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Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima today, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear-weapons-free world.

Leading GOP senator offers bill on guns, mental health

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

A leading Republican senator proposed a National Rifle Association-backed bill Wednesday that he said would make the federal background check system for gun buyers more effective and bolster programs for treating people with mental illness.

Suspect in latest theater attack had psychological issues

Posted 8/6/2015 in National

What initially appeared to be another mass shooting at a movie theater ended up being an attack by a disturbed homeless man who wasn't armed with a real gun was eventually shot and killed by police.

Poll: Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

A majority of blacks in the United States -- more than 3 out of 5 -- say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why.

Debate line-up illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon -- but first there's the Fox primary.


Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed Tuesday to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood if elected to the White House, but drew immediate fire from Democrats for adding, "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues."



Mich. township draws more people to meeting with hot dogs

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

Here's a way to boost interest in local government: potato salad.



Ky. sheriff's office asks drug dealers to turn in their rivals

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

A Kentucky sheriff's office has posted a flyer on its Facebook page asking drug dealers to turn in their rivals.



Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case.


Ex-con accused of killing police officer turns self in

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending an intensive two-day manhunt, authorities said.

Debate stage drama: GOP awaits top 10 announcement

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff.

Comic Amy Schumer, Sen. Schumer call for better gun control

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.


Bush, Rubio to speak before Southern Baptist group

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio hope to connect Tuesday with Christian conservatives, a key group of voters in the early primary states of Iowa and South Carolina.



House Republicans say they have the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.



More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

In the aftermath of the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.



Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.


Police ID suspect in killing of Memphis officer

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search for the man is underway.


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