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May Day rally in Los Angeles features strong anti-Trump theme

People march with an inflatable effigy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during an immigrant rights May Day rally in Los AngelesHundreds of people marched through Los Angeles on Sunday in a May Day rally that took aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his anti-illegal immigration platform that includes building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The demonstration in America's second most populous city, which has a large immigrant population, came just days after protesters smashed the window of a police car and blocked traffic outside a Trump campaign event in Costa Mesa, California, 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Los Angeles. On Friday, demonstrators blocked the entrance of a hotel hosting the California Republican convention in Burlingame, south of San Francisco, forcing Trump to halt his motorcade and go through a back entrance to deliver his speech.

Sun, 01 May 2016 19:58:20 -0400
Five Seattle police injured, nine people arrested after May Day marches

Police detain a protester during anti-capitalist protests following May Day marches in SeattleProtesters gather every year on May 1 to focus attention on labor and immigration issues, but demonstrators in cities across the United States also used the occasion to rally against police violence. Mayor Ed Murray blamed the "senseless violence" in Seattle on a "different crowd" from those who had attended an earlier peaceful May Day immigration march, however. In posts on social media website Twitter, the Seattle police department said one officer had suffered a cut to the head as protesters hurled Molotov cocktails, another was hit by a rock, and a third officer was bitten, apparently by a protester.

Mon, 02 May 2016 01:38:20 -0400
Connecticut governor honored for welcoming Syrian refugees

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy accepts the 2016 Profile in Courage Award during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in BostonConnecticut Governor Dannel Malloy was honored on Sunday by the family of John F. Kennedy for embracing Syrian refugees at a time when other U.S. leaders sought to turn them away. The Democratic governor was presented the Profile In Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, alongside the Syrian family he personally welcomed to his state. Malloy invited the refugee family to settle in Connecticut a week after the November 13 attack by Islamic militants that killed 130 people in Paris.

Sun, 01 May 2016 15:16:51 -0400
Raging fire destroys historic New York City church

Firefighters battle flames at the historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in New York. The church that was constructed in the early 1850s and was designated a New York City landmark in 1968. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) A historic church in New York City was destroyed in a raging fire just hours after its Orthodox worshippers celebrated Easter.

Mon, 02 May 2016 04:01:28 -0400
Derailment affects commuter train service into Washington

Several cars remain overturned after a CSX freight train derailed in Washington on Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)WASHINGTON (AP) The derailment of a CSX train in Washington, D.C. is forcing some commuters to find a different way to work.

Mon, 02 May 2016 03:47:04 -0400
Closing arguments set in 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer trial

FILE- In this Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, Lonnie Franklin Jr., left, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for opening statements in his trial in Los Angeles. The Grim Sleeper serial killer trial is coming to a close in Los Angeles after months of testimony. Closing arguments were scheduled to begin Monday, May 2, 2016, in the trial of Franklin. Hes charged with killing nine women and a 15-year-old girl between 1985 and 2007. They were shot or strangled and their bodies dumped in alleys and trash bins in South Los Angeles and nearby areas. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) The trial of alleged "Grim Sleeper" Lonnie Franklin Jr. headed to a close Monday after months of testimony about a serial killer who stalked women during the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic, then laid low for 14 years before renewing the grisly sex attacks.

Mon, 02 May 2016 03:42:40 -0400
Solar plane prepares to leave California for Arizona

FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 flies over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco at the end of its journey from Hawaii, part of its attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The next leg of the solar-powered around-the-world flight is scheduled to start from Mountain View, Calif., Monday, May 2, 2016, at 5 a.m. PDT, bound for Phoenix.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) A solar-powered airplane is preparing to leave California for Arizona to continue its journey around the world using only energy from the sun.

Mon, 02 May 2016 03:37:47 -0400
Nursing homes starting to offer more individualized menus

In this photo taken April 21, 2016, nursing home food service director Chef Christopher Willard prepares meals for residents at Sunny Vista Living Center, in Colorado Springs, Colo. There's a growing trend among U.S. nursing homes to abandon rigid menus and strict meal times in favor of a more individualized approach to food. Now, the federal government is proposing regulations that would require facilities to create menus that reflect religious, cultural and ethnic needs and preferences. The rules also would empower nursing home residents with the "right to make personal dietary choices." (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) On a recent Thursday, the staff at Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs bustled in the kitchen. The phone rang with a last minute order as Chris Willard tended to a large pot of Thai-style soup with fresh ginger, vegetables and thin-sliced beef.

Mon, 02 May 2016 03:25:55 -0400
Quotations in the News

"Our principal focus right now is Cleveland. We want to bring as large a contingent as possible to demonstrate the breadth of (Donald) Trump's appeal so that the party can see graphically what they're going to lose if they hijack the nomination from him." Roger Stone, whose group Stop the Steal will be organizing ahead of July's Republican convention in Cleveland.

Mon, 02 May 2016 03:05:35 -0400
Asian markets start week lower; Tokyo slumps 3 percent

Asian markets start week lower; Tokyo slumps 3 percentSEOUL, South Korea (AP) Asian stock markets fell Monday as investors registered their disappointment over the lack of fresh stimulus from Japan's central bank. The surge in the Japanese yen and bleak readings from a monthly factory managers' survey did little to lighten the gloom.

Mon, 02 May 2016 02:58:59 -0400
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