Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump look to pull away from rivals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are eyeing an opportunity to pull away from their rivals on Super Tuesday, a delegate-rich dash across the country that could accelerate their march toward the general election.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

Iraqi forces launch push to retake area north of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by paramilitary forces and aerial support, Iraqi troops on Tuesday launched a new push to retake a key area north of the capital, Baghdad, and dislodge Islamic State militants from there, officials said.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press

Obama to meet with GOP leaders on court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is due to meet face-to-face Tuesday with the Senate Republican leaders vowing to block his Supreme Court nominee -- no matter who it is -- with the hope of keeping the seat open for a Republican president to fill next year.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press

College behind bars: An old idea with some new energy

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — Eight years ago, when Noel Caldellis began serving time for killing a university student, his main objective was to make 20-plus years in prison pass as quickly as possible: work out, walk circles in the yard with inmates and watch TV.

  • Written by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press