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Pope makes provocative trip to Greece as EU deports migrants

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 00:37

Pope Francis traveled to Greece to meet with refugees at a detention center as the European Union implements a controversial plan to deport them back to Turkey.

Cosby lawyer must show accuser his emails with ex-prosecutor

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:10

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault is entitled to any documents or emails the comedian's criminal lawyer shared with a former prosecutor who has become a key defense witness, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Sanders gave 4 percent of income to charity in 2014

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:51

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders released his full 2014 federal tax return Friday, revealing that he mostly lives off a six-figure government salary and donated about 4 percent of his family's income to charitable causes.

UT homicide: Questions surface about suspect’s alleged mental illness, meds

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:24
The runaway, homeless teenager charged in the recent campus slaying of a University of Texas freshman was known to take an antipsychotic medication commonly prescribed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression, according to his family and friends.

Rolling Stones, Dylan, McCartney, Neil Young in talks for mega concert

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:20

Six titans of rock music – the Rolling Stones , Bob Dylan , Paul McCartney , Neil Young , the Who and Roger Waters – are reportedly in the finishing stages of joining together in October for an epic three-day concert in Indio, California. Goldenvoice, the organizers of the Coachella Music Festival,...

Sanders return shows federal tax rate of 13.5 percent in 2014

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 16:10

Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, and his wife, Jane, had income of $205,271, according to the tax return. On Thursday night, in a debate in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, Sanders promised to release his tax returns after his rival for the Democratic nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, raised the issue. "You'll get them, yes," Sanders said.

Mississippi governor signs law allowing armed church members

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:37

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A holstered gun sat on top of a Bible on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's desk Friday when he signed a law allowing guns in churches, which he said would help protect worshippers from potential attackers.

After missile failure, higher possibility of North Korea nuclear test

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:26

By Jack Kim and David Brunnstrom SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The likelihood of North Korea conducting a fifth nuclear test, possibly within weeks, has increased because of a failed missile launch on Friday that was an embarrassing setback for leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials and international experts said. North Korea holds a ruling Workers Party congress in early May, at which Kim is likely to trumpet his achievements in building up Pyongyang's weapons prowess. South Korean officials and experts say he will be keen to go into the congress with a show of strength, and not a failed rocket launch.

Stolen in 1955, famous 'inverted Jenny' stamp resurfaces

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:17

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening a new chapter in an infamous stamp-world mystery, a valuable "inverted Jenny" stamp has surfaced six decades after it was stolen from a collectors' convention.

Obama articulates why Americans are so unhappy

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:31
The economy has improved substantially in the last seven years during the Obama administration. Yet two-thirds of Americans still think the country is on the wrong track. And Donald Trump’s message that the American dream is dead has resonated with many Americans.

2nd strong quake hits southern Japan; some reported trapped

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 09:56

MASHIKI, Japan (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit the same region and killed nine people.

Unconventional #2: Cruz’s new delegate guru, how the iPhone will change a contested convention, another Trump setback in SC (and more!)

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 08:30
A conversation with Cruz’s brand-new delegate guru For the last month, former Virginia attorney general and 2013 gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has been overseeing Ted Cruz’s crack delegate operation, which has been routing Donald Trump’s team at every turn. With a contested convention growing more likely every day, Cuccinelli is poised to be one of the biggest players in Cleveland. He spoke to Unconventional about why Cruz is dominating the delegate fight, how his team plans to win over most of Marco Rubio’s supporters — and what he expects to happen on the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena in July. CUCCINELLI: Virginia has elections every year — odd years and even years.

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.