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Meet the Donald Trump delegate who is stirring up a storm in Silicon Valley

Peter Thiel is a cofounder of PayPal, an investor in Facebook and doesn't believe in climate change

Bernie says bail out Puerto Rico: Sanders details how the feds should rescue the territory as they did big banks

Bernie Sanders rejects the current plan and says the Federal Reserve should instead issue new loans to Puerto Rico

Obama dines with CNN’s Anthony Bourdain for series

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama dined in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday with CNN personality Anthony Bourdain, whose “Parts Unknown” food travelogue is one of the network’s most popular nonfiction series. Bourdain met with Obama to discuss the purpose of Obama’s trip to Asia and his interest in the people, food and culture of […]

Woman Who Climbed Mount Everest To Prove Vegans Aren’t Weak, Died On Mount Everest

MOUNT EVEREST – A woman from Australia who said she was climbing Mount Everest to prove that “vegans can do anything” died on the mountain on Saturday after developing altitude sickness. Maria Strydom, 34, was a finance lecturer at Monash University living on a vegan diet. Show More Summary

Sanders backing brings big dollars to DNC chair’s challenger

MIAMI (AP) — Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is literally getting a run for her money by her South Florida primary opponent, thanks to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Tim Canova, aShow More Summary

World Humanitarian Summit opens in Istanbul to tackle crisis

ISTANBUL (AP) — An unprecedented summit to revamp humanitarian aid and global responses to modern-day crises opened on Monday in Turkey. The first World Humanitarian Summit is being convened in Istanbul in a bid to better tackle what the United Nations has described as the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. The two-day gathering […]

Freddie Gray Arresting Officer Edward Nero Found Not Guilty On All Charges

BALTIMORE - Freddie Gray arresting officer Edward Nero was found not guilty on all counts by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams Monday morning.Nero faced second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office.Nero waived his right to a trial by jury. Show More Summary

“Yet another reminder that Black life isn’t worth much”: Twitter reacts to cop’s acquittal in Freddie Gray case

Responses to the "not guilty" verdict for a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray

Supreme court dismisses GOP appeal over Virginia districts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court has dismissed a Republican appeal over congressional districts in Virginia. The justices on Monday left in place a decision by a lower court that said Virginia illegally packed black voters into one district to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents. Republican members of Congress wanted the court […]

Physical intensity picks up between Cavaliers and Raptors

TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan remembers the angry emotions Raptors teammate Bismack Biyombo once stirred in him as an opponent. “I hated him,” DeRozan said Sunday. The Cavaliers likely feel a little anger toward Biyombo after his pivotal performance Saturday, when he helped stop Cleveland’s 10-0 start to the playoffs in Toronto’s 99-84 victory in […]

Man shot outside White House still in critical condition

WASHINGTON (AP) — A hospital official says a man shot by a U.S. Secret Service officer outside the White House remains in critical condition. George Washington University hospital spokeswoman Susan Griffiths said the man was in critical condition on Sunday. She declined to provide further details. Authorities say an officer shot the man once on […]

Energy expert says oil prices won’t top $100 a barrel

Following a stunning decline, oil prices have clawed back near the $50 level this year. Production boomed in the U.S. but is now slumping. Globally, OPEC is in disarray and major producers can’t agree on steps to boost prices. Daniel Yergin is the vice chairman of research firm IHS Inc. He has written two books […]

Clinton shrugs, sees benefits in Trump’s personal attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton has a message for Donald Trump: keep on talking. She’s just weeks away from wrapping up the Democratic presidential nomination, and friends, aides and supporters describe a candidate who isn’t particularly rattled by what she expects will be Trump’s increasingly direct attacks on her marriage and husband’s personal indiscretions. In […]

El-Sissi says Egypt submarine headed to plane crash site

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president says a submarine belonging to his country’s Oil Ministry has left for the site of the crash of EgyptAir Flight-804 in the eastern Mediterranean. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says the submarine has the capacity to operate at a depth of 3,000 meters (9842 feet) below the surface. He says the submarine […]

Man shot outside White House remains in critical condition

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man shot by a U.S. Secret Service officer outside the White House remained in critical condition in a Washington hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. George Washington University Hospital spokeswoman Susan Griffiths would provide only his condition Saturday, one day after the shooting. She referred other questions to the Secret Service, but […]

Taliban official: Group leader killed in drone strike

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A senior commander with the Afghan Taliban says the militant group’s leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been killed in a U.S. drone strike. Mullah Abdul Rauf told The Associated Press Sunday that Mansour died in the strike late Friday night. He says the strike took place “in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area.” […]

Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly ahead of Obama visit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Ahead of President Barack Obama’s first visit to Vietnam, the country voted Sunday in once-every-five-year-elections for a rubber-stamp parliament whose membership has already been largely determined by the Communist Party. Show More Summary

The Ferguson Effect is fueling a growing crime wave

14 minutes agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

FBI Director James Comey has again drawn the wrath of the White House for calling attention to the rising violence in urban areas. Homicides increased 9 percent in the largest 63 cities in the first quarter of 2016; nonfatal shootings were up 21 percent, according to a Major Cities Chiefs Association survey. Those increases come...

Bodies of missing Wash. couple believed found

43 minutes agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Officials say Tony Clyde Reed, one of the brothers accused in the couple's presumed deaths, provided information that led investigators to the bodies

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