Science / Technology / U.S. News

Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is conducting middle-of-the-night drone flights near the White House in secret tests to devise a defense against the unmanned aircraft, The Associated Press has learned. The government-controlled drones will be flown between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. during the next several weeks over parts of Washington —airspace that’s usually … Continue reading

Politics

Democrats stand by Clinton, but with some reservations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats closed ranks around Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday after her public explanation of her email practices — yet party officials in important election states appeared resigned to the prospect that her all-but-certain presidential campaign will be saddled with drama and controversy. The mood among Democrats around the country suggested Clinton has … Continue reading

Politics

Former Gov. O’Malley declines judgment on Clinton email

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he’s not worried about any presumption that Hillary Rodham Clinton is the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. O’Malley says “every year, there is the inevitable front-runner.” He says he’ll decide this spring whether to run and that he expects “a robust conversation” within the party. … Continue reading

Celebrities / Education / Featured / Lifestyle / TV

Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets Democrats

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Relying on Republicans and going against the grain of his own party for his legislative successes has not been much of a go-to play in President Barack Obama’s game plan. Then there’s international trade. On Thursday, Obama stepped up his campaign for expanding exports and negotiating new trade deals in Asia … Continue reading