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GOP rising star John James faces trouble at top of ticket

Michigan Senate candidate John James has been called a rising star of the Republican Party so many times it’s become a cliche. The African American combat veteran, business owner and...

Wisconsin again? Swing state a hotbed of virus politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has been the battleground for political proxy wars for nearly a decade, the backdrop for bruising feuds over labor unions, executive power, redistricting and President D...

Michigan militia puts armed protest in the spotlight

Gun-carrying protesters have been a common sight at some demonstrations calling for coronavirus-related restrictions to be lifted. But an armed militia’s involvement in an angry protest in the Michiga...

Some nations inch toward reopening as virus deaths rise

BEIJING (AP) — Hawaii extended its stay-at-home order until the end of May, and California police closed a park because it got too crowded as U.S. states and nations around the world took divergent p...

'Republicans are nervous': Some in GOP eye protests warily

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The latest demonstration by right-wing groups against measures to contain the coronavirus will be held Friday in Wisconsin, where hundreds, and possibly thousands of people plan t...

Michigan governor: Trump's messaging causes 'greater danger'

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday that President Donald Trump's plan to suspend immigration is distracting from efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and part of “...

In years before outbreak, investment in public health shrunk

In the decade before Michigan and its largest city became the latest hot spot for the deadly coronavirus, officials were steadily, and at times dramatically, cutting back on their first line of defens...

The new town hall: Anxiety, fear and few satisfying answers

CHICAGO (AP) — A Michigan woman recounted for her congressman how she and her feverish 82-year-old husband were sent away from an almost empty emergency room after a fruitless, dayslong effort to get ...

Progressive Newman ousts Rep. Lipinski in Illinois primary

CHICAGO (AP) — Progressive Marie Newman won a rematch Tuesday with Illinois Rep. Dan Lipinski, unseating one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress in a victory for abortion-rights advocates w...

`We can do it,' say young believers fueling Sanders campaign

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — They've watched their parents and friends struggle to pay medical bills. They've spent time in Spain, Australia and other countries where people don't have the same worry. They...

Inside the 3 days that remade the Democratic primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — At Mike Bloomberg’s midtown Manhattan campaign headquarters, a team of pollsters and analysts churned out multiple tranches of data each day on the state of the Democratic race. The ...

Klobuchar ends her presidential bid, endorses Biden at rally

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar ended her Democratic presidential campaign on Monday and endorsed rival Joe Biden in an effort to unify moderate voters behind the former vice president's 2020 bid. ...

Klobuchar is ending her presidential bid, will endorse Biden

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar ended her Democratic presidential campaign on Monday and plans to endorse rival Joe Biden in an effort to unify moderate voters behind the former vice president's White Ho...

Amy Klobuchar needs black voters, but some feel 'peripheral'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It took several weeks and about two dozen emails before Amy Klobuchar agreed to sit down with the president of the progressive racial justice organization Color of Change for his vi...

Biden looks beyond Super Tuesday with Illinois endorsements

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Gov. Pat Quinn and more than 80 other top Illinois Democrats are endorsing Joe Biden for president, as the former vice president looks ahead to a state that votes weeks after Sup...