John Hancock Show: Tuesday, 10/13/15 Hour 2

The New York Times did an extensive piece on who are funding the 2016 Presidential candidate. Most are old, rich white males. Out of the 158 families that do most of the backing, 138 back Republicans while only 20 fund Democrats. " The 158 families each contributed $250,000 or more in the campaign through June…
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Kuechly practices after missing last 3 games with concussion

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly returned to practice for the first time since suffering a concussion in the Carolina's season-opening win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The four-year pro spent four weeks in the NFL's concussion protocol and missed three games before being cleared to return. The Panthers had a bye last week and travel to play Seattle on Sunday.

Cowell won't run for North Carolina treasurer next year

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell announced Tuesday she won't run for re-election in 2016, changing her mind after affirming earlier this year she would seek a third term. In an email to supporters, Cowell also said she wouldn't seek any elected office next year, despite overtures from fellow Democrats that she run for U.S. Senate. The decision creates an open seat on the Council of State in the 2016 election.

State wants to prosecute Charleston church shooting first

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina wants to go to trial before the federal government in the Charleston church shootings as it seeks the death penalty for Dylann Roof. "That is our preference," state prosecutor Scarlett Wilson wrote in a letter late last week to U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel, who is presiding over the federal case. "I appreciate any consideration you may give us in this regard.

Inside Obama's Wedding-Crasher Moment on San Diego Golf Course

(SAN DIEGO) --  Wedding photographer Jeff Youngren will never forget this weekend's gig, where President Obama became an unexpected wedding crasher. Youngren and his wife, Erin, were the photographers for Stephanie and Brian, who wed at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California, Sunday. While they knew Obama would be golfing nearby that day, they had no idea he would come meet the bride and groom.

Breaking Down the MH17 Crash Report's Findings

(NEW YORK) -- A formal investigation into last year's deadly crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane revealed that officials believe it was shot down by a warhead mounted on a Russian-made BUK surface-to-air missile. The theory that Russian fighters were to blame for the July 2014 crash, which killed all 298 people on board, has been the leading theory for months, but Tuesday's announcement comes from an independent investigation led by Dutch officials.

NY Giants Player's MRSA Battle Highlights Infection Risk

(NEW YORK) -- A dire infection that has left an NFL player facing possible amputation has highlighted the dangers professional players can face from drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or staph infection. New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells reportedly faces a possible foot amputation after suffering a methicillin-resistant staph infection that stemmed from an injury to his ankle during practice a week ago.

Officials in Utah defend NSA's role fighting cyber-attacks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The National Security Agency's massive data center in Utah isn't being used to store Americans' personal phone calls or social media activity, but plays a key role in protecting the country from cyber-attacks by hostile foreign governments, U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah said Tuesday. Stewart's comments came during a national security conference he hosted on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City.