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Analysis: For Trump or against Trump, Republicans fear intensifying civil war if he loses

Analysis: For Trump or against Trump, Republicans fear intensifying civil war if he loses

By Sahil Kapur | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — A long-simmering struggle between presidential nominee Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan erupted this week, but the ultimate winner won't be clear until Nov 8. "I wouldn't want to be in a foxhole with a lot of these people, that I can tell you, including Ryan," Trump told Fox...

‘Stop the Bleed:’ Movement trains bystanders to help during shootings, emergencies

‘Stop the Bleed:’ Movement trains bystanders to help during shootings, emergencies

By Jonel Aleccia | The Seattle Times
October 12, 2016
Filed under National

SEATTLE — Dr. Eileen Bulger wants you to know that CPR is not enough. With the way the world is going, the chief of trauma at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center believes that bystanders — ordinary citizens — also need to be able to stop severe bleeding, including the kind caused by acts of...

Obama wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s

Obama wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s

By Jim Puzzanghera | Los Angeles Times
October 11, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s. Obama first said in 2010 he wanted to send astronauts "to orbit Mars and return them safely to Earth" by the mid-2030s with "a landing on Mars" to follow. In that speech at...

Trump once fired Illinois native on the ‘Apprentice’ for ‘locker room’ comment

Trump once fired Illinois native on the ‘Apprentice’ for ‘locker room’ comment

By Ronnie Glassberg The Charlotte Observer
October 11, 2016
Filed under National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, under fire for vulgar remarks he made about women in 2005, has dismissed the comments as "locker room talk." But six years ago, he booted a female contestant off "Celebrity Apprentice 3" for a "locker room" comment. Trump fired professional wrestler...

Hurricane Matthew weakens as it moves to the north

Hurricane Matthew weakens as it moves to the north

By By John Cherwa and Nigel Duara | Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2016
Filed under National

ORLANDO, Fla. — A slight wobble in the track of Hurricane Matthew early Friday morning may have saved Florida from potentially catastrophic conditions and instead turned the storm into a major — but still dangerous — wind-and-rain machine. The storm's eye has become slightly disorganized as...

Morning-after cleanup: Mike Pence made Trump ‘proud,’ campaign manager says

Morning-after cleanup: Mike Pence made Trump ‘proud,’ campaign manager says

By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau
October 5, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's campaign manager said Wednesday that reports that the Republican presidential candidate was displeased with running mate Mike Pence's failure to defend him at the vice presidential debate are "absolutely not true." Pence repeatedly declined to speak up for Trump during...

Tensions fester in South LA neighborhood after police fatally shoot an armed teen

Tensions fester in South LA neighborhood after police fatally shoot an armed teen

By Cindy Chang | Los Angeles Times
October 5, 2016
Filed under National

LOS ANGELES — A small group of friends and family members gathered Sunday outside the South Los Angeles house where Carnell Snell Jr. was fatally shot by police Saturday after a vehicle pursuit. "I want my baby ... CJ! CJ! CJ!" Snell's mother, Monique Morgan, moaned between sobs, as one friend propped...

Researchers announce Zika vaccine success with mice

Researchers announce Zika vaccine success with mice

By David Templeton | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 4, 2016
Filed under National

PITTSBURGH — Amid the growing surge of Zika research, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has announced early success with two experimental vaccines that prevented the pups of immunized female mice from becoming infected with the virus. Both vaccines, with one more effective than the...

Former Miss Universe: ‘I will continue standing up’ to Trump

Former Miss Universe: ‘I will continue standing up’ to Trump

By Sarah D. Wire and Melanie Mason | Tribune Washington Bureau
September 30, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — The former Miss Universe whom Donald Trump repeatedly attacked this week fought back Friday, insisting she would continue to stand up to him on behalf of women. During Monday's debate, Hillary Clinton cited Trump's harsh treatment of the beauty queen, Alicia Machado. Trump, who owned...

With white supremacists drawn into political mainstream, David Duke declares victory

With white supremacists drawn into political mainstream, David Duke declares victory

By By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau
September 30, 2016
Filed under National

KENNER, La. — David Duke worked the Louisiana gun show like a preacher pursuing souls, cornering potential voters as they picked over firearms and ammo. The robes are gone and the rhetoric is softer than during his grand wizard days. But Duke has not shed his relentless proselytizing for the white...

In a first, Congress rebukes Obama with veto override of 9/11 bill

In a first, Congress rebukes Obama with veto override of 9/11 bill

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli | Tribune Washington Bureau
September 28, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — The GOP-led Congress has been angling for this moment: the chance to finally deliver President Barack Obama a stinging rebuke with the first veto override since he took office. It may not be exactly the political score many Republicans had envisioned. The timing comes near the end of...

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