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Mexican authorities rescue kidnapped footballer Alan Pulido

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 02:11

Mexican authorities have rescued football star Alan Pulido following his kidnapping in his crime-plagued home state of Tamaulipas, with the player declaring early Monday he was "very well" despite the ordeal. Pulido, a former national team forward who plays for Greek club Olympiakos, had a bandage on his right hand as he appeared alongside Governor Egidio Torre Cantu at a brief news conference, several hours after his abduction following a party. Pulido was rescued "safe and sound ... shortly before midnight" on Sunday by state and federal forces, the Tamaulipas government said in a statement, without providing details about the operation.

Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:32

As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.

19 people rescued from Kentucky cave

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 09:19

G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 07:39

By Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.

Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 07:29

The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to climate change.

Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 05:56

Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, took to the Washington Post opinion page Thursday to admonish Donald Trump for his recent comments about her brother’s death. Earlier this week, the same paper published an interview with Trump in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quoted drudging up a decades-old conspiracy theory about Foster’s 1993 suicide.

IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 04:04

LONDON (AP) — Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.

No new signal from EgyptAir jet since day of crash as search intensifies

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 03:03

CAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - No new radio signal has been received from an EgyptAir jet since the day it crashed in the Mediterranean last week, sources close to the investigation said on Friday. A radio signal picked up on the day of the crash from the plane's emergency locator transmitter (ELT) allowed officials to determine a broadly defined search zone, but nothing new has since been detected, the sources told Reuters. "There has been nothing since day one," a source familiar with the investigation said.

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 02:21

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to renew attention in his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima.

Sanders tells Kimmel he has offers to host Trump debate

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 19:35

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – It was Bernie Sanders’ turn to take the chair on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday, one day after Donald Trump appeared on the show and said he would be willing to debate Sanders before the June 7 primary in six states, including California. Unlike Trump’s visit, there were no protesters gathered outside the El Capitan Theater on Hollywood Boulevard tonight. Inside, Kimmel took full credit for raising the idea of a Trump-Sanders debate in the first place — and he volunteered to moderate the event.

Trump doubles down on Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ attack after Native American woman calls him ‘offensive’

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:38

You tell me,” Trump asked. The woman replied that she was offended, and Trump quickly repeated the phrase. “Oh, oh really — oh, I’m sorry about that,“ Trump said before turning to a reporter who had asked about Warren, immediately using the term again.

Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:27

The creators of YES to SEX, a smartphone app that promises to help “all gender partners get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds,” have released a new platform that allows colleges and universities to customize the application to meet the specific needs of their campuses. YES to SEX founder Wendy Mandell-Geller told Yahoo News that after launching the original version of the app in April, she soon realized its potential to make an impact on university and college campuses. In addition to providing users with an up-to-date guide to giving and receiving sexual consent under Title IX, the app’s new college format can be customized to reflect each school’s policies — as well as its color scheme.

Ohio to make first-offense pet cruelty a felony with ‘Goddard's Law’

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 13:25
Ohio to make first-offense pet cruelty a felony with ‘Goddard's Law’

Donald Trump roasts rivals in rambling, 40-minute press conference

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:38

He celebrated securing the 1,237 delegates he needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination, and hammered his rivals, both Democrats and Republicans.

Donald Trump unlikely to pick woman or minority as running mate

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:10

The possibility of appearing to pander is among the reasons Donald Trump would be unlikely to pick a woman or a minority as his vice presidential running mate, his campaign chairman says.

Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 06:45

Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign. Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party’s unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the national convention in July. It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination.

'Game on': Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders say they're willing to debate each other

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 06:43
Dust off the lawn chairs and get the popcorn ready: The presumptive Republican nominee said he would accept the Vermont senator's challenge to a one-on-one debate before the California primary as long money raised for the event goes to charity.