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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.



APNewsBreak: Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

Posted 4/29/2016 in National

Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.



Police: Katt Williams charged with battery in Georgia

Posted 4/29/2016 in National

Comedian and actor Katt Williams was arrested after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager, police in an Atlanta suburb said Thursday.



After fanfare, forecasters review talk of storm 'outbreak'

Posted 4/28/2016 in National

After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a "bust" because the tornadoes that did develop were small.



Trump's mention of 'woman's card' draws backlash

Posted 4/28/2016 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that Hillary Clinton is playing "the woman's card" drew intense backlash Wednesday, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media.



Cruz makes VP pick as GOP race takes another unusual turn

Posted 4/28/2016 in National

An astonishing Republican presidential primary season has taken another unusual turn, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate -- even though he's mathematically unable to become the GOP nominee through the regular voting process.



Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

Posted 4/28/2016 in National

Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions -- from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.



Army studies Arlington Cemetery expansion

Posted 4/28/2016 in National

The Army is beginning a yearlong environmental assessment of a proposed 38-acre expansion of Arlington National Cemetery that it hopes will extend the life of the facility by 20 years.



Hastert judge delivered verbal equivalent of public flogging

Posted 4/28/2016 in National

When he sentenced Dennis Hastert to more than a year in prison, the judge in the former House speaker's hush-money case delivered the verbal equivalent of a public flogging.



Storm threat shifts after day of hail, wind in central US

Posted 4/27/2016 in National

The nation's midsection prepared for another day of foul weather Wednesday after a series of storms brought huge hail and high winds, but not as many tornadoes as had been feared.



Trump, Clinton press closer to general election showdown

Posted 4/27/2016 in National

With five convincing victories in hand, Donald Trump strengthened his grip on the Republican primary race and pushed tantalizingly close to a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton.



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