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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks retreat a second day on growth worries, copper slips

On Wall Street, stocks fell even as data showed the vast U.S. services sector expanded in April as new orders and employment accelerated, bolstering views that economic growth would rebound after almost stalling in the first quarter.

Wall Street falls for second day as tepid data weighs

Traders work on the floor of the NYSENEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks declined for a second day on Wednesday, weighed down by tepid data on private sector U.S. jobs and a retreat in biotech shares. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 99.17 points, or 0.56 percent, to 17,651.74, the S&P 500 lost 12.2 points, or 0.59 percent, to 2,051.17 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 37.59 points, or 0.79 percent, to 4,725.64. (Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch in New York; Editing by Nick Zieminski)


Industry groups recommend new U.S. rate benchmark

Two financial industry groups said on Wednesday they would like to see the New York Federal Reserve's newly created funding rate replace the existing one, which is expected to cease near the end of July, as a new benchmark. The Risk Management Association and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association that represents Wall Street dealers and large investment firms recommended the change. ICAP planned to cease publication of its federal fund rate index on July 27.

Pop Vicenza can relaunch with bank fund, new management - PM Renzi

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi delivers his remarks during the signing ceremony on climate change held at the United Nations Headquarters in New YorkItalian regional lender Banca Popolare di Vicenza can relaunch itself with the help of a newly-created bank rescue fund and the possibility of a change in its management, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday. Popolare Vicenza's attempt to list on the Milan stock market last week failed because investors bought just 7.7 percent of a planned 1.5 billion euro share issue. Renzi said there had been "gross errors" in the bank's management in the past but the so-called Atlas fund, set up to buy bad loans and fresh capital from weak banks, would help.


Sensex falls for third session on earnings, growth woes

Brokers trade at computer terminals at stock brokerage firm in MumbaiREUTERS - Indian shares fell for a third straight session on Wednesday on disappointment over quarterly earnings, including that of Adani Port which slumped nearly 12 percent, while regional markets languished due to global growth and deflation worries. The broader NSE Nifty fell 0.52 percent to 7,706.55, after declining 1.3 percent in the previous two sessions. The benchmark BSE Sensex dropped 0.51 percent to 25,101.73. (Reporting by Aastha Agnihotri in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)


How SunEdison went from Wall Street star to bankruptcy

Thousands of SunEdison Inc. employees and customers packed the House of Blues at Disneyland on a Wednesday night last September.

Europe open: Stocks waver as investors sift through earnings deluge

(ShareCast News) - European stocks wavered in early trade as investors sifted through an avalanche of corporate news.

Shell's Q1 earnings drop but still beat expectations

(ShareCast News) - Royal Dutch Shell posted a drop in first-quarter earnings on Wednesday in the oil giant's first results since the takeover of BG Group.

London pre-open: Stocks seen flat; earnings in focus

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were expected to open broadly flat on Wednesday following downbeat sessions in the US and Asia, amid lower commodity prices.

Europe midday: Stocks fall amid earnings avalanche

(ShareCast News) - European stocks fell on Wednesday as investors waded through an avalanche of corporate news and some disappointing Eurozone retail sales figures.

Technology

Not Just Bitcoin: Why The Blockchain Is A Seductive Technology To Many Industries - NPR


NPR

Not Just Bitcoin: Why The Blockchain Is A Seductive Technology To Many Industries
NPR
If you've ever run a business, whether it's an ice cream shop or a Fortune 500 company, then you've probably kept a ledger. It's nothing fancy, just a list of transactions. It's also at the root of a transformative technology that institutions ...
Delaware Considers Using Blockchain TechnologyWall Street Journal

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Knoxville teens win national award for technology media campaign - Knoxville News Sentinel


Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville teens win national award for technology media campaign
Knoxville News Sentinel
MICHAEL DEFILIPPO/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS SENTINEL The L&N STEM Academy team is pictured after winning the 2016 Media & Technology Innovation Award at the FIRST Robotics Competition recently in Philadelphia. Pictured are Sherita Caesar of ...

Is Your Job Doomed By Technology? - Forbes


Forbes

Is Your Job Doomed By Technology?
Forbes
One I went to yesterday was a doozy: “Jobs and Technology: Is Any Job Truly Safe?” “Is any job safe? The answer is no,” moderator and self-employed journalist Dennis Kneale said opening the session, after noting he lost his Fox Business Network job two ...

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Apple hires Google X founder and former Nest technology VP for health projects - Ars Technica


Ars Technica

Apple hires Google X founder and former Nest technology VP for health projects
Ars Technica
Apple has hired Yoky Matsuoka, a cofounder of Google's experimental Google X division and former vice president of Technology at Nest, to work on some of its health initiatives. Fortune reports that Matsuoka is working under Chief Operating Officer ...
Apple hires Google X lab cofounder, former Nest head of technology to work on health projectsAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple hires former Nest technology chief Yoky MatsuokaThe Verge
Apple Nabs Nest's Former Head of TechnologyFortune

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Travel

Cheap holidays: 10 travel deals to save you money on a family getaway this half term - Mirror.co.uk


Mirror.co.uk

Cheap holidays: 10 travel deals to save you money on a family getaway this half term
Mirror.co.uk
Having the kids at home over half term can be a costly time for parents - and with travel prices rising in sync with the school holidays - it's become almost impossible to make a real saving on a family break. In 2016, Britons will spend more than ever ...

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Travel deals: Return airfares included with Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort package - Bendigo Advertiser


Bendigo Advertiser

Travel deals: Return airfares included with Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort package
Bendigo Advertiser
This package for Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort includes return airfares from Australia, all meals and six nights accommodation. Honeymooners also receive a bottle of champagne, a dinner on the beach, one special honeymoon turndown service, and a ...

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Travel deals: Save $1000 a person on Collette's 12-day Timeless France tour - The Border Mail


The Border Mail

Travel deals: Save $1000 a person on Collette's 12-day Timeless France tour
The Border Mail
Save $1000 a person on Collette's 12-day Timeless France tour from Alsace to Burgundy, Provence and the French Riviera. It included a five-day cruise along the Saone and Rhone rivers from Lyon to Provence, a night's hotel accommodation in Frankfurt ...

Travel deals: Save up to $1295 a person on Abercrombie & Kent Morocco, Mosaics and Medinas tour - Illawarra Mercury


Illawarra Mercury

Travel deals: Save up to $1295 a person on Abercrombie & Kent Morocco, Mosaics and Medinas tour
Illawarra Mercury
Abercrombie & Kent is offering savings of up to $1295 a person on its eight-day Morocco, Mosaics & Medinas trips. It covers the highlights of Morocco including Casablanca, Fes, the capital Rabat and Marrakech. With a private guide throughout, the ...

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Top stories of the hour


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

Attorney William Mauzy answers questions from the media as he arrives at his Minneapolis office Wednesday, May 4, 2016. A published report says Prince's representatives arranged for the musician to meet a California doctor to help him kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death. Mauzy represents California Dr. Howard Kornfeld who couldn't immediately meet Prince so he sent his son Andrew to discuss treatment. The pop rock singer died on April 21 at the age of 57. (AP Photo/ Jeff Baenen)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


Washington Post

'Disgruntled' ex-employee kills co-worker, himself at Houston-area business after being fired
Washington Post
A man who was fired from his job on Wednesday returned to his business outside Houston and killed a former co-worker before taking his own life, police said. Authorities had been called to an office in the vicinity of Katy, Tex., after receiving ...
2 dead, including shooter, in Texas workplace shootingNOLA.com
The Latest: 2 schools on lockdown amid Texas shootingFox News
Two dead in workplace shooting at Katy trucking companyChron.com
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On Star Wars Day, may the force be with these MLB players, teams - Sports Illustrated
Wed, 04 May 2016 19:45:00 +0100


Washington Post

On Star Wars Day, may the force be with these MLB players, teams
Sports Illustrated
Today is May 4, which thanks to the power of pun-fueled geekdom has become known in certain corners of the Internet at Star Wars Day, a phenomenon that coalesced in Toronto in 2011 based on a pun ("May the Fourth be with you") that is almost as old as ...
Will Rogue One Feature Classic Star Wars Characters? Here's What We KnowCinema Blend
The lasting legacy of Timothy Zahn's Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy, 25 years laterBlastr
Star Wars invades Denver at art museum May the Fourth kickoff eventThe Denver Post
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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


Newsweek

Obama drinks Flint water as he 'shines a spotlight' on city's lead crisis
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — President Obama sipped Flint drinking water Wednesday as he visited the Michigan city to "shine a spotlight" on a public health crisis that he says is not unique among American cities. But even as he drank the filtered water, Obama urged ...
Obama Drinks Filtered City Water in Flint to Show It's SafeABC News
Flint girl's water still unsafe as Obama visits, Water Defense nonprofit group saysWashington Times
Obama Should Propose a 9/11-Style Fund for FlintTIME
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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


Reuters

Raging wildfire forces evacuation of 88000 in Canadian city
Reuters
ANZAC, Alberta 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 ...
Canada Wildfires Force Evacuation, Hampers Oil-Sands OperationWall Street Journal
Thousands of Homes Destroyed as Wildfires Continue to Ravage Canadian Oil TownGizmodo
Wildfire forces 80000 to evacuate Canadian oil sands townNOLA.com
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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


Billboard

Beyonce Praises Those 'Doing the Good Work' Fighting North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law
Billboard
Following Beyonce's stormy concert in North Carolina on the Formation World Tour Tuesday night (May 3), the singer is bringing awareness to the state's current legislation affecting the LGBTQ community. "North Carolina has been drawing the attention of ...
North Carolina Bathroom Law Inspires Transgender HoaxsterDaily Caller

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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


ABC News

Air Bag Inflator Recall to Grow by 35 Million to 40 Million
ABC News
Takata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what already is the largest automotive recall in American history, the federal government announced Wednesday. The recall expansion ...
U.S. Orders Up to 40 Million More Takata AirBags RecalledBloomberg
Takata Airbag Defect Is Traced to Moisture and TemperatureNew York Times
US confirms recall of 35 million-40 million Takata air bag inflatorsReuters
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Atlanta airport to close 1 of 3 security areas for 3 weeks - CBS News
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:43:00 +0100


CBS News

Atlanta airport to close 1 of 3 security areas for 3 weeks
CBS News
ATLANTA - The world's busiest airport in Atlanta plans to close one of its three checkpoints in the domestic terminal for three weeks. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials said the plan is to close the south security checkpoint ...
TSA seeks to speed lines as summer loomsAtlanta Journal Constitution
No, Budget Cuts Aren't Why You're Waiting Hours To Get Through Airport SecurityInvestor's Business Daily
How to Better Protect Airports From Terrorist AttacksU.S. News & World Report

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Elizabeth Warren unleashes Twitter tirade on Donald Trump
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:19:57 +0100

Elizabeth Warren unleashes Twitter tirade on Donald TrumpThe 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 suspends presidential campaign: ReportsJohn 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

Trump on choice for VP: ‘I’ll probably go the political route’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

Can Bernie Sanders really change the Democratic Party at the convention?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


New York Times

Attorney: Prince Arranged to Meet Addiction Doctor
ABC News
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. Attorney William Mauzy said Dr. Howard Kornfeld had ...
Prince Was Set to Meet With Opioid Addiction Doctor a Day After He DiedHollywood Reporter
Prince was set to meet with addiction doctor before deathNOLA.com
Prince found dead one day after addiction specialist was calledAtlanta Journal Constitution
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The Brilliance of the Self-Driving Minivan - The Atlantic
Wed, 04 May 2016 14:26:55 +0100


The Atlantic

The Brilliance of the Self-Driving Minivan
The Atlantic
Google is more than doubling its fleet of self-driving vehicles this year. But instead of adding more of its own cute bubble-shaped vehicles, or another batch of Audis, Lexus SUVs, or Toyotas like those it currently uses to test its technology, Google ...
The Morning Download: Alphabet, Fiat Chrysler Driverless Car Pact Is Game of DronesWall Street Journal (blog)
Google's Self-Driving Minivan Could Bring Autonomy To the Rest of UsWIRED
Google, Fiat Chrysler team up on self-driving minivansReuters
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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

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as he arrives to Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, in MichiganBy 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

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks as his wife, Heidi, listens during a primary night campaign event, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Indianapolis. Cruz ended his presidential campaign, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)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

Voters wait to cast their ballot in the Indiana Primary at the Hamilton Co. Auto Auction, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Noblesville, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)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

Cruz shocks his supporters with a sudden exitMoments 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

White House Defends Iraq Mission After US DeathPHOENIX (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

#Ever Trump? Indiana landslide knocks Cruz out of raceNEW 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

Clinton campaign on Trump becoming the likely Republican nominee: He’s a ‘bully’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

Sanders defeats Clinton in Indiana, throwing wrench in her pivot to NovemberSen. 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

FILE - In this Feb 23, 1945 file photo, U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan. The Marine Corps said Monday, May 2, 2016, that it has begun investigating whether it mistakenly identified one of the men shown raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in one of the iconic images of World War II after two amateur history buffs began raising questions about the picture. The Marines announced its inquiry more than a year after Eric Krelle, a toy designer from Omaha, Neb., and Stephen Foley, who works at a building supply company in Wexford, Ireland, questioned the identity of one man. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal, File)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

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks during a news conference (AP Photo/David Goldman)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.


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