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Trump dashes Cruz's hopes in Indiana; Sanders-Clinton close

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Monday, May 2, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Donald Trump takes a major step toward sewing up the GOP presidential nomination.


Georgia governor vetoes 'campus-carry' concealed gun bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a news conference (AP Photo/David Goldman) ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor vetoed a bill Tuesday allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that a legislature controlled by his own party had easily approved in an election year.


U.S. death in Iraq highlights ‘enduring’ ISIS war debate

U.S. death in Iraq highlights ‘enduring’ ISIS war debate President Obama’s undeclared but escalating war against the Islamic State terror group suffered its third American combat casualty on Tuesday, a U.S. Navy SEAL, as the White House wrestled with renewed questions about the likely scope and duration of the conflict.


Baby girl rescued four days after Kenya building collapse

The Kenyan Red Cross said a seven-month-old baby girl was found "in a bucket wrapped in a blanket" and was dehydrated but without visible physical injuries Two brothers who own the building were remanded in police custody on Tuesday but not charged as rescue efforts continue with close to 100 still missing. The baby girl's father described the recovery of his daughter, Delarine Saisi, as a "miracle". "I thank God for all that he has done to get my daughter alive after all those days in the rubble," said Ralsan Wasike, adding that he did not know the whereabouts of the girl's mother.


US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — The combat death Tuesday of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.


IS kills US Navy SEAL in Iraq attack

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said he feared a US soldier had been killed in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region The Islamic State group broke through Kurdish defences in northern Iraq on Tuesday and killed a US Navy SEAL deployed as part of the US-led coalition against the jihadists. The attack came as the United Nations said that fighting with IS in northern Iraq could displace another 30,000 people, adding to millions who have already fled their homes. The sailor from the special operations force was at least the third coalition member killed by enemy fire in Iraq since IS overran swathes of the country in 2014.


Hit Musical 'Hamilton' Leads Broadway's Tony Nominations With Record 16 Nods

Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor and creator of the of the play "Hamilton," addresses the audience after the plays opening night on Broadway in New York NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Broadway hit “Hamilton” scored a record 16 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, solidifying its front-runner status for the top prize of best musical.


Cruz to Trump: My father is not linked to JFK assassination

Cruz to Trump: My father is not linked to JFK assassination Texas Sen. Ted Cruz responded Tuesday to allegations that his father, Rafael Cruz, was somehow linked to Lee Harvey Oswald. “There’s a whole thing, and, you know, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being – uh, you know shot. During a news conference later Thursday, Cruz dismissed Trump’s allegations concerning Kennedy’s death in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.


U.S. researchers may have found Captain Cook's ship Endeavour

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. researchers are set to announce on Wednesday that they have found what they believe are the remains of famed 18th century British sailor Captain James Cook's ship the Endeavour in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor. The historic ship is thought to be among 13 vessels scuttled in Newport Harbor during the American Revolutionary War against Britain, according to researchers at the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project. The researchers said they are at least 80 percent certain that Cook's ship is among the underwater wreckage situated in the harbor.

Hillary Clinton says she misspoke when she vowed to put ‘coal companies out of business’

Hillary Clinton says she misspoke when she vowed to put ‘coal companies out of business’ Campaigning in coal country, Hillary Clinton said that she’s sorry for vowing earlier this year to put coal miners out of business. Copley, a registered Republican, then pointed to dozens of demonstrators — some of them Donald Trump supporters — who had come to protest Clinton’s appearance in coal country.



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Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 12-Year Prison Sentence - New York Times


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Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 12-Year Prison Sentence
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Sheldon Silver, the former State Assembly speaker, leaving court in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday after his sentencing. Credit Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times. Sheldon Silver, who rose from the Lower East Side of Manhattan to become one of the ...
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US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS during intense Iraq firefight - Fox News


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US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS during intense Iraq firefight
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Islamic State fighters shot and killed a Navy SEAL during an "extremely heavy, extremely intense" firefight with U.S. forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops in northern Iraq Tuesday, military officials and a trainer who witnessed the fighting told Fox News.
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Ted Cruz-Donald Trump fight boils over in Indiana - CNN


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Ted Cruz-Donald Trump fight boils over in Indiana
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(CNN) Ted Cruz couldn't take it anymore. After weeks of personal attacks from Donald Trump, including fresh insinuations that his father was associated with Lee Harvey Oswald, Cruz boiled over Tuesday. "I'm going to tell you what I really think of ...
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Brazil prosecutor asks Supreme Court to investigate Lula

Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva gestures as he attends a "Democracy and social justice" seminar in Sao Paulo Brazil's prosecutor-general asked the Supreme Court to investigate former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the court said on Tuesday, as a senator's testimony opened new fronts in a massive corruption case. Rodrigo Janot also asked for several of President Dilma Rousseff's ministers to be investigated, including Chief of Staff Jaques Wagner, the minister in charge of legislative affairs Ricardo Berzoini, and her spokesman Edinho Silva. Janot on Monday requested an investigation of opposition Senator Aecio Neves, also based on testimony from Senator Delcidio do Amaral.


Mexico: 3 kidnapped Americans freed in northern border state

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Three American citizens abducted last month in the northern state of Tamaulipas, across the border from Texas, were rescued by Mexican police in a confrontation in which a suspected kidnapper was killed, authorities said Tuesday.

Mexico City extends traffic cuts into Wednesday over smog

Air pollution hangs over Mexico City, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Mexico City authorities have declared a new pollution alert and will require 40 percent of cars to keep off the streets. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City has extended into Wednesday a pollution alert that requires 40 percent of cars and trucks to keep off the streets.


Canada's Fort McMurray wildfire forces evacuations

By Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - An uncontrolled wildfire burning near Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, the heart of Canada's oil sands region, has forced the evacuation of nearly all the city's 80,000 residents, local authorities said on Tuesday. The blaze, which started southwest of Fort McMurray, spread rapidly on Tuesday to the outskirts of the city, forcing the evacuation of the downtown area and almost every community in the lower town on the banks of the Athabasca river. Some residents were evacuated to Noralta Lodge, an oil sands camp 21 kilometres (13 miles) north of Fort McMurray.

Brazil attorney general seeks probes of ex-president Silva

FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during the seminar, "Democracy and Social Justice" in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazil's Supreme Court said on Tuesday, May, 3, 2016, that Attorney General Rodrigo Janot has asked it to authorize investigations of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over alleged involvement in corruption at state-owned oil company Petrobras. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File) SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Supreme Court said Tuesday that the attorney general has asked it to authorize investigations of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over alleged involvement in corruption at state oil company Petrobras.


Thousands evacuated due to Alberta, Canada wildfire: official

A fire approaching Fort McMurray's north end has forced Canadian authorities to order thousands to evacuate a city in the oil sands region Montreal (AFP) - Canadian authorities ordered thousands of people to evacuate a city in the Canadian oil sands region due to a major wildfire approaching Fort McMurray's north end.


SEAL death shows growing risks US troops face in Iraq, Syria

Since the start of the campaign, the US military and its coalition partners have launched more than 12,000 air strikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State group The killing of a Navy SEAL by Islamic State fighters highlights the increasing risks US troops face in Iraq and Syria as they inch ever closer toward the jihadists' frontlines. IS fighters on Tuesday used suicide bombers and firepower to blast their way past Kurdish peshmerga forces that US troops were supporting north of Mosul in northern Iraq. It is only the third time a US serviceman has been killed in combat since the United States launched an international coalition to fight the IS group in August 2014.


Girl kidnapped on New Mexico Navajo Reservation found dead

Ashlynne Mike and her 9-year-old brother were abducted after school on Monday near the community of San Juan, New Mexico, when a man driving a van offered them a ride, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Frank Fisher and a statement released by the Navajo Nation. The boy, Ian Mike, was found walking along a highway around 7:15 p.m. local time and taken to the police department in Shiprock, the largest town on the Navajo Nation.

Australia PM Turnbull confirms will call election for July 2

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attends a meeting at a hotel in Shanghai Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed on Wednesday that he would call an election within the next week to be held on July 2, looking to cash in on a budget plan aimed at creating jobs and spurring growth. The conservative government delivered a spending plan on Tuesday that effectively doubled as the launch of its election campaign, after Turnbull said he planned to use a political deadlock over industrial relations to dissolve parliament. The Liberal-National coalition, which returned to power in 2013, has lost its lead against the opposition Labor party in the latest polls, with the two sides now running neck-and-neck, but Turnbull said he expected to win.


Ranieri won't sign superstars to strengthen Leicester squad

Leicester City manger Claudio Ranieri, leaves San Carlo Pizzeria after a celebratory lunch in Leicester, England Tuesday May 3, 2016. Leicester clinched the most improbable title of the Premier League era when second-place Tottenham was held to a 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday night. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT LEICESTER, England (AP) — Claudio Ranieri is sticking with Leicester's title-winning blueprint and said the club won't be in the market for established, expensive talent to strengthen the Premier League champions.



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Global stocks slide on global growth worries; U.S. yields fall

A worker shelters from the rain as he passes the London Stock Exchange in the City of London NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock markets worldwide fell on Tuesday after weak Chinese and British factory data rekindled fears of slowing global growth, sending benchmark Treasury yields to nearly two-week lows.


Bankers say U.S. antitrust concerns weigh on deal activity

Anti-trust concerns are preventing corporations from pursuing mergers more than other broad regulatory or economic issues, several senior investment bankers said during a panel on Tuesday at the Milken Institute's Global Conference. "It's that increasingly high bar that we're seeing from an anti-trust perspective," said Paul Stefanick, Deutsche Bank AG's head of corporate and investment banking in the Americas. Stefanick pointed to several deals that have recently fallen apart, including this week's dashed $28 billion merger of oilfield services companies Baker Hughes Inc and Halliburton Co .

M&A slowdown clouds Wall Street view on stocks

A man enters the employee entrance of the Pfizer World Headquarters building in New York By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Worldwide merger deals have declined sharply from the frenetic pace that pushed them to record levels in 2015, a sign that could reflect broader weakness in the U.S. economy and vulnerability for U.S. stocks. Previous merger and acquisition activity bursts peaked in 2000 and 2007 and preceded big stock sell-offs. The number of deals is down 13 percent, as expectations of higher interest rates and more government regulation is making mergers seem more expensive and risky.


EU's Tusk urges Greek debt deal 'very soon'

Ongoing negotiations between Athens and its EU-IMF creditors are currently stuck on a demand that Greece commit to an extra set of reforms in case it misses its spending targets in 2018 EU President Donald Tusk urged the eurozone on Tuesday to swiftly close talks on fresh reform measures for debt-hit Greece, saying it would help global economic stability. "I urge finance ministers to reach an agreement very soon," Tusk told reporters as he entered talks in Brussels with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. Eurozone finance ministers are due to meet on May 9 to try to seal a deal on the first review of Greece's June 2015 bailout, talks on which have been stalled since the end of last year.


French government threatens Renault on chief's pay

Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn, pictured on March 1, 2016, will have his annual 2015 salary maintained at 7.25 million euros ($8.34 million), despite opposition from shareholders The French government threatened Tuesday to step in if the board of carmaker Renault fails to reconsider its decision to maintain the generous pay package of chief executive Carlos Ghosn. Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron told parliament: "The Renault board must meet again to draw the lessons from this vote. More than 54 percent of Renault shareholders had voted against the pay move on Friday, but the board ignored the result and rubber-stamped Ghosn's salary shortly afterwards.


Germany to exit coal power 'well before 2050' : draft document

By Markus Wacket BERLIN (Reuters) - Coal-fired power production in Germany should come to an end "well before 2050", according to a draft environment ministry document seen by Reuters on Tuesday on how Europe's biggest economy can achieve its climate goals. Calls have grown for Berlin to set out a timetable to withdraw from coal in power production, after global leaders clinched a climate-protection deal in Paris last December to transform the world's fossil-fuel driven economy. The government is due to decide on a national climate action plan for 2050 by mid-2016 which will lay out how it plans to move away from fossil fuels and achieve its goal of cutting CO2 emissions by up to 95 percent compared to 1990 levels by the middle of the century.

Ex-Mexican foreign minister Espinosa nominated as U.N. climate chief

Mexico's Foreign Minister Espinosa speaks next to her Costa Rican counterpart Castillo during a news conference in San Jose Former Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa has been nominated to be the new U.N. climate chief, helping to bolster a 2015 Paris Agreement to shift the world economy from fossil fuels, officials said on Tuesday. Christiana Figueres, a Costa Rican who is stepping down in July after a six-year term as head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, wrote in a Tweet that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had nominated Espinosa to succeed her. The Bonn-based Secretariat said the appointment needs to be approved by an 11-member U.N. bureau, whose members represent groups of governments worldwide and is now led by French Environment Minister Segolene Royal.


South Africa rating downgrades could lead to capital outflows -central bank

File photo of South African President Jacob Zuma listening at a news conference in Cape Town The impact of a possible further ratings downgrade on the South African economy and financial system could lead to increased capital outflows, the central bank said on Tuesday. Ratings agencies have warned of possible ratings cuts should Pretoria show a lack of commitment to reining in its budget deficit. The warnings came after President Jacob Zuma changed finance ministers twice in less than a week in December, initially replacing Nhlanhla Nene with a little known politician before recalling Pravin Gordhan to the post to calm markets after a run on the rand and bonds.



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Quinn: Doubling down on diversity even in a downturn - San Jose Mercury News


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When the tech industry is riding high, it's easy for companies to turn their attention to diversity. Money flows. Promises are made. And everyone feels better. But when a stock market correction hits, or venture funding dries up, companies all too ...
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CBS beats Street 1Q forecasts - Miami Herald


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CBS beats Street 1Q forecasts
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Shares in CBS Corp. rose in extended trading Tuesday after the media company posted better-than-expected quarterly results, driven by strong advertising revenue. The New York-based company said it earned net income of $473 million, or $1.02 per share.
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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: Puerto Rico crisis is 'immediate and real' - Los Angeles Times


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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: Puerto Rico crisis is 'immediate and real'
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During an appearance at Tuesday's Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew warns that the Puerto Rico crisis is severe. During an appearance at Tuesday's Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, ...
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McDonald's testing garlic fries at 4 South Bay locations - San Jose Mercury News


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McDonald's testing garlic fries at 4 South Bay locations
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SAN JOSE -- You may hear a new question when you order a fast-food burger: "Would you like cloves of garlic with that?" McDonald's is test-marketing "Gilroy Garlic Fries" at four South Bay locations as part of an experiment with regional flavors ...
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NBA admits error in Spurs-Thunder thriller

Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs grabs a rebound in front of Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals for the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 2, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas NBA referees on Tuesday admitted they made an officiating blunder during the frantic finale to San Antonio's playoff clash with Oklahoma City. Referees crew chief Ken Mauer told a pool reporter that officials should have called a foul on a rare inbounds play they had never seen before at the end of Monday's thriller. Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Spurs 98-97 to tie the seven-game series at 1-1.


Rivers confident Clippers will stay together

Head coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers speaks to his players during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2016 in Portland, Oregon Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers is confident the team's best players want to stay with the club despite a disappointing exit in the playoffs. Rivers said Tuesday he believes Blake Griffin and Chris Paul will both return for the franchise next season, ruling out any possibility of either being traded. "I think they all want to come back, and we're going to make a strong effort to bring all our guys back," Rivers said.


Seattle city council rejects street closing plan for proposed arena

Aerial view shows the cluster of the City of Seattle's current MLB, NFL stadiums and proposed NBA/NHL arena By Brendan O'Brien and Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle's city council on Monday narrowly rejected a proposal that would pave the way for a new sports arena, dimming the hopes for the NBA to return to the city after the beloved SuperSonics moved away in 2008. The council voted 4-5 against a plan that involved closing a city street and selling land to billionaire Chris Hansen, who hopes to build an 19,000-seat arena that could attract NHL and NBA franchises to Seattle, according to city officials. "Today’s City Council vote was disappointing but we don’t believe it is the end of the road in our quest to bring the NBA and NHL back to Seattle," the Seattle hedge fund manager said in a statement.


NBA's Thunder roll Spurs, LeBron leads Cavs

LeBron James scored 25 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 104-93 LeBron James led the way as the Cleveland Cavaliers finally broke the Atlanta Hawks' resistance to seal a 104-93 victory and take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semi-final playoff series. James scored 25 points and came up with two big steals late in the fourth quarter to help the Cavaliers seize the early initiative in the best-of-seven series at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. Kyrie Irving added 21 points with eight assists and one rebound as the well-rested Cavaliers dominated against a weary Atlanta.


Thunder outlast Spurs to even series at 1-1

NBA: Playoffs-Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs (The Sports Xchange) - Russell Westbrook scored 29 points and handed out 10 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder outlasted the San Antonio Spurs 98-97 on Monday in Game 2 of the Western Conference semi-final and tied the best-of-seven series at one win apiece. Kevin Durant, who had 28 points, canned a floating jump shot off an assist from Westbrook with 33 seconds left to give Oklahoma City a 96-91 lead but the Spurs responded with an Aldridge 3-pointer, just his second of the season. Westbrook then made two free throws with 18.3 seconds left to push Oklahoma City's lead back to four points, at 98-94.


Cavaliers beat Hawks in series opener

NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers (The Sports Xchange) - A week off did not disrupt the Cleveland Cavaliers' momentum, nor was it enough time to alter the Atlanta Hawks' history against them. The Cavaliers still have never lost to the Hawks in the postseason, but this one was not easy. LeBron James scored 25 points and came up with two big steals late in the Cavs' 104-93 victory on Monday against the Hawks to take a 1-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.


Dodgers pitcher Ravin banned 80 MLB games

Baseball - Dodgers pitcher Ravin gets 80-game ban Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin was banned for 80 games on Monday after testing positive for growth hormones, the Major League Baseball team announced in a statement. Ravin, 28, said supplements he had taken in order to accelerate his recovery from a bout of flu were to blame for the positive test.



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