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Supreme Court: Eugene must release stun gun case records

Fri, 2016-09-16 00:50

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Supreme Court has ordered the city of Eugene to publicly release documents from a police investigation into the conduct of officers who used a stun gun during the arrest of a protester in 2008.

The Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/2cuwiAi) the state high court ruled Thursday ...

AP sources: US to shift military assets to Syria under deal

Fri, 2016-09-16 00:27

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military will have to shift surveillance aircraft from other regions and increase the number of intelligence analysts to coordinate attacks with Russia under the Syria cease-fire deal partly in order to target militants the U.S. has largely spared, senior officials say.

Senior defense and military ...

Arizona's 1st female governor, Rose Mofford, dies at 94

Fri, 2016-09-16 00:23

PHOENIX (AP) - When Rose Mofford was thrown into the role of Arizona's governor, she was also plunged into a political hailstorm. With her predecessor impeached, a budget deficit and the state refusing to enact the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Arizona was making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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Lawmakers say Snowden is no whistleblower

Fri, 2016-09-16 00:14

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House intelligence committee report is calling National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden a "serial exaggerator and fabricator" who doesn't fit the profile of a whistleblower.

Snowden's attorney denounced the committee's report, released on the eve of the opening of the movie "Snowden," and called him a ...

5 plead not guilty in federal court in military boot case

Thu, 2016-09-15 23:31

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Five people have pleaded not guilty in East Tennessee to charges that they conspired to import and sell military-style boots made in China to the U.S. military, government contractors and the public as being made in the U.S.

The five appeared in court on Thursday after ...

Donald Trump camp acknowledges Obama born in U.S., blames Hillary Clinton for 'birther' issue

Thu, 2016-09-15 19:18

Donald Trump's campaign moved to take the "birther" issue off the plate by releasing a statement Thursday night acknowledging that Barack Obama was born in the U.S. and even taking credit for solving the issue.

The statement accuses the Hillary Clinton campaign of bringing up the issue in the first ...

Ban Ki-moon declares climate change debate 'over,' calls Paris deal his greatest achievement

Thu, 2016-09-15 19:03

NEW YORK — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that his greatest achievement at the helm of the world's biggest international organization was last year's climate change accord in Paris, and he expressed open frustration that Republicans in the U.S. continue to obstruct President Obama and to politicize the subject.

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Donald Trump boosts efforts to make inroads in must-win Pennsylvania

Thu, 2016-09-15 18:50

Donald Trump redoubled efforts to make inroads in Democratic strongholds in must-win Pennsylvania in recent weeks with frequent visits and a robust TV ad campaign, as he seized the momentum from Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.

After experiencing a dip in the polls last month, the Republican presidential nominee ...

Donald Trump to join families of illegal immigrants' victims at Remembrance Project conference

Thu, 2016-09-15 18:18

A few years ago, they were the forgotten story of the immigration debate — the families of victims of crimes perpetrated by illegal immigrants who were ignored by the press and left begging for meetings with government officials.

Donald Trump has changed all that, giving the mothers and fathers an ...

Donald Trump vows to ramp up aggression in ISIS fight, 'bomb the s---' out of extremists

Thu, 2016-09-15 17:42

The Islamic State, belittled by President Obama just two years ago as a "JV" terrorist group, will dominate the attention of newly elected President Hillary Clinton or President Donald Trump as they face the challenge of taking on the extremists abroad and while preventing another Orlando-style attack that could shake ...

Grand Forks man honored by Obama for helping fellow refugees

Thu, 2016-09-15 16:53

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - A man who came to Grand Forks from Liberia in 2003 has been recognized by President Obama for his efforts in helping fellow immigrants come to America.

Reggie Tarr was among a group of refugee leaders from around the country invited to a White House ...

Inside the Beltway: Hillary Clinton's campaign: 'Nothing short of a disaster'

Thu, 2016-09-15 16:47

The repercussions just keep rolling in: Hillary Clinton's recent decision to call Donald Trump's fans a "basketful of deplorables" has turned into "nothing short of a crisis" for the Democratic presidential nominee, says veteran pollster John Zogby. Ah, but it gets worse. "The entire fainting and pneumonia issue is nothing ...

Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

Thu, 2016-09-15 16:38

Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, Sept. 15, 2016

Campaign finance reform finally gets a look

A proposal by a bipartisan panel has the potential to shed more light on campaign contributions in South Dakota while cutting out the middleman.

Now, businesses, labor unions and other organizations that want to contribute ...

California Democrats trying to circumvent Obamacare ban on illegal immigrants

Thu, 2016-09-15 16:29

California Democrats are testing the bounds of Obamacare's "innovation" waiver, pushing to bypass the 2010 law's ban on illegal immigrants' participation by letting them purchase insurance on the state's health care exchange.

Capitol Hill Democrats, who created the ban over fear that allowing illegals to enroll would be too politically ...

Edward Snowden characterized as 'serial exaggerator' in House intelligence committee report

Thu, 2016-09-15 16:20

A House intelligence committee report on Edward Snowden characterizes the former National Security Agency contractor not as a whistleblower but as a “serial exaggerator” whose theft of 1.5 million classified government documents has done tremendous damage to national security.

4-page summary of the classified report released by the House ...

Donald Trump's grasp of the Constitution comes under scrutiny

Thu, 2016-09-15 15:55

Donald Trump may have promised to nominate jurists to the Supreme Court who have an originalist view of the Constitution, but the Republican presidential nominee's own constitutional aptitude was put under the microscope this week as conservatives gathered to celebrate the founding document.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, delivered the ...

The Trumps' conservative take on how to help struggling families

Thu, 2016-09-15 15:17

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

This week Ivanka Trump returned to the campaign trail to help unveil her father's childcare proposals. Her presence was flawless, and her speech heartfelt.

It is no wonder that Donald Trump listens to his daughter.

"She's the one," Mr. Trump said during his speech this week in Pennsylvania. "She ...

The Latest: Lawmaker: No broad desire for special session

Thu, 2016-09-15 14:25

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the response by the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA to pull championship games out of North Carolina because of House Bill 2 (all times local):

6:10 p.m.

A key North Carolina House Republican leader says there's no broad appetite now among fellow ...

Bundy says wearing jail scrubs show he's political prisoner

Thu, 2016-09-15 13:57

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Ammon Bundy says he has switched his courtroom attire from a suit to jail scrubs to show that he's a political prisoner.

After wearing a suit jacket for the first two days of his trial, Bundy on Thursday wore scrubs during his trial on charges related ...

Ivanka Trump tells Cosmopolitan to 'keep the focus where it belongs' after heated interview

Thu, 2016-09-15 13:37

Ivanka Trump told Cosmopolitan magazine that it should "keep the focus" on advocating change instead of partisan politics following a heated interview about her father's maternity leave policy.

"Politics aside, I'm working to raise awareness on issues that are of critical importance to American women and families," Mrs. Trump, the ...

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