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Senate Democrats block GOP's Zika funding bill

Posted 6/29/2016 in National

A dysfunctional Senate split along party lines on Tuesday and left a $1.1 billion proposal to fight the Zika virus in limbo, despite growing fears and a more than 800 cases of Zika infection in the continental U.S.



Heading out of town: Independence Day travel to break record

Posted 6/29/2016 in National

It's going to be a busy holiday weekend on the nation's highways.



European Union's most widely used language, English, endangered by Brexit

Posted 6/29/2016 in National

Of all the myriad challenges facing the European Union with the pending departure of Britain, one unlikely issue that needs to be resolved is the fact that English would no longer be an official language.



Generation EU: British vote often pitted old against young

Posted 6/29/2016 in National

The day after Britain voted to leave the European Union, 69-year-old Mary Crossley of London said she got a phone call from her 31-year-old daughter. She seemed pretty annoyed.



Prosecutor asks that state be allowed to try Dylann Roof first

Posted 6/29/2016 in National

South Carolina has primary jurisdiction over the case of a man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston last year and thus should be allowed to prosecute him before the federal government does, a state attorney argued Tuesday.



Fla. Democrats pushing to toughen gun laws

Posted 6/29/2016 in National

Florida House and Senate Democrats have submitted enough letters to the Secretary of State's Office to trigger a poll of members on whether to have a special session related to toughening gun laws following the massacre of 49 club patrons.



Orlando dispatcher: 'My caller is no longer responding'

Posted 6/29/2016 in National

Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club, according to written logs released Tuesday.



Owners of AR-style firearms defend their weapon of choice

Posted 6/28/2016 in National

Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago. "Quite honestly, I was scared of it," she recalls. But as soon as she fired it, she became a fan.


Pat Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, dies at 64

Posted 6/28/2016 in National

Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women's game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning. She was 64.


Pope: Gays and others deserve an apology

Posted 6/28/2016 in National

Pope Francis says gays -- and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited -- deserve an apology.



Intolerant acts surge as British referendum result sinks in

Posted 6/28/2016 in National

An Eastern European family in Rugby finds dog excrement shoved through its mailbox. A Londoner nearly gets into a fight over drunken slurs shouted on a crowded subway car. A Polish teenager in Gloucestershire is taunted with threats of deportation at her high school.



Trump's Muslim ban: From clarity to confusion

Posted 6/28/2016 in National

From the moment he first declared it, the plan has been a signature of his campaign for president: "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."



Trump emails: Can you spare $10 to help elect a billionaire?

Posted 6/28/2016 in National

The billionaire running for president now seeks to convince millions of Americans to give him money.



Warren: Clinton can be trusted to fight Donald Trump

Posted 6/28/2016 in National

Elizabeth Warren offered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Monday, vouching for her as someone who could be trusted to fight for workers and fend off Donald Trump.



Court upholds reach of gun ban for domestic violence

Posted 6/28/2016 in National

The Supreme Court is upholding the broad reach of a federal law that bans people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.



Few veterans expelled under 'don't ask, don't tell' seek remedy

Posted 6/25/2016 in National

Less than 8 percent of veterans expelled from the military under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have applied to upgrade their discharges to honorable or strip references to their sexual orientation from their record.



FBI investigators: No evidence Orlando gunman was gay

Posted 6/25/2016 in National

FBI investigators so far have not turned up persuasive evidence that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen was gay or pursuing gay relationships, according to two government officials familiar with the investigation.



Sanders says he'll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet

Posted 6/25/2016 in National

Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president, stopping short of a full endorsement of his Democratic presidential rival more than a week after the final primary contests.



Many experienced GOP strategists unwilling to work for Trump

Posted 6/25/2016 in National

Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that to best compete against Hillary Clinton he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. But many of the most experienced Republican political advisers aren't willing to work for him.



'No' to Obama's immigration plans, Supreme Court says

Posted 6/24/2016 in National

A short-handed and deeply divided Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama's immigration plan to help millions living in the U.S. illegally, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency and raising the stakes even further for the November elections.



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