Police: Officer fatally shoots suspect who fired at him

Police say an officer fatally shot a man in a Charleston, West Virginia, suburb after the man fired a gun at him.

GOP doesn't rush to defend indicted Texas attorney general

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New Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton prepared Sunday to become the latest powerful state official booked on felony charges, but unlike when Rick Perry smiled for his mug shot last year, Republicans are not rushing to Paxton's defense.

Trump fires adviser after racially charged Facebook posts

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has fired a campaign aide after racially charged Facebook posts surfaced on the aide's account.
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Farmers, trade groups at odds over lifting beef ban

Minnesota ranchers staunchly oppose lifting bans on Argentine, Brazilian beef
August 1

Obama to unveil tough new plan to fight climate change

WASHINGTON — In the strongest action ever taken in the United States to combat climate change, President Obama will unveil on Monday a set of…
August 1

What kind of party will the Republican nominee lead in 2016?

Analysis: After this week’s debate, question is how eventual nominee will lead Republican party.
August 1
Vice President Joe Biden walks with Senate Foreign Relations Committee...

Joe Biden weighs presidential bid

Vice President Joe Biden and his associates have begun to actively explore a possible presidential campaign, an entry that would upend the Democratic field and…
July 30

Clinton Foundation sees spike in donor numbers

There were 10,516 donors in first half of this year; 8,801 in same period in ’14.
July 30

Congress set up for December budget-debt showdown

Senate approved stopgap highway funding bill.
July 30

Park Service not backing down on plastic bottle ban

Officials say they will find other sources of money if Congress cuts off funding.
July 29

Obama seeks to counter China's influence in Africa

He made the case that Washington offers a more empowering vision.
July 29

Nearly half of states treat married women differently when it comes to rape

WASHINGTON – On Monday, Michael Cohen, a top adviser to Donald Trump told the Daily Beast, “there’s very clear case law” that a man…
July 28

NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system too quickly and triggering the accident that killed him, federal investigators said Tuesday.
July 28

Fiat Chrysler settlement with gov't could prove costly

Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out billions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls.
July 26
Donald Trump and Jesse Ventura

Ellison says Trump can win GOP nod, points to Minn. electing Ventura governor

“You know, George, we had Jesse Ventura in Minnesota win the governorship,” the representative from Minneapolis said.
July 25

Donald Trump's brief biography

IN briefBorn June 14, 1946, in Queens, N.Y.Graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.Worked for his father’s real estate company,…
July 24

Americans With Disabilities Act, signed 25 years ago, changed lives

The Disabilities Act was signed by President H.W. Bush 25 years ago Sunday.
July 24

Why the 2010 health care law led to insurance merger mania

The health care overhaul law has reshaped the health insurance business, and one consequence is more than $100 billion in mergers and acquisitions over the last few years.
July 24

Could Twitter stop the next terrorist attack?

Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity, according to industry and government officials.
July 24

Inspectors general calling for criminal inquiry into Clinton's handling of emails

WASHINGTON - Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with…
July 23

Obama administration again urges closure of Guantanamo detention prison

ASPEN, Colo. – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson urged a reluctant Congress on Thursday to allow the Obama administration to close the prison…
July 23

Africa, which claims Obama as a son, awaits his arrival

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Barack Obama, the United States’ first African-American president, has captured the imagination of people across the continent, where his face…
July 23

Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 42-year low

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in nearly 42 years, evidence that employers are holding onto their staffs and likely hiring at a steady pace. Yet the drop also reflects seasonal volatility in the data.
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