Bloomberg cautiously eyes 3rd party presidential bid


Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sees an opportunity emerging in presidential politics after Hillary Clinton's blowout defeat in New Hampshire combined with Donald Trump's ascension in the tumultuous Republican race

Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback

The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention

Scientists detect Einstein-predicted gravitational waves

In a blockbuster announcement, scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves _ the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago

Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money and Obama

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the presidential race shifted toward states with more...

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Cleveland mayor apologizes for billing family of dead boy

The mayor of Cleveland apologized to the family of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer, for the city having sent the administrator of the boy's estate an expense claim of $500 for ambulance services

Study: Neanderthal DNA may influence modern depression risk

A new study says a person's risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals

2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi's death

2 alleged people-smugglers are on trial in Turkey accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi and four other people

Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters

Last occupiers of Oregon wildlife refuge surrender to FBI

Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national wildlife refuge surrendered Thursday, and the leader of a 2014 standoff with federal authorities was criminally charged in federal court.

Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves in

The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday after facing authorities who came to the property more than a month into the takeover

Police: Cop killed wife, son, torched home then shot himself

Authorities say a police officer with no prior history of domestic violence fatally shot his wife and son and set the family's suburban Albany house on fire before committing suicide

Clinton aims to reset campaign with focus on black voters

After an overwhelming loss in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is staking a campaign comeback on her ability to woo black and Latino voters, placing outreach to those communities at the center of her strategy to retool her 2016 bid

U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State in Afghanistan

US officials: Fight against Islamic State in Afghanistan grows with airstrikes in east

Rubio turns up the heat on Republican rivals

Marco Rubio is turning up the heat on his Republican rivals as he campaigns in South Carolina

Federal trial delayed again in Charleston church shooting

A judge has again delayed the trial of a white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church as attorneys wait to see whether the federal government will seek the death penalty

52 dead in riot at northern Mexico prison

The governor of Nuevo Leon state says 52 inmates were killed and 12 injured in a brutal fight between two rival factions Thursday at a prison in northern Mexico

Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution

Iranians held nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power

Brazil and University of Texas reach deal on Zika vaccine

Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Castro says the South American country is signing an agreement with the University of Texas to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus

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Malloy, Wyman, Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney, DeLauro, Esty et al got Berned

Connecticut's Democratic establishment all campaigned for Clinton in New Hampshire.

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