The Margin: #MayTheFourth finds George Lucas museum on the ropes in Chicago
Wed, 04 May 2016 20:01:58 +0100
Chicagoans and future visitors to the city are spending the “Star Wars”–themed social-media holiday “May the Fourth” absorbing a coincidental development: The film franchise’s mastermind, George Lucas, and his Chicagoan wife, Mellody Hobson, may take their vaunted museum project and go play elsewhere.
Metals Stocks: Gold settles lower as dollar shrugs off weak data
Wed, 04 May 2016 20:01:10 +0100
Gold futures end lower as the U.S. dollar remains firm while investors focus on hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials.
The Wall Street Journal: More companies seek slow-growing chickens to meet increasing demand
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:55:51 +0100
After years of cultivating larger chickens that grow quickly, consumers now want chicken that develop at a slower rate.
Capitol Report: Donald Trump spent the least to win votes, delegates
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:53:27 +0100
Donald Trump, who cemented his status as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee after winning Indiana Tuesday night, has spent the least amount of money per vote and per delegate of any candidate in either party.
Ellen DeGeneres stumbles into the student debt debate
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:50:27 +0100
Student debt activists tangle with DeGeneres over a segment featuring University of Phoenix
This millennial makes money sharing her mom’s text messages
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:50:14 +0100
The woman behind the ‘Crazy Jewish Mom’ Instagram account — and her mom — speak out.
Be like Malia: A gap year can be an adventure, service or time to fund college
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:49:58 +0100
Malia Obama can rest a bit easier now that the pressure of picking a college is behind her.
Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:49:28 +0100
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The day before Prince died, his representatives reached out to a California doctor who specializes in addiction treatment to arrange a meeting, a Minneapolis lawyer for the doctor said Wednesday.
Capitol Report: Obama drinks filtered water during visit to Flint
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:45:48 +0100
President Barack Obama on Wednesday drank a symbolic glass of water in Flint Michigan.
'Disgruntled' ex-employee kills co-worker, himself at Houston-area business after being fired - Washington Post
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:45:00 +0100
On Star Wars Day, may the force be with these MLB players, teams - Sports Illustrated
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:45:00 +0100
The Wall Street Journal: Aéropostale accuses lender of pushing it into bankruptcy
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:41:36 +0100
Aéropostale accuses lender Sycamore Partners of instructing another company it owns to cut off credit to the teen retailer.
Obama drinks Flint water as he 'shines a spotlight' on city's lead crisis - USA TODAY
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:36:00 +0100
Why ticket scalpers are here to stay
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:35:30 +0100
New York Attorney General calls on ticketing companies to crack down on scammers.
Raging wildfire forces evacuation of 88000 in Canadian city - Reuters
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:30:30 +0100
Raging wildfire forces evacuation of 88,000 in Canadian city
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:27:24 +0100
By Topher Seguin ANZAC, Alberta (Reuters) - A raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of all 88,000 residents of the western Canadian city of Fort McMurray has destroyed 1,600 structures, ravaged one neighborhood, damaged others and halted incoming and outgoing commercial flights, authorities said on Wednesday. "This is a nasty and dirty fire," Chief Darby Allen of the Fort McMurray fire department told reporters of a blaze that has prompted the biggest evacuation ever in Canada's Alberta province.
Beyonce Praises Those 'Doing the Good Work' Fighting North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law - Billboard
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:06:44 +0100
John Kasich exiting the presidential race, leaving Trump as presumptive nominee - Washington Post
Wed, 04 May 2016 18:57:16 +0100
Air Bag Inflator Recall to Grow by 35 Million to 40 Million - ABC News
Wed, 04 May 2016 18:55:15 +0100
Atlanta airport to close 1 of 3 security areas for 3 weeks - CBS News
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:43:00 +0100
Elizabeth Warren unleashes Twitter tirade on Donald Trump
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:19:57 +0100
The Massachusetts senator and liberal Democratic firebrand says the likely Republican nominee's "toxic stew" must be stopped before it reaches the White House.
John Kasich suspends presidential campaign: Reports
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:16:15 +0100
John Kasich speaks at the California GOP convention in Burlingame, Calif., last week. Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has ended his bid for the White House, several media outlets confirmed on Wednesday. NBC News, CNN and the Associated Press reported on Wednesday that Kasich campaign sources revealed that the Ohio governor would suspend his campaign.
Trump on choice for VP: ‘I’ll probably go the political route’
Wed, 04 May 2016 15:48:32 +0100
Fresh off an Indiana primary win that cemented him as the likely Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump says he’s leaning toward a politician for his vice presidential running mate — and will make a decision on fundraising for the general election in the next week. “I have the business — let’s call it talents,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.
Can Bernie Sanders really change the Democratic Party at the convention?
Wed, 04 May 2016 15:45:00 +0100
Bernie Sanders, fresh off a victory over Hillary Clinton in Indiana’s open primary, told reporters Tuesday night that he believes he can pull off “one of the great political upsets in the history of the United States.” Most political observers are deeply skeptical.
Attorney: Prince Arranged to Meet Addiction Doctor - ABC News
Wed, 04 May 2016 14:53:33 +0100
The Brilliance of the Self-Driving Minivan - The Atlantic
Wed, 04 May 2016 14:26:55 +0100
Few historical precedents for Trump as major party nominee
Wed, 04 May 2016 14:12:27 +0100
Donald Trump’s big win in Indiana all but assures his GOP nomination in July. But has there ever been a major party nominee with his outsider status? Here's a look at five past nominees who were seen as outsiders, and had some connections to celebrity status or wealth.
Obama visits Flint as questions linger on EPA role in water crisis
Wed, 04 May 2016 11:13:17 +0100
By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday will visit Flint, Michigan, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, as questions linger over whether his environmental regulators could have acted more urgently to address the crisis. Obama will get updates from federal officials on the response in Flint, a mostly African-American city where more than 40 percent of the city's 100,000 people live in poverty. "Like you, I'll use my voice to call for change and help lift up your community," Obama wrote last week to Amariyanna Copeny, an eight-year-old Flint girl who has marched in protests about the crisis and had asked to meet him.
Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination
Wed, 04 May 2016 06:26:07 +0100
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.
Exit poll: Indiana GOP voters pick Trump, but party divided
Wed, 04 May 2016 04:22:24 +0100
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump called for GOP unity after his Indiana primary victory Tuesday night, but exit polls suggest he's facing a significant intraparty rift.
Cruz shocks his supporters with a sudden exit
Wed, 04 May 2016 03:59:07 +0100
Moments before Ted Cruz publicly ended a campaign for president that had lasted more than a year, he stood backstage and thanked his closest friends, supporters and advisers for their help and support. When Cruz finished speaking, the group of about 50 people applauded — several of them wiping away tears — and Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, walked away from them, looking down, and shook his head. Cruz’s speech to a group of a few hundred devoted followers from the main stage minutes later was met with disbelief and anguish.
Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfather
Wed, 04 May 2016 03:54:53 +0100
PHOENIX (AP) — The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday was identified as Charlie Keating IV, a former Phoenix high school star distance runner and the grandson of the late Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal.
#Ever Trump? Indiana landslide knocks Cruz out of race
Wed, 04 May 2016 03:54:16 +0100
NEW YORK—Donald Trump scored a landslide victory in Indiana’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday, dealing a knockout blow to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who abruptly ended his campaign, making the real estate mogul turned insurgent candidate the party’s likely nominee this November. Just one other Republican remained in the race: Ohio Gov. John Kasich, whose advisers said he would continue to campaign. “It’s been an unbelievable day and evening and year,” Trump told reporters at an election night event at Trump Tower.
Clinton campaign on Trump becoming the likely Republican nominee: He’s a ‘bully’
Wed, 04 May 2016 03:36:43 +0100
Hillary Clinton makes a campaign stop at the Lincoln Square Pancake House in Indianapolis, May 1, 2016. John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, reacted to Donald Trump’s emergence as the likely Republican nominee on Tuesday with a statement declaring the businessman a “bully” who is unprepared to lead the country. The Clinton campaign sent Podesta’s statement to reporters after Trump won the Indiana primary.
Sanders defeats Clinton in Indiana, throwing wrench in her pivot to November
Wed, 04 May 2016 02:44:01 +0100
Sen. Bernie Sanders pumps his fist in the air after his wife, Jane, joins him at a campaign event in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday night. Sanders spoke to thousands of supporters in Louisville, Ky., before Indiana’s results were in. Meanwhile, the likely Republican nominee, Donald Trump, won Indiana in a landslide, and his top rival Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out.
Author says he now thinks father wasn't Iwo Jima flag-raiser
Wed, 04 May 2016 01:19:20 +0100
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The author of a best-selling book about his father and other men who raised a U.S. flag at Iwo Jima during World War II said Tuesday he no longer believes his father was in an iconic photograph of the event.
Georgia governor vetoes 'campus-carry' concealed gun bill
Tue, 03 May 2016 23:55:17 +0100
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor vetoed a bill Tuesday allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that a legislature controlled by his own party had easily approved in an election year.