AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:45:11 -0400 10 things to know about corporate inversions Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:08:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/APFN-US--Corporate.Inversions-10.Things.to.Know/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_APFN-US--Corporate.Inversions-10.Things.to.Know c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:32bf WASHINGTON (AP) — Burger King plans to become the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain. Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:34:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US-Midterms-Primary-Rdp/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Midterms-Primary-Rdp c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3307 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. Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:23:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--Primary.Election-News.Guide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Primary.Election-News.Guide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3324 WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona, Vermont and Oklahoma. Highlights: US commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:11:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/AS--Afghanistan-Future/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_AS--Afghanistan-Future c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:32c0 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Doug Ducey wins GOP primary for Arizona governor Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:52:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US--Arizona.Primary-Governor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Arizona.Primary-Governor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:31c4 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. Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:56:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/AS--United.States-Syria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_AS--United.States-Syria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2bed WASHINGTON (AP) — The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a "terrorist army." Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:39:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/US--United.States-Libya/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--United.States-Libya c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2d17 WASHINGTON (AP) — Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi's overthrow. American woman is being held hostage in Syria Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:03:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/US-Islamic-State-Hostage/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Islamic-State-Hostage c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2d61 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group. AP source: American militant said killed in Syria Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:34:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/US-Islamic-State-American-Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Islamic-State-American-Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3008 NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday. Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:45:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/US-Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2bbf 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. AP source: American militant said killed in Syria Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:16:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/27/US-Islamic-State-American-Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Islamic-State-American-Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:32a9 NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said. Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:11:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/US--Primary.Election-News.Guide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Primary.Election-News.Guide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2d9d WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona and Vermont. Highlights: Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:11:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/US--Midterms-Primary.Rdp/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Midterms-Primary.Rdp c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2bc0 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. Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:29:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/US--Arkansas.Senate-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Arkansas.Senate-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2fe9 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. Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:06:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/US--Medal.of.Honor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Medal.of.Honor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2f4e WASHINGTON (AP) — A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs. Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:19:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/US-Police-Shooting-Federal-Investigation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Police-Shooting-Federal-Investigation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2d8d WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. Perry: To deter grousing, state won't pay lawyers Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:55:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/US-Perry-Indictment/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Perry-Indictment c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2f4f 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." DEA payments to Amtrak employee being investigated Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:54:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/US-Amtrak-Drug-Informant/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Amtrak-Drug-Informant c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2f50 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged payments by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel to an Amtrak employee are being investigated by the Justice Department inspector general's office. Maine Governor LePage embraces candor in campaign Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:59:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/US--Governor-Maine-LePage/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Governor-Maine-LePage c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2f10 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." GOP leader says Labor Dept. is wasting tax money Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:14:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/08/26/US-Congressional.Probe-Labor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Congressional.Probe-Labor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:2eca WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a House panel is asking Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to turn over to Congress documents and information the lawmaker alleges will show "a pattern of wasteful spending and mismanagement" at the Labor Department.