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Obama prods Vietnam on rights after activists stopped from meeting him

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 06:36

By Matt Spetalnick and Martin Petty HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes. Tens of thousands turned out to welcome Obama on the second leg of his visit, Ho Chi Minh City, which was called Saigon until North Vietnamese tanks rolled into the city in April 1975 to bring U.S.-backed South Vietnam under communist rule. Many in the crowd that lined the streets chanted "Obama, Obama", some held handwritten signs reading "Obama, we love you", and one woman held a boy dressed in a Captain America costume, complete with shield.

Cosby arrives in court in Pennsylvania sex-assault case

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:45

Bill Cosby arrived in court Tuesday for a key hearing on whether prosecutors have enough evidence to put the 78-year-old comedian on trial on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman over a decade ...

Jimmy Carter: Trump tapped a reservoir ‘of inherent racism’

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 05:18

In an interview, former President Jimmy Carter called Donald Trump’s campaign comments about Muslims and Mexicans "a violation of basic human rights.”

Forensic official: EgyptAir 804 human remains suggest blast

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 01:57

CAIRO (AP) — Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday.

Sanders: Democratic convention could be 'messy'

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:54

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Sanders predicted Monday that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be "messy" as he pushed the party to adopt his progressive agenda, but added, "Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle."

Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:47

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton. Sanders has remained steadfast in his long-shot battle with Clinton for the Democratic nomination for the Nov. 8 presidential election, even though he lags her in the delegate count with only a few state contests remaining. The divisiveness among the Democrats stands in contrast to the Republicans, whose party leaders are slowly rallying behind Donald Trump, their presumptive nominee.

Clinton campaign declines invitation to California debate

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday declined an invitation from Fox News to participate in a debate with rival Bernie Sanders in California before that state's June 7 primary.

Head of TSA security operations removed from position

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:17

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced.

Va. school board votes to require students to use bathrooms matching their biological gender

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:06

The Grayson County School Board in Virginia has voted unanimously in favor of requiring students to use locker rooms and bathrooms matching their biological gender.

Report: Virginia governor under FBI probe over campaign donations

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:41

The probe focuses in part on whether contributions to Terry McAuliffe's 2013 gubernatorial campaign violated the law, according to CNN.

$30M donation brought NFL another crisis of credibility

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 14:21

The NFL has done some important work making football safer, from the pro level on down. Yet it continues to destroy any chance for that narrative.

IRS chief : Impeachment charges lack merit, won't testify

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commissioner of the IRS said Monday that Republican allegations that he misled congressional investigators probing his agency "are without merit," and said he would not appear at a congressional hearing this week examining whether he deserves to be impeached.

Top Republicans bash VA secretary for ‘ludicrous’ comment about Disneyland lines and veterans’ care

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:45

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald caused a small uproar among leading Republican politicians on Monday after he said hospital wait times were not the best way to measure veterans’ satisfaction with the agency. Or what’s important?” McDonald said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast, the Washington Post reported. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump were among those who criticized McDonald’s comments.

Veterans hold Trump Tower protest after Donald Trump’s charity fundraising drive comes up short

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:12

A group of veterans went to Donald Trump’s headquarters in midtown Manhattan on Monday to demand an apology and answers after the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s campaign admitted a veterans fundraiser did not raise as much money as he had initially claimed. “We’re here as a group of veterans to reject Donald Trump,” McCoy said. The protest came on the heels of a Washington Post report published Saturday, in which Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said the fundraiser only brought in about $4.5 million.

Officer acquitted on all charges in Freddie Gray case

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 08:02

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore officer was acquitted Monday of assault and other charges in the arrest of Freddie Gray, dealing prosecutors a significant blow in their attempt to hold police accountable for the young black man's death from injuries he suffered in the back of a police van.

John Hickenlooper says he probably would serve as Clinton’s running mate

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 07:02
On Monday, May 23, at 1:30 p.m. ET, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric speaks with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper about the 2016 presidential race where the fight for the Democratic nomination wages on between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, looking toward the general election, new polls show Clinton and Trump in a dead heat. Hickenlooper will also talk about his memoir, “The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics.” 

U.S. Supreme Court rules for black Georgia death row inmate

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:48

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a black Georgia death row inmate convicted in 1987 of murdering an elderly white woman, finding that prosecutors unlawfully excluded black potential jurors in selecting an all-white jury. In a 7-1 ruling, the court handed a victory to inmate Timothy Foster, 48, who asserted prosecutorial misconduct after he was convicted and sentenced to death in the 1986 murder of Queen White, a 79-year-old retired schoolteacher. The justices threw out Foster's conviction after decades on death row.

Even Lindsey Graham is reportedly telling Republicans to support Donald Trump

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:32

Lindsey Graham is now urging members of his party to support Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee. “I’d rather lose without Donald Trump than try to win with with him. At the time, Trump was also firing off scathing attacks against Graham, then one of his rivals in the race for the GOP nomination.

IS blasts in Syria regime heartland kill more than 120

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 03:58

More than 120 people were killed Monday in a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in northwestern Syria, the deadliest attacks yet in the regime’s coastal heartland. Seven near-simultaneous explosions targeted bus stations, hospitals and other civilian sites in the seaside cities of Jableh and Tartus, which until now had been relatively insulated from Syria’s five-year civil war. The unprecedented attacks on strongholds of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime came as IS faces increasing pressure in both Syria and Iraq, where Baghdad’s forces on Monday launched a major offensive to retake the jihadist-held city of Fallujah.

US ex-POW in Japan to travel with Obama to Hiroshima

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 02:37

TOKYO (AP) — An American held by Japan as a prisoner of war during World War II and forced to work in a copper mine has been invited to accompany President Barack Obama on his historic visit to Hiroshima this week, a U.S. veterans group said.