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Rattled Republicans seek a last-ditch strategy to stop Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the prospect of nominating Donald Trump for president, Republicans spiraled into a chaotic, last-ditch search Wednesday for a way to save the GOP from hitching its fortunes to an unpredictable celebrity candidate without alienating his throng of followers.

Mar. 2, 2016 5:19 PM EST
Christie's thousand-yard stare stirs mockery, befuddlement

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Was that really Chris Christie, the brusque, take-a-back-seat-to-nobody governor of New Jersey?Christie's seemingly shell-shocked gaze as he stood behind Donald Trump on Super Tuesday generated morning-after befuddlement and mockery in his home state and beyond.

Mar. 2, 2016 5:07 PM EST
Trump dominates with huge turnouts, wide base of support

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump continues to demonstrate a wide base of support, riding record turnouts to seven victories out of the 11 states where Republicans cast Super Tuesday ballots.

Mar. 2, 2016 5:02 PM EST
Texas GOP revolts over 'embarrassment' winning county chair

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin author who often uses homophobic slurs and co-authored a book about Hillary Clinton with one of Donald Trump's former presidential advisers is the newly elected GOP county chairman in the seat of Republican power in Texas.

Mar. 2, 2016 4:42 PM EST
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ____ March 1 The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina on the cease-fire in Syria: President Obama's critics will not embrace the Syrian cease-fire now in effect, a move on which the United States and Russia cooperated.

Mar. 2, 2016 4:09 PM EST
AP delegate count: Trump not yet on track to win nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite Donald Trump's string of Super Tuesday victories, the billionaire businessman must do even better in upcoming primaries to claim the Republican presidential nomination before the party's national convention this summer, an AP delegate count shows.

Mar. 2, 2016 3:49 PM EST
Kelly says she doesn't expect Trump hostility in debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Anticipating another appearance on a debate stage with Donald Trump, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly says their public feud hasn't affected her preparation and she doesn't expect a renewal of hostilities with the Republican presidential front runner.

Mar. 2, 2016 3:40 PM EST
Ben Carson says 'no path forward' in his bid for White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said he is effectively ending his bid for the White House Wednesday, concluding a roller-coaster campaign that briefly took him to the top of a chaotic Republican field but ended with a Super Tuesday whimper.

Mar. 2, 2016 3:34 PM EST
McIlroy's simple answer on Trump drama: 'I'm no American'

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy used three words to try to diffuse a question about Donald Trump's presidential campaign and how it affects a World Golf Championship played at a Trump-owned golf course.

Mar. 2, 2016 3:16 PM EST
AP delegate count: Trump not yet on track to win nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite Donald Trump's string of victories on Tuesday, he has to do better in upcoming contests to claim the Republican nomination for president before the party's national convention this summer, an AP delegate count shows.

Mar. 2, 2016 12:57 PM EST

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