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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has finally unleashed a verbal assault on the one rival he has so far spared. Trump, speaking in Iowa, went after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who had criticized Trump at a closed-door event. Trump noted Cruz's opposition to ethanol subsidies, which are popular in Iowa. He also charged that Cruz is beholden to big oil.
COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) — California Congressman Raul Ruiz has called on federal authorities to investigate a fire at mosque that was reported as a possible arson. The fire at the Islamic Center of Palms Springs was contained to the lobby and some at the facility said they believe it was "firebombed." The FBI was assisting local law enforcement in determining the cause.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Dive teams have resumed searching a small lake in a San Bernardino park for evidence related to the massacre that killed 14 people last week. A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation says divers are looking for a computer hard drive that may have been dumped in the lake.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some of the victims of an Oklahoma City police officer convicted or rape and sexual assault have come forward. A grandmother abused by fired officer Daniel Holtzclaw told reporters today that "he picked the wrong lady to stop that night." She filed a complaint that started police looking at Holtzclaw's conduct. The jury that convicted him yesterday has recommended prison sentences totaling more than 200 years.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice will receive the Gerald R. Ford Award. The honor is presented annually by the NCAA to an individual who has demonstrated significant leadership by advocating for college sports. Rice, who teaches at Stamford, is a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee.
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