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Mich. township draws more people to meeting with hot dogs

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

Here's a way to boost interest in local government: potato salad.

 

 

Ky. sheriff's office asks drug dealers to turn in their rivals

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

A Kentucky sheriff's office has posted a flyer on its Facebook page asking drug dealers to turn in their rivals.

 

 

Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

Posted 8/5/2015 in National

The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case.

 

Ex-con accused of killing police officer turns self in

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending an intensive two-day manhunt, authorities said.

Debate stage drama: GOP awaits top 10 announcement

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff.

Comic Amy Schumer, Sen. Schumer call for better gun control

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

 

Bush, Rubio to speak before Southern Baptist group

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio hope to connect Tuesday with Christian conservatives, a key group of voters in the early primary states of Iowa and South Carolina.

 

 

House Republicans say they have the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

 

 

More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

Posted 8/4/2015 in National

In the aftermath of the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

 

 

Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.

 

Police ID suspect in killing of Memphis officer

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search for the man is underway.

Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.

 

GOP hopefuls prep for first 2016 debate -- and Donald Trump

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidates dismissed the dominance of Donald Trump in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate.

 

 

Clinton's presidential campaign raises profile with TV ads

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

 

Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for first time

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades.

 

Zimbabwe accuses second American of illegally hunting lion

Posted 8/3/2015 in National

Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.

 

 

Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

Posted 8/1/2015 in National

The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn't advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they'll seek the death penalty.

 

Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church

Posted 7/31/2015 in National

Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.

 

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