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Donald Trump roasts rivals in rambling, 40-minute press conference

Donald Trump roasts rivals in rambling, 40-minute press conference He celebrated securing the 1,237 delegates he needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination, and hammered his rivals, both Democrats and Republicans.


Donald Trump unlikely to pick woman or minority as running mate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd after giving an energy speech at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Bismarck, N.D. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) The possibility of appearing to pander is among the reasons Donald Trump would be unlikely to pick a woman or a minority as his vice presidential running mate, his campaign chairman says.


'Game on': Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders say they're willing to debate each other

Dust off the lawn chairs and get the popcorn ready: Donald Trump says he’s willing to debate Bernie Sanders before the June 7 California primary. During a Wednesday night appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Trump said he would accept the Vermont senator’s challenge to a one-on-one debate as long money raised for the event goes to charity. Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee and Sanders is facing increasingly daunting odds in the Democratic primary.

What Obama should do on torture

What Obama should do on torture Like a lot of two-term presidents nearing the last bend in the road, Barack Obama seems guided by equal parts conviction and whimsy these days, without much regard for political consequence. The president has expounded publicly on race and political civility, shaken hands with a Cuban Castro, commuted a slew of sentences for drug offenders, plunged the federal government into the debate over transgender Americans in restrooms. Obama clearly isn’t going to declassify the full text of the Senate’s mammoth, landmark report on torture, and maybe that’s the right call — I don’t know.


Police: 1 dead, 3 wounded in NYC concert shooting

Authorities stand outside Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square in New York after a shooting Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Police say several were injured in a deadly shooting inside the concert venue, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform. (AP Photo/Dana Schimmel) One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform, police said.


Kermit Washington indicted for embezzling charitable donations

Former NBA player Kermit Washington charged with embezzling from charity The NBA veteran, famous for his punch of Rudy Tomjanovich in 1977, is alleged to have embezzled roughly $500,000 meant for African children.


‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle exaggerated medal count, records reveal

‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle exaggerated medal count, records reveal Newly published documents reveal that “American Sniper” Chris Kyle was not part of the elite group of U.S. fighters to earn one of the nation’s top three combat medals on more than one occasion during the global war on terrorism, as he claimed in his bestselling autobiography. Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who was murdered by a disturbed fellow veteran in 2013, wrote that he had received two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars. The Silver Star, the third-highest combat decoration, is awarded for gallantry in action.


State Department email probe slams Hillary Clinton

State Department email probe slams Hillary Clinton A report by the State Department inspector general sharply criticizes Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system, concluding that the former secretary of state violated federal rules and ignored warnings from underlings that she was putting her communications at risk of foreign hacking. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., the chairman of the committee investigating the 2012 attack on American diplomats in Benghazi, immediately issued a statement saying the findings vindicate his panel’s efforts.


Paul Ryan ally doubts speaker will ever fully endorse Trump

He has been called an “intellectual prodigy” and is one of the most influential thinkers and writers in conservative Republican politics. Yuval Levin, founding editor of National Affairs magazine, is also an informal adviser to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the most prominent Republican national leader to decline — at least so far — to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Levin also worked as a White House policy adviser to former President George W. Bush and has since been part of a movement within Republican politics to move the party toward a solutions-oriented disposition, in contrast to many in the party whose main goal has been to block the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats.

World Leaders 'Rattled' by Donald Trump as the Presumptive GOP Nominee, Obama Says


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There's a lot to unpack in just one of Donald Trump's answers about energy policy - Washington Post


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There's a lot to unpack in just one of Donald Trump's answers about energy policy
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If you're going to talk about energy in the United States, you might as well do it in North Dakota. The western part of the state had the good sense to be situated above a gigantic shale formation known as the Bakken, in which an enormous amount of ...
Trump takes aim at US environmental regulations to boost oil sector Reuters
Trump outlines 'America First' energy plan The Hill
Unapologetic, Trump promises to make America rich Politico
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Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination - Washington Post


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Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination
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BISMARCK, N.D. — Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly ...
Donald Trump has delegates to clinch GOP nomination CNN
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Obama's Nuclear Paradox: Pushing For Cuts, Agreeing To Upgrades - NPR


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Obama's Nuclear Paradox: Pushing For Cuts, Agreeing To Upgrades
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President Obama came into office with a dream of a world without nuclear weapons, and he's sure to touch on this theme Friday when he becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing. Yet Obama also ...
Why President Obama's Historic Visit to Hiroshima on Friday Is a Big Deal People Magazine
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Tax fraud police search McDonald's French headquarters

PARIS (AP) — French police have searched McDonald's headquarters outside Paris after a probe was opened for alleged aggravated tax fraud and money-laundering against the local branch of the fast-food company.

Teen pitcher Julio Urias to make debut for Dodgers in NY

FILE - In this March 14, 2016, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias smiles while talking to teammates in the dugout during a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Urias, 19, is set to make his highly anticipated major league debut for the Dodgers on Friday night, May 27, 2016, in New York against the Mets (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitcher Julio Urias is set to make his highly anticipated major league debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in New York against the Mets.


At UN climate talks some worry about Brexit, Trump impacts

BONN, Germany (AP) — Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year's landmark Paris Agreement on Thursday with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impact of upcoming votes in the U.S. and Britain.

Trump would approve Keystone pipeline blocked by Obama

Donald Trump told reporters that the project for a new pipeline to carry Canadian crude to the Gulf of Mexico "should be approved" Donald Trump said Thursday that if he is elected US president he would support the Canadian Keystone oil pipeline project that was blocked by President Barack Obama on environmental grounds. "I want a piece of the profits for the United States. The Obama administration decided in October to deny TransCanada Corp. permission to build the 1,180-mile (1,900 kilometer) Alberta-Nebraska pipeline that would be a crucial link to carry heavy Canadian oil sands-derived crude into US markets and export terminals on the Gulf of Mexico.


Trio lead at Wentworth, Willett just one behind

Scott Hend is ranked as the 85th best golfer in the world Australian Scott Hend, South Korea's YE Yang, the 2009 US PGA winner, and Joost Luiten of the Netherlands were in a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thursday. The trio shot seven-under par rounds of 65 but Masters champion Danny Willett, on his first appearance in England since his Augusta triumph, was on their tail only one shot back after a 66. Also in the mix were Jaco van Zyl from South Africa, another Englishman in Robert Rock and Australian Richard Green, who all fired 67s.


Sister Act: Serena, Venus Williams both win 6-2, 6-1 at Open

Venus Williams of the U.S. returns the ball to compatriot Louisa Chirico during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) PARIS (AP) — First it was Serena Williams' turn to overpower an opponent 6-2, 6-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.


Markets Right Now: Stocks close mixed on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, May 26, 2016, on the latest research and forecasts on the Zika virus. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a congressional compromise on emergency funding to battle the virus.


U.N. envoy tells Security Council no Syria talks for two-three weeks

United Nations special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura attends news conference in Moscow By Tom Miles and Louis Charbonneau GENEVA/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - There will be no new round of Syria talks for at least two or three weeks, the office of U.N. special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said in a statement on Thursday, after he consulted the U.N. Security Council for about two and a half hours. It said de Mistura wanted to see progress on the ground, particularly relating to the cessation of hostilities and humanitarian access. "Meanwhile, the special envoy will maintain close and continuous contact with the Syrian parties as well as the members of the ISSG before determining the 'appropriate time' to reconvene the parties to Geneva." The ISSG, or International Syria Support Group, is the group of countries led by the United States and Russia that is backing de Mistura's peace efforts.


U.N. panel rejects press freedom watchdog accreditation request

A United Nations flag flies outside the the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Committee to Protect Journalists, a press freedom watchdog group, was denied consultative status at the United Nations on Thursday, with South Africa, Russia and China among the countries that opposed it. The United States quickly denounced the decision and vowed to try to overturn it. New York-based CPJ reports on violations of press freedom in countries and conflict zones around the world, reporting and mobilizing action on behalf of journalists who have been targeted.



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Poland's rule of law dispute keeps some investors away: deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during news conference at the Prime Minister Chancellery in Warsaw By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A constitutional dispute between the new Polish government and the European Union is deterring some foreign investors, Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday. Morawiecki, in charge of economic policy for the new, euro skeptic government, was answering a question on the fallout from a rare investigation by the European Commission into whether Polish government policies are threatening the rule of law. The Commission is worried by the Polish government's changes to the country's constitutional court, which critics say undermine its ability to maintain democratic checks and balances.


Oil dips after hitting $50/bbl as glut worries resurface

Crude oil drips from a valve at an oil well operated by Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA, in the oil rich Orinoco belt, near Morichal at the state of Monagas Oil prices hit $50 a barrel on Thursday for the first time in seven months, then bounced below that level and settled lower on the day as investors worried robust price gains could encourage more output and add to the global glut. Wildfires in Canada's oil sands, unrest in the Nigerian and Libyan energy sectors, and a near economic meltdown in OPEC member Venezuela have knocked out nearly 4 million barrels per day in immediate production, sparking a buying frenzy in crude futures. Brent and U.S. crude's West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures have risen nearly 90 percent from 12-year lows hit this winter.


U.S. rates may rise 'fairly soon,' Brexit a concern: Fed's Powell

Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell delivers remarks during a conference at the Brookings Institution in Washington Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell, a voting member of the U.S. central bank's rate-setting committee, said in a speech in Washington that he felt the economy was on a "solid footing" and within reach of the Fed's inflation and employment goals. The Fed will hold another policy meeting on July 26-27. Powell, however, struck an overall positive tone about the U.S. economy in an appearance at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, becoming the latest Fed policymaker in recent days to say it may be time to notch rates higher.


Bank of Canada hires former Merrill Lynch economist as advisor

A woman walks past the Bank of Canada office in Ottawa The Bank of Canada has hired former Merrill Lynch economist Sheryl King as an advisor who will represent the central bank in its New York office, it said on Thursday. King will report to Deputy Governor Lynn Patterson and work closely with the Consulate General of Canada in New York, the Bank of Canada said in a statement. "Ms. King will promote and strengthen ties between the Bank of Canada and New York's financial and economic communities, with an emphasis on financial market and financial stability developments," it said.


U.N. calls for emergency economic body to prop up Yemen economy

The United Nations envoy to Yemen said on Thursday he has proposed setting up an economic rescue body to save the country's economy from collapse as peace talks drag on with no agreement yet in sight. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed did not give any details of who would sit on such a body or what it would do but said a further fall in the rial currency in the past two weeks had added to strains on Yemenis ahead of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan. "The situation, if it remains as it is, will lead to more inflation in prices which will reflect on the humanitarian and social situation," Ould Cheikh Ahmed told a news conference.

Saudi Aramco boosting market share as it prepares for listing: CEO

Amin H. Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Arabian Oil Company Saudi Aramco, attends the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative summit Paris Saudi oil giant Aramco is gaining market share and pushing for greater efficiency, chief executive Amin Nasser said in an interview, as it acts as a "bridge" to a future when the nation relies less on energy exports. Nasser also told Reuters that the state-owned group was pressing on with preparations for its partial privatization via a stock market listing, which he said lay at the heart of Riyadh's "Vision 2030", a long-term economic plan headed by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Riyadh has been the driving force behind OPEC's decision in November 2014 to refuse to cut supply to boost prices.


U.S. business spending mired in weakness, but economy picking up

A Boeing 737 MAX plane is seen during a media tour of the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington U.S. business spending intentions weakened in April for a third straight month amid soft demand for machinery, but a surge in contracts to purchase previously owned homes to a 10-year high supported views economic growth was gaining speed. The growth picture was further boosted by another report on Thursday showing the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pushing them back to near cycle lows. The Commerce Department said orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, fell 0.8 percent after slipping 0.1 percent the prior month.


Beijing picks London for first yuan-bond outside China

Beijing issued a bond worth 3.0 billion renminbi (RMB) ($460 million, 400 millions euros) in London China's government has launched a renminbi-denominated sovereign bond in London, the first of its kind outside of the world's second biggest economy, Britain's Treasury said on Thursday. Beijing issued a bond worth 3.0 billion renminbi (RMB) ($460 million, 400 millions euros), the Treasury said in a statement. "Choosing London as the destination to issue this bond -- the first Chinese sovereign RMB bond issued outside of China -- reinforces the UK's strong economic and financial relationship with China," finance minister George Osborne said in the statement.



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Palo Alto Networks Loss Widens on Climbing Expenses - Wall Street Journal


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Palo Alto Networks Loss Widens on Climbing Expenses
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Palo Alto Networks Inc. PANW 1.71 % reported a wider loss on rising expenses and provided a downbeat outlook for the current quarter. Shares of network-security company fell 7.3%, to $137.30. The stock had dropped 9.6% over the past year ahead of the ...
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There's a lot to unpack in just one of Donald Trump's answers about energy policy - Washington Post


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There's a lot to unpack in just one of Donald Trump's answers about energy policy
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If you're going to talk about energy in the United States, you might as well do it in North Dakota. The western part of the state had the good sense to be situated above a gigantic shale formation known as the Bakken, in which an enormous amount of ...
Trump takes aim at US environmental regulations to boost oil sector Reuters
Trump vows energy independence, slams Hillary Clinton CNN
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Twitter Turmoil Continues As More Leaders Depart - Fortune


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Twitter Turmoil Continues As More Leaders Depart
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The struggling microblogging service is losing heads of two key units. Twitter is losing more top leaders as the company continues to struggle with slowing growth. Nathan Hubbard, Twitter's TWTR -0.76% commerce and recently appointed media chief, and ...
Two more Twitter executives — in charge of media, commerce and biz dev — are leaving the company Recode
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Here's Why Snapchat Might Actually Be Worth $20 Billion - Fortune


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Here's Why Snapchat Might Actually Be Worth $20 Billion
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For venture investors, it's all about the growth curve, and Snapchat has a doozy. Someone has to be the poster child for the “tech stocks are a bubble that's about to pop!” crowd, and Snapchat seems to be the one carrying that particular flag for a lot ...
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Tornado warning prompts evacuation of Kansas City airport

(Reuters) - The Kansas City International Airport was evacuated briefly on Thursday over a tornado warning, airport officials said, a day after tornadoes destroyed or damaged nearly 30 homes in neighboring Kansas. Airport staff evacuated the Missouri terminals and led travelers into tunnels to the parking garages after the National Weather Service (NWS) issued the tornado warning, airport spokesman Joe McBride said. The incident lasted around 20 minutes, before the all clear was given and people were led back into the terminals at the airport, he said.

Pittsburgh man gets life term for killings of Iowa lawmaker's sisters

Allen Darrell Wade was found guilty on Monday on all charges related to the deaths, including two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of robbery and three counts of theft. Alleghany County District Attorney spokesman Mike Manko said Wade was sentenced by a jury to two consecutive life terms with 30 to 60 years added on after they were deadlocked in their deliberations surrounding the death penalty. Wade's attorney, Lisa Phillips, could not be immediately reached for comment.

About two dozen trapped in Kentucky cave

Nearly two dozen people were trapped in a Kentucky cave on Thursday due to flash flooding, according to police and local media. Local broadcaster WAVE reported that people were visiting the Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum in the small city of Horse Cave when flooding trapped them inside. Kentucky State Police spokesman Trooper Barry Eaton said 21 people were trapped due to the rising waters, but declined to provide further information and forwarded additional questions to area emergency officials.

Trio lead at Wentworth, Willett just one behind

Scott Hend is ranked as the 85th best golfer in the world Australian Scott Hend, South Korea's YE Yang, the 2009 US PGA winner, and Joost Luiten of the Netherlands were in a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thursday. The trio shot seven-under par rounds of 65 but Masters champion Danny Willett, on his first appearance in England since his Augusta triumph, was on their tail only one shot back after a 66. Also in the mix were Jaco van Zyl from South Africa, another Englishman in Robert Rock and Australian Richard Green, who all fired 67s.


MVP Curry, LeBron pace All-NBA First Team lineup

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts in the third quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game four of the Western Conference Finals on May 24, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James led selections named Thursday for the All-NBA First Team announced by the league. Curry, who sparked the Warriors to last year's NBA crown and the best record in league history this season at 73-9, was a unanimous pick with all 129 voters in a media panel that decided the lineup. James, trying to reach the NBA Finals for the sixth season in a row, was selected to the All-NBA First Team for the 10th time, matching the second-most appearances on the list in league history, with 125 votes.


NFL Ravens lose workout days, fined for using pads

Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens looks on during a game on November 22, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland The Baltimore Ravens were fined and docked three days of off-season practice time by the NFL on Thursday after a workout violation of wearing pads during a mini-camp for rookies. The amount of the fines to the team and coach John Harbaugh was not disclosed. The Ravens will cancel next week's planned June 1-3 organized team activities, but they still will have seven such workout sessions as well as full mini-camp and training camp practice sessions for players.


Baylor removes Starr as president, will fire coach over rape cases

Kenneth Starr speaks outside the Supreme Court in Washington after arguing a case in Washington By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Baylor University has removed Kenneth Starr as president and will fire head football coach Art Briles after an independent report found administrators mishandled sexual abuse cases involving football players, the school announced on Thursday. The investigation found examples of actions by administrators at Baylor, the world's largest Baptist university, that directly discouraged students from reporting sexual assaults. In one case, the actions included retaliating against a complainant for reporting a sexual assault.



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