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US officials: The more we learn about Zika, scarier it is

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:43

WASHINGTON (AP) — The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials said Monday as they urged more money for mosquito control and to develop vaccines and treatments.


US Navy Officer Accused of Spying for China and Taiwan

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:10

A Taiwan-born United States Navy officer who has been charged with espionage said he "always dreamt about coming to America, the 'promised land,'" according to an article in which he recounted his naturalization ceremony when he was 14 years old. Lt. Commander Edward Lin is accused of spying for both China and Taiwan, a U.S. official confirmed to ABC News today. Lin, a Taiwanese-born flight officer assigned to a Naval reconnaissance unit, was arrested 8 months ago, has been charged with espionage, officials said.


Virginia governor vetoes electric chair bill

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:09

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has proposed keeping secret the identities of pharmacies that supply lethal-injection drugs for executions, instead of changing the law to force inmates to die in the electric chair if there are no available drugs.


Paris-Brussels attacks network a 'supercell' of extremism

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 10:24

PARIS (AP) — The number of people linked to the Islamic State network that attacked Paris and Brussels reaches easily into the dozens, with a series of new arrests over the weekend that confirmed the cell's toxic reach and ability to move around unnoticed in Europe's criminal underworld.


NYC mayor: Hillary Clinton’s plan for Wall Street reform more progressive than Bernie’s

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:43
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says Hillary Clinton’s plan for Wall Street reform is more progressive than those of any candidate in the 2016 presidential race — including the one outlined by her Democratic challenger, Bernie Sanders. “Her plan actually goes after the problems we see today,” de Blasio told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric on Monday.

Twitter executive live-tweets and live-streams SWAT standoff outside his L.A. home

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 07:16
Nathan Hubbard, the company's head of global media and commerce, heard gunshots outside his daughter’s window around 2:00 a.m., and promptly started tweeting.

Donald Trump’s children feel ‘very, very guilty’ that they won’t be voting for him in New York

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 05:53

Eric and Ivanka Trump have campaigned extensively for their father, Donald. But they are not registered Republicans, so they can't vote in next week's New York primary


Poll: Clinton has edge over Trump on range of issues

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 05:39

Americans trust the Democratic front-runner more than the GOP businessman on issues ranging from immigration to health care to nominating Supreme Court justices.


Ed Snider dies at 83; remembered for founding Flyers, passion for community

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 05:21

On Saturday, the Flyers made the playoffs. On Monday, they lost the man responsible for willing them into existence.


Sanders campaign tries to have it both ways on superdelegates

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 02:01

Even as it decries the cronyism of the superdelegate system, the Sanders campaign is lobbying aggressively for those superdelegates, including in primary states he didn't win.


Kerry calls Hiroshima tour 'gut-wrenching,' says all should visit

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 01:17

John Kerry became the first U.S. secretary of state to pay respects at Hiroshima's memorial to victims of the 1945 U.S. nuclear attack.


Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state's antigay law

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 23:55

The new law allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples.


Poll: Clinton has edge over Trump on range of issues

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 22:49

Americans trust the Democratic front-runner more than the GOP businessman on issues ranging from immigration to health care to nominating Supreme Court justices.


How Stephen Curry pushed the Warriors to make NBA history

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 22:23

As a child, Stephen Curry marveled at the greatness of Michael Jordan and the Bulls. Now, he and Golden State are on equal footing with them.


Kerry visits Hiroshima memorial 7 decades after A-bomb

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 20:15

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the revered memorial to Hiroshima's atomic bombing on Monday, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after United States used the weapon for the first time in history and killed 140,000 Japanese.


Kerry visits Hiroshima memorial 7 decades after A-bomb

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 19:16

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the revered memorial to Hiroshima's atomic bombing on Monday, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after United States ...


Death toll hits 106 from fireworks blast at India

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 18:42

At least 200 others were injured as a spark ignited a cache of fireworks, officials said.


Trump calls Boston Globe "worthless" in response to satire

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 18:05

BOSTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has derided The Boston Globe as "stupid" and "worthless" in response to a satirical front page printed by the newspaper Sunday that lampoons a potential Trump presidency.


Willett wins Masters after stunning Spieth meltdown

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 17:03

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Englishman Danny Willett took advantage of a shocking back-nine meltdown by defending champion and runaway leader Jordan Spieth to win his first major title by three shots at the Masters on Sunday. Three strokes behind the pacesetting Spieth going into the final round at Augusta National, an ice-cool Willett closed with a five-under-par 67 to end a 17-year title drought by European golfers at the year's opening major. Willett, a four-times winner on the European Tour competing in his second Masters, birdied three of the last six holes to cap off a bogey-free display in sun-bathed but cool conditions and post a five-under total of 283.


CIA director says he would not obey a waterboarding order

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 16:39

John Brennan says his spy agency will not engage in so-called enhanced interrogation techniques even if ordered to by a future president.


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