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Trump, GOP leaders realizing they may need each other

Posted 1/23/2016 in National

Donald Trump and some mainstream Republicans are engaged in a long-distance flirtation. Both sides are coming to the realization that they'll need each other if the billionaire businessman becomes the party's presidential nominee.



AP sources: Bloomberg eyeing independent White House bid

Posted 1/23/2016 in National

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking early steps toward launching an independent campaign for president, seeing a potential path to the White House amid the rise of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders.



Ex-Oklahoma officer gets 263 years for rapes, sex assaults

Posted 1/22/2016 in National

A former police officer convicted of raping and sexually victimizing women while on his beat in a low-income Oklahoma City neighborhood was ordered Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison.


Clinton's response to Sanders has some Democrats worried

Posted 1/22/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton has questioned Bernie Sanders' electability. She's criticized his plans for health care, foreign policy and Wall Street. And she's tagged him with flip-flopping on gun control.


Donald Trump: 'A little establishment' doesn't hurt

Posted 1/22/2016 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday there's nothing wrong with a little deal-making to get things done.



Cruz no favorite with fellow Republican senators

Posted 1/22/2016 in National

Republican senators are confronting an unsettling possibility: Sen. Ted Cruz, their least favorite colleague, stands within reach of becoming the party's presidential nominee and standard-bearer.


Would Flint crisis happen in wealthier, whiter community?

Posted 1/22/2016 in National

Ever since the full extent of the Flint water crisis emerged, one question has persisted: Would this have happened in a wealthier, whiter community?


Kerry: Some Iran sanctions relief likely to go to terrorists

Posted 1/22/2016 in National

It's likely that some of the billions of dollars in sanctions relief granted to Iran under a landmark nuclear deal will go to groups deemed to be terrorists, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.



Trump touts 'a good day' after Palin endorsement

Posted 1/21/2016 in National

Donald Trump brandished the endorsement of conservative Republican firebrand Sarah Palin at an Iowa rally Wednesday in the increasingly intense 2016 GOP presidential sweepstakes.



Sanders health plan would be more generous than Medicare

Posted 1/21/2016 in National

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says his plan for a government-run health care system from cradle to grave is like Medicare for all.



Attorney General defends executive actions on guns as legal

Posted 1/21/2016 in National

Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended President Barack Obama's executive actions curbing guns, telling lawmakers Wednesday that the president took lawful, common-sense steps to stem firearms violence that kills and injures tens of thousands of Americans yearly.


Oldest Christian monastery in Iraq razed by Islamic State militants

Posted 1/21/2016 in National

The Obama Administration and the Vatican condemned the Islamic State group Wednesday for razing Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, a 1,400-year-old structure that survived assaults by nature and man for centuries before it was deliberately destroyed by extremists.


Prosecutor: Cosby wants special treatment, case should go on

Posted 1/21/2016 in National

Prosecutors pursuing sex-assault charges against Bill Cosby say he wants special treatment in trying to have the case thrown out even before the first evidence hearing.



Senate Democrats want vote on religious test for immigrants

Posted 1/21/2016 in National

Senate Democrats maneuvered Wednesday to put Republicans on the spot with an election-year vote on legislation barring a religious test for immigrants.


NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest by a wide margin

Posted 1/21/2016 in National

Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record -- it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

Sarah Palin: Trump 'would let our warriors do their job'

Posted 1/20/2016 in National

Donald Trump is brandishing the endorsement of conservative Republican firebrand Sarah Palin in the increasingly intense 2016 GOP presidential sweepstakes.


Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

Posted 1/19/2016 in National

Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing they would sit out this year's ceremony, the academy's president said it was time for major changes -- and soon.



Confederate flag's removal turns King Day into celebration

Posted 1/18/2016 in National

Civic leaders, activists, artists and others are celebrating, marching and paying homage today to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.



GOP establishment loses hope of winning Iowa, New Hampshire

Posted 1/18/2016 in National

After months of predicting a comeback for their preferred candidates, Republican establishment leaders now concede the first two contests on the presidential election calendar are Donald Trump's and Ted Cruz's to lose.


Race tightens: Clinton, Sanders clash on guns, health care

Posted 1/18/2016 in National

Turning up the temperature, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled repeatedly in Sunday night's presidential debate over who's tougher on gun control and Wall Street and how to steer the future of health care in America.


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