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Cop who fatally shot motorist in back cleared of all charges

Posted 11/6/2015 in National

A small-town police officer who fatally shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown on the ground was acquitted Thursday at her murder trial.

Personnel records show years of complaints against officer

Posted 11/6/2015 in National

An Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to make it look like he was murdered had a troubled job history, ranging from numerous suspensions to sexual harassment allegations to complaints that he intimidated an emergency dispatcher with guns, according to his personnel records.


Low polling drags Christie and Huckabee to undercard debate

Posted 11/6/2015 in National

Two candidates who have been part of each of the prime-time Republican debates so far, Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, have been demoted to next week's undercard event because of low national poll numbers, delivering a major blow to their campaigns.



Experts dismiss Carson's belief pyramids used to store grain

Posted 11/6/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday stood by his belief that Egypt's great pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain, an assertion dismissed by experts who say it's accepted science they were tombs for pharaohs.



Bush '41 unloads: Unsparing critique of Cheney, Rumsfeld

Posted 11/6/2015 in National

Former President George H. W. Bush has finally revealed what he really thinks of his son's presidency.


'Hero' officer staged suicide, embezzled from youth program

Posted 11/5/2015 in National

For weeks, investigators said they were searching for the killers of a small-town police officer known as "G.I. Joe."

Protest against Trump hosting 'Saturday Night Live' grows

Posted 11/5/2015 in National

Pressure continued to mount on NBC to cancel Donald Trump's guest-host appearance on this weekend's "Saturday Night Live" as a coalition of advocacy groups delivered petitions to the network Wednesday calling for him to be dropped from the show.


Poll: Americans souring on Obama's Islamic State plan

Posted 11/5/2015 in National

Americans are souring on President Barack Obama's approach to fighting the Islamic State, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that also found deep pessimism about U.S. prospects for success in Afghanistan and uncertainty about Obama's plan to leave thousands of troops there when he leaves office.



Half of black millennials know victim of police violence

Posted 11/4/2015 in National

Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says.


Official: Illinois cop's death will be declared a suicide

Posted 11/4/2015 in National

Authorities will announce that a northern Illinois police officer whose shooting death led to a massive manhunt in September killed himself, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press.


Policy fights, funding battles still pose shutdown threat

Posted 11/4/2015 in National

Despite a broad budget deal, the White House and congressional Republicans must resolve dozens of policy issues and spending fights if they are to avoid a holiday season government shutdown.


As scientists worry about warming world, US public doesn't

Posted 11/4/2015 in National

Americans are hot but not too bothered by global warming.


Frustrated Republicans agree on push for debate changes

Posted 11/3/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidates have agreed on a series of demands giving them greater control of debates, as the GOP's frustrated 2016 class works to inject changes into the nominating process.



No end in sight to GOP primary drama a year from election

Posted 11/3/2015 in National

After a devastating loss in the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party entered a period of intense self-reflection and emerged with a firm promise to learn from its mistakes.



Bush pushing revamped campaign, slogan

Posted 11/3/2015 in National

His new campaign slogan tested in his home state of Florida, Jeb Bush is pushing his "Jeb Can Fix It" presidential campaign tour into early voting South Carolina and New Hampshire to re-introduce himself as the lone Republican who can right what's wrong with Washington.



Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day with media

Posted 11/3/2015 in National

Teenagers spend nearly nine hours a day absorbing media and despite all the new options, music and television remain the favorites.


Poll: Clerks must issue gay marriage licenses

Posted 11/1/2015 in National

Linda Massey opposes gay marriage. But she was incensed last summer to see that Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, was refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.


Tough time for black women -- like black men -- with police

Posted 11/1/2015 in National

It's not just black men having difficult relations with police. Black women are having a tough time, too.



GOP suspends partnership with NBC News for Feb. debate

Posted 11/1/2015 in National

Still annoyed by CNBC's handling of this week's presidential debate, the Republican National Committee said Friday that it was suspending its partnership with NBC News and its properties on a primary debate scheduled for February.


GOP debate takeaways: Rubio-Bush rumble, Trump largely quiet

Posted 10/29/2015 in National

Celebrity businessman Donald Trump was again center stage as the Republican presidential field gathered Wednesday night for the third debate of the 2016 campaign, but for the first time, the billionaire seemed reduced to the role of a supporting cast member.


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