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Drug exec takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angers lawmakers

Posted yesterday in National

Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday when asked about his jacking up of drug prices, then promptly went on Twitter and insulted his questioners as "imbeciles."

 

 

Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint

Posted yesterday in National

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked the first bipartisan energy bill in almost a decade after majority Republicans balked over sending hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes.

 

 

5 years trimmed from ex-cop's sentence in Katrina burned body case

Posted yesterday in National

An ex-New Orleans police officer who burned the body of a man shot to death by a fellow officer in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina had his 17-year-sentenced reduced by more than five years Thursday by a federal judge.

 

 

Trump calls for Iowa election do-over

Posted 2/4/2016 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucuses and is demanding a do-over.

 

 

Judge refuses to throw out Cosby sexual-assault case

Posted 2/4/2016 in National

A judge refused to throw out the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago.

 

 

Dem race shaken as Sanders, Clinton meet in debate

Posted 2/4/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a tug-of-war over who's the best standard-bearer for progressive values as they road test lines of argument for the first one-on-one debate of the Democratic campaign.

 

 

Rubio looks to NH to peg himself as a Republican for all

Posted 2/4/2016 in National

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is using every bit of momentum his campaign received from the Iowa caucuses to show New Hampshire voters that he -- not his competition -- is the Republican for all Americans.

 

 

Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

Posted 2/4/2016 in National

Self-styled Washington outsider Rand Paul dropped his struggling Republican campaign for president Wednesday and is returning to the Senate to run for re-election.

 

 

Clinton wins Iowa, campaigns turn to New Hampshire

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted Cruz sought to lock in his spot at the top of the Republican field as the presidential candidates packed up Tuesday and sped to New Hampshire.

 

 

Trump boosts turnout, but not all newcomers vote for him

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

Donald Trump's presence is drawing unprecedented attention to the Republican presidential contest. But after careful consideration, many new Iowa voters turned to his rivals instead.

 

 

Generals say women should have to register for draft

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, adding that women also should have to register for the draft.

 

 

Top US commander: War in Afghanistan is not a lost cause

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

The top American commander in Afghanistan told lawmakers on Tuesday that the war is not a lost cause and underscored his optimism with a personal story about his son, an Army sergeant preparing for his third deployment to the war-torn country.

 

 

Former DA says he believes Cosby can't be prosecuted

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

The former district attorney who declined to arrest Bill Cosby on sex-crime charges a decade ago testified Tuesday that he essentially granted the comedian lifetime immunity from prosecution in the case.

 

 

Plan to spin off air traffic control system generates turbulence

Posted 2/3/2016 in National

The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,000 aircraft in U.S. skies at any given moment is the most complex, but also one of the safest, in the world -- and rarely a thought in the minds of the millions of travelers who rely on it.

 

Cruz tops Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders too close to call

Posted 2/2/2016 in National

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and a stronger-than-expected showing by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

 

Democratic, GOP races tight as Iowa kicks off 2016 voting

Posted 2/1/2016 in National

In a high-stakes test of enthusiasm versus organization, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in today's Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations months in the making.

 

Donald Trump faces his Iowa test

Posted 2/1/2016 in National

For Donald Trump, Iowa is more than just a race for delegates.

Among GOP rivals to Trump and Cruz, Rubio has most cash

Posted 2/1/2016 in National

Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple.

 

Law enforcement leaders examine new use-of-force principles

Posted 2/1/2016 in National

Police across the United States are rethinking how they use force amid national outrage over questionable shootings and violent arrests.

 

 

Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

Posted 1/30/2016 in National

Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network.

 

 

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