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Trump promises 'better life' for Hispanics

posted: 08/25/2016 3:47 a.m. Discuss

Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" on Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before Election Day.

Judgeship urged by Trump

updated: 08/25/2016 3:45 a.m. Discuss

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump urged Florida Gov. Rick Scott to give a judgeship to an attorney whose work appears at odds with Trump's stance on immigration, newly released emails show.

The nation in brief

updated: 08/25/2016 3:26 a.m. Discuss

GI named who died from Afghan bomb WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military has identified the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday as Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. Matthew Thompson, 28, of Irvine, Calif.

Names and faces

updated: 08/25/2016 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is a girl on fire -- at least monetarily speaking. Lawrence topped Forbes magazine's list as the world's highest-paid actress for the second-straight year, banking $46 million thanks to her paycheck for the final Hunger Games installment.

In the news

updated: 08/25/2016 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Jeffrey Williams, 58, a NASA astronaut now in orbit as commander of the International Space Station, has set a U.S. record for total days spent in space, 521 days over four flights, surpassing the 520-day record set earlier this year by Scott Kelly.

Obama gives out hugs, vows long-term flood aid in southern Louisiana

posted: 08/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave."

In Little Rock, Tim Kaine vows fight for state in November

posted: 08/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

Democrats may be underdogs, but they will fight hard to carry the Natural State in November, the party's vice presidential nominee said Tuesday.

Trump hints at softening on immigration stance

updated: 08/24/2016 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to "softening" laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally, a sign that the Republican presidential nominee is considering easing the stance he has taken since the beginning of his campaign.

Trump holding off on party donations

updated: 08/24/2016 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Donald Trump's July fundraising provided the Republican National Committee with less than half as much as Mitt Romney's efforts four years ago, an Associated Press review of the campaign-finance documents found.

Foundation donors rife on Clinton's calendar as secretary

updated: 08/24/2016 3:48 a.m. Discuss

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.

Appeals court hears voting case

updated: 08/24/2016 3:44 a.m. Discuss

A federal appeals court will decide whether Kansas has the right to ask people who register to vote when they get their driver's licenses for proof that they're citizens, a decision which could affect whether thousands have their ballots counted in November's election.

5 states sue over transgender health rules

updated: 08/24/2016 3:43 a.m. Discuss

Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back rules by President Barack Obama's administration to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs.

Bomb kills GI on Afghan patrol

updated: 08/23/2016 3:39 a.m. Discuss

A U.S. soldier was killed by a bomb near the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah and another was wounded, officials said Tuesday, days after more than 100 U.S. soldiers arrived there to help plan the strategic city's defense amid weeks of losses to the Taliban.

Biden: U.S. 100% committed to NATO

updated: 08/24/2016 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. was "absolutely, thoroughly, 100 percent committed" to NATO and that its Baltic allies should ignore Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Vacationers steering away from Zika zones

posted: 08/24/2016 3:32 a.m. Discuss

With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun-seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation.

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