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Today in History

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2016. There are 318 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 17, 1996, world chess champion Garry Kasparov beat IBM supercomputer "Deep Blue," winning a six-game match in Philadelphia (however, Kasparov lost to Deep Blue in a rematch in 1997).

On this date:

In 1815, the United States and Britain exchanged the instruments of ratification for the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812.

Today in History

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2016. There are 319 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 16, 1968, the nation's first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Alabama.

On this date:

In 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur led a successful raid into Tripoli Harbor to burn the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia, which had fallen into the hands of pirates during the First Barbary War.

Next up for Democrats: Nevada, an entirely different state

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 03:53 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Forget the snowy, small towns of Iowa and New Hampshire. The Democratic presidential contest now shifts to Nevada.

The third state to vote for a presidential nominee is far more diverse than the other two mostly white early voting states. Nevada's population and urban nature are thought to make it friendlier to Hillary Clinton.

But working-class people still scarred by the housing bust may be attracted to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The avowed socialist nearly matched Clinton in Iowa and trounced her in New Hampshire.

Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 03:45 AM

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — A week ago, Marco Rubio was the best hope of the Republican establishment. Now, he's facing a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.

That's according to Rubio's campaign manager, Terry Sullivan, who told The Associated Press that this week's disappointing performance in New Hampshire will extend the Republican nomination fight for another three months, if not longer. It's a worst-case scenario for many Republican officials who hoped to avoid a prolonged nomination fight in 2016.

Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 03:40 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama a bipartisan compromise that would permanently keep state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

The Senate is expected to vote Thursday to approve the measure as part of a wide-ranging bill that would also revamp trade laws.

The Internet tax provision has broad support, with few senators eager to oppose the bill and open the door to taxing online access during an election year.

Latest: Officer shot in standoff, injuries life-threatening

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 03:33 AM

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on a standoff in Fargo, North Dakota, that has left a police officer with life-threatening injuries (all times local):

2:30 a.m.

Police in North Dakota say an officer has been shot amid a standoff with a domestic violence suspect in Fargo and is not expected to survive.

Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson says 33-year-old Officer Jason Moszer responded to the standoff Wednesday night and parked near a home the suspect was barricaded inside.

Hillary Clinton struggling to win over younger women

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 03:33 AM

CONCORD, New Hampshire (AP) — For young women, political revolution is currently trumping the idea of a Madame President.

In New Hampshire, exit polls showed women under the age of 45 overwhelmingly backed Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton.

It's a problem for Clinton as she tries to build the coalition of voters needed to win the Democratic nomination. And she knows it, saying of young voters as she conceded New Hampshire that, "even if they are not supporting me now, I support them."

Federal gov't enters Ferguson court case in strong position

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 03:25 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent upper hand given a months-long investigation that found vast problems in the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.

The Justice Department will look to prove in court the same constitutional violations it's already alleged on paper: baseless stops and searches of black drivers, excessive use of force by officers and a profit-driven court system reliant on fines for petty violations.

The Latest: Cliven Bundy jailed upon arriving in Portland

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 02:33 AM

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

11:30 p.m.

Cliven Bundy, the father of wildlife refuge occupation leader Ammon Bundy, has been booked into jail after flying into the Portland airport.

Multnomah County Jail records show Cliven Bundy was booked into the lockup just before 11 p.m. Wednesday. No charges were listed and his projected release date was listed as unknown.

As industry shifts, Las Vegas cabs do some soul-searching

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 02:19 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas cab industry and its regulators are doing some soul-searching after the advent of Uber and Lyft in Nevada and amid a state audit critical of cab overseers.

Lawmakers met this week to discuss the fate of the Nevada Taxicab Authority, which regulates cabs in the Las Vegas area. Legislators are postponing any decisions about whether to abolish the agency until a second, taxi company-funded audit is complete.

But the meeting laid bare how cabs are struggling to keep pace with new technology and increased competition.

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