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Paul talks 2016 challenges between surgeries in Haiti

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

Mathieux Saint Fleur has been virtually blind for two decades. In less than 24 hours, he will see again.

Dominating television, Donald Trump a ratings draw

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

Opinion polls are one thing, but Nielsen numbers speak more loudly to television executives: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's ability to pull in viewers makes him catnip for news programs and wins a level of coverage that feeds on itself.


Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

The hacking of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered extortion crimes and led to two unconfirmed reports of suicides, Canadian police said Monday.



Theater victim's granddad questions motive of holdout juror

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

The grandfather of the youngest victim in the Colorado theater shootings suggested Monday that one juror might have improperly blocked the death penalty for James Holmes by being untruthful about her beliefs, drawing a forceful rebuke from the judge.



Iran nuclear deal picks up support following Reid's endorsement

Posted 8/25/2015 in National

With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers is picking up momentum to survive fierce opposition from Republican and Israeli opponents.


Police: Man who shot trooper told him he would 'die soon'

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

A man accused of shooting a state trooper with a sawed-off shotgun told him afterward, "You're lucky -- you're going to die soon," according to the head of Louisiana State Police.


Opponent seeks to block Miss. Power rate increase

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

The state Supreme Court has been asked to halt an emergency rate increase that regulators granted to Mississippi Power Co.



Top candidates struggle with distractions from the past

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

It wasn't supposed to be this way. Nearly six months out from the first votes of a presidential campaign, candidates should be fleshing out who they are and what they stand for.


Racial identity of activist questioned but does it matter?

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

Questions about the racial identity of a well-known activist in the "Black Lives Matter" movement have stirred controversy and drawn a blistering response. But the central question remains: Does his race matter?

US airman says train attacker 'ready to fight to the end'

Posted 8/24/2015 in National

Three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium.


Army chief ponders momentous decision on women in combat

Posted 8/22/2015 in National

The Army's new chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, is taking a calculated approach to arguably the most consequential decision of his early tenure -- whether to recommend that any all-male combat roles remain closed to women. Central to his thinking, he said in an Associated Press interview Friday, is the question of whether allowing women to serve in the infantry, armor and other traditionally male-only fields would affect Army "readiness" for war.



Cheating site logged federal subscribers with sensitive jobs

Posted 8/21/2015 in National

U.S. government employees with sensitive jobs in national security or law enforcement were among hundreds of federal workers found to be using government networks to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, The Associated Press has learned.


Bush struggles to keep spotlight, break away from last name

Posted 8/21/2015 in National

Having been knocked from his front-runner perch, a fiery Jeb Bush lashed out at Republican rival Donald Trump on Thursday as the former Florida governor fights to energize his stalled campaign and stop the billionaire businessman's summer surge.

Clinton facing fresh worries in Congress over emails

Posted 8/21/2015 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing fresh worries among congressional Democrats about her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state, as new polls signal that the inquiry is taking a toll on her presidential campaign.


Caitlyn Jenner could face manslaughter charge for crash

Posted 8/21/2015 in National

Caitlyn Jenner could face a vehicular manslaughter charge after sheriff's investigators found she was driving unsafely when she caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a woman last February, officials said Thursday.


With humor and honesty, Carter talks about his cancer

Posted 8/21/2015 in National

With a broad smile and an upbeat attitude, former President Jimmy Carter told the world Thursday that he has cancer in his brain, and feels "perfectly at ease with whatever comes."


Television networks looking back at Katrina

Posted 8/21/2015 in National

ABC's Robin Roberts and Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith, who anchor specials this weekend about the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastating Gulf Coast landfall, both had reasons to avoid the topic.



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