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  • Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC
    Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash.

  • Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.

  • Amid GOP criticism, Clinton defends family foundation
    Amid GOP criticism, Clinton defends family foundation

    KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself on the defensive during her first presidential campaign visit to New Hampshire this year, pushing back against swirling questions about her family foundation.

  • Senate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch
    Senate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Key senators say they're close to a deal on a bill to help sex-trafficking victims, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's attorney general.

  • 5 Things to know about Jeb Bush's campaign finance strategy
    5 Things to know about Jeb Bush's campaign finance strategy

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics. Here's a look at his plans to vastly enhance the role his super PAC will play in his all-but-announced campaign for president.

  • A guide to political money: campaigns, PACs, super PACs
    A guide to political money: campaigns, PACs, super PACs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential candidate says he or she is running for president, raises cash for the campaign and spends it, right? That's not the whole story these days.

  • US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons
    US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to he Houthi rebels.

  • Mideast security top topic for Obama, Emirates crown prince

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conflicts across the Middle East and international talks over Iran's nuclear program topped the agenda Monday during President Barack Obama's meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said.

  • FBI, Justice pledge review after flawed hair analysis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and FBI on Monday pledged an independent review of FBI laboratory protocols and procedures following the discovery of flawed forensics testimony in hundreds of older criminal cases.

  • Obama plans reception for overhaul of Medicare payment plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has invited Democratic and Republican lawmakers to the White House for a reception thanking them for their work on legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors.

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