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Democrats: Benghazi chairman ignores statement by GOP lawyer

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 22:53

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Benghazi committee's Republican chairman is ignoring statements by his own former lawyer indicating that the U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Libya, the panel's Democrats said.

Clinton tries to woo wary voters: blue-collar whites

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 22:06

She is treating the state as an opportunity to appeal to a demographic that has consistently snubbed her.

In surprising turnabout, Oklahoma eyes Medicaid expansion

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 21:44

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Despite bitter resistance in Oklahoma for years to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republican leaders in this conservative state are now confronting something that alarms them even more: a huge $1.3 billion hole in the budget that threatens to do widespread damage to the state's health care system.

Prince Remembered at Private Memorial Held By Former Church

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 16:42
The late singer's church family paid tribute to him in Minnesota.

Facebook's Zuckerberg to meet conservatives on political bias flap

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 12:43

(Reuters) - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg will meet this week with prominent conservatives in the media, a spokesman said on Sunday, to address allegations of political bias at the popular social networking site. Some 12 "conservative thought leaders" will join the meeting with Zuckerberg on Wednesday, a Facebook spokesman said. Among the invitees are media personality Glenn Beck, Fox News Channel's "The Five" co-host Dana Perino and Zac Moffatt, co-founder of Targeted Victory, a technology company that aims to bring transparency to media buying.

Clinton campaigns in Kentucky before Tuesday's primary

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 11:25

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is making a big final push in Kentucky where rival Bernie Sanders hopes to extend his winning streak and further delay her clinching the Democratic presidential nomination.

IS attack and bombings leave 29 dead across Iraq

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 10:25

The Islamic State group launched a coordinated assault on a natural gas plant north of Baghdad that killed at least 14 people, while a string of other bomb attacks in or close to the capital killed 15 ...

Trump blasts New York Times over ‘lame hit piece they did on me and women’

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 09:02

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is firing back at the Gray Lady over a front-page story that alleges he made "unwelcome advances" toward women over the past four decades.

Man United's Old Trafford stadium evacuated; match postponed

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 07:44

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United's Premier League game against Bournemouth at Old Trafford was postponed Sunday after a suspect package was found at the stadium before kickoff.

Carson says Christie, Cruz, Kasich, Rubio and Palin are on Trump’s shortlist for VP

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 07:25

The retired neurosurgeon and member of the presumptive Republican nominee's vice presidential search committees reveals names of possible running mates. But Carson insists he's not one of them.

On more than one issue, GOP's Trump sounds like a Democrat

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 04:28

As he tries to charm Republicans still skeptical of his presidential candidacy, he has a challenge.

Netanyahu says Iran 'preparing another Holocaust'

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 03:56

The exhibition, totalling 150 entries from 50 countries, with many entries deriding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government's Middle East policies, opened Saturday in Tehran. "Over the weekend Iran convened a special Holocaust-denial cartoon contest," Netanyahu said at the beginning of his weekly cabinet meeting.

Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson compares the EU to Hitler

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 03:39

LONDON (AP) — Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson has compared the European Union's aims to those of Adolf Hitler, arguing that the 28-nation bloc is creating a superstate that mirrors the attempt of the Nazi leader to dominate the European continent.

Sports minister: Russia 'sorry' and 'ashamed' over doping scandal

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 01:40

Vitaly Mutko apologized for the scandal that threatens the athletic superpower's participation in the Rio Olympics.

Red Hot Chili Peppers cancel performance, Kiedis hospitalized

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 22:49

(Reuters) - Red Hot Chili Peppers' lead singer Anthony Kiedis was taken to hospital on Saturday, forcing the cancellation of the band's show in Irvine, California. "Unfortunately due to illness the @ChiliPeppers were forced to cancel their set tonight at #WeenieRoast," Los Angeles radio station KROQ, which sponsors the annual event, said on Twitter. Officials at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre confirmed the band's performance had been canceled and that Kiedis had been hospitalized but gave no further details, media reports said.

Feds to probe South Texas bus crash that left 8 dead, 44 hurt

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 22:39

The National Transportation Safety Board says it is sending a team to investigate the wreck.

Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Syria, Libya, Yemen

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 21:53

The talks come ahead of larger meetings on those crises in Europe this week.

Reporter From 1991 Audio Recording Says Trump's Denials Raise Questions About Character

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 21:23

The former People Magazine reporter who interviewed Donald Trump's alleged spokesman "John Miller" in 1991 -- and immediately felt it was actually Trump himself -- says his denials that he masqueraded as his own spokesman raise questions about his character. "I mean, he's punking me," Carswell said. In 1991, Carswell spoke with a Trump spokesman named "John Miller" while reporting on Trump's divorce from Ivana Trump and his relationship with Marla Maples.

Facebook exec Sandberg urges graduates to build resilience

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 19:02

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg encouraged graduating seniors at the University of California, Berkeley to persevere in life's challenging times, speaking publicly for the first time about ...

Officials: 8 dead, 44 hurt, in South Texas bus crash

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 18:44

A charter bus headed to a casino crashed in far South Texas on Saturday, killing eight people and injuring 44 others in a one-vehicle rollover, officials said. Seven people died at the scene on U.S. Highway ...