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GOP picks 4 finalists for 2016 convention; Vegas, Cincinnati bow out
GOP picks 4 finalists for 2016 convention; Vegas, Cincinnati bow out

The Republican Party on Thursday announced four finalists to host its 2016 national convention -- Cleveland, Dallas, Denver and Kansas City, Mo. -- after Las Vegas withdrew its bid in the face of strong opposition from some conservatives in the GOP. Cincinnati, which was vying as well, also dropped its bid ahead of the official announcement, which followed a conference call by the party's site selection committee. Members of the committee will visit the four remaining cities over the next several weeks and a final decision is expected in the late summer or fall. For a time, Las Vegas and Dallas were seen as the two front-runners to host Republicans. The cities boasted amenities...

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