May 30, 2015

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Trainer Baffert settles into role as racing elder statesman

ARCADIA, Calif. — Bob Baffert came blasting into thoroughbred racing in Southern California talking smack. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, he had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take aim at the bigger money and prestige offered by training regally-bred thoroughbreds. It wasn’t long before he piled up 11 wins Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, May 28

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. U.S., Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect The anti-corruption investigation that would shake the soccer world was planned for the sport’s governing body’s annual gathering in Zurich. 2. Who are not returning from IS conflict zones Read More…

FIFA raids planned during annual meeting for maximum effect

BERN, Switzerland — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world. They knew that the moment to strike would come when FIFA, the sport’s governing body, held its annual congress in Zurich, gathering all of its top officials — including the main suspects Read More…

For women jihadis, Syria is one-way trip

PARIS — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad — they were going to a place of no return. Only two of the approximately 600 Read More…

Jeb Bush’s busy role on boards could become 2016 campaign issue

WASHINGTON — During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches. Bush returned to corporate America after leaving the governor’s mansion in Read More…

Houston susceptible to floods despite controls; population boom doesn’t help

HOUSTON — The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise. “It happens fairly frequently,” says Sam Brody, director of Texas A&M University’s Center for Beaches and Shores. “Houston is the No. 1 city in America to be injured and die in a Read More…

Indians scramble for heat wave relief, but many must still work

HYDERABAD, India — Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month. But some had no choice but to venture into the heat. “Either we have to work, putting Read More…

Fallout from Freddie Gray: Homicides spike, arrests fall in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire. “I’m afraid to go Read More…

Hearings start in House Republicans’ lawsuit against Obamacare

WASHINGTON — Obama administration attorneys are urging a federal judge to throw out an election-year lawsuit by House Republicans over the president’s health care law. Attorneys for the House counter that their unusual suit deals with critically important issues related to the separation of powers and should be allowed to continue. The two sides meet Read More…

Comedian Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart

NEWARK, N.J. — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. Morgan’s lawyer, Benedict Morelli, said he and Wal-Mart worked diligently to reach the settlement for the plaintiffs and their families. “Walmart took full responsibility for the accident, Read More…