President Barack Obama will next week travel to Flint, Michigan, where a crisis over tainted water has become a focus of the 2016 election campaign, the White House said Wednesday. Responding to a letter from eight-year-old Flint resident Mari Copeny, Obama said he would visit the majority African American northern city on May 4. "I want to make sure people like you and your family are receiving the help you need and deserve," Obama wrote.
Top Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been transferred from Belgium to France where he is expected to be charged in court on Wednesday, French prosecutors said. Abdeslam, a French national of Moroccan origin who grew up in Belgium, is believed to be the last surviving member of the terror squad that killed 130 people in the French capital in November. "Within the framework of the Paris attacks of the 13th of November 2015, Salah Abdeslam has been surrendered to the French authorities this morning," a statement from Belgian prosecutors said.
By Luciana Lopez and Amanda Becker NEW YORK/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled up wins in Northeastern states on Tuesday in a major show of strength and immediately turned their fire on each other in a possible preview of a general election matchup. Trump easily defeated rivals John Kasich and Ted Cruz in all five states that held contests, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware, with a margin of victory rivaling that of his home state of New York a week ago. Clinton, already in control of the Democratic race, defeated challenger Bernie Sanders in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
Donald Trump took another step toward clinching the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, easily sweeping Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island and Connecticut in the latest round of GOP primaries. While Trump won Pennsylvania’s statewide vote, clinching 17 of the state’s 71 delegates, another 54 were officially “unbound,” meaning they can make their own decision about which candidate to support at the party’s convention in July in Cleveland.
Hillary Clinton arrives to speak to supporters during her five-state primary night rally held in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton is on the verge of victory in the Democratic presidential primary,winning in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware on Tuesday night. Clinton already appeared to be on the path to clinching the race and becoming the first female major party presidential nominee on April 19, when she earned a victory in her home state of New York.
Bison are on track to become the United States’ national mammal. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Bison Legacy Act Tuesday to make the American bison the official national mammal, and the Senate is expected to follow later this week. Afterward, all that’s needed is President Obama’s John Hancock.
After leading in Black Lives Matter, DeRay Mckesson finds himself trailing in his bid to become Baltimore mayor
Activist, DeRay McKesson is running for mayor of Baltimore. BALTIMORE — There was one moment during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, when DeRay Mckesson says he feared a casual gesture might cost him life. According to Mckesson, the incident occurred in the first few days of the demonstrations that engulfed the city following the August 9, 2014 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson cop.
Paul Manafort on “Meet the Press” earlier this month. A court in the Cayman Islands has sought to question Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s chief campaign aide, to determine what happened to $26.2 million invested by a billionaire Russian oligarch in a Cayman Islands partnership with the political consultant, according to documents obtained by Yahoo News. Court-appointed liquidators from the Cayman Islands last summer initiated a legal action in federal court in Alexandria, Va., seeking to question Manafort and two business partners under oath about a business deal between them and firms controlled by Oleg Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate who for years was barred from entering the United States over allegations of ties to organized crime.
While Republican frontrunner Donald Trump still needs more than 300 delegates to reach 1,237 — the magic number needed to secure the GOP presidential nomination — he has finally reached a key milestone in his bid for the White House: support from half of the country’s likely Republican voters. According to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey national tracking poll released Tuesday, 50 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say they support the real estate mogul’s candidacy, compared to the 26 percent who support Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and the 17 percent who are backing Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Trump’s double-digit lead over his GOP rivals is one reason Cruz and Kasich banded together this week in an effort to block the brash billionaire from winning the GOP nomination.
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton says that if she’s elected president, at least half of her Cabinet will be women. During a town hall hosted by MSNBC on Monday night, host Rachel Maddow asked Clinton whether she would match a campaign promise Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made good on earlier this year. “He promised when he took office that he would have a Cabinet that was 50 percent women, and then he did it,” Maddow said.