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Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination

Posted 5/27/2016 in National

Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest.



Trump agrees to debate Sanders but sets stiff price

Posted 5/27/2016 in National

Donald Trump has provisionally accepted Bernie Sanders' proposal to debate, but the billionaire is setting a high price for participating.



State Department email report complicates Clinton's message

Posted 5/27/2016 in National

While she's a mere 74 delegates from capturing her party's nomination, Clinton has been unable to edge her primary rival out of the race -- or win over his most passionate backers.



Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

Posted 5/27/2016 in National

Barack Obama today paid tribute to the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to bring global attention to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima.



US government set to release hurricane season outlook

Posted 5/27/2016 in National

The U.S. government will release its forecast Friday for how many hurricanes and tropical storms are expected to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months.



90-minute tornado a rarity, even where tornadoes are common

Posted 5/27/2016 in National

A tornado that raked the northern Kansas landscape for about 90 minutes was impressive both for its classic "wedge" shape and its sheer endurance -- staying on the ground about 10 times longer than the typical twister.



11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive

Posted 5/26/2016 in National

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.



GOP governors ask FCC to address illegal prison cellphones

Posted 5/26/2016 in National

Ten Republican governors want the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy to apply technology that can stop prison inmates from using smuggled cellphones.



TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

Posted 5/26/2016 in National

he Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief told Congress on Wednesday.



Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty

Posted 5/26/2016 in National

The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won't be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death.



Groups say GOP convention protest area could foster clashes

Posted 5/26/2016 in National

Organizers for two groups on opposite ends of the political spectrum are unhappy with a protest route designated for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, arguing it restricts their free-speech rights and creates the possibility of clashes.



Pro-Trump Hispanics face ridicule from friends and family

Posted 5/26/2016 in National

Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump pinatas -- clashing with police, at times -- to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration.



Inspector's report: Clinton email use broke federal rules

Posted 5/26/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found.



Government spends billions to run museum-ready computer systems

Posted 5/26/2016 in National

The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They're still using floppy disks at the Pentagon.



Suspect in Charleston church shooting faces death penalty

Posted 5/25/2016 in National

Nearly a year after the brutal shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday its intent to seek the death penalty against the man facing federal hate crime charges in the killings.



Feds: 5 arrested, accused of scam posing as IRS agents

Posted 5/25/2016 in National

The Treasury Department has arrested five people in Miami accused of posing as IRS agents in telephone calls and demanding immediate payment of overdue taxes, a scheme that netted them an estimated $2 million, a top official said Tuesday.



In two-front war, Clinton targets Trump's housing crash gain

Posted 5/25/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton and her Democratic allies dove deeper into Donald Trump's record Tuesday, launching a new round of attacks designed to paint the billionaire businessman as profiting off the housing crisis that hurt millions of Americans.



Trump says decision to seek donations followed GOP request

Posted 5/25/2016 in National

Donald Trump holds his first presidential fundraisers this week. The events directly benefit his campaign, but he doesn't see it that way.



Guidelines: Consider obesity surgery more often for diabetes

Posted 5/25/2016 in National

New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are mildly obese.



Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in sex case

Posted 5/25/2016 in National

She called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor.



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