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Why Sanders keeps winning but may not be Democratic nominee

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 17:30

WASHINGTON (AP) — The standard line in Bernie Sanders' campaign speeches goes like this: "Despite what the corporate media is telling you, there is a path to the nomination."

Security flaws found in 3 state health insurance websites

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 16:58

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Federal investigators found significant cybersecurity weaknesses in the health insurance websites of California, Kentucky and Vermont that could enable hackers to get their hands on sensitive personal information about hundreds of thousands of people, The Associated Press has learned. And some of those flaws have yet to be fixed.

Bill Clinton confronts protesters who say his crime reforms hurt blacks

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 16:35

By Luciana Lopez and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday faced down protesters angry at the impact his 1994 crime reforms have had on black Americans and defended the record of his wife, Hillary Clinton, who is relying on the support of black voters in her quest for the presidency. The former president spent more than 10 minutes confronting the protesters at a campaign rally in Philadelphia for his wife over criticisms that the crime bill he approved while president led to a surge in the imprisonment of black people. The Democratic race for the Nov. 8 election has become increasingly heated as Hillary Clinton, stung by a string of losses in state contests, has traded barbs with her rival for the party's nomination, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, over who is better prepared for the White House.

Jordan Spieth picks up where he left off at Augusta National

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 16:20

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth atop the leaderboard might be the latest tradition at Augusta National.

Cameron, Argentina's Macri caught in Panama Papers swirl

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 15:16

The storm unleashed by the so-called Panama Papers continued to swirl Thursday as British Prime Minister David Cameron admitted benefiting from his father's offshore trust and prosecutors opened an investigation into Argentine President Mauricio Macri. A host of world leaders, celebrities and sports stars have been caught up in the tempest created by the worldwide media investigation of the 11.5 million documents leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. Cameron, who has been on the defensive over the revelations about the secret financial dealings of the rich and powerful, admitted he held a £30,000 stake in an offshore fund set up by his late father.

Pope to issue eagerly-awaited document on family and marriage

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 14:03

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis issues one of the most eagerly awaited documents of his pontificate on Friday, a treatise on marriage and the family following two gatherings of Catholic bishops that exposed divisions in the Church. There is keen anticipation on what the 260-page document "Amoris Laetitia," (The Joy of Love), will say about the full re-integration into the Church of Catholics who divorce and remarry in civil ceremonies. The only way such Catholics can remarry is if they receive an annulment, a ruling that their first marriage never existed in the first place because of the lack of certain pre-requisites such as psychological maturity or free will.

Obama: GOP jeopardizing judicial integrity with Garland

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 13:43

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama accused Senate Republicans on Thursday of jeopardizing the "integrity of the judicial branch" by refusing to consider his "extraordinary" nominee to the Supreme Court.

Bill Clinton fires back at Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 13:42

Former President Bill Clinton fired back at Black Lives Matter protesters who repeatedly interrupted him during a campaign event for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in Philadelphia Thursday. “I like protesters, but the ones who won’t let you answer are afraid of the truth,” Clinton said, before attempting to defend some of the more controversial policies of his own presidency, such as the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act, that have prompted activist criticism against Hillary Clinton’s White House bid. Despite having since denounced the legislation — which, more than 20 years after its passage, is widely considered responsible for the problem of mass incarceration in the U.S. — Hillary Clinton’s previous support for the bill has continued to haunt her presidential campaign, as has the comment she made referring to juvenile offenders as “super predators” during her husband’s 1996 primary campaign for reelection.

Belgium releases video of suspect fleeing after airport bombings

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 12:29

Belgian prosecutors on Thursday launched a fresh appeal for help in finding the suspected surviving attacker in last month's Brussels airport bombings, releasing a video of the escape route taken by the so-called "man in the hat". Police have been desperately searching for the third suspect ever since he was seen on CCTV next to the two suicide bombers who blew themselves up at the airport in coordinated attacks that also struck a Brussels metro station. The newly released police video shows the man, wearing a dark hat and a light-coloured jacket, fleeing the airport's departure hall after the bombs went off at 07:58 am on March 22.

The subway primary: Candidates (try to) take Manhattan ... and Brooklyn and the Bronx, too

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 11:51

With the 2016 presidential race now focused squarely on the April 19 primary in New York, the five remaining candidates are looking to connect with everyday New Yorkers. And it's not as easy as it looks.

How the 76ers unraveled Sam Hinkie, turned the franchise over to the Colangelos

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 11:34

Sam Hinkie's demise was put in motion when Jerry Colangelo joined the 76ers' franchise in December.

FBI continues to debate sharing iPhone hack with Apple

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:37

The FBI has not decided whether to share with Apple Inc. details about how the bureau hacked into an iPhone linked to a California terrorism investigation, the bureau's director says. James Comey discussed ...

AP-GfK Poll: GOP negative ratings surge with Trump's rise

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 10:26

A large majority of Americans now view the Republican Party unfavorably, according to a poll that suggests Donald Trump could be dragging down the GOP's brand. The Associated Press-GfK poll finds that ...

Rangel: 'Who the hell is Bernie Sanders to say somebody is not qualified to run for president of the United States?'

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 07:13
On Thursday, April 7th, 2016, U.S. Representative joins Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga on Yahoo News Live to discuss the campaign challenges for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as they focus their attention on New York ahead of the April 19th primary.

Megyn Kelly: Trump tried to ‘curry favor’ with me at start of campaign

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 05:58

Up until about a year ago, Donald Trump was but a minor figure in Megyn Kelly’s life. Then, shortly before he launched his historically unconventional presidential campaign in June 2015, Trump started reaching out to Kelly directly. In retrospect, Kelly told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric at Tina Brown’s seventh annual Women in the World summit Wednesday, the candidate was likely “trying to curry favor” with the Fox News anchor.

Bernie Sanders says Hillary Clinton is not qualified to be president

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 04:56

In an escalating a war of words between Democratic rivals, Bernie Sanders says Hillary Clinton is not “qualified” to be president. “Secretary Clinton appears to be getting a little bit nervous,” Sanders said at a rally in Philadelphia on Wednesday. “I don’t think that you are qualified if you get $15 million from Wall Street through your super-PAC,” Sanders said.

Clinton, Sanders turn spiky ahead of New York primary

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 02:08

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton, stung by a string of losses, is testing a new line of attack against rival Bernie Sanders ahead of New York's Democratic primary: sharply questioning his credentials and suggesting he lacks expertise to implement his campaign pledge to break up big banks. Meanwhile, a Super PAC, an outside funding group, supporting Clinton's presidential bid, has circulated comparisons between Sanders and divisive Republican front-runner Donald Trump. The Super PAC, Correct the Record, circulated a mash-up of television pundits criticizing Sanders’ perceived missteps in the interview, quoting one calling it “almost Trumpian.” In an email to supporters, a senior Clinton campaign aide said “even on his signature issue of breaking up the banks” Sanders had been “unable to answer basic questions”.

First Syrians arrive in US under surge resettlement program

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 20:18

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The first Syrian family to be resettled in the U.S. under a speeded-up "surge operation" for refugees left Jordan on Wednesday and arrived in Kansas City, Missouri, to start a new life.

Trump returns to New York, amid rumors of campaign turmoil

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 17:23

A day after losing Wisconsin’s Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump brought his insurgent campaign to New York Wednesday night, kicking off a bid to win his home state primary with a massive rally that harkened back to the early days of his unlikely presidential effort. “It’s great to be home,” Trump declared in a massive movie-studio soundstage in the heart of Long Island that was packed with at least 10,000 people — one of his biggest rallies in more than a month. Trump was referring to his campaign line of making America great again, but the line also could have applied to his campaign, which seemed mired in turmoil Wednesday, amid reports of staff infighting as the real estate mogul strives to win the 1,237 delegates needed to stave off a contested convention this July.

Former Utah Jazz coach Sloan battling Parkinson's disease

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 16:15

Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan is battling Parkinson's disease and dementia, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. The Hall of Fame coach disclosed the illnesses during an interview, published on Wednesday, at his home in Riverton, Utah, telling the Tribune he was diagnosed late last year. "I don't want people feeling sorry for me," said Sloan, who told the newspaper he still walks four miles a day.