Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top intelligence official says Iran is involved in the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says Tehran has "a very robust commitment to the fight" and has people there in an advisory capacity...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, an outspoken critic of the uncompromising nature of modern politics, is expected to speak Tuesday at a memorial service for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who fatally shot himself not long after entering a combative...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech this week to the nation's largest gay rights group. The Human Rights Campaign says Biden will headline its annual convention on Friday in Washington. The group advocates for equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual...
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Top U.S. and Israeli officials are spending the day focusing on an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, but from opposite corners. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wants to bridge differences with Tehran while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the danger Iran poses to his nation's survival and voice reservations about any nuclear deal President Barack Obama and international...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the danger Iran poses to his nation's survival and voice reservations about any nuclear deal President Barack Obama and international...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city's mostly white department. But the probe, nearing release, is likely to stop short of charging the officer whose shooting of an...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several misperceptions crop up in the heated debate over Congress' impasse at providing money for the Department of Homeland Security and averting a partial shutdown at week's end. Republicans want to halt the funding unless President Barack Obama's liberalized...