Categories: News

Senator John McCain passes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain, the war hero who became the GOP’s standard-bearer in the 2008 election, has died. He was 81.

His office says McCain died Saturday. He had battled brain cancer.

In 1967, his plane was shot down on a bombing mission over North Vietnam. He was severely injured and spent more than five years as a prisoner of war.

He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1982 and the Senate in 1986. A conservative on most issues, he pushed for campaign finance reform and the effort to account for those missing in Vietnam.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, then won it in 2008. But he and running mate Sarah Palin lost to Barack Obama.

Associated Press

Recent Posts

  • News

Warnings, watches issued as strong storms enter Southeast

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters warned about tornadoes and other violent weather Thursday as a front that unleashed twisters and…

9 hours ago
  • News

$12M budget boost proposed to Louisiana legislative agencies

By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana's financial picture improves, legislative leaders are proposing to…

9 hours ago
  • News

Brookshire’s announces home delivery through Instacart in Minden

Brookshire Grocery Co. has introduced same-day home delivery through Instacart at the Brookshire’s Food Store located at 205 Homer Rd.…

10 hours ago
  • News

Mueller Report made available, Trump and local congressman weigh in

WASHINGTON – A redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's 2016 election interference was released Thursday morning.…

10 hours ago
  • News

Webster Parish schools to hold public forums before May 4 vote

Voters in Minden will decide on May 4 whether or not to pass a millage rate increase to fund various…

12 hours ago