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Trump: Illegals treated better than U.S. vets

posted: 05/30/2016 3:09 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Republican Donald Trump told a motorcycle rally on Sunday that illegal aliens receive better care than the nation's veterans, electrifying the crowd at the annual Rolling Thunder tribute to the armed forces.

Combat deployments affect place of suicide

updated: 05/30/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

FORT WORTH -- An analysis of Army data shows that the risk of suicide for soldiers with multiple tours of combat duty actually drops when they are deployed and rises after they return home.

Libertarians see chances in '16 election improving

updated: 05/30/2016 2:55 a.m. Discuss

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Libertarian Party, which is trying to emerge from a fringe movement into a viable alternative to the Republican and Democrats seeking the presidency, held its annual convention over the weekend, only this year it grappled with nominating two former Republican governors to its presidential ticket.

The Nation in Brief

updated: 05/30/2016 3:51 a.m. Discuss

11-year fight to keep church open ends

Sanders' bid to oust Clinton allies denied

updated: 05/29/2016 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Democratic officials have rejected presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' request to remove two high-profile Hillary Clinton supporters from leadership positions at the party's summer convention.

The black Route 66

updated: 05/29/2016 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Stepping out of a dingy motel office shielded by security bars, Lili Ho held up a faded and torn photograph. It showed the building shortly after it opened south of downtown Los Angeles in 1947.

50 years later, who ‘got him’ in dispute

posted: 05/29/2016 3:37 a.m. Discuss

The entrance to the tower looming over the University of Texas is inscribed with the Bible verse John 8:32 in huge block letters: “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”

In Texas, more flooding feared after storms kill 2

updated: 05/29/2016 3:37 a.m. Discuss

At least two people are dead and five others are missing after last week's torrential rains in Texas and Kansas, officials said Saturday, noting that though the threat of severe weather over the long holiday weekend had lessened in Texas, the focus is now on swollen rivers and waterways that are slowly rising and could flood homes.

U.S. sex-assault letter faulted

posted: 05/29/2016 3:36 a.m. Discuss

As colleges face increasing pressure to aggressively investigate reports of sexual assaults, some critics say the rights of the accused are being trampled. Now they want federal guidance on the issue to be tossed out.

WWII-era plane crashes in river

posted: 05/29/2016 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Police divers and Army Corps of Engineers personnel retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane from the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Saturday after the aircraft crashed during a promotional flight, killing the pilot.

Chicago braces for violence over holiday

posted: 05/29/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

During Memorial Day weekend, Chicago reopens its Lake Michigan beaches, regular fireworks displays start at Navy Pier and the downtown streets and spruced-up Riverwalk are crowded with tourists.

Texas agencies' leave pay draws scrutiny

posted: 05/29/2016 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Several state agencies are sidestepping Texas law by keeping employees on the payroll months after they've left their jobs as part of deals that in many cases are designed to keep former employees quiet, according to newly obtained state records.

Cleveland stresses GOP event security

posted: 05/29/2016 3:31 a.m. Discuss

City officials plan to present on Tuesday an overview of security preparation for this summer’s Republican National Convention, seeking to counter concerns about Cleveland’s readiness to host an event that’s expected to draw 50,000 visitors.

Michigan produces driverless-car bills

posted: 05/29/2016 3:28 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. auto industry's home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation -- a significant expansion beyond a state law that sanctions such vehicles for testing only.

Hiroshima survivors resolute

updated: 05/29/2016 3:26 a.m. Comment 1

On Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama left Hiroshima, survivors expressed gratitude -- and wonder -- that he had become the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city where the nuclear age began.





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