Click to Learn How!

Current News



New trade-regulation debate: Should the US share intelligence with Cuba?

Current News / News & Features /

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's new 12-page directive on trade and travel to Cuba, widely heralded for its elimination of limits on Americans' purchases of cigars and rum, contains a largely unnoticed provision that has alarmed Cuban-Americans in South Florida.

It instructs the U.S. director of national intelligence to cooperate with ...Read more

Duterte bids US farewell with embrace of Xi, Putin in Beijing

Current News / News & Features /

MANILA, Philippines -- As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump slugged it out in Las Vegas, the leader of one of America's most important Asian allies said he wants to cut the cord with the U.S. and pivot to China and Russia.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made the pronouncement on Thursday during a state visit to Beijing that came several ...Read more

Facts hard to come by on Guantanamo detainees' dangers

Current News / News & Features /

WASHINGTON -- If U.S. officials have a reliable assessment of how many Guantanamo Bay detainees are likely to be jihadists after being transferred to other countries, they won't reveal it to the public.

The risk of Guantanamo prisoners returning to the fight has been a critical national security issue and will remain one for the next president ...Read more

Chicago lawyer indicted in judge impersonation case, attorney says

Current News / News & Features /

CHICAGO -- The lawyer who allegedly posed as a judge has been indicted on criminal charges, the latest fallout from the scandal that began when the judicial hopeful from the South Side put on a black robe and presided over three traffic cases, her lawyer said Thursday.

The indictment, handed up by a Cook County grand jury, charges attorney ...Read more

Kirk hits back at Chicago Tribune in op-ed

Current News / News & Features /

Illinois Republican Sen. Mark S. Kirk has responded to the Chicago Tribune's editorial board criticizing him after his stroke with an op-ed.

Last week, the Tribune endorsed Kirk's opponent, Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth. The endorsement said that while a stroke is not disqualifying, "we cannot tiptoe around the issue of Kirk's recovery and ...Read more

Tim Kaine: 'This is not a television show, this is not a reality show'

Current News / News & Features /

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine told supporters in North Carolina on Thursday that voters can't allow Republican nominee Donald Trump to "insult our democracy" by not accepting the results of the presidential election.

The rally came a day after the third and final presidential debate between Trump and ...Read more

Another woman accuses Donald Trump of groping

Current News / News & Features /

Another woman has come forward accusing Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances, saying the decades-old encounter left her feeling shame and disgust.

Speaking at a New York news conference Thursday, Karena Virginia described leaving the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing, N.Y., in 1998 and as she waited to be picked up, she noticed...Read more

Analysis: Trump's 'nasty woman' remark about Clinton could be trouble

Current News / News & Features /

LAS VEGAS -- Elections are about addition, not subtraction. You want to add to your support, not subtract.

But in just four words Wednesday night, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump might have made the kind of mathematical error that can lose elections.

"Such a nasty woman," he said of Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton during their...Read more

Ky. high court strikes down cities' minimum wage increases

Current News / News & Features /

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday that cities such as Louisville and Lexington do not have the authority to raise the minimum wage.

The decision means a November 2015 ordinance passed by the Urban County Council that increased the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over three years is no longer valid. The first Lexington ...Read more

John McCain: Conceding an election is 'an act of respect' to Americans

Current News / News & Features /

Sen. John McCain never mentioned Donald Trump by name in a statement Thursday "regarding the integrity of the U.S. election system."

But McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, seemed to be speaking to Trump and urging a graceful concession of defeat should Trump lose the presidential race as McCain did.

"I didn't like the outcome of...Read more

Swing-area voters swing away from Trump to Clinton after debate

Current News / News & Features /

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Julio Reynoso sat down to watch the third and final presidential debate Wednesday leaning toward Hillary Clinton but not yet committed to voting for her. By the time the debate was over, he was sold.

It wasn't that Clinton won him over so much. It was that Donald Trump drove him there.

"It's all about him," said the 53-year-...Read more

Debate surprise: While media was shocked at one moment, voters struck by another one

Current News / News & Features /

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Despicable. Disgusting. And just plain excessive.

Voters in a crucial battleground state recoiled at Donald Trump's graphic description of late-term abortions from the third and final presidential debate Wednesday.

"The way he was describing it -- the language he was using -- to try to get you to think that a woman literally ...Read more

Analysis: Trump vows Election Day suspense without seeking voters he needs to win

Current News / News & Features /

"I'll keep you in suspense."

Donald Trump offered those words in response to a question at Wednesday's third and final presidential debate about whether he planned to honor the results of the Nov. 8 election. The answer, and his performance as a whole, may have been less about engineering a White House win than jolting his loyal following one ...Read more

Democrats hit Roy Blunt for helping a tobacco company

Current News / News & Features /

WASHINGTON -- End Citizens United, a Democratic PAC, is launching its second ad Thursday in a $900,000 TV and digital buy targeting Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt.

The ad, shared first with Roll Call, attacks the Republican senator for "sneaking a provision to help a tobacco giant into a Homeland Security bill." The narrator says that Blunt's wife and...Read more

Poll shows Republicans less committed to Trump in defeat

Current News / News & Features /

WASHINGTON -- Republican primary voters strongly backed Donald Trump for the presidential nomination, but the party is far less sure if it wants him to lead the GOP if he loses in November.

When asked in the latest Bloomberg Politics poll who should be the face of the party nationally in the event of a Hillary Clinton victory, likely voters who...Read more

Trump, Clinton double down on strategies: Final debate by the numbers

Current News / News & Features /

In an election full of surprises, Wednesday's presidential debate marked the last scheduled big moment of the 2016 campaign calendar. The candidates drew their battle lines for the final 20 days of campaigning, with Republican Donald Trump digging in on unprecedented attacks and Democrat Hillary Clinton solidifying her rhetorical lead on ...Read more

What we learned from Wednesday's debate

Current News / News & Features /

Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump did anything to change the trajectory of the presidential race in Wednesday's third and final debate, most experts said immediately afterward.

Democrat Hillary Clinton was poised and prepared while Donald Trump landed a few blows. But Trump's refusal to say he would accept the results of the election ...Read more

Analysis: A 90-minute debate dominated by five words: 'I will look at it'

Current News / News & Features /

LAS VEGAS -- Donald Trump needed a compelling victory in Wednesday's debate if he was to alter the course of a campaign that has increasingly moved toward Hillary Clinton both nationally and in key states.

He did not get it.

The final debate was notable for delving into policy matters more than in two prior meetings, and notable as well for a ...Read more

Questions of conflicts aside, Hillary Clinton says she's proud of Clinton Foundation

Current News / News & Features /

Hillary Clinton defended the work of the Clinton Foundation during Wednesday's debate, brushing aside questions about conflicts and criticisms from Donald Trump.

The sprawling foundation, which works on challenges in the developing world and in the U.S., has drawn criticism for accepting gifts from foreign countries and businesses with ...Read more

Gary Johnson on not debating Clinton and Trump: 'Really it just sucks'

Current News / News & Features /

LOS ANGELES -- It rankles Gary Johnson he wasn't able to be onstage Wednesday night with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for the final presidential debate.

"Really, really it just sucks -- no other way to put it," the Libertarian presidential nominee said prior to an event inside a chic Los Angeles nightclub where he was set to rally ...Read more