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Donald Trump offered access to the Republican National Committee’s voter file

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:18

The Republican National Committee has the names, voting history, and consumer data of 250 million people.

U.S. launches investigation into killing of Cecil the lion

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:54

The American dentist who hunted the big cat remained in hiding amid mounting global outrage.

In Brooklyn and the rest of America, a movement for Bernie Sanders

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:17

The senator raised $15 million in three months, but most of the money didn't come from billionaires.

Three injured when American Airlines plane evacuated in Texas

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:24
Three people were injured when an American Airlines flight at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was evacuated on Thursday before takeoff because of smoke in the cabin, the airline said. Hydraulic fluid leaked into the auxiliary power unit of Flight 1658 to Chicago, which led to 141 passengers and five crew members to leave the airplane by emergency slides and exits, according to the airline. Three people suffered minor injuries, the airline said.

Cincinnati mayor speaks to Katie Couric on police shooting

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:49

A University of Cincinnati police officer pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the fatal shooting of Sam DuBose.

Senator: Md. governor to close Baltimore detention center

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:44
A Maryland lawmaker says the state will shut down a Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation.

NY federal judge to hear U.S. football star Brady's appeal

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:35

The National Football League players union filed the petition in the midwestern state on Wednesday on behalf of Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback and four-time Super Bowl champion. The union wanted the case to be heard in Minnesota, where U.S. District Judge David Doty has a history of ruling in favor of players in labor cases against the NFL.

Los Angeles passes law banning large-capacity gun magazines

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:10
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to ban the possession of large-capacity gun magazines on Tuesday, following San Francisco to become the second major city in California to take that step.  The ordinance prohibits Los Angeles residents from possessing a handgun or rifle magazine that fits more than 10 rounds. The law would take effect 30 days after Mayor Eric Garcetti signs it, a move that he was "eager" to make, he said in a statement. Similar ordinances in San Francisco and Sunnyvale, California, have so far withstood legal challenges and last year, a federal judge upheld a Colorado law banning magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.

Donald Trump amuses us to death

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:16

Trump’s juggernaut isn’t an actual campaign, with an agenda or a strategy. It’s great programming

Wreckage may be first trace of missing Flight MH370

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:45

Investigators are treating debris found on an Indian Ocean island as a "major lead."

Water parks and piano class: Colorado movie gunman's childhood

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 02:15

Defense lawyers trying to save the life of Colorado movie rampage gunman James Holmes have called witness after witness to take the stand just feet from where he sits, tethered to the floor, expressionless. At the beginning of his trial in late April, defense lawyers said they would show how Holmes was a normal, happy, social child who could have belonged to any of the jurors, before he was struck by severe mental illness.

James Holmes's revealing courtroom behavior

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 01:18

As James Holmes watched his father being cross-examined on the witness stand Wednesday, the convicted Colorado theater shooter reverted to what has become his routine during many of the trial’s more contentious moments: he swiveled.

Debris appears to be from same type of plane as MH370

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:32

Wreckage found in the Indian Ocean is likely from a Boeing 777, investigators says.

Planned Parenthood reports second website hack in a week

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:09

Websites operated by Planned Parenthood and its political branch, Planned Parenthood Action, were clogged by a wide-scale "distributed denial-of-service," or DDoS, attack, the organization said. Service was restored shortly after the attack, but the group opted to keep its websites offline for the remainder of the day "to ensure that we are fully protected," Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement. Visitors to Planned Parenthood sites, which serve some 200,000 people a day seeking information on reproductive health, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, parenting, abortion and other topics, were being redirected to its Facebook pages for the time being, Laguens said.

Cincinnati police officer indicted in shooting death of black man

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:19

A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted on Wednesday on murder charges in the fatal shooting last week of an unarmed black motorist who was stopped because of a missing front license plate. Ray Tensing, the 25-year-old white officer who shot Dubose in the head, "wasn't dealing with someone who was wanted for murder," Deters told a news conference. "He was dealing with someone who didn't have a front license plate.

N.H. thumbs its nose at Fox News

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 18:16

The GOP primary forum next Monday will be more of a grilling than a debate.

Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal better than strike

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 15:52

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike.

Senate Republicans aim divert Planned Parenthood funds in abortion dispute

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 14:37

Senate Republicans seeking to cut all funding to reproductive health group Planned Parenthood over the alleged sale of aborted fetal tissue offered on Wednesday to divert the money to other providers of women's health. The Republican plan to take $500 million a year from Planned Parenthood and give it to the likes of hospitals and community health centers was criticized by family planning experts who said it showed a lack of understanding of how women's health services work.

Eric Garner grand jury minutes to stay private, New York court rules

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 13:23

A New York state court on Wednesday declined to release details of a grand jury investigation that led to a police officer being cleared of wrongdoing in the death of Eric Garner after his chokehold arrest in Staten Island in July last year. Lawyers for civil rights groups and New York's public advocate office in June called for the release of the grand jury minutes including transcripts of testimony, exhibits and details of certain grand jurors to better understand the decision not to charge officer Daniel Pantaleo for Garner's death.