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Mark Sanford continues comeback bid by winning GOP nomination for House seat

Mark Sanford continues comeback bid by winning GOP nomination for House seat

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on Tuesday cleared another hurdle in his bid for political redemption, defeating a former Charleston County council member to win the GOP nomination for…

Connecticut unveils sweeping gun control measures

Connecticut unveils sweeping gun control measures

With an announcement of sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, Connecticut lawmakers said they are hoping to send a message to Congress and other state legislators across the country: A…

Paperwork error let suspect in Colorado corrections boss murder out four years erly

Paperwork error let suspect in Colorado corrections boss murder out four years erly

Because of a paperwork error, the suspect in last month’s killing of Colorado’s corrections chief was freed from prison in January — four years earlier than authorities intended. Judicial officials…

White supremacists beleived behind Texas prosecutor murders

White supremacists beleived behind Texas prosecutor murders

Suspicion in the slayings of a Texas district attorney and his wife shifted Monday to a violent white supremacist prison gang that was the focus of a December law enforcement…

Key players believe immigration deal is near

Key players believe immigration deal is near

Big business and big labor have settled on a political framework for an immigration overhaul. Now, the lawmakers writing bipartisan legislation need to resolve the nitty-gritty — and keep their…

Mexican cartels place agents deep inside United States

Mexican cartels place agents deep inside United States

Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States —…

Obama gets Easter sermon with political theme

Obama gets Easter sermon with political theme

President Barack Obama attended Easter services at an Episcopal church near the White House and heard a sermon that criticized “captains of the religious right” for holding some people back.…

Texas DA, wife found murdered in home; assistant killed in January

Texas DA, wife found murdered in home; assistant killed in January

A Texas prosecutor and his wife were found killed in their house two months after one of his assistants was gunned down near their office, authorities said. Investigators found the…

Congress finds budget cuts can hit home

Congress finds budget cuts can hit home

Members of Congress are traveling less and worrying more about meeting office salaries. Their aides are contending with long lines to get inside their offices and fewer prospects of a…

Ousted Nevada lawmaker arrested after high speed police chase

Ousted Nevada lawmaker arrested after high speed police chase

Police chased a former lawmaker on a freeway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles and arrested him at gunpoint following a struggle, hours after he became the first person ever…