Category: National News

GOP Rep. Steve King asks how minorities gave to civilization

(CLEVELAND, AP) — Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King, one of the most conservative members of Congress and a harsh critic of immigration, has questioned the contributions to civilization of groups of people who aren’t white. During an appearance Monday on MSNBC from the site of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, King responded to… Read more »

Police: Gunman who killed 3 was ‘seeking out’ officers

By MIKE KUNZELMAN and MELINDA DESLATTE (BATON ROUGE, La., AP) — A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition set out to ambush police in Baton Rouge, authorities said Monday, a day after three law enforcement officers were killed in the attack. The gunman’s “movements, his direction, his attention was on police officers,” state… Read more »

Senator’s speech on race stirs recollections of police stops

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, candidly described being stopped by police, even Capitol Hill cops, because of the color of his skin. It’s an experience all too familiar to many of his African-American colleagues in Congress. A day after Scott’s personal… Read more »

AP-GfK Poll: Email investigation has hurt Clinton’s imag

By KEN THOMAS and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Hillary Clinton enters the summer damaged by perceptions that she violated the law by using a private email system while serving as secretary of state, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. More than half of Americans think the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee broke the law by… Read more »