — is not your average book tour. Of course, the former first lady is not your average author. Oprah Winfrey will join...

AP sources: DHS Secretary Nielsen expected to leave

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has soured on his Homeland Security secretary and Kirstjen Nielsen is expected to leave her job, perhaps as soon as this week. That's accordi...

The Latest: Ocasio-Cortez speaks at Pelosi's office protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new members of Congress (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has joined about 20...

Mattis says he'll visit US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he plans to visit the U.S.-Mexico border, where troops are helping erect barriers and performing other tasks in support of border security. ...

The Latest: White House again weighs in on Florida recount

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount of its Senate and governor elections (all times local): 11 a.m. The White House is again weighing in ...