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Prince had painkiller Percocet in his system : reports

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:22

Prince also had a dangerously low red blood cell count, indicating he had been ill, Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP-TV said, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials. A spokeswoman for the local medical examiner's office that conducted a post-mortem examination of Prince declined to confirm the reports. The cause of Prince's death remained undetermined.

Four rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:48

Nairobi (AFP) - Four people were pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Flint boos: ‘I appreciate people being angry and frustrated’

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:23
A day after being nearly booed off the stage while introducing President Obama at a high school in Flint, Mich., Gov. Rick Snyder says he’s not stepping down over his office’s role in the water crisis there: “My view is, you don’t walk away.”

Pregnant woman rescued 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:55

A pregnant woman was rescued Thursday after being trapped for six days in a collapsed apartment building in the Kenyan capital, the second survivor found this week in the rubble of the seven-story structure ...

Ben Sasse: U.S. deserves better than Trump or Clinton

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:45

Ben Sasse speaks at the American Conservative Union 2016 annual conference in Maryland on March 3, 2016. In a lengthy open letter late Wednesday night, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., gave voice to the countless Americans who feel frustrated with their likely options for the next commander in chief. “If you are one of those rare souls who genuinely believe Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are honorable people — if they are the role models you want for your kids — then this letter is not for you,” he wrote.

US bans sale of e-cigarettes, cigars to those under 18

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:55

The United States Thursday issued a sweeping ban on sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookahs to those under 18, marking the first time these products have been federally regulated. "As cigarette smoking among those under 18 has fallen, the use of other nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, has taken a drastic leap," said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.

Johnny Manziel appears in court on domestic violence charge

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:31

The former NFL quarterback appears in court in connection with a domestic violence charge.

Hillary Clinton won’t call Donald Trump a bigot — but her campaign will

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:20
In a preview of what could be a six-month-long political tap dance, the Democratic frontrunner is choosing her words about the likely Republican nominee carefully. Her campaign, on the other hand, is not holding back.

One law firm, two sets of clients: Donald Trump, and the refugees he wants to deport

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:12

While Donald Trump publicly calls for mass deportations of undocumented immigrants, his campaign has hired a law firm that's fighting against those deportations.

Clinton has the map on her side, but history working against her

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 01:00

Hillary Clinton makes a stop at the Lincoln Square pancake house in Indianapolis on May 1. If you want to experience the full-on contempt of the leftist intelligentsia right now, go on social media and suggest, as I did this week, that Donald Trump isn’t certain to get crushed in November. The way a lot of partisan Democrats see it, Hillary Clinton — despite a loss to Bernie Sanders in Indiana Tuesday — will soon lock down her party’s nomination, and the only way she finds herself even threatened by Trump is if the media decides to legitimize him so we all have something to talk about.

Doctor called to help Prince is a longtime pain specialist

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 22:38

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Northern California doctor who was asked to help Prince before his death is an addiction and pain specialist who has championed the use of a semi-synthetic opiate to treat pain.

Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 18:46

Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, ...

US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 14:09

A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights protections and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it ...

DEA and US Attorney Join Prince Death Investigation Amid Reports of Drug Addiction

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 13:45

The late singer reportedly sought treatment for prescription drug abuse shortly before his death.

President Obama drinks the water in Flint

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:47

Barack Obama traveled to Flint, Mich., on Wednesday to meet with local and federal officials to discuss the water crisis there — and to reassure families that his administration is doing everything it can to make the water in Flint safe to drink. To help illustrate his point, Obama drank from a glass of filtered water during a press briefing at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, which has become a hub for the response to the water crisis. “Generally, I haven’t been doing stunts, but here you go,“ Obama said as he took a small sip of the water.

Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 10:49

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The day before Prince died, his representatives reached out to a California doctor who specializes in addiction treatment to arrange a meeting, a Minneapolis lawyer for the doctor said Wednesday.

Unconventional #10: This year’s conventions won’t be ‘contested.’ Here’s why they could still be crazy.

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:12
Photos: Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Joe Raedle/Getty Images  Unconventional is Yahoo News’ complete guide to what could be the craziest presidential convention — or conventions — in decades. Here’s what you need to know today . 1. Why this year’s conventions will still be crazy — even if they aren’t ‘contested’ May 3, 2016 will go down in history as the day that every political journalist’s most feverish fantasy — the fantasy of a contested GOP convention in Cleveland — finally slipped out of reach. With his commanding win in Indiana over Texas Sen.

Elizabeth Warren unleashes Twitter tirade on Donald Trump

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:19

The Massachusetts senator and liberal Democratic firebrand says the likely Republican nominee's "toxic stew" must be stopped before it reaches the White House.

John Kasich suspends presidential campaign: Reports

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:16

John Kasich speaks at the California GOP convention in Burlingame, Calif., last week. Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has ended his bid for the White House, several media outlets confirmed on Wednesday. NBC News, CNN and the Associated Press reported on Wednesday that Kasich campaign sources revealed that the Ohio governor would suspend his campaign.

Trump on choice for VP: ‘I’ll probably go the political route’

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 06:48

Fresh off an Indiana primary win that cemented him as the likely Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump says he’s leaning toward a politician for his vice presidential running mate — and will make a decision on fundraising for the general election in the next week. “I have the business — let’s call it talents,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.