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Walker exits '16 race with harsh words for Trump

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Warning that the Republican presidential race has become too nasty, Scott Walker exited the 2016 campaign on Monday and urged others to quit, too, and "clear the field" so someone can emerge to take down front-runner Donald Trump.

 

Former peanut exec gets 28 years in prison for outbreak

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Before federal marshals led him from the courtroom en route to prison, possibly for the rest of his life, Stewart Parnell apologized years after his company's peanut butter spawned a deadly outbreak of salmonella poisoning.

 

 

Kerry: US to accept 85K refugees in 2016, 100K in 2017

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Scrambling to address a growing Syrian refugee crisis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would significantly increase the number of worldwide migrants it takes in over the next two years, though not by nearly the amount many activists and former officials have urged.

 

 

Senate Dems likely to block GOP bill curbing late abortions

Posted 9/22/2015 in National

Democrats seem certain to block Republican legislation banning most late-term abortions in a Senate showdown with plenty of political significance but little suspense.

 

 

Pastor, church members hailed as heroes in church shooting

Posted 9/21/2015 in National

The pastor and members of the congregation that wrestled a gun away from a man police say opened fired in an Alabama church are being praised as heroes.

 

 

Head investigator: Bergdahl shouldn't go to prison

Posted 9/19/2015 in National

The officer who led the investigation of Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance and capture in Afghanistan six years ago says he doesn't think the Army sergeant should go to prison.

 

 

Saga surrounding Kentucky clerk may not be over

Posted 9/19/2015 in National

Kim Davis is out of jail and on the job, but the saga surrounding the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples appears to be far from over.

 

Trump draws fire for not correcting statement Obama is Muslim

Posted 9/19/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew fire from Democrats and some Republicans on Friday after declining to rebuke a questioner at a town hall event who insulted Muslims and wrongly said President Barack Obama is a member of the faith.

Clinton tries to rally unsure Democrats with partisan fire

Posted 9/19/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton attempted to rally thousands of influential New Hampshire Democrats on Saturday with a fiercely partisan message, as she struggled to regain her footing in the primary contest.

 

State of play in the GOP: Trump rivals see reasons for hope

Posted 9/19/2015 in National

Donald Trump's rivals emerged from the second Republican debate newly confident that the brash billionaire will fade if the nomination fight takes a more substantive turn.

 

Trump declines to correct man who says Obama is Muslim

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has declined to correct a questioner at a town hall event who incorrectly stated that President Barack Obama is Muslim and said he'd be "looking at" claims of militant training camps on American soil.

Fiorina looks to turn debate accolades into dollars, votes

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

Propelled by her standout debate performance, Carly Fiorina sought on Thursday to turn accolades for her crisp, confident showing into actual support from voters and donors.

Walker to focus on Iowa as he tries to reassure wary donors

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

Scott Walker has downshifted his initially ambitious campaign for president to focus on first-to-vote Iowa, scrambling Thursday to reassure jittery donors and supporters after a quiet performance in the second Republican debate.

 

Stretch marks showed on CNN's GOP debate

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

It's safe to turn the TV back on. CNN's Republican presidential debate really is over.

 

 

Things to know about the flu shot: Lots of options this year

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

Give flu vaccine another chance: This year's version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter's misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus.

 

 

Officers stress dangers involved in search for Bowe Bergdahl

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

The commanders of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's platoon, company and battalion testified Thursday that his disappearance from his post in Afghanistan six years ago put a strain on their forces and put his fellow soldiers in danger.

 

Muslim group doesn't fault school, police for detention

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

One of the largest Muslim groups in Texas said Thursday that it does not fault police and school officials who handcuffed and suspended a 14-year-old Muslim boy after he brought a homemade clock to class that they mistook for a possible bomb.

 

AP sources: Marines seek to close combat jobs to women

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

The Marine Corps is expected to ask that women not be allowed to compete for several front-line combat jobs, inflaming tensions between Navy and Marine leaders, U.S. officials say.

 

 

US starts carrying out nuke deal as time expires on GOP

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

The Obama administration began carrying out the Iran nuclear deal Thursday as time expired on Republican efforts to derail it.

 

 

Government says students can apply earlier for college aid

Posted 9/18/2015 in National

Aspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year's tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school, the White House said Sunday.

 

 

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