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College police forces add firepower
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College police forces add firepower

BOSTON (AP) -- Once a rarity on campuses, semi-automatic rifles are becoming a standard part of the arsenal for college police forces - firepower they say could make a difference the next time a gunman goes on a rampage. The weapons are rarely seen in publi...
Obama warns GOP of retaliation if Supreme Court nominee not confirmed
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Obama warns GOP of retaliation if Supreme Court nominee not confirmed

During a visit to Chicago, President Barack Obama again called for the confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee choice, Merrick Garland, saying political bickering threatens the integrity of the high court.
UNC president: Campuses must follow new transgender law
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UNC president: Campuses must follow new transgender law

The 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system will follow the state’s new law about transgender people by requiring all bathrooms to be designated for use by people based on their biological sex, the system president wrote in a memo to chancellors...
Trump hits Ted Cruz over 'New York values' debate remark
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Trump hits Ted Cruz over 'New York values' debate remark

BETHPAGE, N.Y. (UPI) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, speaking on his home turf on Long Island, hit his rival Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for disparaging remarks he made in a debate about "New York values." Trump, speaking before an estimated 1...
Pope's message urges less judgment, but no change on same-sex unions
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Pope's message urges less judgment, but no change on same-sex unions

VATICAN CITY (UPI) -- Pope Francis' proclamation, issued Friday, calls on the Catholic Church to offer more empathy and comfort to families of all kinds while affirming the church's stance on same-sex marriage and strongly rejecting any government involvement ...
Bill Clinton loses cool with Black Lives Matter
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Bill Clinton loses cool with Black Lives Matter

Bill Clinton struggled to handle protesters in Philadelphia on Thursday, after a group briefly took the spotlight from him with chants and signs against the Clintons’ politics. The mostly African American demonstrators shouted down the former president at s...
Sanders says he would apologize for slavery if president
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Sanders says he would apologize for slavery if president

Sanders would be the first U.S. president ever to formally apologize for slavery. Former President Bill Clinton traveled to Africa and apologized for the slave trade, but not for the legal holding of slaves on American soil.