Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
  • Debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out

    Fox News has named the Republican candidates who will take part in Thursday night's debate — the first of the 2016 White House campaign. […]

  • Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed Tuesday to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood if elected to the White House, but drew immediate fire from Democrats for adding, "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues." […]

  • Christie vows GOP 'not going to be backed into a corner' in Planned Parenthood fight

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  • Americans say blacks treated less fairly in 2015 than 2007: Gallup

    Whites, blacks and Hispanics also expressed a new low in their satisfaction with the way blacks are treated in U.S. society, according to the Gallup 2015 Minority Rights and Relations poll. Overall, about 49 percent of respondents said they were satisfied, compared to 62 percent just two years ago, pollsters said. The survey of more than 2,000 respondents, conducted from June 15 until July 10, […]

  • Man found guilty of 2010 killing of Chicago police officer

    A judge on Tuesday found a man guilty of fatally shooting a Chicago police officer after a scuffle in a police station parking lot in 2010, prosecutors said. Cook County Criminal Court Judge Timothy Joyce rejected a defense argument that Bryant Brewer, 29, was insane at the time he shot and killed Officer Thor Soderberg. Brewer was convicted of first degree murder in the killing of Soderberg and […]

  • University of Cincinnati creates safety post after fatal shooting

    Robin Engel, a criminal justice professor and researcher at the university, has been named to the post and her appointment will be effective immediately, it said. "I am fully committed to making any needed changes to our UC Police Department. University police officer Raymond Tensing was indicted in July on murder charges in the fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Samuel DuBose. […]

  • Family of woman found dead in Texas jail files wrongful death suit

    The family of Sandra Bland filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against a Texas trooper, a sheriff's office and her jailers, accusing them of being responsible for the woman's apparent suicide in a county jail. […]