Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he would sacrifice his life if he were face-to-face with a gunman, arguing he’d rather see a body with bullet holes before stricter gun control measures. Carson said he’d want his child’s kindergarten teacher to be armed, and insists he’s looking at the big picture
Iowa, where the nation’s first voting contest will be held in 2016, is characterized by something of a split personality, at least where Republicans are concerned. In 2012, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney topped the caucuses, and in 2016, some of the mainstream GOP candidates, particularly Marco Rubio, are trying to figure out whether Mitt Romney’s approach will work for them.
Each day hundreds of migrants line up outside the main registration center in Berlin to apply for asylum. Their long walk may be over, but their long wait has just begun. They take a number and wait to be called. Some have waited for weeks. Their frustration turns to anger, and anger to fistfights among the men in the crowd.
A New York man is waking up at home after serving 25 years in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit. Johnny Hincapie and six other men were convicted in the 1990 New York City subway murder of a tourist from Utah. On Tuesday he was set free. A state judge is ordering a new trial, saying there was not enough evidence to dismiss the case entirely.
Casino revenue on the Las Vegas strip dropped nearly five percent in August — the third straight month of declines. Sin City is trying to lure the next generation of gamblers in with a new era in gaming, because while slot machines are still one of the world’s best moneymakers, casinos are having a tough time getting young people to sit down at them.
7-year-old Madison Bergstrom has spent more than half her young life in treatment for leukemia, and it’s taken a financial as well as emotional toll on her family. They’re hardly alone – a recent study found many families lost 40 percent or more of their income after a child’s cancer diagnosis.
The U.S. Department of Education is offering new online tools to help students compare college costs, as well as determine how much graduates of a school earn on average up to a decade after they get their diploma.