Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
  • Raging wildfire forces evacuation of 88,000 in Canadian city

    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 […]

  • Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince arranged an initial meeting with a California doctor who specializes in addiction treatment the day before he died, a Minneapolis lawyer for the doctor said Wednesday. […]

  • Elizabeth Warren unleashes Twitter tirade on Donald Trump

    The 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

    John 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’

    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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Few historical precedents for Trump as major party nominee

    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

    By 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 […]

  • Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination

    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

    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. […]