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Donors seek Clinton comeback, sharper message before debate with Sanders 11:24am EST

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will try to mend her badly wounded campaign in a debate on Thursday with rival Bernie Sanders, an encounter many of her donors said would allow her to play a role that suits her - embattled underdog.

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In Illinois homecoming, Obama calls for improved tone in U.S. politics

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. President Barack Obama paid a nostalgic visit on Wednesday to the place that launched his political career and made a renewed call for better relations between Republicans and Democrats to create a more positive tone in U.S. politics. | Video

Election 2016, U.S. 10 Feb 2016
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Ohio House passes bill to deny funds to Planned Parenthood

CLEVELAND Ohio state legislators on Wednesday passed a bill blocking state and federal funds for groups that perform or promote abortions, effectively cutting $1.3 million annually used by Planned Parenthood clinics for HIV testing, pre-natal care and other programs.

Election 2016, U.S. 10 Feb 2016
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House passes bill requiring EPA actions on lead-laced water

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday easily passed a bill requiring federal environmental regulators to act faster when lead contamination is found in drinking water.

Environment, Election 2016, 10 Feb 2016