April 29, 2016

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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…

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…

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…

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…

NFL Draft: With Rams, Eagles making deals, Chargers with third pick will determine flow

CHICAGO — For once, the key to the first round of the NFL draft doesn’t belong to the team picking first. Or second. With the Rams and Eagles having traded up to secure the top two spots, where they have said they will take quarterbacks, it’s San Diego that likely will determine the flow on Read More…

Beyonce opens tour, offers no further clues about ‘Lemonade’

MIAMI — Whether scorned woman or confident seductress, Beyonce moved seamlessly between the two on the opening night of her Formation World Tour in Miami, offering no insight into the rumors of marital infidelity fueled by her latest album. Queen B came out swinging Wednesday in an oversized black western hat and bodysuit, trading her Read More…

NBA Playoffs: Golden State closes out Houston, will face Clippers or Trail Blazers in next round

OAKLAND, Calif. — Perhaps a corny catchphrase to some, those three words really resonate with the Golden State Warriors: “Strength in Numbers.” They are bought into this mantra, all right. Now more so than ever with Stephen Curry on the sidelines. Poll a few Warriors and they surely will bring up the defending champions’ depth Read More…

Indians down Twins to spoil Berrios’ MLB debut

MINNEAPOLIS — Francisco Lindor drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians spoiled the big league debut of Jose Berrios with a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Carlos Santana had three hits and the Indians avoided losing to the Twins on a walk-off hit for the third consecutive night. Cody Allen Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, April 27

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Front-runners press closer to showdown Donald Trump emerges from the Northeast in a strong position to claim the GOP nomination if he keeps winning, while Hillary Clinton’s four victories put her 90 percent of the way to Read More…

With wins in Northeast primaries, Trump, Clinton move closer to November showdown

WASHINGTON — Bolstering his grip on the Republican primaries, Donald Trump prepared Wednesday for a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton, accusing the Democratic front-runner of “playing the woman card” in her presidential campaign. Trump swept five states in Tuesday’s Northeast primaries, bringing him tantalizingly close to securing the Republican nomination against Texas Sen. Ted Read More…