As Cruz rises in presidential polls, Trump calls him 'maniac'

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) (R) greets businessman Donald Trump onstage as they address a Tea Party rally against the Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington September 9, 2015. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump had a new target on Sunday, calling fellow White House contender Ted Cruz “a little bit of a maniac” as the U.S. senator surpassed him in an Iowa poll.Cruz’s dogged pursuit of conservative Iowa voters has paid off in the form of a 10-point lead over Trump in the state, which ...

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Bengals' Dalton injures thumb; Eifert also hurt

Coley Harvey, ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered Florida State for Orlando Sentinel and Georgia Tech for Macon Telegraph Northwestern University graduate 0 Shares print CINCINNATI — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton left Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a thumb injury in the first quarter and will not return. After initially being declared questionable to return, he was downgraded to out moments later and returned to the sideline with a black cast around his right hand. The starting signal-caller was hurt at some point during the Bengals’ opening drive, ...

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California sheriff deputies kill armed black man, video appears to show him crawl away

Deputies in southern California shot dead an armed black man who refused to drop his weapon, according to law enforcement authorities, but a video posted online by local media appeared to show him crawling away from the officers as they shot him. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department could not be reached immediately on Sunday to comment on the reports of the video capturing the incident, which occurred a day earlier. There is currently heightened scrutiny in the United States over police use of lethal force, especially against unarmed black ...

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Peake's rocket arrives at launch pad

Tim Peake: Rocket rolled to launch pad By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website, Baikonur 13 December 2015 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright PAUL RINCON / BBC Image caption The rocket is now ready to be fuelled with 300 tonnes of propellant The rocket that will carry UK astronaut Tim Peake into orbit has arrived at the launch pad in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. At 01:00 GMT (07:00 local time), the Soyuz launcher was rolled out on its flat-bed transporter for the 2km train journey to the pad. ...

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