Now that Democrat Hillary Clinton has officially launched her presidential campaign, the 2016 race for the White House is underway.
The GOP got its third entrant in what is shaping up to be a crowded field when Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his bid Monday.
Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks has pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax document.
The Atlanta Democrat entered his plea Thursday in federal court in Atlanta. Earlier Thursday, he resigned his state House seat, saying he wanted to focus on civil rights work full time.
This year, the U.S. and Japan mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a bitter time that left deep wounds. In the 1980s, Japan and U.S. were at times economic adversaries, caught up in bilateral trade disputes.