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Afghan Taliban leader in Pakistan likely killed in U.S. drone strike

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, Taliban militants’ leader, is seen in this undated handout photograph by the Taliban. REUTERS/Taliban Handout/Handout via Reuters More By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States conducted a drone strike on Saturday against the leader of Afghan Taliban, likely killing him on the Pakistan side of the remote border region with Afghanistan in a mission authorized by U.S Continue reading

Exaggerator wins Preakness, ends Nyquist’s Triple Crown bid

A record 134,000 sodden race fans crowded into a rain-shrouded Pimlico Race Course in Maryland to watch the 141st Preakness. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist sought to take the next step forward in the hunt for the Triple Crown. But it wasn’t to be, as Exaggerator, runner-up in the Derby, got revenge and won the Preakness going away. Continue reading

Investigators: Smoke detected on EgyptAir jet just before crash

CAIRO (AP) — Smoke was detected in multiple places on EgyptAir flight 804 moments before it plummeted into the Mediterranean, but the cause of the crash that killed all 66 on board remains unclear, the French air accident investigation agency said on Saturday, as the Egyptian military released the first images of debris from the doomed aircraft, including personal items and damaged seats. Agency spokesman Sebastien Barthe told The Associated Press in Paris that the plane’s automatic detection system sent messages indicating smoke a few minutes before the plane disappeared from radar while flying over the east Mediterranean early Thursday morning. Continue reading

In swing-state suburbs, white women are skeptical of Trump

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — For Donald Trump to win the White House, he’ll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery. Yet the 52-year-old business owner from the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, is struggling with the notion that Trump is her party’s presumptive presidential nominee, and she can’t commit to voting for him. Emery’s negative impression of Trump is shared by most of the dozens of white, suburban women from politically important states who were interviewed by The Associated Press this spring. Continue reading

Sanders campaign down to less than $6 million in cash

Thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters pack the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., waiting for his arrival Friday May 20, 2016. Continue reading

Trump rallies gun owners, wins National Rifle Association endorsement

Donald Trump addresses the National Rifle Association’s annual convention, May 20 in Louisville, Ky. Continue reading

Official: Armed person shot by Secret Service officer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A uniformed Secret Service officer shot an armed person on a street outside the White House, a U.S. Continue reading

White House security scare prompts Secret Service shooting

A shooting on a street just outside the White House created a brief national security scare Friday afternoon. A uniformed Secret Service officer reportedly shot an armed person on West Executive Ave Continue reading

Wreckage of EgyptAir plane found in Mediterranean

A Greek Air Force mechanic checks a plane at a base in Kastelli, Crete on May 20 before its use in the search operation of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean (AFP Photo/Costas Metaxakis) More Cairo (AFP) – Egypt found wreckage including seats and luggage Friday from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean, as investigators tried to unravel the mystery of why it swerved and plummeted into the sea. Search teams spotted personal belongings of passengers and parts of the Airbus A320 about 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, the military said. The country’s aviation minister has said a “terrorist attack” was a more likely cause than technical failure for the plane’s disappearance on a flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 people on board. Continue reading

Number of Zika cases in the U.S. increases dramatically, CDC says

According to the CDC statement, a total of 279 pregnant women have tested positive for Zika in either the U.S. or its territories. Concern about the rapid spread of the virus has caused USA Swimming to move a scheduled pre-Olympic training from Puerto Rico to Atlanta. Continue reading