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Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign

Posted 5/4/2016 in National

Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton -- a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was widely underestimated.

 

 

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war

Posted 5/4/2016 in National

The combat death of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.

 

 

Another big verdict in talc case against Johnson & Johnson

Posted 5/4/2016 in National

Twice in the past three months, juries have awarded tens millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims who blamed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for their illness.

 

 

Police begin wider body camera use after testing

Posted 5/4/2016 in National

After months of testing, many of the nation's big-city police forces are planning to expand their use of body cameras by the summer, but the number of officers with such gear will still be relatively small, an Associated Press review found.

 

 

Government report: Crime dropped overall in nation's schools

Posted 5/4/2016 in National

The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

 

 

Education sec. calls for repeal of 2 transgender laws

Posted 5/3/2016 in National

Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.

 

 

Ted Cruz desperately seeks to stop Donald Trump in Indiana

Posted 5/3/2016 in National

Republican Ted Cruz faces a high-stakes test for his slumping presidential campaign in today's Indiana primary, one of the last opportunities for the Texas senator to halt Donald Trump's stunning march toward the GOP nomination.

 

 

Move over drones, driverless cars -- unmanned ship up next

Posted 5/3/2016 in National

It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday -- ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews.

 

 

Country stars plan to continue playing in North Carolina

Posted 5/3/2016 in National

Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr and other artists plan to skip North Carolina performances as part of a musicians' boycott over a new law that limits protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, but several stars at Sunday's American Country Countdown Awards said they plan to stand by their fans.

 

 

Trump, Clinton angle for advantage in politics of gender

Posted 4/30/2016 in National

She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman. Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, 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.

 

 

Supreme Court trying to find its way after Scalia

Posted 4/30/2016 in National

Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?

 

 

16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic

Posted 4/30/2016 in National

Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said.

 

 

FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

Posted 4/30/2016 in National

The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday.

 

 

House committee votes to require women to register for draft

Posted 4/29/2016 in National

Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee's bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units.

 

 

Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh'

Posted 4/29/2016 in National

Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh."

 

 

Congressional GOP beginning to accept Trump as nominee

Posted 4/29/2016 in National

Congressional Republicans are beginning to accept, and even embrace, an outcome that was once unthinkable: Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee.

 

 

White powder mailed to Trump campaign office ruled harmless

Posted 4/29/2016 in National

An envelope containing a suspicious white powdery substance caused a scare when it was opened at a campaign office of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but it later was deemed to be harmless.

 

 

Rubio, Bush big donors shun Cruz and Kasich

Posted 4/29/2016 in National

It seems like a logical pairing: Republican donors who despise Donald Trump, and two GOP presidential rivals sticking it out to keep him from the nomination.

 

 

Tracking the flow of guns used in crime is inexact science

Posted 4/29/2016 in National

Adventure Outdoors is an 80,000-square-foot store with walls lined with long guns, cases packed with handguns and aisles jammed with all the accessories an avid outdoorsman would need: coolers, clothing, ammo. At the customer service counter is a government-issued poster that warns: "Don't lie for the other guy."

 

 

Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters arrested

Posted 4/29/2016 in National

Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage-fraud scheme involving a pair of Russian sisters.

 

 

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