May 29, 2016

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At Koch summit, Rand Paul splits with Cruz, Rubio

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon’s budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come. The Kentucky Republican joined fellow first-term senators Ted Read More…

Greece’s Syriza to form gov’t after election victory

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Syriza party gained the key backing needed to form a government Monday, creating a surprise alliance with a small right-wing party that signals possible confrontation over the country’s bailout. Although the alliance between two ideologically opposed parties who share only their opposition to the bailout was a surprise, it nevertheless boosted stock markets across Read More…

Officials say 2 sons of Egypt’s Mubarak freed from prison

CAIRO (AP) — The two sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak were released from prison Monday, nearly four years after they were first arrested along with their father, authorities said. Security officials said the two, wealthy businessman Alaa and Mubarak’s one-time heir apparent Gamal, walked free from Torah Prison in a southern Cairo suburb Read More…

Doctors OK medical marijuana for sick kids failed by other drugs

CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation’s most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy. Some parents insist that medical marijuana has cured their kids’ troublesome Read More…

Afghan economic crisis looms as foreign aid dollars depart

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as international aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after Western forces effectively ended their 13-year war against the Taliban. Assuming power in September amid a continuing Taliban insurgency, President Ashraf Ghani Read More…

Super Bowl host city still reeling over sports deals

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday as it hosts the Super Bowl and the legions of fans who are shelling out big bucks to see the big game. What may be not visible amid all the hoopla is a sobering reality about the Super Bowl host city:Glendale is suffering deep financial Read More…

Storm threatens the Northeast with historic snow

NEW YORK — Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and one to three feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days. Snow was coating cars and building up on sidewalks Read More…

‘Birdman’ tops Screen Actors Guilt Awards

The backstage farce “Birdman” topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Award, winning best ensemble cast, even though its star, Michael Keaton, was upset by Eddie Redmayne in the most outstanding actor category. Keaton led the “Birdman” cast, including Emma Stone, Edward Norton and Zach Galifianakis, in accepting the top honor from the acting guild, Read More…

Legal pot backers in Ohio trickle out details of 2015 vision

COLUMBUS — The marijuana legalization movement has arrived in Ohio with high-flying ambitions: making it the first state to move from a complete ban to complete legalization with a single vote. ResponsibleOhio is one of two competing legalization campaigns pushing forward in the state. It released further elements of its plan this week, while again stopping short Read More…

Analysis: GOP changes tune, calls for bipartisanship

WASHINGTON — Winners by far in last fall’s elections, Republicans now demand bipartisanship from President Barack Obama as their due and the voters’ desire. They saw things far differently when political fortunes were reversed six years ago. Then, with the president newly in office and the economy cratering, minority Republicans overwhelmingly opposed Obama’s stimulus legislation Read More…