By John Whitesides AMES, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential contender Donald Trump disparaged U.S. Senator John McCain's war record on Saturday, saying the former prisoner in North Vietnam was only considered a war hero because he was captured. The confrontational real estate mogul, who has been feuding with the Republican senator from Arizona for days, also criticized McCain's work in the Senate and called him "a loser" for his defeat in the 2008 White House race. "He’s not a war hero," Trump said at a gathering in Ames, Iowa, of religious conservatives after the event's moderator, pollster Frank Luntz, used the phrase to describe McCain.
The fractured neck bone suffered by former President George H.W. Bush when he fell at his summer home will be allowed to heal on its own, a recovery that could take three to four months, officials said.
Governors Rick Scott of Florida, Greg Abbott of Texas and Mike Pence of Indiana said National Guard members need to protect themselves after four Marines and a Navy petty officer were shot and killed on Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In Florida, six guard offices now in storefronts will move into armories. "It has become clear that our military personnel must have the ability to defend themselves against these type of attacks on our own soil," Abbott said in a news release.
NEW YORK (AP) — The widow of Eric Garner and hundreds of protesters rallied outside a courthouse Saturday to call on federal prosecutors to indict the white police officer who put the black New York City man in a fatal chokehold a year ago.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The chemical know-how and machines that spooled out countless miles of film are being eyed for medical marijuana and solar cells, while the private rail line now carries tomatoes alongside coal as photography pioneer Kodak, its bankruptcy behind it, embraces a new role: startup landlord.
Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are lingering for longer periods with only temporary sealing, an investigation by The Associated Press shows.