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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of front-runner Donald Trump's shadow in Thursday night's debate — a policy-heavy contest that offered a glimpse of what the...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — 2016 Republican presidential candidates take the debate stage Thursday night absent their front-runner, billionaire Donald Trump, who will instead seek to starve his rivals of attention at a critical juncture in the campaign by...
HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — Officers in Connecticut last year fired stun guns at blacks and Hispanics at a higher rate than at white suspects, and warned but didn't fire at white suspects at a higher rate than they did...
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump declared he would boycott the last Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses, leading Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to challenge him to a one-on-one debate. Adding intrigue to the Democratic race, the White House...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University says it's settling a lawsuit with a woman who said she was raped by former star quarterback Jameis Winston. FSU President John Thrasher announced terms Monday. Thrasher says FSU will pay Erica Kinsman...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama is casting the Democratic primary to replace him as a contest between Hillary Clinton's pragmatism and experience versus Bernie Sanders' idealism and liberalism. Obama, in his most extensive assessment to date of the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Museum of African American History and Culture is getting a $10 million gift. The Smithsonian announced Wednesday that philanthropist David Rubenstein is making the donation to the capital campaign for the museum, set to open...
FLINT, Michigan (AP) — Ever since the full extent of the water crisis in the city of Flint, Michigan, emerged, one question has persisted: Would this have happened in a wealthier, whiter community? Residents in the former auto-making hub —...
DETROIT (AP) — Malia Obama's high school will have to find another commencement speaker when she graduates this year. Her father, President Barack Obama, says he'll be too emotional to get through a speech without crying. Obama told lunch guests in...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping and sexually victimizing eight women on his beat could spend his life in prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Daniel Holtzclaw is to be sentenced Thursday. A jury convicted him last month...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has used his annual State of the State address to reaffirm his pledge to fix the water crisis gripping Flint and offer more evidence about what he knew of the lead...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of demonstrators caused the shutdown of one direction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in a police-brutality protest tied to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Members of the group stopped vehicles in all...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says Flint, Michigan, residents coping with a drinking water crisis "have been betrayed." The civil rights leader told a crowd at a church Sunday in Flint that the full effect of the...
NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — Billionaire businessman Donald Trump doubled down Thursday on his questions about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility to serve as president, telling his rival that his birth in Canada leaves "a big question mark...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake is facing off against Kevin Hart on the court. The Canadian actor-rapper and the American actor-comedian will serve as the coaches for the Canada and USA teams at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. The "Best I...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The income gap afflicting major U.S. cities goes beyond the problem of rising paychecks for those at the top: Pay has plummeted for those at the bottom. Many of the poorest households still earn just a fraction...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials say former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in his prison cell, and they suspect suicide. Officials say guards at Kern Valley State Prison found the 40-year-old Phillips unresponsive in...
CHARLESTON, South Carolina (AP) — Hillary Clinton has secured an endorsement from the nation's first black attorney general as she works to maintain an advantage among African-American voters in her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Clinton campaign announced...
President Obama made his final State of the Union address Tuesday night, and as usual, Twitter did not let us down. While Obama touched on a list of topics, including terrorism, healthcare, cancer research, gun control and student loan reform, Twitter...
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a man arrested in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old New York girl fired at her home after his brother's hover board was stolen. Nassau County Police say 20-year-old Jakwan Keller fired a single...