ZACHARY, La. (AP) — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to reb... Full Story
Blacks question Trump outreach delivered to white audiences
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities.
Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if eected president.
In latest hedge, Trump says immigration laws can be softened
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to "softening" laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally, the latest sign that the Republican presidential nominee is considering easing the hardline stance he has taken since the beginning of his campaign.
Obama vows support for Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'
ZACHARY, La. (AP) — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave" on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he's been slow to rspond to the disaster.
Scores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college test
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of this year's high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework.
Horrified by Trump, Democrats getting nostalgic about Romney
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. That was all before Donald Trump.
Dream team of historians proposed to advise US president
BOSTON (AP) — Imagine a dream team of the nation's top historians, recruited by the White House to advise the president on major decisions. That's the idea being pitched by two Harvard University scholars who say many United States leaders know alarmingly little about history, both of their own coutry and of others.
Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the Nationa Safety Council.
Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner
WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country's then-president. He said the work was sometimes harder than expected.
Challenge for GOP senators: Surviving a possible Trump loss
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key question looms for vulnerable Republican senators this election: If Donald Trump loses and loses big, can they still survive?
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