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Mister 1,237: North Dakota delegate puts Trump over the top

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:41am

John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.

Clinton says IG report won't affect her presidential bid

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:30am

Hillary Clinton says a new government audit critical of her use of a private email server as secretary of state won't affect her Democratic presidential campaign.

Trump to deliver energy policy speech in North Dakota

Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:21am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver his first policy speech on energy on Thursday, hours after locking up enough delegates to secure the GOP nomination.

Trump on top: He reaches magic number to clinch nomination

Stephen Ohlemacher and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 11:20am

Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign.

Libertarian Gary Johnson to never-Trumpers: 'I'm it'

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:32am

He has virtually no money, no strategy to compete in battleground states and no plan to stop talking about his drug use.

Some Hispanics face ridicule over support for Trump

Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:31am

Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas — clashing with police, at times — to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration.

Obama: World leaders rightfully 'rattled' by Trump

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:19am

President Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs.

State Department email report complicates Clinton's message

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 1:41am

Hillary Clinton is telling voters not to trust Donald Trump. But a new government report about her usage of a private email server as secretary of state is complicating that message.

Trump says he gave himself aliases often in business

Jill Colvin and Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 11:00pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that he often used aliases to purchase real estate — but continued to deny he'd been caught on tape pretending to be an imaginary spokesman in a recently-released recording.

Utah and 10 states sue Obama administration over transgender bathroom directive

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  May 25th - 10:29pm

Utah is joining a coalition of 10 states suing members of the Obama administration for clarification on a directive regarding transgender bathroom policies in schools.

Clinton email use broke federal rules: inspector's report

Michael Biesecker and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 7:00pm

Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further."

Elizabeth Warren emerges as potent Clinton ally, Trump foil

Erica Werner and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:20pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is grabbing center stage in the 2016 presidential race as Donald Trump's most effective antagonist and Sen. Bernie Sanders' top rival for the affections of progressive voters. The combination could make Warren an indispensable ally to Hillary Clinton, in the process elevating her own stature and allowing her to draw attention to the issues she cares about most.

Trump nabs first lead against Clinton in poll

Palmer Gibbs, Graphiq  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:03pm

Donald Trump clawed to his first lead in a general election matchup against Hillary Clinton, surpassing the former secretary of state by 0.2 percent as of May 21.

Republican hopes to unseat Senate's longest-serving member

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 12:01pm

Republican Scott Milne (mihln) has made it official: He's looking to unseat the U.S. Senate's longest-serving member, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy (LAY'-hee).

AP count: Donald Trump reaches the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:21am

AP count: Donald Trump reaches the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president.

Trump wins the Republican nomination for president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:21am

AP count: Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. Trump, the only remaining GOP candidate left in the race, will go on to accept the nomination at the party's national convention in Cleveland.

Groups say GOP convention protest area could foster clashes

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 3:20am

Organizers for two groups on opposite ends of the political spectrum are unhappy with a protest route designated for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, arguing it restricts their free-speech rights and creates the possibility of clashes.

Reports disclose fund-raising for Nevada ballot measures

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 8:00pm

New campaign finance reports reveal fundraising for proposed November ballot measures. Here are some takeaways:

The Latest: Groups oppose GOP convention protest area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:51pm

The Latest on the designated a route for protest marches during the Republican National Convention (all times local):