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State of play in the GOP: Trump rivals see reasons for hope

Posted 9/19/2015 in National

Donald Trump's rivals emerged from the second Republican debate newly confident that the brash billionaire will fade if the nomination fight takes a more substantive turn.


Trump declines to correct man who says Obama is Muslim

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has declined to correct a questioner at a town hall event who incorrectly stated that President Barack Obama is Muslim and said he'd be "looking at" claims of militant training camps on American soil.

Fiorina looks to turn debate accolades into dollars, votes

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

Propelled by her standout debate performance, Carly Fiorina sought on Thursday to turn accolades for her crisp, confident showing into actual support from voters and donors.

Walker to focus on Iowa as he tries to reassure wary donors

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

Scott Walker has downshifted his initially ambitious campaign for president to focus on first-to-vote Iowa, scrambling Thursday to reassure jittery donors and supporters after a quiet performance in the second Republican debate.


Stretch marks showed on CNN's GOP debate

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

It's safe to turn the TV back on. CNN's Republican presidential debate really is over.



Things to know about the flu shot: Lots of options this year

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

Give flu vaccine another chance: This year's version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter's misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus.



Officers stress dangers involved in search for Bowe Bergdahl

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

The commanders of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's platoon, company and battalion testified Thursday that his disappearance from his post in Afghanistan six years ago put a strain on their forces and put his fellow soldiers in danger.


Muslim group doesn't fault school, police for detention

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

One of the largest Muslim groups in Texas said Thursday that it does not fault police and school officials who handcuffed and suspended a 14-year-old Muslim boy after he brought a homemade clock to class that they mistook for a possible bomb.


AP sources: Marines seek to close combat jobs to women

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

The Marine Corps is expected to ask that women not be allowed to compete for several front-line combat jobs, inflaming tensions between Navy and Marine leaders, U.S. officials say.



US starts carrying out nuke deal as time expires on GOP

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

The Obama administration began carrying out the Iran nuclear deal Thursday as time expired on Republican efforts to derail it.



Government says students can apply earlier for college aid

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

Aspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year's tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school, the White House said Sunday.


Analysis: Trump underwhelms, Fiorina shines in GOP debate

Posted 9/17/2015 in National

Republican voters fed up with Washington and anyone with a background in politics have cheered billionaire businessman Donald Trump as the ultimate 2016 outsider, making him the front-runner for the GOP nomination.

Takeaways from the GOP's undercard presidential debate

Posted 9/17/2015 in National

The four Republican presidential candidates who didn't make the cut for the 11-person prime-time GOP debate met Wednesday for an undercard event at the Ronald Reagan presidential library, each searching for a breakout moment.


Feds investigate friend of Charleston shooting suspect

Posted 9/17/2015 in National

A friend of the white man accused of shooting nine black churchgoers to death in Charleston is being investigated by federal authorities, an official said Wednesday.


Outcry after Muslim teen is detained over homemade clock

Posted 9/17/2015 in National

A 14-year-old Muslim boy became a sensation on social media Wednesday and got an invitation to the White House after word spread that he had been placed in handcuffs and suspended for coming to class with a homemade clock that school officials thought resembled a bomb.


US general: Only handful of Syrian fighters remain in battle

Posted 9/17/2015 in National

No more than five U.S.-trained Syrian rebels are fighting the Islamic State, astoundingly short of the envisioned 5,000, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East told angry lawmakers on Wednesday. They branded the training program "a total failure."



Hearing set to debate Bergdahl charges

Posted 9/17/2015 in National

Lawyers for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who faces military charges for leaving his post in Afghanistan, are likely to argue at his initial court hearing that his years of being held captive by the Taliban were punishment enough, according to legal experts.



Census: Income, poverty numbers stay just about the same

Posted 9/17/2015 in National

The wallets of America's middle class and poorest aren't seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday, a financial stagnation experts say may be fueling political dissent this campaign season.



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