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AP-NORC poll: Americans want nomination system changed

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

Bernie Sanders' pitch for changing the way presidential candidates are chosen appears to have broad public support.



Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age.



Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their country with love and support for families of the fallen, "not just with words but with our actions."



Pakistani driver's family presses charges over drone hit

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

The family of a driver who was killed alongside Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has filed a case against U.S. officials, seeking to press murder charges, police said Sunday.



Teen removed from graduation for wearing African cloth

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

A black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric.



4-H program aims to grow next generation of ag scientists

Posted 5/31/2016 in National

One team is developing GPS ear tags so cattle farmers can track herds from afar. Another thinks drones can protect livestock from predators. Yet another is developing a rechargeable portable warmer to prevent vaccines from freezing when dairy producers inoculate their herds in the winter.



Dump Trump? Some millennials aren't so sure

Posted 5/28/2016 in National

Brendan De Regla drove three hours and waited in line for half a day to see Donald Trump speak at a rally in Southern California. Dozens of college-aged protesters shouted on the other side of a police line, but De Regla, 22, stood unwaveringly in support of Trump.



GOP uniting under banner: 'Never Hillary'

Posted 5/28/2016 in National

Donald Trump's best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton.



Expecting worst, holiday travelers find fast airport lines

Posted 5/28/2016 in National

Fast moving airport security lines at the start of the Memorial Day weekend could bode well for return travelers Monday.



Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years

Posted 5/28/2016 in National

U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years.



Poll: Voters interested, not excited about election

Posted 5/28/2016 in National

Mary Heintzelman shakes her head in disgust over the presidential election.



Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination

Posted 5/27/2016 in National

Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest.



Trump agrees to debate Sanders but sets stiff price

Posted 5/27/2016 in National

Donald Trump has provisionally accepted Bernie Sanders' proposal to debate, but the billionaire is setting a high price for participating.



State Department email report complicates Clinton's message

Posted 5/27/2016 in National

While she's a mere 74 delegates from capturing her party's nomination, Clinton has been unable to edge her primary rival out of the race -- or win over his most passionate backers.



Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

Posted 5/27/2016 in National

Barack Obama today paid tribute to the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to bring global attention to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima.



US government set to release hurricane season outlook

Posted 5/27/2016 in National

The U.S. government will release its forecast Friday for how many hurricanes and tropical storms are expected to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months.



90-minute tornado a rarity, even where tornadoes are common

Posted 5/27/2016 in National

A tornado that raked the northern Kansas landscape for about 90 minutes was impressive both for its classic "wedge" shape and its sheer endurance -- staying on the ground about 10 times longer than the typical twister.



11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive

Posted 5/26/2016 in National

Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.



GOP governors ask FCC to address illegal prison cellphones

Posted 5/26/2016 in National

Ten Republican governors want the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy to apply technology that can stop prison inmates from using smuggled cellphones.



TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

Posted 5/26/2016 in National

he Transportation Security Administration will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief told Congress on Wednesday.



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