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Pope Francis' security faces Capitol test after parade incident

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

The massive security apparatus protecting Pope Francis on his historic, six-day trip to the United States got its first test Wednesday as a 5-year-old California girl with a T-shirt and a message about immigration for the pontiff made her way through a security barrier and onto his parade route.


Democrats poised to filibuster stopgap funding measure

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

The Senate is preparing to vote on legislation that would keep the government open beyond next Wednesday's deadline at a price Democrats are certain to reject -- stripping taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood.



Study: Presidential campaign coverage outpacing past

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

By one measure, the 2016 presidential campaign has made more news at this early stage than any of the six previous contests.



Off the air: Trump boycotts Fox News over campaign coverage

Posted 9/24/2015 in National

Donald Trump says he's done appearing on Fox News shows for the "foreseeable future" because he doesn't like the network's coverage of his presidential campaign.


Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra dies at 90

Posted 9/23/2015 in National

The lovable legend of Yogi Berra, that ain't ever gonna be over.


Senate blocks anti-abortion bill; new showdown set

Posted 9/23/2015 in National

Senate Democrats thwarted a Republican effort to ban late-term abortions on Tuesday as GOP leaders strained to avoid a government shutdown in eight days over the dispute -- all against a tangled backdrop of presidential politics.



Clinton plan to reduce drug costs gets shrugs from industry

Posted 9/23/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton's plan to rein in prescription drug prices by reshaping how drugmakers do business is being met by skepticism within the industry.


PETA sues to give monkey the copyright of selfie photos

Posted 9/23/2015 in National

A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer who positioned the camera, animal-rights activists contend in a novel lawsuit filed Tuesday.


Clinton breaks Keystone silence, says she opposes pipeline

Posted 9/23/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, breaking her longstanding silence over a project criticized by environmentalists as a threat to the planet's climate.



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?


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