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Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign rally in Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

A confident Trump seeks knockout of Cruz in Indian

Back in the part of the country where he last lost to Ted Cruz, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is confidently pushing for a win Tuesday in Indiana that he argues ought to knock the Texas senator out of the race. Buoyed by a sweep of last week's primary elections ...

FILE - In this April 27, 2016  file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a campaign stop in Indianapolis. Trump has a Plan B on campaign money, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he has called "corrupt." While the political newcomer might lock up the Republican presidential nomination in the next six weeks of voting, he and his allies are simultaneously mounting a public pressure campaign in case he falls short and finds himself at a contested convention this summer in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Trump gets outside help for potential GOP convention battle

Donald Trump has a Plan B if he's faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he's called "corrupt." While the billionaire businessman might lock up the Republican presidential nomination in the next five weeks of voting, he and his allies are simultaneously undertaking ...

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks at a news conference in Washington, Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Campaign rumbles into Indiana with underdogs struggling

The 2016 presidential campaign rumbled through Indiana Sunday focused on Tuesday's critical primary, even as front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump itched to fully engage in the one-on-one battle they cast as inevitable. But the underdogs in both parties made clear they had no plans to exit the race, at ...

FILE - In this April 26, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks. After toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, Donald Trump is all in on a mission to undercut Hillary Clinton’s credentials by syncing up his say-anything campaign strategy with his alpha-male persona.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

The Latest: Clinton: Don't let progress fall to Trump

The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign ahead of Tuesday's high-stakes Indiana primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 9:30 p.m. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is appealing to African-American voters to prevent the progress achieved under Barack Obama's presidency from being "torn away" if her Republican counterpart is elected to the ...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right and his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders, center, attend the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

As path narrows, Sanders asks party insiders to back his bid

Bernie Sanders acknowledged Sunday that his "uphill climb" to the Democratic nomination depends on winning over superdelegates, the elected officials, lobbyists and other party insiders who are free to back either candidate. He's asking those party leaders, who overwhelmingly support rival Hillary Clinton, to "go into their hearts" and change ...

Obama, first lady review library design proposals

President Barack Obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library from the seven architectural firms chosen as finalists. The White House says the president's wife, Michelle, joined him at Sunday's meeting in Washington with staff of the Barack Obama Foundation. The foundation plans to build the library in ...

Trump backers yell foul over loss at Arizona GOP convention

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at the Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump. The Cruz slate won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly split ...

Former Gov. Jan Brewer attends the Arizona Republican 2016 state convention at the Mesa Convention Center Saturday,  April 30, 2016. (Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic via AP)

Trump backers yell foul over loss at Arizona GOP convention

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at Saturday's Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump. The Cruz slate won virtually all of the 28 at-large national delegates and roughly split ...

Former California Gov. Pete Wilson endorses Ted Cruz

In a key pickup for his California campaign, Ted Cruz is being endorsed by former Gov. Pete Wilson. Two Republicans with knowledge of Wilson's decision told The Associated Press that the former governor and U.S. senator will announce his support for Cruz on Saturday at the state Republican Party convention ...

FILE - In this April 25, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa. A solid majority of Pennsylvania Republicans elected as delegates to the GOP’s presidential nominating convention in Cleveland say they intend to vote for the candidate who won a thumping primary victory in their state - Trump. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Pennsylvania GOP delegates voice strong support for Trump

A solid majority of Pennsylvania Republicans elected as delegates to the GOP's presidential nominating convention in Cleveland say they intend to vote for the candidate who won a thumping primary victory in their state — Donald Trump. The ballot didn't tell voters which candidate the delegates support, and the 54 ...

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary

Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported. The protest just outside San Francisco occurred Friday, a day after anti-Trump protesters ...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after a rally Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Costa Mesa, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Trump making case to GOP insiders amid chaotic rally scene

Donald Trump took his outsider campaign to the inner sanctum of California's Republican party on Friday, making his case directly to the GOP's state party convention even as angry demonstrators shadowed him outside in a possible harbinger of the controversy he will bring as the nominating process shifts toward the ...

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich arrives to Central Medford High School in Medford, Ore. on Thursday, April 28, 2016. (Jamie Lusch/The Medford Mail Tribune via AP)

Kasich calls for balance on gay rights, religious beliefs

Asked about gay rights and marriage equality, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Friday that more people should take a "chill pill" and try to get along with one another rather than turn to unwieldy legislation. The Ohio governor appeared at a town hall hosted by the Commonwealth Club of ...

Republican presidential candidate speaks during a rally at the Century Center in South Bend, Ind. Thursday, April 28, 2016.  (Sam Householder/The Elkhart Truth via AP)

Cruz gets Indiana governor's endorsement

In a setback for Donald Trump, Indiana's governor endorsed the front-runner's chief rival, Ted Cruz, on Friday, injecting new drama into the state's critical Republican primary contest just days before voters head to the polls. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence described Cruz as "a principled conservative" as he made his support ...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a "crescendo" of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests, including some based on claims made on Facebook or talk radio.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Senior Pentagon official criticizes House Benghazi probe

A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a "crescendo" of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests, including some based on claims made on Facebook or talk radio. Stephen C. Hedger, an assistant secretary of defense, expressed frustration ...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Bangladeshi people hold lighted candles and walk in a rally during Martyrs Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The slaying in Bangladesh of a U.S. Agency for International Development employee has intensified U.S. concern that the strategically located South Asian country with traditions of religious tolerance is under threat from Islamic extremists. (AP Photo/A.M.Ahad)

US urges action by Bangladesh to prevent killings

Secretary of State John Kerry called on Bangladesh's leader to step up law enforcement to prevent a wave of killings targeting liberal voices, the State Department said Friday amid fears that the traditionally moderate South Asian nation is under threat from Islamic extremists. Kerry called Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on ...

Police officers block traffic to Fair Dr. after protesters stormed the streets near the OC Fairgrounds where Donald Trump spoke in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Thursday, April 28, 2016.  (Kevin Sullivan/The Orange County Register via AP)

Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern Cal

Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets late Thursday in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries. Dozens of protesters were mostly peaceful as Trump gave his speech inside the Pacific Amphitheater. After the event, however, the ...

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 27, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after giving a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. Trump is courting Golden State voters who could put him over the top in GOP convention delegates. The presidential candidate will kick off his California campaign with a rally in Costa Mesa Thursday night before he addresses the state's Republican convention on Friday, his campaign announced. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump, Cruz face early test at California GOP conclave

California's Republican Party convention will be an early test for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich in a state whose June election could hold the decisive delegates in the fight for the party's presidential nomination. Trump, who has seized front-runner status as a political outsider, will be speaking Friday ...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2015, file photo, Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America Roberta Jacobson, is seen in Washington. The Senate has confirmed Jacobson, President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and clears the way for the first woman to hold what is considered to be one of the country’s most important diplomatic posts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Senate confirms Obama's pick to be ambassador to Mexico

The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico, clearing the way for the first woman to hold what is considered to be one of the country's most important diplomatic posts. Roberta Jacobson was confirmed by voice vote nine months after her nomination. Sen. ...

A bison grazes in Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Mont., in this March 9, 2016 photo. The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States. Legislation approved by Congress would elevate the bison's stature to approach that of the bald eagle, long the national emblem. There has not been an official mammal of the United States. Lawmakers called the bison the embodiment of American strength and resilience and said it reflects the nation’s pioneer spirit. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal

The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States. Legislation approved by Congress would elevate the bison to a stature approaching that of the bald eagle, long the national emblem. There has not been an official mammal of the United States. The Senate gave final approval to ...

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