Wednesday, May 25, 2016

News - Nation

  • May 24, 2016 | State Officials: At least 2 hurt, homes damaged in Kansas storms

    DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Homes were damaged and at least two people were critically injured in Kansas amid severe storms that swept across the Plains, authorities said.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Martin homers in 9th, Mariners rally to beat A's 6-5

    SEATTLE (AP) — Leonys Martin needed a few looks to figure out Ryan Madson's changeup, and then he solved the offspeed pitch in a big way.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Obama urges Vietnam youth to tackle climate change

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the country's next generation of leaders for being more conscious of the environment than previous generations and urged them to "do something about" climate change.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor — a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Watchdogs say Texas dodged 'train wreck' on education board

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas takes up always-contentions revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who believes dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark and Democrats killed John F. Kennedy won't have a vote.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Dodgers rout Reds 8-2, send Cincy to 9th straight loss

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig's failure to run out a single in the sixth inning drew the ire of Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and got him pulled from the game.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Crawford, Samardzija lead Giants past Padres again, 8-2

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija appreciates good defense as much as the next pitcher and he continues to marvel at some of the plays made behind him.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Timeline: Baylor contends with series of sex-assault reports

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University, the largest Baptist school in the U.S., has been contending for the past year with cascading reports of sexual assaults committed by football players and, more broadly, complaints by students, alumni and others that officials at the university in Texas for years failed to adequately investigate rape claims.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Baylor says 'Ken Starr is president' amid speculation

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Baylor University and its president are facing mounting pressure over how the school has handled reports of rape and assault by football players, and the Texas university says its governing board is still considering the results of an internal investigation into the matter.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Babies behind bars: Moms do time with their newborns

    BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children's books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls.

  • May 24, 2016 | State LEADING OFF: Arrieta aims for 20; Bradley halfway to Joe D

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  • May 24, 2016 | State Warriors facing long odds down 3-1, but it has been done

    MIAMI (AP) — Here's good news for Golden State: It's not over.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Indy 500 champions choose Andretti as best to never win

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The words were stunning as they flew out of announcer Paul Page's mouth in the waning laps of the 1992 Indianapolis 500.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades.

  • May 24, 2016 | State Marijuana charges against rapper Twista, others dropped

    SOUTH HAVEN, Ind. (AP) — Misdemeanor marijuana possession charges against Chicago rapper Twista and two others also arrested in northwestern Indiana in March have been dropped.

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