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Civil rights groups oppose King monument at Stone Mountain

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

A proposal to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. atop Georgia's Stone Mountain is getting a chilly reception from some of the civil rights groups that King worked with.

 

 

Memphis chief says not enough evidence for murder charge

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

An off-duty officer was not taking "official police action" when he was killed in a shootout with a neighbor, and there is not enough evidence to charge the neighbor with murder, a police chief said Tuesday.

 

Paul Ryan weighs pros, cons of becoming next House speaker

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

Maybe Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't feel like a character in the classic film "The Godfather," weighing an offer he can't refuse.

Showing less skin: Playboy to stop running nude photos

Posted 10/14/2015 in National

For generations, teenage boys got their first look at a naked woman from Playboy, often from a copy swiped from Dad's sock drawer or filched from a newsstand.

 

Clinton, Sanders rivalry in spotlight as Democrats debate

Posted 10/13/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton says she always expected tough competition in the Democratic presidential primary.

 

 

Bush offers plan to repeal, replace health care law

Posted 10/13/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday proposed repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against "high-cost medical events."

 

 

Hillary Clinton slams Trump in front of his casino

Posted 10/13/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Donald Trump's doorstep Monday to mock the Republican presidential front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.

 

 

More cities recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day

Posted 10/12/2015 in National

More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of the holiday to celebrate the history and contributions of indigenous cultures around the country.

 

No Social Security increase next year, gas prices to blame

Posted 10/12/2015 in National

For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, which is unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation's population.

Ben Carson's gun comments highlight free-wheeling style

Posted 10/12/2015 in National

Ben Carson suggested last week the Holocaust wouldn't have happened if Jews in Europe were better armed.

 

Obama: Clinton made mistake; security not endangered

Posted 10/12/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct government business when she served as secretary of state was a mistake but didn't endanger national security, President Barack Obama said during an interview airing Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes."

 

Divided House Republicans see savior in Paul Ryan

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

Endlessly divided, House Republicans pleaded with Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday to rescue them from their damaging leadership vacuum.

 

Donald Trump, brash New Yorker, picks up Southern campaign

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

Donald Trump is a brash New Yorker who knows the path to the Republican presidential nomination runs through a swath of Southern states where residents pride themselves on graciousness and gentility.

 

 

1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

A student was killed and another person was wounded during a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police have detained two men for questioning, authorities said.

 

 

Attorney: Army officer recommends no jail time for Bowe Bergdahl

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Saturday.

 

 

Strong emotions as Obama visits grieving town

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

Gun-rights activists and others gave voice to strong emotions when President Barack Obama came to meet privately with grieving families whose loved ones were killed on a college campus in Roseburg, Oregon.

 

 

Knowing what to do if shooting starts still hazy at colleges

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make "active shooter" training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there's a gunman on the loose, a review by The Associated Press finds.

 

 

Reports say officer's shooting of Tamir Rice justified

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

A white Cleveland police officer was justified in fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy holding a pellet gun moments after pulling up beside him, according to two outside reviews conducted at the request of the prosecutor investigating the death.

 

 

Black men call for change at Million Man March anniversary

Posted 10/10/2015 in National

Black men from around the nation returned to the National Mall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and call for changes in policing and in black communities.

 

GOP in tumult after McCarthy's withdrawal from speaker race

Posted 10/9/2015 in National

Jolted by political lighting for the second time in two weeks, House Republicans are staring at turmoil and uncertainty after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's astonishing decision to abandon his campaign to become the chamber's next speaker.

 

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