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Senate passes $80B measure for veterans, military bases

Posted 11/11/2015 in National

The Senate passed its first spending bill of the year on Tuesday, a popular $80 billion measure for veterans' programs and construction projects on military bases long delayed by infighting over the broader budget.



Marshals jailed for boy's shooting death sued in other cases

Posted 11/11/2015 in National

Two law-enforcement officers jailed on murder charges for a 6-year-old autistic boy's fatal shooting in central Louisiana have been targets of previous complaints that they used excessive force or neglected their duties.



Online threats heighten tensions at University of Missouri

Posted 11/11/2015 in National

The University of Missouri said it is has increased security and is investigating online threats, an announcement that again heightened tensions on the campus after days of turmoil.



Missouri players didn't recognize how much power they had

Posted 11/11/2015 in National

Missouri receiver J'Mon Moore decided to visit the protesters who had built a tent city on Carnahan Quad, demanding that the university pay attention to their complaints about racism.



Clinton pushes back against GOP on veterans' health issues

Posted 11/11/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined steps to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, casting herself as a protector against proposals to privatize the sprawling health care system for those who have served in the military.


Bush, Carson seek to steady campaigns in GOP debate

Posted 11/11/2015 in National

Republicans Jeb Bush and Ben Carson sought to steady their presidential campaigns in Tuesday night's GOP debate, with Bush taking advantage of a policy-focused contest to detail positions on the economy and immigration while Carson swatted away mounting questions about the veracity of his celebrated biography.


Lawyer: Body cam showed no threats as police killed boy

Posted 11/10/2015 in National

A police body camera recorded the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy with his hands up and posing no threat as police fired into his car, severely wounding the motorist and killing his son, the man's lawyer said Monday.



For Carson, debates have played limited role in his rise

Posted 11/10/2015 in National

For some Republican presidential candidates, the party's first three primary debates have been pivotal proving grounds that have strengthened their campaigns or shaken their supporters. Ben Carson isn't among them.



Wealth may give advantage for getting organ transplants

Posted 11/10/2015 in National

You can't buy hearts, kidneys or other organs but money can still help you get one.



Christie shrugs off latest setback after debate downgrade

Posted 11/10/2015 in National

Chris Christie has a new slogan: No whiners here.



In a year of outsider angst, Clinton seeks inside lane

Posted 11/10/2015 in National

In a presidential race fueled by outsider energy, Hillary Rodham Clinton is casting herself as the ultimate insider.


Study: Even the normal-weight should watch that apple shape

Posted 11/10/2015 in National

A pot belly can be a bad thing -- even if you're not considered overweight.


Bush says he'd kill 'baby Hitler' if he could travel in time

Posted 11/10/2015 in National

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he once got an email asking if he would go back in time, if it were possible, and kill the baby Adolf Hitler.



Senate bill would ban Guantanamo detainees from US

Posted 11/10/2015 in National

The Senate is poised to pass a bill that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States -- something Barack Obama has been trying to do since he was sworn in as president.



U. of Missouri president, chancellor leave over race tension

Posted 11/10/2015 in National

The president of the University of Missouri system and the head of its flagship campus resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over what they saw as indifference to racial tensions at the school.



Appeals court delivers setback to Obama's immigration plan

Posted 11/10/2015 in National

A federal appeals court has ruled against President Barack Obama's plan to protect an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally from deportation.



VA enters stretch on goals for homelessness, claims backlog

Posted 11/10/2015 in National

Six years ago, the Obama administration set the ambitious goal of ending veteran homelessness in 2015 and ending the backlog in disability claims.


University of Missouri protests grow after athletes jump in

Posted 11/9/2015 in National

Long-simmering protests at the University of Missouri over matters of race and discrimination got a boost over the weekend when at least 30 black football players announced they will not participate in team activities until the university system's president is removed.

9th Circuit addresses senility among federal judges head on

Posted 11/9/2015 in National

Now 84, federal appellate court Judge William Canby made the difficult decision a few years ago to mostly stop hearing cases after a 30-year career. He was sharp and healthy, but didn't want to risk mental decline that would lead him to make mistakes, he said.


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