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DEM 2016-Sanders

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:12

ROME (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrived in Rome on Friday to attend a Vatican conference steeped in his lifelong passions of economic and social justice, briefly departing New York just days before its critical primary to show solidarity with the teachings of Pope Francis.

Belgian transport minister quits over airport security

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:06

Belgium's transport minister resigned on Friday following opposition accusations she lied about an EU report that criticized security at Brussels Airport a year before last month's Islamic State suicide bombings. Jacqueline Galant had previously maintained before parliament that her office had not been aware of a critical report sent in March 2015 by EU officials. European Commission officials declined comment on the report but noted they carry out regular checks on security at European airports and raise any concerns with national authorities.

Obama to sign executive order to ignite corporate competition

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 02:04
President Obama wants to open up competition in US industries.

Panel recommends parole for ex-Manson follower Van Houten

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 22:20

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — Leslie Van Houten stood before the California panel that would soon recommend her parole as a slight woman with shoulder-length gray hair, a wrinkled face and glasses, a far cry to from the rebellious teen she was when she joined the cult of Charles Manson more than 40 years ago and helped kill a wealthy grocer and his wife.

Sanders aide says the Clintons are showing their frustration

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 21:12

Jeff Weaver, campaign manager for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid, believes the Vermont senator's opponent, Hillary Clinton, and her husband, Bill, are on edge. After the Democratic presidential debate in Brooklyn, N.Y., Weaver said he has noticed an “edginess” in the Clinton campaign.

Trump praises ‘New York values’ before hometown crowd

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 20:25

Donald Trump took the stage Thursday night in the ballroom of a Manhattan hotel he built and cast himself as a staunch defender of "New York values." To a mostly adoring hometown crowd at the New York State Republican Gala, he never once mentioned his rival Ted Cruz, who received a dismal reception at the dinner.

Clinton to Sanders: Gun control is "not a laughing matter"

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:33
As they have in nearly every debate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply over the subject of guns.

N. Korea missile launch fails on founder's birthday

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:16

North Korea tried and failed to test-fire what appeared to be a medium-range Musudan missile on the birthday of founding leader Kim Il-Sung Friday, a high-profile misstep after Pyongyang claimed a series of breakthroughs in its nuclear weapons programme. The April 15 birthday of Kim Il-Sung -- the grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong-Un -- is a major public holiday in North Korea, where key political anniversaries are often marked with displays of military muscle. The country is also gearing up for a rare and much-hyped ruling party congress next month, at which Kim Jong-Un is expected to take credit for pushing the country's nuclear weapons programme to new heights.

Clinton vs. Sanders: It’s all about the ‘judgment’

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:01
Bernie Sanders began by questioning whether his opponent had it. “Does Secretary Clinton have the experience and the intelligence to be our president? Hillary came storming back, defending her judgment.

First case of Zika infection after sex between gay men: US

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:17

US health authorities on Thursday described the first known case of Zika being transmitted during sex between gay men, suggesting yet another route for infection with the mosquito-borne virus. The couple had been monogamous for more than 10 years, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Both men experienced a fever, an itchy rash on their upper bodies and the eye infection conjunctivitis, but no lasting complications.

Conviction stands for ex-NYPD officer in stairwell shooting

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:06

NEW YORK (AP) — A manslaughter conviction against a former police officer who accidentally shot an unarmed man in a public housing project stairwell will stand, a judge decided Thursday, ruling that a juror didn't intentionally withhold information during jury selection.

Woman hurt in Kalamazoo shootings trying to forgive suspect

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 12:21

DETROIT (AP) — The first person hurt in a mass shooting in southwestern Michigan says she can't hate the man charged in the rampage and seeks to forgive him, even as she's trying to walk and use her "completely reconstructed" arm.

Paul Ryan says Middle East allies thanked him for taking on Trump

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:23

Fresh from a trip to the Middle East, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters on Thursday that American allies in the region — including Israel — thanked him for taking on Donald Trump over his call to bar Muslim immigrants from the United States.

Microsoft sues U.S. government over data requests

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:53

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails, the latest in a series of clashes over privacy between the technology industry and Washington. The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in federal court in Seattle, argues that the government is violating the U.S. Constitution by preventing Microsoft from notifying thousands of customers about government requests for their emails and other documents. The government’s actions contravene the Fourth Amendment, which establishes the right for people and businesses to know if the government searches or seizes their property, the suit argues, and Microsoft's First Amendment right to free speech.

Strong quakes hit Japan, nuclear plants safe, dozens injured: media

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 08:47

By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6 hit southwestern Japan on Thursday, bringing down some buildings and injuring dozens of people, local media reported, but the nuclear regulator reported no problems at power plants. The initial quake struck 11 km (7 miles) east of the city of Kumamoto, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported. Japanese public broadcaster NHK said the quake registered 6.4.

Bernie Sanders disavows ‘Democratic whores’ comment as ‘insensitive’

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 07:26

The Vermont senator has condemned a remark made by one of his surrogates at a rally in New York City on Wednesday.

Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski will not be prosecuted for assault of Michelle Fields

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:26

Two weeks after the Republican frontrunner's top aide was charged with assaulting a female reporter, the Florida state attorney's office is expected to announce it will not move forward with a criminal case against him.

Massive anti-Trump protest planned in New York City Thursday evening

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 06:09

Organizers told Yahoo News they expect at least 10,000 people to show up for the protest, which will be held in front of the annual New York State Republican Gala.

UT homicide: How an ’86 murder case likely helped police catch suspect

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 05:00
Though three decades and 1,600 miles separate the campus killings of Haruka Weiser and Jeanne Clery, the legacy of Clery’s death may have helped lead investigators to Weiser’s alleged killer.

10 interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln’s assassination

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 03:10
It was 151 years ago tonight the President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a play at Ford’s Theater. Lincoln died the next morning, and in the aftermath, some odd facts seemed to pop up.