Tuesday, August 18
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush wants to privatize more veterans care and make it easier to fire federal employees found responsible for poor treatment. The former Florida governor also said during a visit to South Carolina that the Pentagon should be overhauled to prioritize an increase in the number of active-duty troops.
MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio's slow-go campaign strategy is puzzling party operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire, states where voters are used to candidates showering them with attention early and often. While some GOP hopefuls are already highlighting their progress in visiting all of Iowa's 99 counties, Rubio's return to the state this week marks his first stop in the caucus battleground in a month.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Jacksonville police officer fired two shots during a chase that led to the arrest of an armed robbery suspect. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says both shots fired yesterday missed the suspect, who was wanted in the armed robbery of a grocery store.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 50-year-old Jacksonville man has been sentenced to six years in prison for staging car crashes. The State Attorney's Office says Guillermo de la Vega pleaded guilty earlier this month to two counts of participating in an intentional motor vehicle crash and two counts of false insurance claims.