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  • Va. governor's ethics commission to meet Monday

    24 October 2014, 2:36 am

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A new ethics commission created by Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to meet for the first time next week. The Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government is scheduled to hold its first meeting Monday in Richmond.…
  • Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

    24 October 2014, 2:20 am by: ANN SANNER

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Pesky. Illegal. Effective? Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces. It's the sign of the season. And despite legal restrictions, the markers can sprout…
  • Cuomo's office tightly controls public records

    24 October 2014, 1:59 am by: MICHAEL VIRTANEN

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office instead tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and…
  • AP-NY--New York News Digest,ADVISORY, 12:30 am Update, NY

    24 October 2014, 12:31 am

    Members can send stories and tips to apalbany@ap.org for upstate and apnyc@ap.org for the New York metro area. The New York City desk can be reached at 212-621-1670. The Albany desk can be reached at 518-458-7821. The photo desk is reachable at 212-621-1902.…
  • Inside the Beltway: Ronald Reagan's real rendezvous with destiny

    23 October 2014, 11:18 pm by: Jennifer Harper

    Five decades ago, Ronald Reagan delivered a speech titled "A Time for Choosing" that shook up Republicans and introduced the nation to then-presidential hopeful Barry Goldwater. It was a visceral, telling moment. "I think it's time we ask ourselves if we still…
  • AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT

    23 October 2014, 11:00 pm

    Doctor who returned to NY after treating patients in West Africa has Ebola, 1st case in city NEW YORK (AP) - An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming…
  • Democrats putting money back into ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes

    23 October 2014, 10:04 pm by: Seth McLaughlin

    National Democrats signal they're putting money back into the race to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell, though it's unclear whether they've spotted a real opening or whether it's a desperation move. A Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee official said internal…
  • Mark Warner a reliable Obama foot soldier despite bipartisanship claims

    23 October 2014, 10:00 pm by: David Sherfinski

    Sen. Mark R. Warner touts his bipartisan approach as the key reason he deserves a second term, and his Senate record confirms he regularly works with members across the aisle on his legislative priorities. But when it comes time to vote, the record also shows…
  • Foley doesn't show for latest Connecticut debate

    23 October 2014, 9:40 pm by: PAT EATON-ROBB

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The discussion of the issues in the latest Connecticut gubernatorial debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room - Republican candidate Tom Foley. Foley didn't participate in Thursday's forum, which was sponsored by…
  • Hispanic vote unclear as border surge clouds immigration politics

    23 October 2014, 9:37 pm by: Stephen Dinan

    Immigrant rights advocates unveiled a campaign billboard in North Carolina on Thursday attacking Democratic Sen. Kay R. Hagan for being too strict on illegal immigrants, raising questions of how Hispanic voters will approach this year's elections. Though Ms.…
  • Richardson seeks investigation of Hayes contracts

    23 October 2014, 9:00 pm by: JONATHAN J. COOPER

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - With time running out on his bid for Oregon governor, Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson on Thursday called for the state's top federal prosecutor to investigate whether the consulting work of Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancee violated the…
  • Fracking industry booming despite liberal protestations

    23 October 2014, 8:36 pm by: Valerie Richardson

    The U.S. oil and gas industry is thriving despite efforts by the Obama administration and liberal environmental groups to undermine fossil fuel development and production, according to a Senate report released Thursday. Republicans on the Senate Environment…
  • Obama nominates campaign bundler for Swedish ambassadorship

    23 October 2014, 8:16 pm by: Dave Boyer

    President Obama nominated his highest Indian-American bundler Thursday to the coveted diplomatic post of U.S. ambassador to Sweden. The president selected Azita Raji, an investment banker and philanthropist who raised more than $3 million for his re-election…
  • Food-label measure in Colorado sparks big spending

    23 October 2014, 7:53 pm by: KRISTEN WYATT

    DENVER (AP) - Farms and fields dominate Colorado ads opposing a ballot measure to require labels on some foods that have been genetically modified, with farmers telling voters the labels will damage their businesses. But farmers and agriculture groups are…
  • AP-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

    23 October 2014, 7:48 pm

    Washington state at 4:50 p.m. The Seattle bureau can be reached at (800) 552-7694 or (206) 682-1812. The photo supervisor is at (206) 682-4801 or (800) 552-7694. For questions on stories from Olympia, call (360) 753-7222. For questions on Spokane-area…
  • Senators move to block U.S. benefits to ex-Nazis

    23 October 2014, 7:35 pm by: Jacqueline Klimas

    Members of Congress rushed Thursday to announce legislation to close a loophole that has allowed Nazi war-crime suspects to collect millions of dollars in Social Security benefits. Two Senate Democrats said they'll try to push their bill to the Senate floor…
  • Republican Senate majority would change U.S. course on Iran, Islamic State: analysts

    23 October 2014, 7:22 pm by: Seth McLaughlin

    Republicans are putting President Obama's foreign policy on the ballot this year, and with the GOP poised to make big gains, including possibly capturing control of the Senate, the White House will see more constraints on its policies toward Ukraine, Iran and…
  • Alaska governor's race gets wilder after Palin endorses independent candidate

    23 October 2014, 7:05 pm by: Valerie Richardson

    Sarah Palin announced this week that her successor as Alaska governor isn't getting her vote, throwing another wild card into an already tumultuous gubernatorial race. At a reception at her home in Wasilla, Alaska, Mrs. Palin said that she's endorsing…
  • Rubio discusses immigration in New Hampshire stop

    23 October 2014, 6:58 pm by: KATHLEEN RONAYNE

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - About 40 New Hampshire residents got a taste of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's views on immigration and combating homegrown terrorism Thursday - views they might hear more of if the Florida senator decides to run for president in 2016. Rubio…
  • Over 15,000 'Fast and Furious' records withheld under Obama executive privilege

    23 October 2014, 6:21 pm by: Kellan Howell

    President Obama is claiming executive privilege to withhold over 15,000 documents detailing the "Operation Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal, including email conversations between Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his wife. Watchdog group Judicial…

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