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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former punk-rocker who needed a hefty upset to win his congressional seat six years ago will have to pull off an even bigger one to unseat powerful Sen. Ted Cruz. Beto O'Rourke, a 44-year-old Democrat from the remote West Texas city of El Paso, has...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom law" (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A bill rolling back North Carolina's contentious LGBT "bathroom bill" has passed the General Assembly and is now headed to the governor's desk...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months into Donald Trump's presidency, a new survey shows Americans mostly disapprove of his overall performance but are more upbeat about his handling of the economy. The poll was conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday advanced President Donald Trump's nominees to lead the labor and agriculture departments and moved the new administration closer to filling the final pair of empty seats in his Cabinet. In back-to-back tallies just off the Senate floor,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Q-Tip hung out at an intimate showcase for an Australian band making its New York City debut late Wednesday. The Oscar-winning actor and Grammy-winning rapper were in the small audience at Ludlow House as trio Chase Atlantic...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a spacewalk at the International Space Station (all times local): 11:55 a.m. NASA says there is no chance the International Space Station will be struck by a piece of thermal shielding that got away from spacewalking astronauts. The...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom law" (all times local): 11:45 A measure repealing North Carolina's contentious LGBT "bathroom law" has cleared a key hurdle when senators gave the bill approval. Two-thirds of the...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Basketball-mad North Carolina is bracing for what could be another costly hit from its "bathroom bill" as the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports. College athletics' governing body said that it is deciding this week on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida law school dean Alexander Acosta has moved a step closer to becoming President Donald Trump's secretary of labor. A Senate panel on Thursday voted along party lines, 12-11, to advance Acosta's nomination to all 100 members of the chamber for a...