Category: National News

Trump, Ryan, pledge to work together; endorsement may come

By ERICA WERNER Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pledged to work together despite their differences after a meeting Thursday aimed unifying a party torn over Trump’s rise to the cusp of the Republican presidential nomination. The speaker appeared closer to offering a full-throated endorsement. Trump and Ryan issued a statement… Read more »

The Latest: Governor orders flags lowered for slain officer

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a police detective in Kansas City, Kansas (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is ordering flags in Wyandotte County to be lowered to half-staff in memory of a slain police detective. Brownback directed the county’s flags lowered Tuesday through sundown… Read more »

Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital

by ROBERT BURNS                                                                                                                                                                           Associated Press National Security Writer (WASHINGTON, AP) — A top U.S. general says the gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process errors and equipment failures and that none of the crew knew they were striking a trauma center. No criminal charges have… Read more »

FBI: ‘Argument can be made’ fake AP story broke rules

by RAPHAEL SATTER                                                                                                                                                                     Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — FBI officials say there’s no clear evidence the agency violated its own rules when it posed as The Associated Press to unmask a criminal, according to a report obtained through a public records lawsuit. However, the internal FBI report being made public by the AP and the… Read more »

DEA: 240 gangs operating in St. Louis

(ST. LOUIS, Mo., AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration says 240 gangs are roaming the streets of the St. Louis area, and most of their money is made through the sale and distribution of illegal drugs. DEA agent James Shroba told KMOV-TV (http://bit.ly/1WuUnaA ) that the gangs create a toxic environment. Shroba says gang members… Read more »

Viewer’s Guide: Calculating delegate math, Indiana next

By NANCY BENAC Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — With five more states in the rear-view mirror, presidential candidates will spend Wednesday recalculating cold, hard delegate math and plotting strategy for the contests still to come — 10 for Republicans, 16 for Democrats. After a strong night Tuesday, front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will try to brush… Read more »

Trump: Hillary Clinton playing woman card ‘left and right’

(WASHINGTON, AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, buoyed by his clean sweep of Northeast primaries, is pushing forward with his charge that Democrat Hillary Clinton is “playing the woman card.” Trump tells CNN’s “New Day” in a telephone interview Wednesday that “she does have the woman card” but said that “a lot of women don’t like… Read more »

Trump, Clinton press closer to general election showdown

By JULIE PACE Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Bolstering his grip on the Republican primaries, Donald Trump prepared Wednesday for a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton, accusing the Democratic front-runner of “playing the woman card” in her presidential campaign. Trump swept five states in Tuesday’s Northeast primaries, bringing him tantalizingly close to securing the Republican nomination… Read more »

Cruz planning announcement amid VP speculation

(WASHINGTON, AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign. (all times Eastern): 9:55 a.m. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas says in Indiana that he will be making a “major announcement” on Wednesday afternoon amid speculation he will name a running mate even though he trails front-runner Donald Trump. Cruz says outside an Indianapolis restaurant that… Read more »

LGBT debate spurs arrests at North Carolina statehouse

By JONATHAN DREW and GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press (RALEIGH, N.C., AP) — A day of protests and arrests around North Carolina’s statehouse marked what’s likely to be weeks of impassioned debate over a law limiting protections for LGBT people. Officers arrested 54 protesters who came to voice opposition to the law late Monday as legislators returned to start… Read more »