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Trump's rivals left with few chances to stop his momentum

Posted 3/9/2016 in National

Donald Trump's easy victories in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii left his rivals with shrinking opportunities to slow his momentum in the Republican primaries and little indication that a flurry of intense efforts to undermine his credibility are pushing voters away from the brash billionaire.

 

 

Early data suggests pedestrian deaths surged in 2015

Posted 3/9/2016 in National

Pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10 percent last year as the economy improved, the price of gas plunged and motorists put more miles behind the wheel than ever before, according to an analysis of preliminary state traffic fatality data.

 

 

Reid pounds GOP united against Obama Supreme Court choice

Posted 3/9/2016 in National

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is going out punching.

 

 

Health law fines double for many uninsured at tax time

Posted 3/9/2016 in National

Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under President Barack Obama's health care law, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday.

 

 

System may forecast tornadoes 2 to 3 weeks in advance

Posted 3/5/2016 in National

Researchers say they've come up with a way to predict the likelihood of tornadoes two or three weeks in advance -- a step toward better warnings of storms that kill an average of 80 Americans each year.

 

 

Cruz looks to maintain outsider image but unite Republicans

Posted 3/5/2016 in National

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is trying to cast himself as the GOP's conservative savior as party insiders look for an alternative to Donald Trump.

 

 

Donald Trump rallies: Tense, racially charged, immensely successful

Posted 3/5/2016 in National

Among the many ways Donald Trump has redefined presidential politics, he stands alone for how he has used large, protest-ridden rallies, often bubbling with raw anger, to fuel his candidacy.

 

 

Seeds of GOP splinter in opposition to all things Obama

Posted 3/5/2016 in National

Republicans can blame their united stand against President Barack Obama for their party's splintering.

 

 

Swallowing hard, Trump rivals vow to back him if nominated

Posted 3/4/2016 in National

The Republican establishment and its last best hopes to defeat Donald Trump spent a long and extraordinary day denouncing the billionaire businessman as dangerous, a "phony" and a "con man" unfit for office.

 

 

Military beginning to recruit women for combat jobs

Posted 3/4/2016 in National

The military services are already beginning to recruit women for combat jobs, including as Navy SEALs, and could see them serving in previously male-only Army and Marine Corps infantry units by this fall, according to new plans endorsed by Defense Secretary Ash Carter and obtained by The Associated Press.

 

 

Teacher loses job after student takes her phone, shares nude

Posted 3/4/2016 in National

A high school teacher lost her job after a teenager went through her cellphone between classes, found a nude picture of her and shared it on social media.

 

 

Egyptian student faces deportation over Trump threat

Posted 3/4/2016 in National

An Egyptian flight student is expected to appear in immigration court Friday to determine whether he should be deported after being investigated by federal agents for posting threatening comments on his Facebook page about Donald Trump.

 

 

Clinton email probe fraught with political consequences

Posted 3/4/2016 in National

The Justice Department will have to decide whether Hillary Clinton or any of her subordinates could face legal consequences for her use of a private email server, a decision whose timing is fraught with serious political repercussions.

 

 

Operators of Vegas Elvis exhibit leave building amid dispute

Posted 3/3/2016 in National

The operators of an Elvis exhibit in Las Vegas have left the building.

 

 

Ben Carson: 'No path forward' in his bid for White House

Posted 3/3/2016 in National

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he is effectively ending his bid for the White House Wednesday, concluding a roller-coaster campaign that briefly took him to the top of a chaotic GOP field but ended with a Super Tuesday whimper.

 

 

World considers a Trump presidency, and many shudder

Posted 3/3/2016 in National

Following Donald Trump's breathtaking string of Super Tuesday victories, politicians, editorial writers and ordinary people worldwide were coming to grips Wednesday with the growing possibility the brash New York billionaire might become America's next president -- a thought that aroused widespread befuddlement and a good deal of horror.

 

 

Clinton now faces struggle to win back younger voters

Posted 3/3/2016 in National

Standing in a line of thousands outside an arena at Colorado State University, Aleksandr Cronk contemplated the grim possibility that the man he was waiting to see, Bernie Sanders, may not make it to the November ballot and he'd have to decide whether to vote for Hillary Clinton.

 

 

AP delegate count: Trump not yet on track to win nomination

Posted 3/3/2016 in National

Despite Donald Trump's string of Super Tuesday victories, the billionaire businessman must do even better in upcoming primaries to claim the Republican presidential nomination before the party's national convention this summer, an AP delegate count shows.

 

 

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump cemented as 2016 leaders

Posted 3/2/2016 in National

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, emboldened by commanding victories Tuesday across large swaths of the country, are beginning to focus on each other in the race for the White House.

 

 

Viewer's Guide: After Super Tuesday, cold hard delegate math

Posted 3/2/2016 in National

Presidential candidates will wake up this morning to the cold, hard truth of delegate math. It might give the front-runners some breathing room, but for the rest of the field, the truth may hurt.

 

 

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