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Trump, lone survivor in Republican White House race, now must unify party
News ImageBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Reuters - Donald Trump on Wednesday became the last man standing in the race for the Republican U.S. presidential nomination and faced the challenge of repairing deep fissures in the party, as his sole remaining rival, John Kasich, ended his campaign. Anointed the presumptive nominee after winning Indiana on Tuesday and driving his closest rival, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, from the race, the 69-year-old New York billionaire planned to set up a vice presidential selection committee and step up efforts to seek unity among a wider group of Republicans ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Trump's win in Indiana cleared the way for him to prepare for a likely general election match-up against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:10:49 -0400
Case dropped against Arizona student facing charges for yearbook prank
An Arizona prosecutor will not press criminal charges against a Phoenix-area high school student arrested for exposing his penis in a football team photograph published in the schools yearbook, police said on Wednesday. The case against Hunter Osborn, 19, will be dropped after the Maricopa County attorney declined to prosecute the Red Mountain High School student, the Mesa Police Department said in a statement. At this time all parties involved no longer desire prosecution and the case will be closed, said Steve Berry, a Mesa police spokesman. Wed, 04 May 2016 23:09:25 -0400
North Carolina transgender law violates civil rights law: U.S.
A bathroom sign welcomes both genders at the Cacao Cinnamon coffee shop in Durham, North CarolinaFederal authorities told North Carolina's governor on Wednesday that a new state law limiting restroom access for transgender people violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act. In a letter to Republican Governor Pat McCrory the Justice Department said North Carolina was "engaging in a pattern or practice of discrimination against transgender state employees." The letter, seen by Reuters, said the state had until Monday to say whether it would remedy the violations. Republican state legislative leaders said they still supported the law despite the federal warning.
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:37:50 -0400
World Video Game Hall of Fame prepares to induct 2016 class
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Last year, "Super Mario Bros." and "Pong" were among the first inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Thu, 05 May 2016 00:38:12 -0400
Powerball jackpot increases to $415 million
News ImageDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Powerball jackpot has grown even larger.
Thu, 05 May 2016 00:33:21 -0400
Court to hear forced medication appeal in doctor murder case
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician can be forcibly medicated to render him competent to stand trial. Thu, 05 May 2016 00:31:23 -0400
AccuWeather: Still Cloudy, Still Cool and Damp
News ImageMeteorologist Cecily Tynan says some steady rain moves through Friday before gradual clearing over the weekend.
Thu, 05 May 2016 00:12:00 -0400
Images show NJ escaped inmate at Barnegat CVS
News ImageAs police in Ocean County, New Jersey continue their search for an escaped inmate, they have released new photos of the man.
Thu, 05 May 2016 00:03:00 -0400
Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake
LOS ANGELES (AP) Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake. Wed, 04 May 2016 23:57:46 -0400
Protesters rally against sugary drink tax in Center City
News ImageBusiness owners, soda workers and consumers gathered Wednesday in Center City to protest the city's proposed tax on sugary drinks.
Wed, 04 May 2016 23:57:00 -0400
'Grim Sleeper' suspect had conviction for gang rape in Germany, DA discloses
News ImageAs the jury began deliberations, the district attorney's office disclosed that "Grim Sleeper" suspect was convicted for a gang rape in Germany while he served in the U.S. Army.
Wed, 04 May 2016 23:49:00 -0400
Detroit teachers ending 2-day sick-out, fighting legislation
News ImageDETROIT (AP) Detroit schools reopened Wednesday after teachers who had called out sick for two days received assurances from the financially struggling district that they would continue to be paid.
Wed, 04 May 2016 23:39:49 -0400
Chicago teachers sidestep strike date, tout $502 million funding plan
The Chicago Teachers Union withheld the threat on Wednesday of imminent strike action, instead floating a $502 million revenue package as part of a self-help plan to stabilize finances in the United State's third largest school system. The revenue plan, which Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office and school administrators criticized, emerged as the union made clear its members would not walk off their jobs on May 16th over stalled contract negotiations. We have identified half a billion dollars that can triage the bleeding at CPS, CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey said in a statement. Wed, 04 May 2016 23:26:27 -0400
Powerball jackpot reaches $361M
News ImageThe Powerball jackpot is creeping higher again. No one has won the full jackpot since March 2 and the multi-state lottery estimates Wednesday night's drawing will be worth $361 million.
Wed, 04 May 2016 23:16:00 -0400
Powerball jackpot at $348 million, approaching top 10 U.S. payouts
(Reuters) - The multi-state Powerball jackpot grew to at least $348 million, making it the 15th highest U.S. lottery prize in history with a chance to reach the top 10 as numbers were drawn on Wednesday night, officials said. Wed, 04 May 2016 23:14:37 -0400
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