Poverty edging into 2016 presidential race amid city unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

APNewsBreak: Pentagon accused of withholding sex crimes info

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

With Walker a 2016 GOP force, Kasich and Snyder ponder runs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin's Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. It's a position two other Republican governors from the Midwest, lesser known but similarly ambitious, undoubtedly would like to be in.

  • Written by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

GOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson to launch presidential bids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina announced she's running for president, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was set to launch his bid as well on Monday, as the Republican field of hopefuls expands once more. Both Fiorina and Carson have the potential to help the GOP win over a more diverse group of supporters in 2016.

  • Written by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press