Dems' choice: Scrap the system or make gradual change?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders are splitting into two camps: those who want to quickly overhaul economic systems that have existed for decades and those who favor more gradual ch...

Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of past

ATLANTA (AP) — At a time when counties, cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, one of the world's largest paintings of the American Civil War will reopen...

GOP fundraiser admits fraud; accused of spending on escorts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A GOP fundraiser and former congressional candidate from Rhode Island has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and violating campaign law after prosecutors say he used more tha...

Democratic group to spend $100M targeting 2020 battlegrounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major Democratic group plans to spend at least $100 million in battleground states during the 2020 election in hopes of denying President Donald Trump a second term. ...

From corn to Apple: What's behind the US-China standoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear the Americans tell it, the Chinese have gone on a commercial crime spree, pilfering trade secrets from seed corn to electronic brains behind wind turbines. China has stripped...

The Latest: Kaul won't defend lame duck law in union lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on labor unions' lawsuit challenging Wisconsin Republicans' lame-duck law (all times local): 11 a.m. Wisconsin's Democratic attorney...

Wisconsin's Evers argues for order blocking lame-duck law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has joined a coalition of labor unions in asking a judge to suspend a lame-duck law passed by the Republican-dominated Legislature that limits...

The Latest: Sprawling storm drops snow, rain over much of US

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm hitting much of the U.S. (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The early closure of many schools, businesses and governments in ...

Snow falls in New York as snow, rains hit swaths of US

NEW YORK (AP) — Snow is beginning to fall in New York City, and schools in several parts of the U.S. are closing or delaying their starts amid predictions for storms and messy afternoon commutes. ...

Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for body parts

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks after district officials received repeated complaints from paren...

Stricker appointed US captain for Ryder Cup in home state

Steve Stricker is going to his seventh straight Ryder Cup, this time in his home state of Wisconsin as the American captain. Stricker officially was appointed Ryder Cup captain Wedne...

No. 3 Virginia finishes sweep of No. 20 Virginia Tech, 64-58

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 23 points and No. 3 Virginia pulled away in the second half to beat No. 20 Virginia Tech 64-58 on Monday night. Ty Jerome added 16 points and D...

Davison, Iverson lead No. 22 Wisconsin over Illinois, 64-58

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Brad Davison scored 18 points, Khalil Iverson added 16 and No. 22 Wisconsin held off Illinois 64-58 on Monday night. The Badgers (18-8, 10-5 Big Ten) ground out ...

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

BEIJING (AP) — Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China's leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children. But bureaucrats don't seem to ...

Early-voting states are focus for Democrats in 2020 contest

Democratic presidential candidates are courting voters in states with influential early roles in the 2020 primary as the busy pace of campaigning over the holiday weekend shows that the contest to cha...