May 24, 2016

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Wild presidential election mesmerizes — and terrifies — Iran

TEHRAN, Iran — After decades of officially-imposed detachment from the “Great Satan,” Iranians are this time transfixed by the wild U.S. presidential campaign, mindful that the next White House occupant could have direct impact on their lives. At the heart of the matter is last year’s deal with world powers, which eased the country’s isolation Read More…

Sanders breaking with Democratic leadership, says Puerto Rico deal would make bad situation worse

LOS ANGELES — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is breaking with the Obama administration and House lawmakers over a plan to restructure Puerto Rico’s $70 billion in debt, saying the legislation would make “a terrible situation even worse.” The Vermont senator writes in a letter released Monday that the deal reached last week between the Read More…

Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima inspires variety of reactions

TOKYO — Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific. Michiko Kodama saw a flash in the sky from her elementary school classroom on Aug. 6, 1945, before the ceiling fell and shards of glass from blown-out Read More…

Soldier killed in Pacific in World War II finally returns home to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating is finally coming home to his native New Orleans after his remains were discovered on the Pacific island where he died in 1942. It’s a journey long in the making. Keating’s nephew, Nadau “du Treil” Michael Keating Read More…

Bayer makes cash bid for Monsanto

BERLIN — German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG announced Monday that it has made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto. The proposed combination would create a giant seed and farm chemical company with a strong presence in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Bayer said the all-cash offer values Read More…

Madonna honors Prince, Dion inspires at Billboard Awards

This year’s Billboard Music Awards promised to be heavy on emotion during its biggest performances by iconic artists such as Celine Dion and Madonna. And they certainly delivered on Sunday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a political statement about transgender rights, a tender Prince tribute and Dion’s return after personal losses. Read More…

Racers offer their choices for greatest Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS — Ryan Hunter-Reay admits to being biased when asked about the greatest race in Indianapolis 500 history. He also makes it clear that picking his own victory in 2014 is based more on merit than ego. There was a red flag with seven laps to go. The lead changed just about every lap. Marco Read More…

Wind turbine project gets grant

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $3.7 million grant to a company doing engineering work on a proposed wind turbine project in Lake Erie. Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. is aiming to build a 20-megawatt demonstration wind farm in the lake northwest of downtown Cleveland. Current cost estimates are between $120 million Read More…

NBA Playoffs: Cavs-Raptors series has gotten testy, and Toronto’s Bismack Biyombo is often in the middle

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan remembers the angry emotions Raptors teammate Bismack Biyombo once stirred in him as an opponent. “I hated him,” DeRozan said Sunday. The Cavaliers likely feel a little anger toward Biyombo after his pivotal performance Saturday, when he helped stop Cleveland’s 10-0 start to the playoffs in Toronto’s 99-84 victory in Game Read More…

Red Sox 5, Indians 2: Danny Salazar stumbles against Boston’s red-hot bats

BOSTON — Danny Salazar started the day on a nice run. That ended against the big-hitting Boston Red Sox. David Ortiz went 4-for-4 with a solo home run and a double that sent a fan flying, Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 27 games and the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Read More…