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Donald Trump knocks John McCain as 'very foul mouthed' turncoat

Tue, 2016-10-11 10:12

Donald Trump directed some of his Twitter rage at Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who withdrew his support for the GOP presidential nominee over lewd remarks he made about women over a decade ago.

"The very foul mouthed Sen. John McCain begged for my support during his primary (I gave, ...

Hillary Clinton up big among Hispanics: Pew poll

Tue, 2016-10-11 09:39

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is easily outpacing her GOP rival Donald Trump among Latinos who are registered to vote, according to a Pew Research survey.

The survey of 1,507 Latino adults conducted from Aug. 23 to Sept. 21 found that Mrs. Clinton holds a 58 percent to ...

Paintsville mayor announces resignation following conviction

Tue, 2016-10-11 09:25

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Paintsville Mayor Robert Porter says he will resign following a conviction in federal court on charges of theft and bribery.

City Clerk Virgie Castle told media that Robert Porter announced on Monday to City Council members that he plans to step down Nov. 13.

A federal ...

Maryland sheriff resigning over sexist, racist comments

Tue, 2016-10-11 09:18

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A sheriff in Maryland has agreed to resign after an investigation found he created a hostile work environment by belittling staffers and making racist and sexist comments, a county official and attorneys announced Tuesday.

Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald's last day in office will be Saturday, ...

Court deals setback to Obama on consumer board

Tue, 2016-10-11 09:12

In a setback for President Obama, a federal appeals court curtailed the power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tuesday, ruling the agency violated the Constitution with a structure that gives too much unelected authority to its sole director.

The highly anticipated ruling by the Court of Appeals for the ...

I-1491 would allow temporary suspension of firearms access

Tue, 2016-10-11 08:50

SEATTLE (AP) - The citizen sponsor of Washington state ballot Initiative 1491 believes her son and daughter would still be alive if "extreme-risk protection orders" had been legal two years ago.

When Marilyn Balcerak's mentally ill son became increasingly violent and potentially suicidal, she repeatedly asked the police how she ...

Indianapolis archbishop to discuss immigration at Notre Dame

Tue, 2016-10-11 08:41

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin plans to speak about immigration issues this week at the University of Notre Dame.

Pope Francis on Sunday named Tobin one of three Americans to be elevated to cardinal in the Catholic church next month. Tobin has drawn attention in the ...

Pioneering Judge Eunice Ross can tell a few court stories

Tue, 2016-10-11 08:17

PITTSBURGH (AP) - For someone who began her career at a time when many women who earned law degrees were offered jobs as secretaries, Judge Eunice Ross had to conquer one challenge after another on her way to becoming one of the first women to practice law in the Pittsburgh ...

Obama wants to go to Mars within a generation

Tue, 2016-10-11 06:44

President Obama said Tuesday that man will land on Mars within 30 years, while critics accuse the president of diverting money from space exploration to climate-change research.

"I'm excited to announce that we are working with our commercial partners to build new habitats that can sustain and transport astronauts on ...

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 11 points: Poll

Tue, 2016-10-11 06:22

Hillary Clinton has opened up an 11-point lead over Donald Trump in a head-to-head match-up, according to a poll released Tuesday that was in the field when a 2005 video of Mr. Trump making lewd comments surfaced late last week.

Mrs. Clinton led Mr. Trump by 11 points, 49 percent ...

Donald Trump rips Paul Ryan's lack of support, says 'shackles have been taken off me'

Tue, 2016-10-11 06:15

Donald Trump is firing back at House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and other "disloyal" Republicans who are abandoning him in the final weeks of the presidential campaign, saying he is happy that the "shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want ...

Chris Christie: Donald Trump's comments on 2005 video 'completely indefensible'

Tue, 2016-10-11 06:02

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday said Donald Trump's recently unearthed lewd comments from 2005 are "completely indefensible" and that he told Mr. Trump he didn't think his apology was enough, but said he's still supporting the GOP presidential nominee.

"On the video itself, let's be really clear: It ...

Khizr Khan: 'Saddened' by Donald Trump comments about son at debate

Tue, 2016-10-11 05:24

Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen U.S. soldier with whom Donald Trump got into a war of words over the summer, said Tuesday he was shocked and saddened to hear the GOP nominee talking about his son, Capt. Humayun Khan, again at the presidential debate on Sunday.

"We were ...

Recent Missouri Editorials

Tue, 2016-10-11 05:01

The Columbia Daily Tribune, Oct. 8.

University of Missouri presidential search

As the 16-member University of Missouri search committee for a new system president nears the end of its work, it promises to keep names of applicants secret until the final choice is made. The rationale is familiar. A secret ...

Steve King is sticking with Donald Trump: 'Best place for conservatives to be'

Tue, 2016-10-11 04:57

Rep. Steve King says he's sticking with Donald Trump in the wake of a recently unveiled 2005 video of Mr. Trump making lewd comments, saying the best way to move a conservative agenda is with Mr. Trump in the White House.

Mr. King said an apology doesn't absolve everything, but ...

Three-quarters of Republicans want party to support Donald Trump: poll

Tue, 2016-10-11 04:24

More than three-quarters of Republicans want the party to continue to support Donald Trump, in the wake of a newly uncovered 2005 video of the world-famous businessman making crude sexual comments that surfaced just days before the second presidential debate on Sunday.

Seventy-seven percent of Republicans want the party to ...

Judge revokes probation in federal drug case

Tue, 2016-10-11 03:35

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Federal court documents show a 26-year-old man on probation is going back to prison after Biloxi police put him under surveillance and documented drug deals.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2dREnPe) Tiquese Moody was on probation for a federal drug conviction when Biloxi police arrested him Sept. ...

3 Hawaiian Airlines employees arrested for theft

Tue, 2016-10-11 02:32

HONOLULU (AP) - Three Hawaiian Airlines baggage handlers are being investigated for theft after guns were reported stolen from the checked luggage of law enforcement officers.

Maui police and federal agents arrested the airline employees Thursday. A 28-year old Wailuku man and a 52-year old Kihei man are suspected of ...

Darryl Glenn, Colorado Senate candidate, jumps back on Donald Trump bandwagon after debate

Tue, 2016-10-11 01:58

DENVER — Donald Trump's strong debate performance Sunday drew at least one Republican candidate back into the GOP presidential nominee's corner.

Colorado Senate candidate Darryl Glenn said Monday that he had changed his mind after calling on Mr. Trump to step aside following last week's release of a lewd 2005 ...

Heavy-hitters, cash flow to Nevada in fight to replace Reid

Tue, 2016-10-11 00:47

LAS VEGAS (AP) - On a warm October afternoon in Las Vegas, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was joyfully fuming from an outdoor stage, shaking her fists and branding Donald Trump "a selfish little sleaze ball" - and that was before Democrats pounced on the revelation of his predatory language about ...

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