• Yahoo News breaks down the first Democratic debate

    Katie Couric anchored as Barney Frank, Grover Norquist, and Matt Bai join our panel of experts.

  • Paul Ryan weighs pros, cons of becoming next House speaker

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe Rep. Paul Ryan doesn't feel like a character in the classic film "The Godfather," weighing an offer he can't refuse. But with Republican Party elders practically begging him to become the next House speaker, the pressure on him to seek the post is immense.

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  • Union: Chronic shortage of air traffic controllers a crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A chronic shortage of controllers has reached a crisis that will lead to widespread flight delays if left unchecked, officials for the union that represents air traffic controllers said Tuesday.

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  • AP Exclusive: Clinton email server setup risked intrusions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The private email server running in Hillary Rodham Clinton's home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers while using software that could have been exploited, according to data and documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

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  • A viewers' guide to the first Democratic debate of 2016 race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five Democrats vying to be President Barack Obama's successor meet Tuesday night for their first televised debate of the 2016 election, a confrontation between one of the best-known women on the planet and four men seeking to unseat her as the party's front-runner.

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  • The invisible candidacies of Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee

    It can be hard to find evidence that the two ex-senators are seriously running for president.

  • Five officers' statements admissible in Baltimore death case

    Statements by five Baltimore officers charged in the high-profile death of a black man injured in police custody were made admissible in their criminal trials on Tuesday. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams found that Officer William Porter and Sergeant Alicia White, two of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, had made their statements without compulsion to internal investigators.

  • Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom found unresponsive at Nevada brothel: sheriff

    (Reuters) - Former NBA star Lamar Odom was hospitalized on Tuesday after he was found unresponsive at a Nevada brothel, law enforcement officials said. Odom, 35, the ex-husband of reality television personality Khloe Kardashian, suffered a "medical emergency" at the Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada, about 80 miles (50 kms) northwest of Las Vegas, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said in media release. Odom was stabilized at the scene and was prepared to be airlifted to a Las-Vegas area hospital, but his "stature" made it impossible to transport him by helicopter, the release said.

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  • Washington Post reporter held in Iran angry, depressed, brother says

    Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter jailed in an espionage case in Tehran, heard of his conviction on Iranian state TV and is depressed and angry about being deprived of information about his case, his brother said on Tuesday. Ali Rezaian said their mother, Mary Breme Rezaian, spoke with the reporter in a room at Tehran's Evin prison on Tuesday and described him as "terribly depressed" at the way the case had been handled. Jason Rezaian, who was arrested in July 2014 and holds U.S. and Iranian citizenship, was given 20 days to appeal, the Iranian news service ISNA said on Sunday, when the verdict was announced.

  • What to expect from Bernie Sanders at Tuesday's Democratic debate

    He may be an outsider, but that doesn't mean he's a stranger to the debate stage.

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  • Hillary Clinton slams Trump in front of his casino

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton went to Donald Trump's doorstep Monday to mock the Republican presidential front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.

    Associated Press
  • No more nudes in Playboy magazine, centerfold's future at risk: report

    (Reuters) - Now readers of Playboy, the glossy men's magazine known for its nude fold-outs, can honestly say they are buying the magazine for its articles. Playboy will no longer publish nude photographs of women, the New York Times reported on Monday in an article quoting Scott Flanders, the company's chief executive. Founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner, 89, who in his trademark silk pajamas has embodied the Playboy lifestyle, agreed last month with a suggestion by top editor Cory Jones to stop publishing images of naked women, the Times said.

  • Russian Embassy shelled in Syria as insurgents hit back

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Russian Embassy in Damascus was shelled Tuesday as pro-government demonstrators gathered outside, and Syria's largest insurgent coalition announced an offensive to counter Moscow's airstrikes that have injected new fury in the conflict.

    Associated Press
  • Iran says Washington Post reporter convicted

    Jason Rezaian has been detained for more than a year on charges including espionage.

    Associated Press
  • Poll: Half of Democrats want Biden in race

    By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The drumbeat for Joe Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race is growing louder. Almost half of the nation’s Democrats want the vice president to enter the field and challenge front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. The declared Democratic presidential candidates, including Clinton and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, her closest rival, will take the stage Tuesday night in Las Vegas for the first party debate.

  • Trump won't be next president: Obama

    President Barack Obama is fairly certain of one thing when it comes to next year's election: Donald Trump won't succeed him in the White House. The billionaire businessman, the frontrunner in the race to become the Republican party's White House nominee, has raised hackles with his controversial comments on immigration, gun control and women, among other issues. "I don't think he'll end up being president of the United States," Obama said in the interview, which aired on Sunday.

  • Ex-Benghazi investigator: 'This has become a partisan investigation'

    An investigator calls the probe a politically motivated mission targeting Hillary Clinton.

  • Charles Koch: ‘What we’re after is to fight against special interests’

    Charles Koch — one-half of the notorious multibillionaire Koch brothers — says he gets daily death threats and is now on al-Qaida’s hit list.