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Houston deluged, five reported dead in Texas floods

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:26

Torrential rainfall totaling 18 inches pummeled the city and turned roads into lakes.

Doris Roberts, Star of 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' Dies at 90

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:12
The five-time Emmy winner excelled at playing motherly types. "I'm not some celebrity thinking, 'I'm greater than anybody else,' " she once said.

Bernie Sanders blasts critics who call his ideas unrealistic: ‘Nothing is radical’

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 08:06

On CNN’s “New Day” Monday, one day before New York’s primary, Sanders pointed out that he called for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour from $7.50 more than five years ago. California, New York, Oregon have done it.

Unconventional #3: The return of the dark-horse nominee, why Trump is ‘out of his mind’ (and more!)

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 08:00
A primer on the history of convention dark horses, an expert colorfully counters Trump’s claim that the delegate system is “rigged,” RNC goes to Hollywood, more.

Party primaries are not ‘public decisions,’ rules expert says

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:45

Politics guru Elaine Kamarck explains how our political parties choose they're presidential nominees and says Donald Trump is "out of his f***ing mind."

In quake-devastated Ecuador, loss piles up amid the rubble

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 03:32

At least 272 people died in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

Top Trump aide lobbied for Pakistani spy front

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 01:00

Paul Manafort, convention manager for the Trump campaign, on “Meet the Press,” April 10. For more than five years, Donald Trump’s new top campaign aide, Paul Manafort, lobbied for a Washington-based group that Justice Department prosecutors have charged operated as a front for Pakistan’s intelligence service, according to court and lobbying records reviewed by Yahoo News. Manafort’s work in the 1990s as a registered lobbyist for the Kashmiri American Council was only one part of a wide-ranging portfolio that, over several decades, included a gallery of controversial foreign clients ranging from Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and Zaire’s brutal dictator Mobutu Sese Seko to an Angolan rebel leader accused by human rights groups of torture.

Tax time: More than 5M returns expected by midnight deadline

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:03

Millions of taxpayers will meet the deadline while millions of others will ask for more time — a six-month extension.

Johnny Depp's wife cops good behavior bond as Australia ends 'war on terrier'

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 22:11

An Australian court let off the actress wife of Johnny Depp after she pleaded guilty to falsifying travel documents to sneak two pet dogs into the country.

Quake kills at least 272 along devastated Ecuador coast

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 21:25

"This is the greatest tragedy in the last 67 years," said a shaken President Rafael Correa.

Fate of Obama's immigration plan in hands of Supreme Court

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 20:14

The high court takes up a case on Monday probing the limits of presidential powers.

Brazilian legislators vote to impeach Rousseff

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 18:13

Brazil's Chamber of Deputies delivers a major blow to a long-embattled leader.

Oil meeting in Qatar collapses without freeze as Iran absent

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 13:34

A meeting of oil-rich countries in Qatar that had been expected to boost crude prices by freezing production fell apart Sunday as Iran stayed home and vowed to increase its output despite threats by Saudi ...

Michelle Fields suggests “sketchy” motives in prosecutor’s call to drop battery charges against Trump campaign manager

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 10:55
Former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields appeared on "Reliable Sources" to discuss the charges against Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Bill Clinton gets himself in trouble, but he’s an asset for Hillary in New York

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 09:45

While Bill Clinton generates excitement and press coverage, he also causes headaches for the much more on-message, conservative Hillary Clinton campaign.

Hillary Clinton Says ‘I Really Could Care Less’ About Donald Trump Calling Her ‘Crooked Hillary’

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 07:00

If Donald Trump was hoping to get a quick rise out of Hillary Clinton with a new nickname - "Crooked Hillary" - it didn't work. Trump unveiled his new nickname for Clinton at a Saturday rally in Watertown, New York.

George Clooney: Bernie Sanders is ‘absolutely right — it is an obscene amount of money’

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 05:30

The Academy Award-winning actor, who hosted a pair of high-priced fundraisers for Hillary Clinton over the weekend, says the Vermont senator and his supporters are right to protest. "It's ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics," he said. "I agree completely."

More than 5M tax returns expected Monday as deadline nears

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:36

Millions of taxpayers face a midnight deadline Monday to file their tax returns, while millions of others will ask for more time —a six-month extension. There was a three-day delay beyond the traditional ...

Heated debate in GOP over nomination rules

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:15

In an extraordinary display of internal discord, the chairman of the party's rules committee accused top GOP officials Saturday of "a breach of our trust."

Netanyahu says Israel will never withdraw from Golan Heights

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:45

The Israeli prime minister said the strategic plateau bordering Syria will forever stay in Israeli hands.