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Rubio's slow campaign start puzzles GOP

Posted 8/18/2015 in National

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio's slow-go campaign strategy is puzzling party operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire, states where voters are used to candidates showering them with attention early and often.



Kasich files for first-in-the-South primary

Posted 8/18/2015 in National

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday landed the endorsement of fellow governor Robert Bentley of Alabama, as the presidential hopeful seeks to build support for his White House bid and courts voters in the South.


Gay couples win, but still lose after Kentucky judge's order

Posted 8/18/2015 in National

Two same-sex couples in this small eastern Kentucky county got everything they wanted in a ruling from a federal judge Monday, except for one sentence.

Woman believed to be nation's oldest veteran dies at age 110

Posted 8/18/2015 in National

A Michigan woman who was believed to be the nation's oldest veteran at 110 has died, about a month after meeting President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.

Trump: Deport children of immigrants living illegally in US

Posted 8/17/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally.

Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship

Posted 8/17/2015 in National

After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the surface one 5-ton chunk at a time.

Traffic deaths up sharply in first 6 months of this year

Posted 8/17/2015 in National

Traffic deaths were up 14 percent nationally in the first six months of this year and injuries were up by a third, according to data gathered by the National Safety Council.


Agritourism growth sparks concerns over safety, liability

Posted 8/17/2015 in National

As more farms open themselves up to visitors for apple picking, hay rides and some extra income, experts are advising owners to take steps to prevent accidents -- be they small or fatal.


Bond remembered for civil rights work after his death at 75

Posted 8/17/2015 in National

Through the tough struggles of the civil rights movement, Julian Bond always kept his sense of humor, and it was his steady demeanor that helped him persist despite the inevitable difficulties involved, his wife recalled.

Pro-Bush super PAC spending $10M-plus on initial TV campaign

Posted 8/17/2015 in National

The heavily funded super PAC backing Republican Jeb Bush will spend at least $10 million on television time in the earliest voting presidential primary states.


Obama can do Iran deal even if Congress disapproves

Posted 8/17/2015 in National

The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House.


He may be a mystery, but Kasich challenges Bush in NH

Posted 8/15/2015 in National

Even at his own rallies, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is a stranger to some New Hampshire voters.

Clinton offers forceful defense on Benghazi, emails

Posted 8/15/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a fierce defense of her handling of the 2012 Benghazi attacks and her use of a private email server as President Barack Obama's secretary of state, dismissing the controversies as "partisan games" in a speech before influential Iowa Democrats on Friday.

Trump says he'd be a smarter president than his competitors

Posted 8/15/2015 in National

In a speech light on policy details but heavy on flair, Donald Trump told a raucous New Hampshire crowd Friday that he'd make a smarter president than any of his competitors when it comes to the economy, the military and everything else.


Cost of hunt for escaped NY killers topped $1 million a day

Posted 8/15/2015 in National

Payroll records suggest the hunt for two escaped killers in northern New York cost more than $1 million a day, with overtime alone for state troopers and corrections officers $22 million higher than last year.


Military says it is committed to fairness in Manning case

Posted 8/15/2015 in National

The U.S. military said Thursday that it is committed to "a fair and equitable process" in the case of national security leaker Chelsea Manning and other prisoners accused of breaking rules at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth.


US, Japanese cities mark WWII end with Pearl Harbor ceremony

Posted 8/15/2015 in National

U.S. and Japanese cities linked by World War II marked the 70th anniversary of the conflict's end by vowing to remember the past and promote peace.


Things to know about Social Security at 80: Overhaul time?

Posted 8/14/2015 in National

Social Security turns 80 today, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.


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