April 28, 2016

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Reports: Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene

MINNEAPOLIS — Prescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis, several news organizations reported. ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, citing unidentified law enforcement sources, reported that prescription painkillers were found on the 57-year-old musician and in his home. The Star Tribune, also citing unnamed Read More…

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Data shows Kasich, Cruz frozen out by big GOP donors

WASHINGTON — It seems like a logical pairing: Republican donors who despise Donald Trump, and two GOP presidential hopefuls sticking it out to keep him from the nomination. Yet such a financial cavalry never arrived for Ted Cruz and John Kasich, ignoring their impassioned pleas for financial help. Donors who gave as much as allowed Read More…

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Report: Knicks looking at former Cavs coach Blatt for opening

NEW YORK — The New York Knicks have interviewed former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their head coaching position, a person with knowledge of the details said Wednesday. Knicks President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson met with Blatt this week, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the coaching Read More…

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Another strange turn in GOP presidential race: Cruz picks Fiorina as running mate

WASHINGTON — An astonishing Republican presidential primary season has taken another unusual turn, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate — even though he’s mathematically unable to become the GOP nominee through the regular voting process. It was the move of a candidate desperate to block Donald Trump, a front-runner Read More…

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1976 is window into ugliness of GOP contested convention

GREENVILLE, Miss. — Clarke Reed and Billy Mounger still sound like they want to spit when they talk about each other — 40 years after the contested Republican National Convention where the Mississippi delegation split between President Gerald Ford and smooth-talking Ronald Reagan. As the GOP stares down the possibility of a contested convention this Read More…

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Syrian cease-fire obliterated as airstrikes hit Aleppo hospital

BEIRUT — A wave of nighttime airstrikes hit a hospital in Syria supported by Doctors Without Borders and nearby buildings in the rebel-held part of the contested city of Aleppo, killing at least 27 people as the U.N. envoy for Syria appealed early Thursday on the U.S. and Russia to help revive the peace talks Read More…

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South Korea reports midrange North missile crashes shortly after launch

SEOUL, South Korea — A suspected powerful intermediate-range North Korean missile crashed moments after liftoff Thursday, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said, in what would be the second such embarrassing failure in recent weeks. The report of the North Korean launch failure is particularly humiliating as it comes ahead of a major North Korean ruling party Read More…

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Weather warnings reviewed after storm front fizzles

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a “bust” because the tornadoes that did develop were small. Storms on Tuesday brought Read More…

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Chinese monk mummified, covered in gold leaf out of reverence

BEIJING — A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions. The monk, Fu Hou, died in 2012 at age 94 after spending most of his life at the Chongfu Temple on a hill in the city Read More…

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Culture of corruption: Principals charged with kickbacks as Detroit schools faced financial woes

DETROIT — A dozen Detroit principals and an administrator are accused of finding a way to bleed their struggling public schools of $900,000 — ordering chairs, writing paper and other supplies that in most cases were never delivered, even as investigators doggedly battled fraud in a district that lacks textbooks and even toilet paper. Federal Read More…

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