Sunday, February 14, 2016

Nation and World

WASHINGTON - The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday sparked an immediate partisan battle over whether President Obama should be allowed to nominate his successor, even as leaders mourned the passing.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, the intellectual cornerstone of the court's modern conservative wing, whose elegant and acidic...
NYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) - This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on developments following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times local):
While the presidential candidates fruitlessly argue over how to handle immigration, there should be no debate over welcoming one category...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death...
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that initially caused panic among...
It wasn't so long ago that the watchdogs of politics barked a warning: Unaccountable "super PACs" funded by the unlimited...
Five days before doctors removed half her brain, 8-year-old Christina Santhouse performed "It's the Hard-Knock Life" from...
MUNICH (AP) - Russia's prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, said Saturday they carried out the bombing of a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that blew a hole in the fuselage, sucking out the suspected bomber and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff led a nationwide campaign Saturday asking all Brazilians to check their homes for standing water and the mosquito that carries Zika virus, just six months before Rio de Janeiro will host the summer Olympics.
For the foreseeable future, Gov. Christie likely will not be talking about terrorism, the international refugee crisis, illegal immigration to the United States, or Marco Rubio's debating skills.
MEXICO CITY - Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico's political and church elites Saturday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice, and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are tormenting the country.
MUNICH - Turkey will supply ground forces to an anti-Islamic State coalition in Syria and will allow Saudi Arabian strike missions against the militants from its air bases, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview published Saturday.
MUNICH - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.
BATON ROUGE, La. - A Baton Rouge neighborhood was awakened before dawn Saturday by a hail of gunfire, with police saying two officers were wounded as they traded shots with a man they had been chasing.
WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that the next U.S. president should be the one to nominate...