Candidate Jeb Bush releases 33 years of tax returns in show of transparency
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax records on Tuesday that traced his path to a net worth of between $19 million and $22 million, in a show of transparency that will pressure Democrat Hillary Clinton and his Republican rivals to open their financial books. Bush's income has soared since he left the Florida governor's office in 2007, the records showed. Tracking steadily higher through the financial crisis and deep recession, Bush's income was nearly $7.4 million in 2013.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:07:19 -0400
KKK plans South Carolina rally as Confederate flag debate continues
The Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a pro-Confederate flag rally at South Carolina's capitol, where a statue of a former state governor who championed white supremacy was vandalized on Tuesday amid scrutiny of symbols associated with slavery. The Civil War-era flag and related monuments have become flashpoints after nine black men and women were gunned down at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina. The suspected shooter, Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white man, had posed with a Confederate battle flag in photos posted on a website that displayed a racist manifesto attributed to him.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:51:57 -0400
U.S. names new envoy for bid to close Guantanamo prison
A newly appointed special envoy to lead the Obama administrations efforts to close the Guantanamo prison said he saw a window of opportunity that could substantially reduce the detainee population there in coming months. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named attorney Lee Wolosky, who served in the National Security Council under the administrations of both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, to a post considered crucial to meeting President Barack Obamas long-standing promise to shut the internationally condemned jail at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:26:23 -0400
Plea deal appears to be in works for ex-California senator
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A former California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown may have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:32:10 -0400
Oklahoma judge orders grand jury probe of Tulsa sheriff's office
An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday ordered a grand jury investigation into the Tulsa County Sheriffs Office, which has been under scrutiny since a white reserve sheriff's deputy fatally shot a black suspect in April. Judge Rebecca Nightingale issued the order after an activist group submitted a petition aimed at compelling a grand jury investigation into Sheriff Stanley Glanz and his department. A community civil rights group called "We the People Oklahoma" submitted the petition on June 19 with more than 8,800 signatures calling for the probe into Glanz and the sheriffs office.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:18:09 -0400
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