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John Kasich suspends campaign in emotional speech

John Kasich suspends campaign in emotional speechRepublican presidential candidate John Kasich officially ended his bid for the White House in an address from Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday evening a decision that all but assures Donald Trumps position as the GOP nominee.

Wed, 04 May 2016 12:16:15 -0400
President Obama drinks the water in Flint

President Obama drinks the water in FlintBarack Obama traveled to Flint, Mich., on Wednesday to meet with local and federal officials to discuss the water crisis there and to reassure families that his administration is doing everything it can to make the water in Flint safe to drink. To help illustrate his point, Obama drank from a glass of filtered water during a press briefing at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, which has become a hub for the response to the water crisis. Generally, I havent been doing stunts, but here you go, Obama said as he took a small sip of the water.

Wed, 04 May 2016 15:47:16 -0400
US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rightsA North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights protections and cant be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding. In a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, the Justice Department said federal officials view the state law as violating federal Civil Rights Act protections barring workplace discrimination based on sex. Provisions of the state law directed at transgender state employees violate their anti-discrimination protections, the letter said.

Wed, 04 May 2016 18:09:11 -0400
Unconventional #10: This years conventions wont be contested. Heres why they could still be crazy.

Unconventional is Yahoo News complete guide to what could be the craziest presidential convention or conventions in decades. Heres what you need to know today.

Wed, 04 May 2016 13:12:19 -0400
DEA and US Attorney Join Prince Death Investigation Amid Reports of Drug Addiction

DEA and US Attorney Join Prince Death Investigation Amid Reports of Drug AddictionThe late singer reportedly sought treatment for prescription drug abuse shortly before his death.

Wed, 04 May 2016 17:45:00 -0400
Elizabeth Warren unleashes Twitter tirade on Donald Trump

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.

Wed, 04 May 2016 12:19:57 -0400
Trump on choice for VP: Ill probably go the political route

Trump on choice for VP: Ill probably go the political routeFresh off an Indiana primary win that cemented him as the likely Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump says hes 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 lets call it talents, Trump said on MSNBCs Morning Joe on Wednesday.

Wed, 04 May 2016 10:48:32 -0400
Can Bernie Sanders really change the Democratic Party at the convention?

Can Bernie Sanders really change the Democratic Party at the convention?Bernie Sanders, fresh off a victory over Hillary Clinton in Indianas 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.

Wed, 04 May 2016 10:45:00 -0400
Obama sips Flint water, urges children be tested for lead

U.S. President Barack Obama drinks a glass of filtered water from Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, during a meeting will local and federal authorities in MichiganBy Timothy Gardner FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sipped filtered water in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday and assured angry residents that their children would be fine in the long term despite the "complete screw-up" that contaminated their drinking water with lead. Obama made the trip to the mostly African-American community to demonstrate that the water there was safe even as he predicted it would take more than two years to replace the city's aging pipes. Flint, with a population of about 100,000, was under control of a state-appointed emergency manager in 2014 when it switched its water source from Detroit's municipal system to the Flint River to save money.

Wed, 04 May 2016 18:53:04 -0400
Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor

Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctorThe 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 never met or spoken to Prince before Princes representatives contacted him on April 20 with the musicians knowledge. Mauzy, confirming details first reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, said Kornfeld wasnt able to travel immediately to Minnesota, so he arranged for his son Andrew to go instead.

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:49:28 -0400
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