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Ranks thinning, traditional GOP candidates try to adapt

Posted 9/23/2015 in National

Scott Walker and Rick Perry entered the 2016 presidential race with a combined 18 years of experience as governors.


Pope, president to seek common ground in Oval Office visit

Posted 9/23/2015 in National

In a moment weaving strands of politics, religion and emotion, Pope Francis and President Barack Obama are set to meet in the grandeur of the Oval Office to advance causes dear to them both.


Man charged with punching 78-year-old over waffle sample

Posted 9/23/2015 in National

A 24-year-old man has been charged with elder abuse after authorities say he punched a 78-year-old man over free Nutella waffle samples at a Los Angeles-area Costco store.



Federal judge rules 'Happy Birthday' song in public domain

Posted 9/23/2015 in National

The music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song "Happy Birthday To You" for years does not hold a valid copyright on the lyrics to the tune that is one of the most widely sung in the world, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.


Pastor: Suspect aimed directly for woman's head

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

A man who allegedly walked into church and sat down in the front pew before pulling out a gun and opening fire on his estranged girlfriend and infant son aimed directly at the woman's head, a minister wounded in the shooting said Monday.

Man facing $8.7M embezzlement case hid on Appalachian Trail

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

He was known as "Bismarck," a genial, thick-bearded hiker who had become a familiar character along the Appalachian Trail over the past six years.

Survey: 1 in 4 college women report unwanted sexual contact

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Nearly a quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college, according to a report released Monday.

GOP wants to broaden appeal; will candidates get in the way?

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Anyone in America can grow up to be president, as the saying goes -- unless you happen to be a Muslim, a leading Republican presidential candidate believes.

Gay marriage fight shifts as politicians spy an opportunity

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Politicians who may have thought they wouldn't have to say much at all about gay marriage once the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized it now must answer a different question: Do you support Kim Davis?

Sanders gets grumpy, but voters like him that way

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Bernie Sanders doesn't kiss babies. He promises them a revolution.

Walker exits '16 race with harsh words for Trump

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Warning that the Republican presidential race has become too nasty, Scott Walker exited the 2016 campaign on Monday and urged others to quit, too, and "clear the field" so someone can emerge to take down front-runner Donald Trump.


Former peanut exec gets 28 years in prison for outbreak

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Before federal marshals led him from the courtroom en route to prison, possibly for the rest of his life, Stewart Parnell apologized years after his company's peanut butter spawned a deadly outbreak of salmonella poisoning.



Kerry: US to accept 85K refugees in 2016, 100K in 2017

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Scrambling to address a growing Syrian refugee crisis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would significantly increase the number of worldwide migrants it takes in over the next two years, though not by nearly the amount many activists and former officials have urged.



Senate Dems likely to block GOP bill curbing late abortions

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Democrats seem certain to block Republican legislation banning most late-term abortions in a Senate showdown with plenty of political significance but little suspense.



Pastor, church members hailed as heroes in church shooting

Posted 9/21/2015 in National

The pastor and members of the congregation that wrestled a gun away from a man police say opened fired in an Alabama church are being praised as heroes.



Head investigator: Bergdahl shouldn't go to prison

Posted 9/19/2015 in National

The officer who led the investigation of Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance and capture in Afghanistan six years ago says he doesn't think the Army sergeant should go to prison.



Saga surrounding Kentucky clerk may not be over

Posted 9/19/2015 in National

Kim Davis is out of jail and on the job, but the saga surrounding the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples appears to be far from over.


Trump draws fire for not correcting statement Obama is Muslim

Posted 9/19/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew fire from Democrats and some Republicans on Friday after declining to rebuke a questioner at a town hall event who insulted Muslims and wrongly said President Barack Obama is a member of the faith.


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