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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…

Trump trying to ‘normalize’ with foreign policy speech

NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s highly anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday will test whether the Republican presidential front-runner known for his raucous rallies and eyebrow-raising statements can present a more presidential persona as he works to coalesce a still-weary Republican establishment around his candidacy. Trump’s speech will focus on “several critical foreign policy issues” such Read More…

Paris attack suspect transferred to France

PARIS — Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam — Europe’s most wanted fugitive until his capture in Belgium last month — was transferred Wednesday to France and was to appear before investigating judges who will decide how to charge him, the French prosecutor’s office said. Prosecutors say Abdeslam, who was arrested in Belgium last month after Read More…

Former House speaker Hastert to be sentenced in hush-money case

CHICAGO — Dennis Hastert arrived Wednesday in federal court to learn his sentence in a hush-money case centered on accusations that the former U.S. House speaker sexually abused at least four students decades ago when he coached wrestling at an Illinois high school. Hastert, who was wheeled into the building in Chicago, pleaded guilty last Read More…

No Fed rate hike expected … for now

WASHINGTON — On this, pretty much every economist agrees: The Federal Reserve will keep interest rates unchanged when it ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday. What’s unclear is whether it will hint about the likelihood of a rate hike at its next meeting in June. With the U.S. job market healthy and the stock market Read More…

New plainclothes morality police prompt criticism in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran — Tehran resident Sousan Heidari has stopped letting her headscarf slip casually down over her neck and shoulders while driving in the Iranian capital. These days, the 22-year-old with a taste for bold makeup makes sure to pull it tightly over her dark hair, fearful of running afoul of a newly established undercover Read More…

At personal risk, Pakistani Sikhs open temple for first time in 73 years

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — An armed policeman stood guard outside the 300-year-old Sikh temple, known as a gurdwara, in northwest Pakistan. He kept a watchful eye on everyone who passed him on the narrow street, looking for a suspicious gesture, or a bulge beneath the clothes that hints at a hidden gun or a bomb. Earlier Read More…

North Carolina proposing anti-heckler policy on college campuses

RALEIGH, N.C. — Hecklers who shout down speakers on North Carolina’s college campuses could be punished under a proposal being floated before lawmakers that would make this state the newest battleground over free speech at U.S. universities. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is proposing that the state’s 17-campus public university system create a policy that includes punishments Read More…

Prince’s former band to reunite for some shows

MINNEAPOLIS — Prince’s old band is reuniting for some live shows following his death. Members of the Revolution made the announcement in a video posted online Tuesday. Five band members appear in the video, sitting on a couch. Guitarist Wendy Melvoin says the group’s members decided, after spending “three or four days together” grieving Prince’s Read More…