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Apple: FBI seeks 'dangerous power' in fight over phone

Posted 2/26/2016 in National

Apple Inc. on Thursday asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order that the company help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone, accusing the federal government of seeking "dangerous power" through the courts and of trampling on its constitutional rights.

 

 

Senate GOP leader McConnell holds fast in blocking Obama court pick

Posted 2/25/2016 in National

Democratic foes gloat that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has guided his Republicans into a political dead end with his unbending edict that President Barack Obama's successor will fill the Supreme Court vacancy and replace Justice Antonin Scalia.

 

 

Speaker: Legal steps to stop Obama from closing Guantanamo

Posted 2/25/2016 in National

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday Republicans are taking legal steps to stop President Barack Obama from closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a day after the president unveiled his plan to shutter the facility and move the detainees to the United States.

 

 

AP-GfK Poll: Support shaky for Sanders 'Medicare for all'

Posted 2/25/2016 in National

At first blush, many Americans like the idea of "Medicare for all," the government-run health system that's a rallying cry for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

 

 

Cruz, Rubio and Kasich all face must-wins in home states

Posted 2/24/2016 in National

In their efforts to derail Donald Trump from the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are all facing enormous pressure in their home state primaries, which account for about a fourth of the delegates up for grabs in the next three weeks.

 

 

Carson questions Obama blackness in fading campaign

Posted 2/24/2016 in National

Ben Carson is trying to reinvigorate his campaign for Republican presidential nomination by becoming the latest to question Barack Obama's blackness ahead of critical upcoming votes.

 

 

With NV win, Trump has trifecta; Rubio-Cruz still jostling

Posted 2/24/2016 in National

With a big win in Nevada, Donald Trump claimed a third straight commanding victory in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

 

 

AP: HealthCare.gov 'passive' on heading off fraud

Posted 2/24/2016 in National

With billions in taxpayer dollars at stake, the Obama administration has taken a "passive" approach to identifying potential fraud involving the president's health care law, nonpartisan congressional investigators say in a report due out today.

 

 

CDC: 1 in 2 black gay men will be diagnosed with HIV

Posted 2/24/2016 in National

About half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime, according to new government estimates.

 

 

APNewsBreak: Justice Scalia suffered from many health problems

Posted 2/24/2016 in National

Antonin Scalia suffered from coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes, among other ailments that probably contributed to the justice's sudden death, according to a letter from the Supreme Court's doctor.

 

 

GOP says no hearings, no votes for Supreme Court nominee

Posted 2/24/2016 in National

No hearing. No vote. Don't even bother knocking on our door.

 

 

IS frees Syrian Christians held since 2015 for ransom

Posted 2/23/2016 in National

The Islamic State group on Monday released the last of some 230 Assyrian Christians kidnapped a year ago in Syria after the receiving millions of dollars in ransom, Christian officials said.

 

 

Donald Trump's rivals face dwindling time to stop him

Posted 2/23/2016 in National

Donald Trump's rivals are running out of time to stop him after his dominant performance in South Carolina.

 

 

Details only deepen mystery surrounding Kalamazoo shootings

Posted 2/23/2016 in National

As details emerge about the night authorities say Jason Dalton has admitted gunning down six randomly chosen victims in and around Kalamazoo -- attacks apparently carried out over hours during which he also ferried passengers around town as an Uber driver -- any hint as to why remains stubbornly elusive.

 

 

Harper Lee, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author, has died at 89

Posted 2/20/2016 in National

Harper Lee, the elusive novelist whose child's-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, "To Kill a Mockingbird," became standard reading for millions of young people and an Oscar-winning film, has died. She was 89.

 

 

Scalia remembered for love of God, country, family

Posted 2/20/2016 in National

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was remembered Saturday as a man who loved God, country and family at a funeral Mass capping two days of mourning for a jurist who left a long and sometimes provocative legacy on the nation.

 

 

Despite odds, Obama sets out to nominate new justice

Posted 2/20/2016 in National

It may seem like Mission Impossible.

 

 

AP Poll: GOP voters say Trump can win in Nov.

Posted 2/20/2016 in National

Donald Trump has emerged as the front-runner for the GOP nomination by winning over roughly a third of Republicans in the early voting states and in preference polls, packing his rallies with men and women, evangelical Christians and military veterans, blue-collar workers and wealthy retirees.

 

 

Vatican: Pope was not singling out Trump with his remarks

Posted 2/20/2016 in National

A spokesman for Pope Francis insisted Friday the pontiff was "in no way" launching an attack on Donald Trump, a U.S. presidential candidate, nor was he trying to sway voters by declaring someone who advocates building walls isn't Christian.

 

 

Bush, seeking a much-needed revival in SC, calls in family

Posted 2/20/2016 in National

Jeb Bush has long kept his family at arm's length in his effort to become commander-in-chief, but with the South Carolina primary looming, he's embracing them like never before in the state that has historically stood by the Bush family in its previous White House bids.

 

 

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