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Democrats reject platform proposal opposing trade deal

June 24, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Democrats on Friday voted down an amendment to the party’s platform that would have opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, avoiding an awkward scenario that would have put its statement of values at odds with President Barack Obama. Members of a Democratic National Convention drafting committee defeated a proposal led by...

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2 die in California wildfire that left little time to flee

June 24, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

A Kern County firefighter sets a backfire by a wildfire burning near Lake Isabella, Calif. on Friday, June 24, 2016. Dozens of homes burned to the ground as a wildfire raged over ridges and tore through rural communities in central California, authorities...

Texas mother fatally shoots 2 daughters; police kill her

June 24, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

FULSHEAR, Texas (AP) — Police say a Houston-area woman fatally shot her two adult daughters before officers shot and killed her. The incident happened about 5 p.m. Friday in front of a home on the fringe of the Houston suburb of Fulshear. Fort Bend County...

Western wildfires still rage, but some progress being made

June 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

A horse grazes as a nearby mountain is engulfed in a brush fire Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Campo. Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters battling fires raging through Western states are contending with weather and human...

AP reporter’s terrifying trip on 1,000-foot-high glass slide

June 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, June 22, 2016 photo “Skyslide” juts out from the side of the U.S. Bank Tower building in downtown Los Angeles. Starting this weekend, thrill-seekers can begin taking the ride that is about 1,000 feet high and perched on the...

Ruling signals ‘yellow light’ on college affirmative action

June 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, June 23, 2016. In a major victory for affirmative action, a divided Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race. The justices voted in favor...

The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect fired at deputy from back

June 22, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Officers respond to the shooting death of a deputy who initiated a pedestrian stop in front of a Dunkin’ Donuts Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Harvey, La. The pedestrian fired on the deputy and fled the scene and is still at...

Can Google Glass help autistic children read faces?

June 22, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people’s faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder. Now the 10-year-old San Jose boy is getting help from...

Psychologists behind CIA interrogation tactics deny torture

June 22, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The acknowledgement by two former Air Force psychologists that they used waterboarding and other harsh tactics against detainees in the war on terror is a striking development, according to a human rights lawyer. “It’s...

FBI: Indiana 18-year-old tried to join Islamic State

June 21, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old from suburban Indianapolis as he tried to board a bus to New York and join the Islamic State terror group overseas, federal authorities said Tuesday. Akram Musleh of Brownsburg was arrested without...