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Key Republicans swing behind Trump; he takes 2 primaries

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:50

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Senate Republicans voiced optimism Tuesday about Donald Trump's presidential prospects in November, the clearest signal yet to the GOP rank and file to unite behind him and turn their energy against Democrat Hillary Clinton. But it was uncertain whether the doubters could be quieted.

Hillary fights two battles as Bernie wins another Democratic primary

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:26

Hillary Clinton lost West Virginia Tuesday night to rival Bernie Sanders, continuing her slog through the Democratic primary even as she spent the past week fending off attacks from presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. The former secretary of state has a near-lock on the Democratic nomination, but continues to lose states to Sanders, who hammers on her as a creature of Wall Street at his rallies that still draw thousands of supporters. Trump, meanwhile, now clear of any GOP rivals, has spent the past week directing all his considerable fire at her.

Warrant: Minnesota doctor saw Prince, prescribed drugs

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:21

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice in the month before his death — including the day before he died — and prescribed him medication, according to contents of a search warrant that were revealed Tuesday as authorities returned to the musician's suburban Minneapolis estate as part of their investigation into what killed him.

'Database error' mistakenly includes white nationalist on Trump list of Calif. delegates

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:09

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign said Tuesday that a computer problem resulted in a prominent white nationalist being mistakenly included on a list of his potential California delegates, an embarrassment for a candidate who has been criticized before for being too slow to distance himself from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

Sanders seeks win in West Virginia as Trump pads GOP lead

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 17:04

Donald Trump solidifies his claim on the GOP nomination.

No punishment for 16 West Point cadets in raised-fist photo

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 16:29

NEW YORK (AP) — Sixteen black West Point cadets who posed with raised fists for a pre-graduation picture that sparked debates on race and proper behavior in uniform won't be punished for the gesture, the U.S. Military Academy said Tuesday.

Several people stabbed at Massachusetts mall

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 15:51

A dispatcher with the Taunton Fire Department confirmed that emergency personnel were dealing with multiple stabbing victims at the Silver City Galleria mall. The dispatcher said it was still an "active scene" and could not provide further information. A dispatcher with the Taunton Police Department said the situation was ongoing, but contained.

Utah's First-in-Nation Fetal Pain Law Perplexes Doctors

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:31
Utah's first-in-the-nation requirement that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before some abortions has taken effect, but doctors say it's unnecessary and impossible to comply with

Report: Bullying is a serious public health problem

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:12

WASHINGTON (AP) — Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes teaching tolerance to address this "serious public health problem."

The best, worst and most awkward moments from the 2016 Republican primary

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:43
The battle for the GOP presidential nomination had no shortage strange exchanges. Perhaps not surprisingly, more than a few of them involved Jeb Bush.

Amazon Is Going to Battle With YouTube

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:36

YouTube's large userbase and vibrant creator culture will be tough to overcome

Facebook denies anti-conservative bias, censorship

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:32

Facebook on Tuesday denied allegations from a former news curator that it scrubs its site of articles by and about political conservatives. Tech news outlet Gizmodo reported Monday that a former news curator at the social media giant has alleged that articles from politically conservative outlets -- particularly when written about conservative subjects -- were deliberately omitted from Facebook's "trending news" sidebar of popular stories. "I'd come on shift and I'd discover that CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) or (former presidential candidate) Mitt Romney or (radio talk show host) Glenn Beck or popular conservative topics wouldn't be trending because either the curator didn't recognize the news topic or it was like they had a bias," the individual told Gizmodo anonymously.

Repair crews assess damage to wildfire-hit Canadian energy boomtown

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 06:55

By Rod Nickel FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (Reuters) - Repair crews on Tuesday assessed wildfire damage to Fort McMurray after an initial inspection by officials showed the Canadian energy boomtown was spared the worst as nearby oil sands companies looked to resume production. Fort McMurray is the center of Canada's oil sands region. The fire's growth was not likely to trigger further evacuations, Travis Fairweather, an Alberta wildlife information officer said on Tuesday.

London mayor slams Trump's 'ignorant' view of Islam

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:24

LONDON (AP) — London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday slammed Donald Trump's "ignorant" view of Islam, after the Republican presidential contender suggested Khan could be exempted from a proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States.

Jon Stewart: Donald Trump ‘is a man-baby’

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 05:16
Jon Stewart had the pulpit of “The Daily Show” to satirize the rise of Donald Trump. “Are you eligible to run if you are a man-baby?” Stewart asked David Axelrod during a live taping of Axelrod’s podcast, “The Axe Files,” in Chicago on Monday. "When I watch her campaign, it reminds me of … Magic Johnson’s talk show,” Stewart said, referring to the NBA Hall of Famer’s short-lived stint on syndicated television.

Clinton and Sanders face off in West Virginia as Trump looks on

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:14

Bernie Sanders has another chance on Tuesday to slow Hillary Clinton's march to the Democratic presidential nomination as West Virginians vote in their state's primary, a week after Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee. Clinton, a former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York, has a commanding lead in the pledged delegates needed to clinch her party's nomination for the Nov. 8 election to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama.

Knife attacker kills one at Munich train station

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 02:04

By Joern Poltz MUNICH (Reuters) - A German national stabbed four passengers at a train station near Munich early on Tuesday, killing one man and injuring three, in an attack police said appeared to have an Islamist motive. Witnesses said the assailant, a 27-year-old man, shouted "Allahu Akbar" ('God is Greatest' in Arabic), according to police. The attack took place at about 5 a.m. local time (0300 GMT) at the train station at Grafing, a commuter town about 32 km (20 miles) southeast of the Bavarian capital in southern Germany.

The return of Stephen Curry: Inside his magical, record-setting night

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:59

In his first game in two weeks, the NBA's MVP delivered an overtime performance for the ages.

Tornadoes hit Plains; 2 dead, homes destroyed in Oklahoma

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 22:36

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tornadoes destroyed homes, overturned vehicles and stripped the bark from trees as they churned across Oklahoma, part of a strong series of storms that hit the Plains.

Wildfire spared 90 percent of Fort McMurray: Alberta premier

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 22:00

Fort McMurray is largely intact despite a week of damage from the wildfires devastating Canada's oil sands region, Alberta's premier said after touring the ghost town. "It was a miracle we got the entire population out safely," Alberta Premier Rachel Notley told reporters.