The Associated Press

Photos of migrant father and daughter spark global anguish

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the Vatican to the U.S. Congress and campaign trail, expressions of anguish, empathy and outrage poured out Wednesday over the photos of a migrant father and young daughter who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico to enter the United States without legal permission.

Jun. 26, 2019 2:25 PM EDT
2020 Dems hit early voting states; Weld explores GOP bid

Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he's creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run.

Feb. 15, 2019 9:32 PM EST
US business leaders with political aspirations

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump and Jamie Dimon sparring over the JP Morgan Chase CEO's boast that he could beat Trump if he decided to run for president, here's a quick look at some other notables from the business world who also tried to enter politics, or who had notable stints in government.

Sep. 13, 2018 2:02 PM EDT
Correction: Sunshine Week-Election Deception story

In a story March 11 about the growing use of digital ads and social messaging in political campaigns, The Associated Press misidentified two tools that are designed to increase transparency.

Mar. 13, 2018 12:41 PM EDT
Correction: Women's Marches story

In a story Jan. 19 about women's marches, The Associated Press misidentified the city of Portsmouth as New Hampshire's state capital, which is Concord.

Jan. 20, 2018 4:56 PM EST
Sanders 'sickened,' shooter possibly linked to '16 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who shot a congressman and four other people Wednesday had apparently volunteered for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, the Vermont senator said Wednesday before assailing violence as "unacceptable in our society.

Jun. 14, 2017 7:21 PM EDT
Business Highlights

___ Trump says he's leaving businesses to avoid conflicts NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump declared Wednesday he will leave his business empire behind to focus on his presidency.

Nov. 30, 2016 5:38 PM EST
Business Highlights

___ For-profit colleges expect fortunes to improve under Trump BOSTON (AP) — After nearing collapse under the Obama administration, the for-profit college industry is celebrating Donald Trump's election as a chance for a rebound.

Nov. 29, 2016 5:05 PM EST
Business Highlights

NEW YORK (AP) — ___ Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected NEW YORK (AP) — The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans shop, but a one-day Cyber Monday frenzy appears to be going the way of the dial-up modem.

Nov. 28, 2016 5:10 PM EST
Business Highlights

___ Shoppers hunt for deals, hit the shops for entertainment NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers were on the hunt for deals and were at the stores for entertainment Friday as malls opened for what is still one of the busiest days of the year, even as the start of the holiday season edges ever earlier.

Nov. 25, 2016 2:50 PM EST
Business Highlights

___ Tired of travel fees? Here's a charge you may be unaware of NEW YORK — Ever feel like the taxi ride from the airport costs more than the trip there? It's not your imagination.

Nov. 22, 2016 5:41 PM EST
Business Highlights

___ Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs, cutting costs after scandal FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

Nov. 18, 2016 6:40 PM EST
Business Highlights

___ Yellen says she isn't going anywhere when Trump takes office WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appears unruffled by incoming President Donald Trump's victory last week.

Nov. 17, 2016 7:42 PM EST
Global stocks as focus slowly turns away from Trump

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday as investors slowly turned their focus away from what President-elect Donald Trump will do in office to more fundamental drivers, such as whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month.

Nov. 15, 2016 7:45 AM EST
Business Highlights

___ For ECB and Fed, Trump complicates decisions on rate policy FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Donald Trump's surprise election victory has helped solidify expectations for an interest rate increase next month by the U.

Nov. 14, 2016 6:10 PM EST
Business Highlights

___ Trump's path to boosting infrastructure is full of potholes WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has vowed to rebuild the nation's roads, bridges, airports and railways, but the path to delivering on that promise is full of potholes.

Nov. 11, 2016 5:45 PM EST
Business Highlights

___ Taxes? Trade? How Trump could affect key areas of economy Donald Trump won the presidency by pledging to restore a vanished and golden economic era, when growth roared, factory jobs flourished and America sat unchallenged atop the global economy.

Nov. 10, 2016 5:43 PM EST
Aaron Sorkin tells family 'hate given hope' by Trump win

President-elect Donald Trump's victory has prompted Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to pen an open letter to his daughter and his ex-wife in which he slams the Republican and vows "the battle isn't over.

Nov. 10, 2016 1:48 PM EST
Thousands protest Trump win around US

CHICAGO (AP) — The raw divisions exposed by the presidential race were on full display across America on Wednesday, as protesters flooded city streets to condemn Donald Trump's election in demonstrations that police said were mostly peaceful.

Nov. 10, 2016 12:24 AM EST
Business Highlights

___ For global economy, Trump victory intensifies uncertainties Donald Trump's promise to put America first helped propel him to the U.

Nov. 9, 2016 5:37 PM EST
Asian shares surge as FBI deciding not to charge Clinton

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday after FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers during the weekend that the bureau had found no evidence to warrant criminal charges against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a trove of newly-discovered emails.

Nov. 6, 2016 9:49 PM EST
US election fears stalking global markets

LONDON (AP) — Jitters over the U.S. presidential election weighed heavily on global stock markets on Friday as jobs data reinforced speculation that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again in December.

Nov. 4, 2016 9:01 AM EDT
Business Highlights

___ Stocks fall for 8th day, longest decline since 2008 crisis NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks retreated for an eighth consecutive day on Thursday as nervous investors remain transfixed on the potential outcome of next week's U.

Nov. 3, 2016 5:24 PM EDT
US political uncertainty weighs on global stocks

LONDON (AP) — The revelation that the FBI has opened a new investigation into U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's private email server weighed on global stock markets on Monday, a little more than a week from election day.

Oct. 31, 2016 8:19 AM EDT
Business Highlights

___ For showing how contracts work best, 2 economists win Nobel Let insiders easily cash in stock options, as Enron did, and you risk seeing executives abandon a failing company.

Oct. 10, 2016 5:37 PM EDT
Some of Donald Trump's most insulting comments about women

NEW YORK (AP) — The footage of Donald Trump released Friday in which he brags about aggressively groping women and trying to seduce a woman who is not his wife is the latest example of lewd and sexist comments made about women by the billionaire businessman and former reality TV star.

Oct. 8, 2016 3:56 PM EDT