WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is building the foundation for the legacy he wants to leave and making decisions that will reverberate beyond his presidency.
Obama has decided to build his presidential library in his Chicago hometown. On Monday in New York City, he launches a foundation to continue the work of a year-old program he created to broaden educational and other opportunities for boys and young men of color.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are set to launch their runs for president.
Fiorina is likely to be the only prominent woman to seek the GOP nomination, with Carson the only likely African-American. They are both also political outsiders in a field likely to be dominated by governors, former governors and senators.
The two are not considered political allies and the timing of their...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senator leading a push to tighten policy on military sex assaults says the number of sex-related crimes in military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported.
In a report released Monday, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says the spouses of service members and civilian women who live or work near military facilities are especially vulnerable to sexual assault.
BOSTON (AP) — Russian relatives of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are expected to testify at his trial as his lawyers continue to make their case to spare his life.
Five family members are expected to take the witness stand Monday in federal court.
Prosecutors urged Judge George O'Toole Jr. last week to press Tsarnaev's lawyers to make sure his relatives testify soon because 16 FBI agents have been assigned to...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former political allies of New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie have arrived at a federal courthouse to face charges stemming from the politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge.
Christie's former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, and his former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Bill Baroni, are scheduled to make initial appearances Monday before a judge in Newark.
NEW YORK (AP) — Each week, scores of New York Police Department officers are sent to the NYPD's new $750 million police academy for a three-day refresher course aimed at discouraging verbal abuse and needless physical force.
They're warned that cynicism, condescension and complacency are a formula for losing their cool in confrontations that can put civilians in harm's way — and jeopardize their own careers.