Campaigns

March 16, 2018 - 10:22 am
The Democratic Governors Association says it's spending $20 million on TV ads in four states where governors will play a key role in the next round of congressional redistricting. The ad buys announced Friday target Michigan, Nevada, Ohio and Wisconsin and will run during the fall campaign season...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2011 file photo, Chinese paramilitary police march during a flag raising ceremony near the Potala Palace in Lhasa in western China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Tibetan activists, housing petitioners and other campaigners are targets of a new national campaign in China against so-called organized crime. The sweep expands the range of people law enforcement officials can take into custody in the name of preserving peace and order. Analysts say the crackdown will help President Xi Jinping win political support in counties and villages, boosting his legitimacy as he prepares to rule the country indefinitely. (Color China Photo via AP, File)
March 16, 2018 - 5:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — As Tibetans prepared to celebrate a Buddhist new year festival with prayers and dance, police officers went to schools, airports and public squares to read out "21 kinds of dark and evil forces," a list of new criminal targets. "Number Two: Individuals associated with the Dalai Lama...
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Uighurs and their supporters protest in front of the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations in New York, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group held demonstrations in cities around the world on Thursday to protest a sweeping Chinese surveillance and security campaign that has sent thousands of their people into detention and political indoctrination centers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 15, 2018 - 11:23 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group held demonstrations in cities around the world to protest a sweeping Chinese surveillance and security campaign that has sent thousands of their people into detention and political indoctrination centers. Overseas Uighur activists said they...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, Donald Trump Jr. jokingly plays with scissors as his wife Vanessa laughs at the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver, Canada. A public court record filed Thursday, March 15, 2018 in New York says Vanessa Trump is seeking an uncontested divorce from the president's son. Details of the divorce complaint haven't been made public. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 15, 2018 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr.'s wife took legal steps on Thursday to formally end their 12-year marriage, and the couple issued a statement saying they're going their separate ways but "will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families." Vanessa Trump, a former model, listed...
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FILE - John Dillinger, center, strikes a pose with Lake County prosecutor Robert Estill, left, in the jail at Crown Point, Ind., in 1934. Dillinger was awaiting trial for the murder of police officer Willliam Patrick O'Malley when Dillinger robbed the First National Bank of East Chicago on Jan. 15, 1934. Dillinger was among the gangsters mentioned as Congress debated the first significant federal gun-control law, the National Firearms Act of 1934. (AP Photo)
March 15, 2018 - 9:27 am
CHICAGO (AP) — It was 1934. Mobsters armed with fully automatic "Tommy guns" had left a trail of bloodstained sidewalks and pockmarked walls across the country, and the new president had narrowly escaped assassination the year before. It was time for action on gun control. And the National Rifle...
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Supporters of Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District hold signs during his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Rattled Republicans were hit with the reality check Wednesday in the startling strong performance of a fresh-faced Democrat deep in Trump country. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 15, 2018 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The message to Republicans from the Pennsylvania special election was simple: Almost no one is safe. Rattled Republicans were hit with a day-after reality check Wednesday after the startlingly strong performance of a fresh-faced Democrat deep in Trump country. House Speaker Paul...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidates J.B. Pritzker, Chris Kennedy and Daniel Biss, get ready for their candidate's forum, at WTTW studios, in Chicago, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 11:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The top Democratic candidates for Illinois governor went after each other in a spirited debate Wednesday, with billionaire J.B. Pritzker denying claims he used offshore accounts to avoid taxes and rivals Chris Kennedy and Daniel Biss saying he's unfit to be the party's nominee. "You...
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Supporters of Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District hold signs during his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Rattled Republicans were hit with the reality check Wednesday in the startling strong performance of a fresh-faced Democrat deep in Trump country. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 14, 2018 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The message to Republicans from the Pennsylvania special election was simple: Almost no one is safe. Rattled Republicans were hit with a day-after reality check Wednesday after the startlingly strong performance of a fresh-faced Democrat deep in Trump country. House Speaker Paul...
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Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, center, celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A razor's edge separated Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 14, 2018 - 11:52 am
MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the special congressional election in Pennsylvania (all times local): 11:50 a.m. County officials say they don't expect big changes in Democrat Conor Lamb's narrow lead in a Pennsylvania congressional race as provisional and military ballots are added to the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., speaks during the 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. A conservationist group is launching an ad campaign against Gianforte that includes a thinly veiled reference to the Montana Republican's attack on a reporter last year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 14, 2018 - 2:18 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A conservation group is launching an ad campaign that repeatedly accuses U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte of "assaulting" and "attacking" public lands since he's been in office, a veiled reference to the Montana Republican's attack of a reporter last year. League of Conservation Voters...
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