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Trump repeats unsubstantiated claim Cruz dad has Oswald ties

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, greets his father Rafael as his mother Eleanor Darragh watches during a caucus night rally, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Tuesday 05/03/2016
The Latest: Ex-NY Assembly Speaker sentenced to 12 years
Posted: May 03, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's sentencing in a $5 million corruption case (all times local):

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:38 pm.

The Latest: Animal advocate: 'High time' chimps were moved
Posted: May 03, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on chimps being moved from Louisiana lab to sanctuary (all times local):

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:40 pm.

Trump repeats unsubstantiated claim Cruz dad has Oswald ties
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican front-runner Donald Trump rehashed unsubstantiated claims Tuesday that his rival Ted Cruz's father has links to President John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

Posted in Elections on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:38 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, once one of state's premier powerbrokers, gets 12 years in prison
Posted: May 03, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, once one of state's premier powerbrokers, gets 12 years in prison.

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:36 pm.

Prison guard says he fired as he was punched at biker brawl
Posted: May 03, 2016

DENVER (AP) — Newly released police reports show a Colorado corrections officer who killed a man during a shootout at a Denver motorcycle show told investigators he fired the first shot because he was being punched and cornered.

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:36 pm.

San Francisco tree could get landmark status or the ax
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fate of a tall, slender pine tree that a San Francisco property owner wants to cut down but that neighbors are rallying to save is now in the hands of city leaders.

Posted in Us news, Strange news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:29 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

Chicago: Students can access bathrooms by gender identity
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools will allow transgender students and employees to use bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identities, according to guidelines released Tuesday by the nation's third-largest school district.

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:30 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

Tampa Bay Times purchases main competitor, the Tampa Tribune
Posted: May 03, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, said Tuesday it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune, ending a decades-long newspaper rivalry.

Posted in Us news, Business news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:24 pm.

Liberty House submits bid for Tata Steel assets in UK
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

LONDON (AP) — Two firms have expressed interest in buying the available assets of Tata Steel UK, setting up rival bids that could help revive the troubled industry in Britain.

Posted in World on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:26 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

Slump in Chinese manufacturing weighs on markets
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — More weakness in Chinese manufacturing weighed on U.S. and European financial markets on Tuesday, renewing concerns that the world's second-largest economy is slowing down. Those fears were compounded after European officials cut back their growth forecasts for that region's struggling economy.

Posted in Business news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:13 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

11-year-old girl kidnapped from Navajo Nation is found dead
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

The air and ground search for an abducted Navajo girl ended tragically Tuesday when authorities found the 11-year-old dead near the towering rock formation that gives the New Mexico town of Shiprock its name.

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:12 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

The Latest: Hopes for healing after funeral for 6 relatives
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

WEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for six of the eight people shot in massacre in rural Ohio (all times local):

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:12 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seawater — increasingly acidic due to global warming — is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper Florida Keys, according to a new study. It's something that scientists had expected, but not so soon.

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:08 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

UN chief names choices for top UN environments posts
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Norway's former environment and development minister Erik Solheim to head the U.N. environment agency and announced his choice of Mexican ambassador Patricia Espinosa Cantellano for the U.N.'s top post to tackle climate change.

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:07 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

Kenya: Police disrupt alleged plot by extremist medics
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:03 pm

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police have disrupted a cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group suspected of plotting a biological attack on Kenya and recruiting university students to join the group in Libya and Syria, Kenya's police chief said Tuesday

Posted in World on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:03 pm. Updated: 3:03 pm.

Broadway musical 'Hamilton' does what it always does _ stuns
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards are being nicknamed this year the "Hamil-Tonys" in recognition that "Hamilton" is the show to beat. That was proven again Tuesday.

Posted in Other, Entertainment, Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:03 pm. Updated: 3:03 pm.

South Carolina military police on tap for Guantanamo force
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:03 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Military police from the South Carolina Army National Guard have been ordered to prepare for a possible deployment to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba as early as this fall, a Guard official said Tuesday.

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:07 pm. Updated: 3:03 pm.

The Latest: Feds fault DC subway for inadequate maintenance
Posted: May 03, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the National Transportation Safety Board's findings about a fatal 2015 accident on the Washington subway (all times local):

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:02 pm.

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — The combat death Tuesday of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.

Posted in World on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:01 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

MetLife fined $20M for variable annuities switches
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — MetLife has been fined $20 million by Wall Street's policing body for misleading customers in switching them from variable annuities contracts into more expensive ones.

Posted in Business news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:58 pm. Updated: 3:03 pm.

Police begin wider body camera use after months of testing
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

BOSTON (AP) — After months of testing, many of the nation's big-city police forces are planning to expand their use of body cameras by the summer, but the number of officers with such gear will still be relatively small, an Associated Press review found.

Posted in State, Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:02 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

Police: Man suspected of fatally shooting girlfriend, two others in Florida has apparently killed himself
Posted: May 03, 2016

UNDATED (AP) — Police: Man suspected of fatally shooting girlfriend, two others in Florida has apparently killed himself.

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:55 pm.

Teacher sick-outs close most Detroit schools for a 2nd day
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

DETROIT (AP) — A legislative committee approved a $500 million plan Tuesday to restructure Detroit public schools as most schools stayed closed for a second consecutive day after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that they won't get paid if the district runs out of money.

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:46 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

Lawyer says Kansas activist tried to intimidate doctor
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An anti-abortion activist intended to intimidate a Wichita physician when she sent a letter suggesting someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car, a Justice Department lawyer told jurors in opening statements in her civil trial Tuesday.

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:47 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

Rich newspaper owners: Industry savior or foe?
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty, but it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper's coverage.

Posted in Us news, Business news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:43 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

Feds to probe fatal shooting involving North Carolina deputy
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials say they are investigating whether any laws were violated when a North Carolina sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man as he sat on the porch of his home.

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:39 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

Philadelphia ending college requirement for police recruits
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department is moving to end a requirement that recruits have at least two years of college credits under their belt — a shift the new commissioner says is needed to alleviate hiring woes.

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:41 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

Cruz, Trump exchange insults as Indiana votes
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Assailing each other with no letup, Republican front-runner Donald Trump and challenger Ted Cruz traded insults, charges and more as Indiana voters went to the polls in what could be an all-but-decisive presidential primary election.

Posted in Elections on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:40 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

South Carolina sheriff praises officers in suspect shooting
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

TAYLORS, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff is praising his officers Tuesday for not immediately firing on a man who pointed a gun at them because there were other people around in a busy retail area of Greenville County.

Posted in Us news on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:41 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure
Updated: May 03, 2016 - 3:02 pm

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian investigators say last week's helicopter accident in western Norway that killed 13 people was caused by technical failure and not human error.

Posted in World on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:40 pm. Updated: 3:02 pm.

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