April 30, 2016

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Punishments but no criminal charges in U.S. attack on hospital

WASHINGTON — Administrative punishments but no criminal charges have been leveled against U.S. military personnel for mistakes that resulted in 42 people dying in last year’s attack on a civilian hospital in Afghanistan operated by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, officials said. The Pentagon was expected to release the full report on the investigation Read More…

“Wait, there’s more!” pitchman Kives dead at 87

TORONTO — Philip Kives, the tireless TV pitchman whose commercials implored viewers to “wait, there’s more!” while selling everything from vegetable slicers to hit music compilations on vinyl, has died at age 87. Samantha Kives said Thursday that her father died a day earlier after being hospitalized with an undisclosed illness. Kives became wealthy after Read More…

A generation before Chernobyl, there was Mayak

MUSLYUMOVO, Russia — At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime’s exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the Read More…

NFL Draft: Two QBs at the top, then a bunch of Buckeyes

CHICAGO — California love for Jared Goff, and Philadelphia pride for Carson Wentz. It was all about the quarterbacks before Laremy Tunsil’s bizarre tumble down the board at the NFL Draft. Goff went No. 1 overall to the Rams on Thursday for their first pick since they moved to Los Angeles in the offseason. Wentz Read More…

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…

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…

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…

10 things to know, Thursday, April 28

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. Ted Cruz gambles on Carly Fiorina The candidate makes a rare early running mate pick as the Republican race takes yet another unusual turn. 2. When a contested convention last happened The 1976 battle between Gerald Ford Read More…

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…

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…