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Warren Buffett isn’t worried about President Trump

No president will derail the U.S. economy, Warren Buffett said at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.

Jokes and jabs: Obama attends final White House Correspondents’ dinner

President Obama on Saturday will put on a tuxedo and make his way to the Washington Hilton to attend his last White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in office, symbolically celebrating reporters who pick apart his policies, strive...Show More Summary

Officials: At least 21 dead in Baghdad car bomb

The bombing also wounded at least 42 others, according to police and hospital officials.

Hawaii selects businesses for medical pot but excludes actor

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii selected eight businesses Friday to open medical marijuana dispensaries — but not one owned by Woody Harrelson.

Linebackers Smith, Jack drafted despite knee issues

The NFL dream was still alive for linebackers Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack, who were selected on the second day of the draft despite concerns over knee injuries that disrupted their college football careers. Smith was drafted by the Dallas...Show More Summary

Cellphone in missing Florida teens case to be reviewed by Apple

If Apple retrieves anything from the water-damaged phone that relates to the day the boys disappeared - including photos, texts and social media posts - the data will be given to a judge, who will decide if it is evidence and whether it may be shared with the families, according to a report by WPLG television in Miami. Show More Summary

Lakers announce Luke Walton has been hired as head coach

Walton went 39-4 as the Golden State Warriors' interim head coach to start the season and was considered one of the top candidates on the market.

Protests force Trump into a ditch, en route to make his California pitch

BURLINGAME, Calif.—A little over a month before California’s pivotal Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump began his official wooing of party delegates Friday, headlining a kickoff lunch at the state’s annual GOP convention.Show More Summary

At the Vatican, Biden seeks common cause with pope on cancer

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research.

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory defends HB2: I can’t believe we’re talking about this

Pat McCrory makes remarks during an interview at the governor’s mansion in Raleigh, N.C. on April 12, 2016. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory continues to defend the controversial “bathroom bill” he signed into law last month – rousing anger and boycotts from LGBT activists. Show More Summary

The GOP has split into Trump and Ryan wings

The day after Donald Trump swept five primaries this week and tightened his grip on the Republican nomination for president, both he and the other most prominent Republican politician in the country were speaking the language of populism. Show More Summary

About 20 demonstrators arrested outside of Trump rally in California

Demonstrators smashed the window of a police squad car, marched in protest and blocked traffic as police in riot gear tried to disperse the crowd outside of the county fair grounds in Costa Mesa, California, according to local media and the Twitter account of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Show More Summary

Ex-SS Auschwitz guard, 94 tells court, 'I am truly sorry'

More than 70 years after the end of World War II, Reinhold Hanning admitted to a German court that he knew prisoners were being shot, gassed and cremated at the death camp in occupied Poland. Hanning said he had been "silent all my life"...Show More Summary

Former US House speaker: Cruz is 'Lucifer in the flesh'

Former US House speaker John Boehner has let fly with a stunning critique of fellow Republican and 2016 presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, labeling him the devil incarnate. "Lucifer in the flesh" is how the ever-blunt Republican heavyweight...Show More Summary

About 20 demonstrators arrested outside of Trump rally in California

By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Some 20 demonstrators were arrested on Thursday outside a Donald Trump campaign rally in southern California, where the Republican presidential front-runner vowed to his supporters to get tough on illegal immigration if elected. Show More Summary

Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?

CHICAGO (AP) — Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America.

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'Bomb' hooked to man in animal suit really flotation device

BALTIMORE (AP) — A young man in an animal costume and surgical mask who walked into a Baltimore TV station Thursday claiming to have a bomb was shot and wounded by police, who determined that his alleged explosive consisted of aluminum-wrapped chocolate bars duct-taped to a flotation device.

Baltimore station WBFF-TV evacuated after bomb scare

A television station in Baltimore has been evacuated after employees say a man threatened to blow up the station.

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