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Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical

35 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials warned Washington D.C. area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 15 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material.

Bernie Sanders begins making his case to Hillary Clinton’s superdelegates

6 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The Vermont senator held a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to mark one year since launching his presidential bid — and urge superdelegates to rethink their pledges to Hillary Clinton.

Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief

11 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time — wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered.

Protesters to leave Baghdad's Green Zone: statement

11 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Iraqi protesters were to withdraw Sunday from Baghdad's Green Zone after breaking into the fortified area and storming parliament the day before, a statement from organisers said. "The protest organising committee announces the withdrawal of the demonstrators from the Green Zone," the statement said.

Iran's new parliament has more women than clerics

18 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Iran's new parliament will have more women than clerics when its members are sworn in this month, a first in the Islamic republic and a sign of the country's evolving politics. Official results Saturday showed that reformist and moderate politicians allied with President Hassan Rouhani won a big victory in second round parliamentary elections. Show More Summary

Army: 3 Turkish soldiers killed, 14 wounded in attack by Kurdish militants

18 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The army blamed the attack on the "separatist terror group," its customary phrase for the PKK.

Obama takes one more shot at zinging official Washington

23 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy.

Cries heard as rescuers search rubble of Nairobi building; at least 10 dead

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

The cries of a mother and her baby are heard after the building collapsed overnight following heavy rain.

Warren Buffett nails the problem with this week's dismal GDP report

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Q1 GDP was a dismal 0.5%. Here's why Warren Buffett isn't worried.

Iraqi protesters breach Green Zone, storm parliament

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Dozens of protesters have climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone.

These numbers show the GOP is increasingly worried about itself

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

The Republican Party is increasingly worried about itself. It’s becoming more critical of its own image and believes more and more non-Republicans are, too.

Kenya to torch world's biggest ivory bonfire to save elephants

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

The move is aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants.

Blazers fend off tough Clippers to win series, move on to Warriors

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

The Clippers fought through several injuries to challenge the Blazers, but Portland pulled out a series-clinching win on its home floor.

16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."

First US Zika-related death in Puerto Rico

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The first Zika-related death on US soil was reported Friday in Puerto Rico, raising new concerns about the dangers of the mosquito-borne virus. "The patient died of complications related to severe thrombocytopenia," a poor clotting condition related to a low number of platelets in the blood, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Show More Summary

Boehner calls Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The former House speaker offers a blunt assessment of the Texas senator: "I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

Trump’s ‘America First’ neo-isolationism

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2016. After rolling over its opponents in all five Eastern seaboard primaries, the Trump juggernaut...Show More Summary

Air strikes on Aleppo hospital kill doctors and children

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Lisa Barrington and Stephanie Nebehay BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - Air strikes destroyed a hospital and killed dozens of people in rebel-held areas of Aleppo, including children and doctors, in an attack that a U.S. official said appeared to be solely the work of the Syrian government. Show More Summary

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

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

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.

South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.

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