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Obama administration to phase out some private prison use

Posted 8/19/2016 in National

The Obama administration announced Thursday it will phase out its use of some private prisons, affecting thousands of federal inmates and immediately sending shares of the two publicly traded prison operators plunging.



Trump says 'I do regret' some caustic campaign statements

Posted 8/19/2016 in National

In a highly uncharacteristic move aimed at resetting his struggling campaign, Donald Trump has said for the first time that he regrets some of the caustic comments he's made that may have caused people pain.



Why it matters: Income inequality and the election

Posted 8/19/2016 in National

THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.



Clinton's foundation to alter donations policy if elected

Posted 8/19/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton's family foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if she is elected president, and will bring an end to its annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting regardless of the outcome of the November election.



Republicans slam Obama after explanation of $400M payment to Iran

Posted 8/19/2016 in National

The Obama administration is facing a storm of Republican criticism after acknowledging that a $400 million cash payment to Iran seven months ago was contingent on the release of a group of American prisoners.



Baton Rouge's summer of pain: Shootings, unrest, now floods

Posted 8/19/2016 in National

Anger. Sorrow. Vengeful glee. Guilt. Terrence Carter has experienced it all during Baton Rouge's summer of pain. And on Thursday, as he walked through the dirty water on the floor of his home, Carter said he was experiencing, of all things, hope.



Why it matters: Opioid epidemic and the 2016 election

Posted 8/18/2016 in National

THE ISSUE: More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014.



Clinton shrugs off Trump shakeup, attacks his tax plan

Posted 8/18/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton shrugged off Donald Trump's latest campaign shakeup Wednesday, saying he's the "same man" who would cut taxes for rich people while she would force the super-wealthy to pay more.



Weary GOP hopeful Trump staff shake-up triggers new momentum

Posted 8/18/2016 in National

Weary Republican leaders are accepting Donald Trump's latest staff shake-up, hopeful that a new leadership team can reverse the New York businessman's struggles even as some worry it's too little too late.



Google's search engine directs voters to the ballot box

Posted 8/17/2016 in National

Google is pulling another lever on its influential search engine in an effort to boost voter turnout in November's U.S. presidential election.



In flooded Louisiana, a cleanup and a search for bodies

Posted 8/17/2016 in National

Authorities went door to door and car to car to check for bodies Tuesday, and homeowners began the heartbreaking task of gathering up soaked family photos and mucking out houses dank with bayou mud, as the floodwaters started to recede across parts of southern Louisiana.



Trump accuses Clinton of 'bigotry,' says she opposes police

Posted 8/17/2016 in National

Donald Trump on Tuesday accused rival Hillary Clinton of "bigotry" and being "against the police," claiming that she and other Democrats have "betrayed the African American community" and pandered for votes.



Trump looks to institute political tests for immigrants

Posted 8/15/2016 in National

Donald Trump will declare an end to nation building if elected president, replacing it with what aides described as "foreign policy realism" focused on destroying the Islamic State group and other extremist organizations.



Divided America: Global warming polarizes more than abortion

Posted 8/15/2016 in National

Tempers are rising in America, along with the temperatures.



Rising floodwater leaves thousands homeless in La.

Posted 8/15/2016 in National

Robert and Gwen Arceneaux endured a sleepless night Sunday after noticing floodwater creeping into their home -- in a neighborhood that had never seen water before.



Clinton releases 2015 tax returns, pushing Trump for his

Posted 8/13/2016 in National

Hillary and Bill Clinton earned $10.6 million last year, according to a tax filing released by her campaign that sought to pressure presidential rival Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns.



After verbal missteps, Trump blaming others

Posted 8/13/2016 in National

It's the media's fault. That's out of context. Never said it in the first place.



GOP could be near Trump breaking point; frustration abounds

Posted 8/13/2016 in National

The Republican Party could be nearing a breaking point with Donald Trump.



Unfriended? Divisive 2016 campaign roils Facebook

Posted 8/12/2016 in National

Some friends don't let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook. Others are on "unfriending" sprees.



With rare humility, Trump concedes he could come up short

Posted 8/12/2016 in National

In a rare show of humility by the boastful billionaire, Donald Trump is acknowledging that his presidential campaign faces challenges and could ultimately fall short.



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