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IOC say 31 athletes could miss Rio after Beijing re-tests

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 05:18
Thirty one athletes from six sports could be banned from this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics after 454 doping samples were re-tested from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the IOC said on Tuesday. A statement from the International Olympic Committee said its Executive Board had stepped up the fight against drugs cheats and the re-tests had been carried out in conjunction with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and international federations. Another 250 samples would be re-tested from the London 2012 Olympics.

Oregon and Kentucky contests put pressure on Clinton

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 05:07

By Ginger Gibson and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON, 2016 - Hillary Clinton is under pressure to do well in Democratic nominating contests in Kentucky and Oregon on Tuesday so she can turn her attention to the general election and the mounting attacks on her by Republican candidate Donald Trump. The continued presence in the race of Bernie Sanders – who remains a long-shot to upset Clinton and win the Democratic nomination – is prompting concerns among Clinton allies that he will damage her ability to take on Trump and hurt the Democrat in the fall.


Pall of Nevada fracas hangs over Democratic contest

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 05:04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Oregon and Kentucky queue up to vote in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, the pall of a divisive state party convention in Nevada hangs over the race.


Marco Rubio goes on Twitter rant against the media

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 04:46

In tweet after tweet, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio ripped media outlets for quoting sources, described as close to him, who he said don’t know what they’re talking about.


Will Bernie Sanders do the right thing? And what is that, anyway?

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 01:00

Hillary Clinton lost last week’s West Virginia primary by nearly 16 points. Sanders is in a hole — the kind of hole from which people cannot be rescued. The question now is, What kind of a loser will Bernie Sanders be?


Westbrook leads comeback as Thunder stun Warriors to take Game 1

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 21:35

OKC looked at a clear disadvantaged in the first half but made more big plays down the stretch thanks to a terrific second half from their star point guard.


Nevada Democrats: Sanders campaign has violent streak

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 16:39

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's Democratic party on Monday warned the Democratic National Committee that Sen. Bernie Sanders' supporters have a penchant for violence and may seek to disrupt the party's national convention in July, as they did during the Nevada convention Saturday.


Hillary Clinton Says 'No,' Bill Won't Serve in Her Cabinet

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 14:20

During a visit to the Lone Oak Little Castle diner in Paducah, Ky., Hillary Clinton was asked twice to expand on what Bill Clinton's role in the White House would be.Clinton ignored it each time, but when asked if her husband would be in her Cabinet, she shook her head and mouthed, "No. ...


Official: Radio transmissions distracted Amtrak engineer

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 14:08

NEW YORK (AP) — The Amtrak engineer whose speeding train jumped the tracks along a curve in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, was distracted by radio transmissions, a U.S. official briefed on the investigation said Monday.


Baby bison put down after tourists put it in their car

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:45

A bison put in a car by tourists because it looked like it was cold had to be put down, officials at Yellowstone National Park said on Monday. The tourists loaded the animal into their trunk last week and drove it to a ranger station after taking a photograph that prompted a backlash on social media. "In this case, park rangers tried repeatedly to reunite the newborn bison calf with the herd.


Baby bison euthanized after tourists put it in car

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:18

Yellowstone National Park managers warned visitors to leave wildlife alone after a string of events that led to the bison calf's death.


Unconventional #14: Can Republicans really change the rules in Cleveland to block Trump’s nomination?

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:01
Can Republicans really change the rules in Cleveland to block Trump’s nomination? In a story titled “Five Ways the Republican Convention Could Still Be Contentious,” Jeremy Peters of the New York Times reported Sunday that at least some Republicans “hostile” to Donald Trump continue to daydream about derailing his nomination at the last minute in Cleveland.

Police: Sinead O'Connor found safe

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:36

CHICAGO (AP) — Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor has been found safe, suburban Chicago police said Monday.


Irish singer Sinead O'Connor found safe in Chicago area: police

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:26

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Police said Irish-born pop star Sinead O'Connor was found safe on Monday, hours after authorities reported her missing in a Chicago suburb, citing a concerned caller who told them the singer apparently had failed to return from a bicycle ride.


Supreme Court Sends Health Law Contraception Case Back to Lower Courts

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:10

The Supreme Court said today it would not rule in the Zubik v. Burwell case, one of the most controversial legal challenges this year involving employer-sponsored health insurance and a woman’s right to contraception under the Affordable Care Act. “Given the gravity of the dispute and the substantial clarification and refinement in the positions of the parties, the parties on remand should be afforded an opportunity to arrive at an approach going forward that accommodates petitioners’ religious exercise while at the same time ensuring that women covered by petitioners’ health plans ‘receive full and equal health coverage, including contraceptive coverage,’” the justices wrote in the decision.


Trump's questioning of the value of data worries Republicans

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:38

Donald Trump says he plans to win the White House largely on the strength of his personality, not by leaning heavily on complex voter data operations that have become a behind-the-scenes staple in modern ...


World powers ready to arm Libya in fight against IS

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 07:40

World powers said Monday they supported the lifting of an arms embargo on Libya and were ready to supply weapons to the country's new unity government to help it fight the growing threat posed by the Islamic State group. "The Government of National Accord has voiced its intention to submit appropriate arms embargo exemption requests to the UN Libya Sanctions Committee to procure necessary lethal arms and materiel to counter UN-designated terrorist groups and to combat (IS) throughout the country. The conference was co-chaired by Kerry and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni whose country has faced a major influx of migrants from Libya fleeing violence and poverty.


Supreme Court Seeks Compromise in Birth Control Case

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 07:06

They asked lower courts to search for a compromise between faith-based groups and the Obama administration


Megyn Kelly Says Donald Trump Needs to Do Better With Women

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 06:43
Kelly says her interview with Trump shows him "as you haven't seen him before"

Trump’s ex-girlfriend disputes NYT article: ‘I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump’

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 05:43

Rowanne Brewer Lane, one of the women quoted by the paper, says she "never felt demeaned" by the presumptive Republican nominee.


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