May 29, 2016

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BREAKING: Baylor firing football coach Briles, reassigning president Starr

WACO, Texas — Baylor University’s board of regents said Thursday that it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr amid questions over the school’s handling of sexual assault complaints against players. The nation’s largest Baptist university said in a statement Thursday that it had suspended Briles “with intent to terminate.” Read More…

AP delegate count: Trump clinches nomination

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign. Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, May 26

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Nuclear realities hover over Obama’s trip to Hiroshima The visit, coinciding with the G-7 summit in Japan, comes amid concern over North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile capabilities. 2. Who’s lending unlikely support to Trump An increasingly Read More…

Anti-nuke rhetoric of Obama, Abe conflict with pragmatic reality

TOBA, Japan — There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there’s the messy reality. When U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe make a historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday — the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the site of the first atomic bomb attack — their words advocating Read More…

Small but vocal pro-Trump Hispanic voting bloc faces ridicule, suspicion from friends, family

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas — clashing with police, at times — to protest the Republican presidential contender’s hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the Read More…

Clinton’s message not to trust Trump loses impact with email revelations

SALINAS, Calif. — Hillary Clinton is telling voters not to trust Donald Trump. But a new government report about her usage of a private email server as secretary of state is complicating that message. The sharp rebuke from the State Department’s inspector general, which found Clinton did not seek legal approval for her homebrew email Read More…

A year after AP investigation into airport breaches, authorities crack down — on release of information

Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down —€” not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches. A year after an Associated Press investigation first revealed persistent problems with airports’ Read More…

Protests escalate over French labor bill; prime minister open to changes

LE HAVRE, France — Thousands of dock workers poured into a public square in the French port city of Le Havre on Thursday, setting off smoke bombs as part of escalating nationwide protests against a labor bill that would loosen protections for French workers. As union activists disrupted fuel supplies, trains and nuclear plants during Read More…

One dead, another critical but stable after shootings at T.I. concert venue in Manhattan

NEW YORK — Shots rang out inside a concert venue in New York City where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform, leaving one person dead, three others wounded and concertgoers scrambling for the nearest exits, police said. One of the victims was in critical but stable condition on Thursday. No arrests have been Read More…

11 states sue Obama administration over transgender directive

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The lawsuit announced Wednesday includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. It asks a Read More…