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  • Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley sends political troops to South Carolina

    28 August 2014, 9:12 am by: Seth McLaughlin

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is lending a hand to to the South Carolina Democratic party ahead of the November election. The State newspaper reported Wednesday that Mr. O'Malley has deployed four aides from his O'Say Can You See PAC to South Carolina to work…
  • AP-NJ--NJ Coverage Advisory, NJ

    28 August 2014, 9:00 am

    Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in New Jersey. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to New Jersey News Editor Josh Cornfield at 800-645-0091 or 609-392-3622 or…
  • Karl Rove: GOP must show 'constructive' agenda to takeover Senate

    28 August 2014, 8:41 am by: Seth McLaughlin

    Karl Rove said the GOP is poised to take over the Senate if it can link Democrats to President Obama and offer a vision of "constructive change." "Republicans should resist the temptation to focus exclusively on the former while neglecting the latter," Mr.…
  • Windsor library's policy on weapons challenged

    28 August 2014, 8:34 am

    WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) - Gun-rights activists are expected to attend a Windsor library board meeting Thursday to protest the system's weapons policy. The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group is challenging the Clearview Library District's policy prohibiting patrons…
  • Sen. Rand Paul warns against interventionism in Middle East

    28 August 2014, 8:18 am by: Seth McLaughlin

    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said the United States cannot be the world's police and is warning against listening to the "interventionists" in both parties, as he argues that their approach to the Middle East has "never been good foreign policy" because it is…
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker locked in tight re-election fight: poll

    28 August 2014, 7:45 am by: Seth McLaughlin

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is struggling to shake his Democratic opponent in the 2014 election, the outcome of which could impact his presidential aspirations. A Marquette Law School poll shows that Democrat Mary Burke is leading Mr. Walker by 48.6 percent to…
  • UVA Center for Politics: GOP poised to pick up upwards of eight Senate seats

    28 August 2014, 7:28 am by: Seth McLaughlin

    Heading into the Labor Day weekend, the University of Virginia Center for Politics predicts that Republicans are poised to snag somewhere between four and eight Senate seats in the November election. Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik, and Geoffrey Skelley make the…
  • Obama's elite New York fundraiser to wreak havoc on vacation fliers

    28 August 2014, 7:13 am by: Cheryl K. Chumley

    President Obama's fundraising plans for Friday — right before the Labor Day weekend — is wreaking havoc on wealthy travelers' plans to fly to elite locations like the Hamptons or Nantucket for the three-day holiday. The Federal Aviation Administration has…
  • Sen. Mark Pryor and Rep. Tom Cotton running neck and neck in Arkansas Senate race: poll

    28 August 2014, 7:07 am by: Seth McLaughlin

    Sen. Mark Pryor is locked in a tight re-election battle with Rep. Tom Cotton, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey. The poll, released Wednesday, showed that Mr. Pryor, a Democrat, has a 44 percent to 43 percent edge over Mr. Cotton, a Republican. The…
  • NJ lawmakers seek phone records in bridge probe

    28 August 2014, 6:17 am

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures have subpoenaed AT&T for phone records of a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie. Lawmakers are requesting a month of data, including text messages, sent or received…
  • Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

    28 August 2014, 6:10 am by: MICHELLE RINDELS and JACQUES BILLEAUD

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach…
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    28 August 2014, 6:00 am

    Islamic State extremists rooted in Syria, home to the group's declared capital and power base BEIRUT (AP) - As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new…
  • Majority of child migrants placed in Sussex County

    28 August 2014, 5:58 am

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Many of the child migrants placed with Delaware families are living in Sussex County. That's according to new figures released this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The News Journal of Wilmington…
  • Charges dismissed for gun rights advocate

    28 August 2014, 4:02 am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville judge has dismissed charges for a man who walked around downtown last year wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an assault rifle with a silencer. Leonard Embody was arrested on July 29, 2013, and his weapon confiscated…
  • Viers due in federal court for arraignment

    28 August 2014, 4:01 am

    FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - A former South Carolina House member is scheduled to be in court for a hearing on charges he helped a businessman hide assets from an insurance company and lied to IRS agents. Thad Viers' arraignment is set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday in…
  • White House preps legal case for immigration steps

    28 August 2014, 3:08 am by: JOSH LEDERMAN

    WASHINGTON (AP) - With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama's…
  • Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range

    28 August 2014, 1:28 am by: GENE JOHNSON

    A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca's death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children…
  • Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

    27 August 2014, 11:05 pm by: JACQUES BILLEAUD and GENE JOHNSON

    PHOENIX (AP) - The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.…
  • Congress pushes Obama on Islamic State strategy

    27 August 2014, 10:16 pm by: Dave Boyer

    White House aides insisted Wednesday that President Obama has a goal of defeating the Islamic State militant group and accused Republican critics of playing politics with national security, as Mr. Obama passed another day weighing airstrikes in Syria against…
  • Judge denies restraining order in immigration case

    27 August 2014, 9:47 pm by: CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal judge in Texas denied Wednesday a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay to stop the government from transporting immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas to other states or releasing them…

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