Clinton scores prized endorsement from Gov. Jerry Brown
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:33:55 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Clinton landed a coveted endorsement from California Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday, patching up a strained relationship between the two Democrats as she seeks to deliver a final blow to Bernie Sanders' campaign.
Police: Houston shooter fired 212 rounds
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:28:28 -0400
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say an Army veteran of two Afghanistan tours who killed one person and wounded several others during a weekend rampage fired 212 rounds from his military-style assault rifle before a SWAT officer fatally shot him from more than 100 yards away.
Boyd Gaming sells its 50 percent stake in Borgata to MGM
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:23:54 -0400
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Boyd Gaming said Tuesday it is selling its 50 percent stake in Atlantic City's top casino to MGM Resorts International, the company that owns the other half.
Ex-Barclays director accused by U.S. of illegal tips to plumber
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:19:39 -0400
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former director at Barclays Plc was arrested on Tuesday on U.S. charges that he provided inside information about impending mergers he learned about at the bank to a plumber, who used the tips to make $76,000 (£52,488) illegally. Steven McClatchey, 58, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court with conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud after the plumber, Gary Pusey, secretly pleaded guilty on Friday and agreed to cooperate with authorities. McClatchey, who worked at the British bank in its Manhattan offices from December 2008 to December 2015, was arrested on Long Island, where he resides.
Correction: Zoo Gorilla-Child Hurt story
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:16:34 -0400
CINCINNATI (AP) — In a story May 30 about a gorilla shot and killed after a child fell into its enclosure, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by the Cincinnati Zoo, reported erroneously the child's age. He is 3, not 4.
Haiti council starts deliberating possible election redo
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:12:26 -0400
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's electoral authorities began deliberating Tuesday whether to annul the disputed presidential election and hold a new vote, as recommended by a special commission that reported finding what appeared to be significant fraud and professional misconduct.
The Latest: Trump: Zoo had little choice in killing gorilla
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:11:51 -0400
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a gorilla after a child fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo (all times local):
Brazil great Pele selling awards and memorabilia at auction
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:09:42 -0400
LONDON (AP) — Pele is in London to promote an auction of his collection of awards and memorabilia.
AFL-CIO labor group joins Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:08:09 -0400
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The AFL-CIO has joined Tom Brady's fight to overturn his "Deflategate" appeal.
Fear for civilians as Islamic State halts Iraqi army at gates of Falluja
Tue, 31 May 2016 17:05:23 -0400
By Maher Nazeh and Saif Hameed CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields. The Iraqi army's assault on Falluja has begun what is expected to be one of the biggest battles ever fought against Islamic State, with the government backed by world powers including the United States and Iran, and determined to win back the first major Iraqi city that fell to the group in 2014. A week after Baghdad announced the start of the assault, its troops advanced in large numbers into the city limits for the first time on Monday, pouring into rural territory on its southern outskirts but stopping short of the main built-up area.