• 5 things to consider as Trump dangles 3rd party prospect

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far.

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  • Obama: Africa must create jobs for its next generation

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent's leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder.

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  • Libya court sentences Kadhafi son Seif al-Islam to death

    A Libyan court Tuesday sentenced a son and eight aides of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising, in a verdict strongly criticised by rights campaigners. Seif al-Islam, the strongman's one-time heir apparent who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court, was tried in his absence because he is held by militia opposed to the Tripoli authorities. Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Kadhafi's last prime minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi were also sentenced to death, although they can appeal to the supreme court.

  • Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on gay adult leaders, employees

    By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization. The new policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations will still be permitted to exclude gay adults from volunteering as den leaders, scoutmasters or camp counselors. The latest move was widely seen as being aimed at quelling a backlash against the Boy Scouts amid declining membership and the threat of litigation, while addressing concerns of religious institutions that account for about 70 percent of the 100,000-plus Boy Scout units nationwide.

  • U.S. appeals court upholds bulk of Obama air pollution rule

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday mostly upheld a major federal environmental regulation requiring some states to limit pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states. Among the challengers were coal company Peabody Energy Corp and energy company American Electric Power Company Inc. The case was before the appeals court for a second time after an April 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision in which the justices, on a 6-2 vote, upheld the regulation. Writing for the majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the EPA rule a cost-effective way to allocate responsibility for emission reductions among upwind states, and that the EPA need not consider each state's proportionate responsibility for the emissions in question.

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  • Colorado movie gunman's sister sobs, says she still loves him

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - The younger sister of Colorado movie massacre gunman James Holmes testified at his trial for the first time on Monday, telling jurors who will decide his fate that the murders were completely out of character, and she still loves him. Chris Holmes, 22, was called by the defense during the punishment phase of the trial.

  • Colorado theater shooter's sister says his eyes changed

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, his eyes bulged from his head and he spoke in short, stilted phrases— a vast difference from the loving brother who protected her while they were growing up, she testified Monday.

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  • Cosby's accusers speak out in striking cover story

    Yahoo's Katie Couric speaks with one of 35 women who shared their eerily similar Bill Cosby stories with New York Magazine.

  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad'

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."

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  • Clinton aims high in green energy plan

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Calling climate change one of the "most urgent threats of our time," Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out elements of a sweeping plan Monday that would see every U.S. home powered by renewable energy by 2027, even as she declined to take a position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline opposed by environmental activists.

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  • New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling the space available for planes to operate.

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  • DJ Henry was a black man killed by police. Should he be a cause?

    Dan and Angella Henry sit in the windowed kitchen of their stately home in Easton, Mass. — the trampoline and swimming pool out back, the trees and hummingbird feeders all around, the artfully arranged platter of sandwiches on the granite counter.

  • Boston out of running for 2024 Summer Olympic Games bid

    The city of Boston is no longer a candidate to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

  • Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at 22

    The only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown dies after five months in a coma.

  • A weak open for US stocks; Chinese market drops sharply

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are getting off to a weak start, continuing a recent stretch of losses.

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  • Pedro Martinez steals the show on Hall of Fame induction day

    Former Boston Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez has developed quite the reputation from both his time in the game, and since he's been out of the game.