May 26, 2016

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After conservative backlash, Facebook announces it’s dropping reliance on news outlets for ‘trending topics’

LOS ANGELES — Facebook says it is dropping its reliance on news outlets to help determine what gets posted as a “trending topic” on the giant social network, a move adopted after a backlash over a report saying it suppressed conservative views. Facebook’s General Counsel Colin Stretch outlined the change in a 12-page letter sent Read More…

NBA Playoffs: Warriors’ Green’s a ‘kicker’ — and that might be why he eluded suspension

MIAMI — Draymond Green has a history, and in this case it seems to have been helpful. He’s a kicker. Only a minute before the overly excitable Golden State forward kicked Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams in the midsection during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday night, his leg flailing upward either clumsily Read More…

Cavs can’t sustain comeback, drop 2nd straight to Raptors

TORONTO — A series that once looked lopsided is now even. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, including a driving layup in the final minute, and DeMar DeRozan had 32 as the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference finals by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 in Game 4 on Monday night. After a 10-0 start in Read More…

Indians find their power stroke, get strong start from Cody Anderson to snap losing skid, salvage split with White Sox

CHICAGO — Six home runs and a dominant pitching performance by an unlikely candidate allowed the Cleveland Indians to earn a doubleheader split. Rajai Davis’ two-run homer in the fifth inning put Cleveland ahead to stay, Jose Ramirez hit his second long ball of the day and Juan Uribe also went deep to lead the Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, May 23

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama lifts arms ban in first visit to Vietnam The move aims to bolster a communist government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner, especially in the context of China’s regional aspirations. 2. Bloodshed across the Middle Read More…

In his first visit to Vietnam, Obama lifts half-century ban on arms sales

HANOI, Vietnam — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy. Obama announced the full removal of the embargo Read More…

Coordinating bombings in Yemen, Syria as Iraqi military pushes back against Islamic State

DAMASCUS, Syria — The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Iraq’s Prime Minister has hailed “big successes” by troops, hours after launching Read More…

Once off limits, hospitals become deadly targets in Middle East wars

BEIRUT — As one of the few pediatricians remaining in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Dr. Mohammed Wassim Maaz offered hope to tens of thousands of children and their parents trapped in the horror and misery of the five-year civil war. But last month, an airstrike widely believed to have been carried out by the Read More…

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…