05/07/2014 6:11amThe Democratic congressional primary race between former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and textile entrepreneur Keith Crisco remained very close and without a clear winner.
05/07/2014 8:31amFormer Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said he's "open" to another run for the White House while offering praise for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for 2016.
05/07/2014 9:31amThe Republican National Committee wants to take more control over how the party picks a White House nominee.
05/07/2014 12:16pmFederal and state governments should move to a single lethal drug for executions instead of complex cocktails that can be botched, a group of criminal justice experts said in a new review of the death penalty in the United States.
05/07/2014 2:31pmEstablishment Republican Thom Tillis' victory in the Senate primary in North Carolina has spurred both sides to draw battle lines that could frame Senate races across the nation.
05/07/2014 2:42pmFormer "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken held a slight edge over textile entrepreneur Keith Crisco in a congressional primary election Wednesday, with officials working to count every last ballot before declaring a winner.
05/07/2014 3:22pmA look at Hillary Rodham Clinton's preparations for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:
05/07/2014 4:21pmFormer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls in Nigeria by an Islamic extremist group an "act of terrorism" and accused the Nigerian government on Wednesday of being "somewhat derelict" in protecting its people.
05/07/2014 4:50pmEmbattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fought to revive his presidential aspirations in northern New England on Wednesday, declaring he would not be silenced by scandal while campaigning alongside one of the nation's most endangered Republican governors.
05/07/2014 8:20pmAlaska lieutenant governor hopeful Dan Sullivan said Wednesday he apologizes if he offended anyone with his use of the term "slavery" in comments he made about the payment of union dues.