WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contenders railed against abortion rights on Saturday as they courted religious conservatives, promising Christian values would guide their personal decisions and public policies should they win the presidency. “My faith has guided me for my entire life, and I don’t suspect that’s going to... Read more
EPA Proposes Tougher Mileage Standards for Trucks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday proposed tougher mileage standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, the latest move by President Barack Obama in his second-term drive to reduce pollution blamed for global warming. The Environmental Protection Agency issued new rules that would lower carbon dioxide emissions from... Read more
Woman Will Be New Face on $10 Bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexander Hamilton, who has been featured on the $10 bill since 1929, is making way for a woman. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is to officially announce Thursday that a redesign of the $10 will feature the first woman on the nation’s paper money in more than... Read more
Pastor, 8 Others Fatally Shot at Church in Charleston, South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, killing nine people, including the pastor, in an assault authorities described as a hate crime. The suspect attended the meeting at the church Wednesday night and stayed for... Read more
AT&T Hit with $100M Fine from FCC
WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a $100 million fine for offering consumers “unlimited” data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount. The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that the company misled consumers into buying plans they believed would give... Read more
Trump Joins 2016 Race
NEW YORK (AP) — The Donald is running for president – for real this time. Real-estate mogul and reality-television star Donald Trump, who has brazenly flirted with running for office before but never followed through, announced Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination for president. Trump entered the... Read more
Activists fret about Rachel Dolezal impact
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Civil rights leaders in this largely white city that lies between the Cascade and Rocky mountains are worried that the ruse perpetrated by former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal will hurt efforts to move the region beyond a troubled racial past. Dolezal resigned her NAACP post... Read more
Remnants of Tropic Storm Bill move further into Texas
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Flood-weary Texans were bracing for heavy rain and possible flooding as the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill crept further inland early Wednesday. The center of the storm was expected to move northward just west of the Interstate 35 corridor, dropping 4 to 5 inches of... Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session. But that program and several other post-Sept. 11 counter-terror... Read more
CENTRAL, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has kicked off his presidential campaign. He launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in the small South Carolina town called Central, where he grew up. He told supporters Monday: “I’m ready. I want to be president to defeat... Read more