The latest batch of emails from the private server Hillary Clinton used as U.S. secretary of state is due to be released on Wednesday, days after she lamented that months of unflattering headlines about the setup were largely out of her control. A federal judge has ordered the State Department to release all of Clinton's work emails in monthly batches through to January 2016 after a Vice News reporter sued the department under freedom of information laws. Criticism about Clinton's decision to set up an email account connected to a server in her New York home for her work as the nation's top diplomat have dogged her for more than six months, sometimes overshadowing her campaign to become the Democratic nominee for the November 2016 presidential election.
DENVER (AP) — Republicans came into this presidential campaign with painful memories of how, in the last one, Democrats blasted Mitt Romney's tax plan as a giveaway to the rich. They've heard a new wing of conservative intellectuals urge them to focus on tax cuts to working-class Americans rather than the wealthy.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky clerk who went to jail for defying a federal court's orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses says she met briefly with the pope during his historic visit to the United States.
Shalala, 74, a former U.S. secretary of health and human services who served in Clinton's administration during the 1990s, was named president and chief executive officer of the foundation in March. "As some of you may have heard, Donna suffered a stroke this evening," Clinton and his daughter Chelsea, who serves as vice chair of the organization, said in a joint statement on Tuesday, noting that the stroke occurred after the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative held in New York. Shalala had been president of the University of Miami since 2001 when she was named to her current post with the Clinton Foundation, an organization founded by Bill Clinton that raises money for programs around the world to improve health, the environment, economic opportunity and opportunities for women.
By Fiona Ortiz GLENCOE, Ill. (Reuters) - Thousands of curiosity seekers lined up in the blustery, dark Chicago Botanic Garden on Tuesday night to catch a rare glimpse of a 4-1/2-foot (1.4-meter) tall corpse flower in full bloom, but not in full stench. The garden in a north Chicago suburb planned to stay open until 2 a.m. on Wednesday to let the crowds see the blooming corpse flower - properly known as the titan arum or Amorphophallus titanum - during the 24 to 36 hours it is expected to stay in bloom. Titan arum flowers typically stink like rotting flesh when they bloom.