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  • EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution

    WASHINGTON – The government has found that jet engine exhaust is adding to climate change and endangering human health, and needs to be regulated.
    July 25, 2016 - 11:53 am
  • Shame! Debbie Wasserman Schultz booed during remarks on Day 1 of DNC

    PHILADELPHIA – Angry Democrats heckled outgoing party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz with boos and cries of "shame!" on Monday as the party tried to m ...
    July 25, 2016 - 9:59 am
  • Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'

    SPRINGFIELD – Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack says he's resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues."
    July 25, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • President Obama: Donald Trump's NATO comments show 'lack of preparedness'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says that GOP nominee Donald Trump's recent suggestion that the U.S. might not come to the defense of NATO allies ...
    July 24, 2016 - 8:31 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner apologizes for calling teachers illiterate

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner apologized Friday for a 2011 email in which he characterized Chicago public school teachers as "virtually illiter ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:29 pm
  • President Obama rejects Donald Trump's depiction of U.S. in crisis

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump's depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illeg ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:10 pm
  • Ex-KKK leader David Duke says he plans to run for U.S. Senate

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.
    July 22, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Judge blocks Illinois redistricting plan from ballot

    CHICAGO – A voter referendum aimed at changing the way Illinois draws its political boundaries is unconstitutional for the November ballot, a judge de ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • GOP Rep. Steve King asks how non-whites gave to civilization

    CLEVELAND – Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King, one of the most conservative members of Congress and a harsh critic of immigration, has questioned t ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • President Obama writes an open letter to police officers

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the nation will get through the recent killings of police officers with the "love and empathy of public serva ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • AP: Confidential text will allow Iran to expand its nuclear program

    VIENNA – Key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accor ...
    July 18, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • Donald Trump opening GOP convention with call for law and order

    CLEVELAND – Republicans cast Donald Trump as the right man for turbulent times as they opened their presidential convention Monday against a backdrop ...
    July 18, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • GOP reaches for nuance on race, police after latest unrest

    ATLANTA – Some prominent Republican are grappling with how to talk about race relations after a spate of racially tinged gun violence that saw two bla ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • President Obama condemns attack on Baton Rouge officers

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Sunday the attacks on public servants and the rule of law "have to stop," after a second shooting spree targe ...
    July 17, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Cleveland, a fractured city, an apt place for GOP convention

    CLEVELAND – Donald Trump's effort to unite a splintered Republican Party around his candidacy is about to take center stage in a city that is itself d ...
    July 17, 2016 - 8:13 am
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