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If you think things are lousy in Atlantic City now, you should have been there 50 years ago this week.
A top Veterans Affairs administrator in Philadelphia insisted Wednesday that the photos of Oscar the Grouch peppered on its internal training materials weren't meant to depict cranky veterans.
Ninth in a series. While the National Instant Criminal Background Check System remains the only square inch of compromise between the nation's divided gun camps, the costly federal program is failing to keep guns away from the dangerously mentally ill.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office.
Did bad vibes from the riot play a role in the greatest collapse in sports history?
The U.S. Travel Association is promoting a free app that allows delayed commuters to directly e-mail their U.S. Representative or Senator to complain about the roads, rails, and airport hassles.
WASHINGTON (AP) - While in office, former President George H. W. Bush once plaintively asked, "What is it about August?"
The governor's no-tax pledge and his challenger's call for more taxes hark back to other famous words on the subject.
Women's equality is celebrated across the nation today but serves as a reminder of work to be done in Pennsylvania.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.
YORK, Pa. (AP) - As tens of thousands of Central American kids have crossed illegally into the United States, GOP Rep. Scott Perry has suddenly seen immigration become a top concern for voters in his heavily rural district far from the U.S.-Mexico border, eclipsing even President Barack Obama's health care law and the deficit.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The "vacation" is over and it's back to the White House for President Barack Obama.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) - With time running out in an underachieving campaign for Texas governor, Democrat Wendy Davis is brandishing a darker and tougher edge in an aggressive courtship of female voters who are essential to her chances of pulling an upset in November.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona, Vermont and Oklahoma. Highlights:
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona and Vermont. Highlights:
PHOENIX (AP) - State Treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state official and building an ice cream company into a national brand.
PHOENIX (AP) - State Treasurer Doug Ducey wins Republican primary for Arizona governor.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist won the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, marking another step in an unlikely political comeback four years after leaving the GOP.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Florida Gov. Crist wins Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Mitt Romney is coming to Kentucky to raise money for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the latest in a string of high-profile politicians getting in on one of the country's most competitive midterm races.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the deadly disease into an already intense race.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the Portland chapter of the NAACP to "kiss my butt," calling the IRS "the new Gestapo" and saying he wouldn't be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go to hell."
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he believes taxpayers should have picked up his legal tab but opted to use campaign funds "to keep from having folks grouse about it."
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Neo-Nazis rallying in the Swedish city of Norrkoping have been greeted by the theme song from "Schindler's List" ringing from the bells of city hall.
As more women run for office in the Keystone State there's evidence, however slight, that more women can win office.