The Latest: Scalia's death sparks debate over replacing him
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times local):
Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79
WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scaliawas 79.
Scalia death sparks election-year fight over filling vacancy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Antonin Scalia's death immediately sparked a heated election-year fight over whether President Barack Obama should try to fill the court vacancy. Republicans on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail insisted the choice should fall to the next president.
Reaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death
Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death follows:
Viewers' Guide: GOP hopefuls spar in South Carolina
WASHINGTON (AP) — Serious issues are facing the Republican presidential candidate in their debate Saturday night in South Carolina. The state has a deep-rooted military culture and is still reeling from the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church in June.
Scalia death jolts GOP candidates ahead of debate
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia jolted the Republican primary hours before Saturday night's debate, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio arguing that Scalia's replacement must be nominated by the next president, not Barack Obama.
Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church elite
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis challenged Mexico's political and ecclesial elites on Saturday to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are wracking the country, delivering a tough-love message to Mexico'sruling classes on his first full day in the country.
Russian PM: West is rekindling the Cold War with NATO moves
MUNICH (AP) — Russia's prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.
Syria truce hopes dim as Russia is skeptical, fighting rages
MUNICH (AP) — Hopes of securing a temporary truce in Syria within a week dimmed Saturday as Syrian government forces tightened the noose around rebel-held parts of Aleppo and Russia's foreign minister put the chances of a quick truce at less than 50 percent. His comments and strong words from U.S. ecretary of State John Kerry underscored deep U.
Army looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testing
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing.