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Paris-Brussels attacks network a 'supercell' of extremism

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 2:24pm

PARIS (AP) — The number of people linked to the Islamic State network that attacked Paris and Brussels reaches easily into the dozens, with a series of new arrests over the weekend that confirmed the cell's toxic reach and ability to move around unnoticed in Europe's criminal underworld.

NYC mayor: Hillary Clinton’s plan for Wall Street reform more progressive than Bernie’s

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:43pm
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says Hillary Clinton’s plan for Wall Street reform is more progressive than those of any candidate in the 2016 presidential race — including the one outlined by her Democratic challenger, Bernie Sanders. “Her plan actually goes after the problems we see today,” de Blasio told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric on Monday.

Twitter executive live-tweets and live-streams SWAT standoff outside his L.A. home

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:16am
Nathan Hubbard, the company's head of global media and commerce, heard gunshots outside his daughter’s window around 2:00 a.m., and promptly started tweeting.

Donald Trump’s children feel ‘very, very guilty’ that they won’t be voting for him in New York

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 9:53am

Eric and Ivanka Trump have campaigned extensively for their father, Donald. But they are not registered Republicans, so they can't vote in next week's New York primary

Poll: Clinton has edge over Trump on range of issues

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 9:39am

Americans trust the Democratic front-runner more than the GOP businessman on issues ranging from immigration to health care to nominating Supreme Court justices.

Ed Snider dies at 83; remembered for founding Flyers, passion for community

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 9:21am

On Saturday, the Flyers made the playoffs. On Monday, they lost the man responsible for willing them into existence.

Sanders campaign tries to have it both ways on superdelegates

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 6:01am

Even as it decries the cronyism of the superdelegate system, the Sanders campaign is lobbying aggressively for those superdelegates, including in primary states he didn't win.

Kerry calls Hiroshima tour 'gut-wrenching,' says all should visit

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 5:41am

John Kerry became the first U.S. secretary of state to pay respects at Hiroshima's memorial to victims of the 1945 U.S. nuclear attack.

Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state's antigay law

Mon, 04/11/2016 - 3:55am

The new law allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples.

Trump calls Boston Globe "worthless" in response to satire

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 10:05pm

The newspaper lampooned a potential Trump presidency.

Willett wins Masters after stunning Spieth meltdown

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 9:03pm

By Mark Lamport-Stokes AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Englishman Danny Willett took advantage of a shocking back-nine meltdown by defending champion and runaway leader Jordan Spieth to win his first major title by three shots at the Masters on Sunday. Three strokes behind the pacesetting Spieth going into the final round at Augusta National, an ice-cool Willett closed with a five-under-par 67 to end a 17-year title drought by European golfers at the year's opening major. Willett, a four-times winner on the European Tour competing in his second Masters, birdied three of the last six holes to cap off a bogey-free display in sun-bathed but cool conditions and post a five-under total of 283.

CIA director says he would not obey a waterboarding order

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 8:39pm

John Brennan says his spy agency will not engage in so-called enhanced interrogation techniques even if ordered to by a future president.

Retired NFL star Will Smith shot dead in New Orleans

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 7:38pm

By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Will Smith, a prominent member of the New Orleans Saints team that won the NFL's Super Bowl in 2010, was killed by a gunman who shot the retired football player after ramming his car near the city's famed French Quarter, police said on Sunday. Investigators were trying to determine whether the shooting, which also wounded Smith's wife, was a case of road rage or whether there was some other motive, police said. The suspect, Cardell Hayes, 28, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, the New Orleans Police Department said in a Twitter message.

Bernie Sanders: ‘I appreciate Bill Clinton being my psychoanalyst. It’s always nice.’

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 5:40pm
Bernie Sanders rebutted former President Bill Clinton's contention that he's questioning Hillary's qualifications because she's a woman, saying the Clinton campaign is going negative because of Sanders' momentum in the primaries.