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Thousands plan May 1 marches in US in heated election year

11 hours 36 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands are expected to rally in cities across the United States on Sunday for immigrant and worker rights and against what they see as hateful presidential campaign rhetoric.

Malaysia deports 32 Taiwanese to China, draws protest

11 hours 37 min ago

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China this weekend to face wire fraud charges, the latest in a series of disputes that has raised new friction between China and Taiwan.

Spurs storm past Thunder in series opener

12 hours 3 min ago

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 38 points in just three quarters as the San Antonio Spurs stormed to a 124-92 victory over Oklahoma City in game one of their NBA playoffs second-round series. The Spurs built a 23-point lead in the first quarter -- when they connected on 81.8 percent of their shots -- and the rout was on in game one of the Western Conference semi-finals in San Antonio. Kawhi Leonard added 25 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Spurs, who never trailed and led by as many as 43.

Obama torches Trump at his final Washington correspondents' dinner

12 hours 31 min ago

By Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday took aim at Democrats and Republicans alike in his final appearance headlining the star-studded White House correspondents' dinner, but saved his sharpest barbs for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. "The Republican establishment is incredulous that he's their most likely nominee," Obama told attendees at the black-tie event, which brought together journalists and media moguls with Hollywood stars and power brokers from Capitol Hill and beyond. "They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president.

Aldridge has 38 points, Spurs rout Thunder 124-92 in Game 1

12 hours 35 min ago

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder — in a hurry.

Peace activist, Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

12 hours 38 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — His defiant protests helped shape Americans' opposition to the Vietnam War. And they landed The Rev. Daniel Berrigan behind bars.

Down a man after Orpik hit, Pens top Caps 2-1; series 1-all

12 hours 47 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Already down a game in their second-round playoff series, Kris Letang and the Pittsburgh Penguins suddenly were down a man, too, on Saturday night, when Olli Maatta was leveled by a high hit from Washington's Brooks Orpik less than 5 minutes in.

Facing long odds in California, Cruz courts state's Republicans

13 hours 9 min ago

By Sharon Bernstein BURLINGAME, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz made a plea to the California Republican Party on Saturday to line up behind him in the state's June primary in his uphill battle to stop front-runner Donald Trump from grabbing the nomination. At the same party convention that was the backdrop for chaotic protests against Trump on Friday, Cruz tried to woo party members with support for their long-time issues, such as lower taxes and a harder line on immigration. Former California Governor Pete Wilson gave Cruz his endorsement as he introduced the senator from Texas.

Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch

13 hours 22 min ago

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation.

Berlin cracks down on Airbnb rentals to cool market

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 22:58

Berlin has begun restricting private property rentals through Airbnb and similar online platforms, threatening hefty fines in a controversial move meant to keep housing affordable for locals. The German capital fears that the growing trend of people letting out apartments to tourists through sites such as Airbnb, Wimdu and 9Flats is cutting into a limited property supply and driving up rents. It is "a necessary and sensible instrument against the housing shortage in Berlin," said Andreas Geisel, Berlin's head of urban development.

Obama out: President takes last shots at official Washington

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 22:58

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy.

The Latest: Fiorina says Trump prematurely claiming victory

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 22:53

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):

Survivor rescued 13 days after deadly Ecuador quake

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 22:52

Crews have rescued a 72-year-old survivor of Ecuador's deadly earthquake almost two weeks after it struck the South American country, Venezuela announced. A visiting Venezuelan search team located Manuel Vasquez, who had been trapped under rubble since the 7.8-magnitude quake that killed 660 people, the Venezuelan embassy in Quito said on its website. The April 16 quake was the worst to strike Ecuador in decades, causing buildings to collapse and damaging roads and other infrastructure in tourist areas along the coast.

A coronation for North Korea's Kim Jong-Un

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 22:52

After four years of top-level reshuffles, purges and executions, Kim Jong-Un will formally cement his unassailable status as North Korea's supreme leader at a landmark ruling party congress this week. The first gathering of its kind for nearly 40 years is really a coronation of sorts -- recognising the young 33-year-old leader as the legitimate inheritor of the dynastic dictatorship started by his grandfather Kim Il-Sung and passed down through his late father Kim Jong-Il. "This congress means everything for Kim Jong-Un," said John Delury, a North Korea expert at Yonsei University in Seoul.

LEADING OFF: MadBum faces Thor; Price in prime time vs Yanks

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:59

A look at what's happening all around the majors Sunday:

Six killed in Texas floods as severe weather lashes central U.S.

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:46

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed and another person also died in floods in Texas caused by storms that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday. The woman and her grandchildren died in Palestine, Texas, 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Dallas, after escaping a house where flood waters had reached the roof line.

Andre Berto stops Victor Ortiz in 4th round, avenging loss

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:45

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Andre Berto spent five years regretting his inability to land the punches that would have finished off Victor Ortiz during his first career defeat.

The Latest: 6th body found after flooding in Texas

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:44

PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Texas flooding (all times local):

Trump backers yell foul over loss at Arizona GOP convention

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:42

PHOENIX (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at Saturday's Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump.

Labour Party launches anti-semitism inquiry

Sat, 04/30/2016 - 21:14

By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Labour party has launched an inquiry into how to tackle anti-semitism after suspending former London mayor Ken Livingstone days before it contests elections in London, Scotland and Wales. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn - a close ally of party veteran Livingstone - said in a statement that he would propose a new code of conduct explicitly banning anti-semitism and other forms of racism. "There is no place for anti-semitism or any form of racism in the Labour party, or anywhere in society," he said.