July 23, 2014


Panel recommends Cleveland as site of 2016 Republican National Convention

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleveland won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP’s 2016 presidential pick will accept the party’s nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio. The Republicans’ site selection committee backed Cleveland over donor-rich Dallas, and the full 168-member RNC is expected to ratify the choice next month. Read More…

Republican National Committee panel to recommend site for 2016 convention today

Republican National Committee Cchairman Reince Priebus, right, holds a news conference in Denver last month. From left are Pete Coors; Denver Mayor Micheal Hancock; and Enid Mickelesen, chairwoman of the Convention Site Selection Committee. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Helen H. Richardson)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican National Committee panel is about to choose between Dallas and Cleveland to host the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential convention. The Republicans’ site selection committee was slated to meet Tuesday to review the two remaining cities’ bids. A recommendation could come as soon as Tuesday afternoon, and the full 168-member RNC Read More…

American Legion steps in to help VA victims

Veteran Rebecca King, left, talks with Veterans Affairs employee Joe Esparza, center, and American Legion official Verna Jones at the American Legion in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)

EL PASO, Texas — A counselor at the local Veterans Affairs office looked at Rebecca King, a victim of domestic abuse who was seeking help for depression, and told her she could not see a psychologist. She looked too nice and put together for someone depressed, King was told. Like others who have failed to Read More…

Minimal damage as Arthur makes its way up coast

Jim Bonavito, of Beaufort, N.C., rows his dingy, Friday past sailboats that broke free of their moorings during the winds and waves from Hurricane Arthur in Beaufort. Arthur began moving offshore and away from the southern state early Friday. (AP Photo/Randall Hill)

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. — Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina’s dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to the Northeast as it veered out to sea. The weather along the narrow barrier Read More…

FBI: Teen girl in Colorado sought to assist terrorists

The home of Ana Maria and John Conley is pictured in Arvada, Colo., on Thursday, where their daughter, Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, lived until her arrest by the FBI in April. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

  ARVADA, Colo. — She was a memorable figure in this western Denver suburb, a teenager wearing a traditional Muslim headscarf and dress, sitting alone on a park swing or walking into a Christian church with a backpack and notebook. People who encountered 19-year-old Shannon Maureen Conley over the past few months said Thursday they Read More…

Graco recalls 1.9 million infant car seats

Graco says car seats with one of these buckles are not included in the recall of 1.9 million car seats.

DETROIT (AP) — Graco Children’s Products is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats, bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators, in what is now the largest seat recall in American history. The recall, announced Tuesday, comes after a five-month spat between Graco and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Earlier this year the company recalled 4.2 million toddler seats because the Read More…

UPDATED: Supreme Court rules employers can’t be forced to cover contraception

A demonstrator holds up a sign outside the Supreme Court in Washington Monday. The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices’ 5-4 decision is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal Read More…

United plane’s evacuation slide deploys mid-flight

This provided by Michael Schroeder shows an emergency chute after it inflated inside a United Airlines plane as it flew from Chicago to California, filling part of the cabin and forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas. United Airlines officials said in a statement that no one aboard Flight 1463 was injured. (AP Photo/Michael Schroeder)

CHICAGO (AP) — An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines plane as it flew from Chicago to Southern California, filling part of the cabin and prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas, a passenger said Monday. Mike Schroeder, 58, said he was flying to Orange County, California, late Sunday when he Read More…

Former P&G executive named Veterans Affairs secretary

Robert McDonald

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. An administration official Read More…

Police probe family’s electronics in son’s death

ATLANTA (AP) — The mother of a toddler who died in an unattended SUV in suburban Atlanta told investigators she did online research on how hot it needs to be for a child to die in an unattended vehicle because she was afraid it might happen, police said. Leanna Harris hasn’t been charged in the death of Read More…