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Trump aide's tweet, aimed at Cruz, misses. Badly.

Dec 12, 2015 |
A senior adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign discovered the perils of social media when he accidentally posted a very personal image on Twitter in the wee hours of Friday morning. ... Read more

Republican candidate Ben Carson may consider independent bid

Dec 12, 2015 |
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson threatened to leave his party and launch an independent White House bid on Friday, accusing Republican Party ... Read more

NY judge shuts down daily fantasy sports in state; companies to appeal

Dec 11, 2015 |
By Michael Erman and Suzanne Barlyn NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge on Friday ruled that the leading daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings must cease operating in the state, in ... Read more

Oklahoma ex-cop guilty of 18 counts in sex assaults trial

Dec 11, 2015 |
A former Oklahoma City police officer was convicted Thursday of raping and sexually victimizing eight women on his police beat in a minority, low-income neighborhood. Daniel Holtzclaw, who turned 29 ... Read more

Funerals for 14 killed in California massacre somberly begin

Dec 11, 2015 |
COVINA, Calif. (AP) — On the morning of Dec. 2, Yvette Velasco got dressed up and flat-ironed her hair. It was an important day: The 27-year-old was going to receive a gold badge officially ... Read more

Oregon declares emergency for counties hit by storm

Dec 11, 2015 |
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Fresh storms hit the U.S. Pacific Northwest on Thursday, triggering a state of emergency in several counties, after it received record-breaking rainfall that ... Read more

Arkansas Supreme Court halts birth certificates for same-sex partners

Dec 11, 2015 |
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily blocked a lower court order that allowed same-sex parents throughout the state to be listed as parents on the birth certificates of their children. ... Read more

It’s either Trump or the Republican Party. Not both.

Dec 10, 2015 |
The cold war between Trump and the GOP establishment has become a zero-sum contest. ... Read more

San Bernardino attack: Visas, wives and terror

Dec 10, 2015 |
The FBI is investigating whether the killers' marriage was a cover for long-planned jihad. ... Read more

FBI, security leaders to brief Congress on California killings

Dec 10, 2015 |
The heads of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security planned to brief members of both houses of the U.S. Congress on Thursday about the investigation of the Muslim couple who killed 14 people ... Read more

Chicago mayor apologizes, protesters urge he resign

Dec 10, 2015 |
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, under heavy criticism for his handling of a police shooting that resulted in the death of a black teen, gave an emotional apology on Wednesday hours before angry crowds ... Read more

California shooter plotted 2012 attack, senator says

Dec 10, 2015 |
California shooter Syed Farook plotted an attack with an accomplice three years ago but got "cold feet" after a wave of US counterterrorism arrests, a senator said Wednesday. A longtime ... Read more

Planned Parenthood suspect: 'I am a warrior for the babies'

Dec 10, 2015 |
The man accused of killing three people and wounding nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado stunned a courtroom Wednesday by declaring he is a "warrior for the babies" and ... Read more

Chicago Mayor Emanuel apologizes for police problems, promises reform

Dec 9, 2015 |
In an emotional speech with his voice occasionally breaking, the mayor of the nation's third-largest city reiterated reform steps he has already promised. Emanuel's speech comes after two ... Read more