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GOP hopeful Scott Walker offers health plan with tax credits

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker on Tuesday offered an alternative to President Barack Obama's health care law that would provide tax credits and restructure Medicaid, and took a swipe at GOP rivals in Congress for their inability to repeal the law.

 

Chelsea Manning found guilty of violating prison rules

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning was found guilty Tuesday of violating prison rules and will receive three weeks of recreational restrictions.

 

 

Officials: Military likely to open most combat jobs to women

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Two women have now passed the Army's grueling Ranger test, and even tougher and more dangerous jobs could lie ahead.

 

TV report: Ex-Subway pitchman to admit to child-porn charges

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to child-pornography charges, an Indiana television station reported.

 

Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

Posted 8/19/2015 in National

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.

 

Trump immigration proposal divides GOP presidential field

Posted 8/18/2015 in National

Donald Trump is dividing his Republican presidential rivals anew with his call to rewrite the Constitution to crack down on millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, and to force Mexico to pay for a better border fence.

 

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.

 

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