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Sunny skies, warmer temperatures this weekend

Jesse Garza is a general assignment reporter whose coverage areas include crime and breaking news. Partly to mostly sunny skies will be with us for Thursday and Friday with highs in the lower to middle 70s. It will be sunny Saturday with a hi...

Warriors' record-setting win earns record local TV rating

Tip-off for Game 1 is 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Don't worry; I have the Warriors sweeping the Rockets. Some of this year's first round playoff matchups are filled with intrigue and could be anyone's series. Just once, he'd like you, all of you, t...

Rousseff Asks Brazil Supreme Court to Suspend Impeachment Process

People protest against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia , Brazil April 13, 2016. If her impeachment is approved by the lower house, the Senate must then vote on whether to go ahead with putting Rousseff on trial for breaking budg...

Kasich: I'm the only one who can win in November

Trump has been complaining loudly about the way he was shut out of the Colorado contest , where Cruz , who organized early, won all the delegates . If he doesn't secure 1,237 before the convention, it could give an opening to Cruz or another c...

Sanders wins Wyoming, prepares to take on Clinton in New York

But the Vermont senator, who trails Clinton in pledged and super delegates all while having won 7 out of the last 8 primary contests, insisted that he did not have to win NY in order to have a path to the nomination. "Momentum promotes fundraising....

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

Had Jenkins not hit his shot on the ensuing possession and North Carolina went on to win in overtime, Paige's acrobatic bucket would have been re-aired every March come tournament time. Ochefu sets a pick near halfcourt to clutter things up. "It's ...

Republican Ted Cruz adds 21 delegates

Voters are more likely to have a positive opinion of Clinton's primary rival, Bernie Sanders, with only 38 percent saying they would definitely not vote for the Vermont senator. "It would have been nice if it was a couple of months ago. I like his ...

Donald Trump keeps up RNC delegate fight

People who have changed their party affiliation since last October are not eligible to vote in the primary. "The Indiana State Police has completed a review of messages alleged to have been threatening toward some Indiana delegates that will be...

Corey Lewandowski Still an Asshole

Lewandowski had denied grabbing Fields and Trump had stood by him, rejecting calls by his opponents to fire him. "I think a lot of people realized the character of the Trump campaign as a result of this". The campaign manager said he turned ove...

Arizona's Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.4 Percent In March

The data showed total growth of 1,400 jobs for Stanislaus County in March. The U.S. jobless rate, which was previously announced, was 5.0 percent in March. IDES Director Jeff Mays says the state remains 46,100 jobs short of its peak employment lev...

Kings fire coach George Karl after 1 full season

The Kings are the most dysfunctional team in the National Basketball Association, and you can bet that there will be forthcoming stories that contain juicy details about Karl's world-historic "I don't give a fuck" season, how much his players hated h...

San Francisco to set precedent for parental leave?

Scott Wiener, the supervisor who introduced the measure, said San Francisco lawmakers had chosen to take up the issue partly because there was little hope of change at the national level. Some companies have already complained that they can not af...

Peabody, largest US coal miner, seeks bankruptcy protection

The company is the latest of a string of coal mining firms that have filed for bankruptcy since a year ago ( SNL Energy reported that more than 50 coal companies have sought protection since 2012 ). While the new regulations have been put on hol...

Bomb threats called in to multiple Mass. schools Thursday

Although it appeared as an Internet hoax, the school was put on lockdown while police searched the schools and the lockdown was lifted at 1:00 pm. Arlington police tweeted that the "building was swept by officials and students are returning to scho...

Memphis hires Tubby Smith as Tigers' new basketball coach

Smith received the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching award Friday in Los Angeles. Most notably, Smith went 35-4 and won a national title with Kentucky in 1997-98. "The previous coach, he did a pretty good job". Memphis' recent struggles to disench...

Activists mark Equal Pay Day on April 12

President Barack Obama's online petition called Stand For Equal Pay. "Equal pay for equal work should be a fundamental principle of our economy", President Obama said. "Right now, on average, for every dollar a man makes, a woman makes only 79 cent...

Amy Schumer addresses her 'plus size' Glamour label on Jimmy Fallon

Watch the clip below. "She's like, 'Oh, I got it, Am". Amy told chat show host Jimmy that she "loves" Glamour and the "great things" the magazine has done for women. And while to some, Amy may have acted a bit harsh on Jimmy Fallon , she was j...

Ex-American Bar Association chiefs push for vote on Garland

Fifteen former presidents of the American Bar Association issued a letter ahead of the meeting urging Senate Republicans to end their obstruction of any Obama Supreme Court nominee. He's wants the Senate to hold a confirmation meeting. The ju...

'Affluenza Teen' Gets Nearly 2 Years In Jail

Attorneys for Couch were not immediately available for comment. Until a decision is reached, Couch will remain jailed at the Lon Evans Correctional Center in downtown Fort Worth, the Tarrant County sheriff has said . On Dec. 3, Couch's probation o...

Senate Judiciary chair Grassley has breakfast with Garland

In an interview aired on "Fox News Sunday", Obama pledged to stick with Merrick Garland as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court - no matter what Senate Republicans decide to do - and talked about his approach to terrorism. Or, in the inside-out...

Texas attorney general charged with federal securities fraud

Paxton has been already involved with a felony criminal indictment in Texas over accusations that he defrauded wealthy investors in 2011, as reported by The Guardian . They are similar to the allegations Paxton faces in a pending indictment handed u...

Hundreds flock to US Capitol to protest money in politics

But given the significance of the issue of big money in politics, several protesters said that they were disappointed with the turnout, which organizers had pegged at approximately 1,000 people. One of the signs read "Things go better without Koch", ...

Ted Cruz works to woo Jewish Republicans

Because North Dakota didn't hold a primary, its delegates are free to support the candidate of their choice, regardless of who wins the popular vote. If Trump continues his erratic ways, his campaign maintains its apparent dysfunction and Cr...

Penguins To Play Rangers In First Round Of Playoffs

This will be the third season in a row in which the Rangers play the Penguins in the playoffs. "I think you find what your strengths are and what made you successful, and the things you need to clean up, but none of that means anything now".

Ivanka and Eric Trump won't be voting for their father in NY

He continued, "They feel very guilty, but it's fine". The state Board of Elections had a deadline of March 25 for new voter registrations for the primary. The total number of NY voters registered outside the two main parties at more than three mi...

Michigan Republicans meet in Lansing to pick delegates to national convention

The senator plans to address an expected crowd of 7,000 at the Broadmoor World Arena. It is unclear what those NY events could be. "In Iowa, Ted Cruz sneered at our NY values", a narrator says in the 30-second Kasich video. It represents the real-e...

Colorado Republican Convention Saturday at Broadmoor World Arena

The Trump campaign organization has always been relatively small, and in Colorado those organizing shortfalls have been apparent. Well, he's hit a reasonably major roadblock in his absolutely massive trouncing in Wisconsin to opponent Ted Cruz....

Small plane crashes on California freeway, hits car, kills 1

Other passengers in the auto and the two people onboard the plane were also injured in the crash. Witnesses at the scene were quick to help. The crash will also be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board . The plane was made fro...

Macedonian Police Fire Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets at Migrants

Law enforcement fired rubber bullets and tear gas to prevent them from crossing. Greek police observed from their side of the frontier but did not intervene. A girl holds an umbrella as she queues for food at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugee...

Polls: Trump, Clinton lead big in NY, PA

The contest to be the next GOP nominee has entered the professional political realm, and Trump is being routed like the unskilled, unprepared, and unorganized amateur that he is. Trump canceled a planned rally in Colorado this week as he focused hi...

Sandy Hook family member blasts Sanders on gun stance

Senator Bernie Sanders has quieted the controversy over whether he thinks Hillary Clinton is qualified to be president, but his stance about guns, in a city decidedly anti-gun, is still causing him political problems. It's the weapon they say is ma...

Four Reasons Republicans Should Rejoice at Cruz Beating Trump

But his loss in Wisconsin exposes deeper problems in his campaign. The poll found dislike for Trump is common to Americans of all races, genders and geographic locations, raising key questions about his viability in a general election. Clinton has ...

John Kasich Goes HAM On Some Italian Food In The Bronx

State Assemblyman Ray Walter (R-District 146) says he supports Kasich because Kasich has the three qualities Walter looks for in a candidate: experience, temperament and "electablity". It means innovation, neighborhoods, great foods, great people. ...

Court strikes down Wisconsin right-to-work law

The law prohibits these fees and, as a result, allows the "taking of the plaintiff's property without just compensation in violation" of the state constitution, Foust wrote in his decision. That was down sharply from the 306,000 people, or 11.7 per...

Sanders offers few details on how he would break up banks

The critique was a step further than she usually goes on the subject, which she typically brings up to tout her own long history with the party. Sanders leads Clinton by two points, 49 percent to 47 percent, in the poll, which was conducted Mar...

Georgia Tech hires Pastner from Memphis to replace Gregory

Pastner has been a lightning rod in Memphis over the past 2 years with the Tigers failing to reach the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back years. The Tigers' home attendance average dropped from more than 16,000 during Memphis' last NCAA tournament s...

Cal State campuses, teachers union reach tentative agreement, avert strike

The CFA Board of Directors, upon recommendation of the Bargaining Team, has recommended that a tentative agreement between CFA and CSU management be submitted to the membership for ratification. As part of the deal, the California Faculty Assn., ...

Skirmishes continue in Nagorno-Karabakh despite cease-fire

The warring parties agreed a cease-fire on April 5 after four days of shelling and artillery strikes that killed dozens. "Both sides agreed that the way to resolve this very complex conflict is through the negotiations and that there is no alternat...

Syracuse upsets Virginia behind miraculous second half comeback

The bracket-busting upset made Syracuse just the fourth double-digit seeded team to reach the Final Four in tournament history; they're also the first No. The Orange (23-13) dropped their first four ACC games. In two weeks, we've gone from 68 to ...

Kasich Event Attracts Bronx College Students - Who Can't Vote in NY

Republicans will need broader choices, and someone who committed to the race should get preference. To win those delegates, Kasich's supporters will try to portray their candidate as the best bet to stop Trump in NY, just as Cruz was viewed as the ...

Body found on UT campus belonged to female student

Where Haruka Weiser's body was discovered. She was reported missing on April 4 and a search was initiated. Fenves previously said he requested Austin police take over the investigation due to their expertise and to work with state and campus in...

Honda Reports 11th Death Caused By Takata Airbag Inflator

Huma Hanif, 17, is the tenth Takata airbag-related death in the U.S after Honda, Takata and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed a 2002 Honda Civic airbag inflator exploded. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said in a statement the ...

Opposition calls on Cameron to tackle British tax havens

The 11.5 million documents, dubbed the Panama Papers , come from Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm that handles offshore shell companies. German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung reported Tuesday that at least 28 German banks, including UBS Deuts...

Donald Trump coming to Buffalo April 17th

Trump didn't mention the Wisconsin primary, which he lost to Cruz, during the rally. Trump will speak at a rally in Bethpage on Wednesday ahead of New York's primary on April 19. Trump supporters gathered inside and enjoyed watching a video mon...

Clinton, Trump hold on to leads

But Trump is not polling at anything like the 47-percent level in most states yet to vote. Kasich took several questions from audience members, some of whom called Trump a "clown" and a "bozo", and referred to Cruz as "this Cruz". Tea Party voters ...

Video Catches Police Officer Body Slamming and Handcuffing Female Middle School Student

While it is unclear what led to the incident , the video shows a group of students surrounding the officer and the girl, cheering and laughing at the unfolding struggle. She says her daughter has been bullied during the school year. They say they ar...

Cruz, Kasich, Palin Fish For GOP Votes In Wisconsin

With that in mind, the Florida senator has reached out to party organizations in states where he won delegates as a candidate to keep them bound to his candidacy. The two top remaining GOP candidates vying for the party's nomination have escalate...

Trump on defense as he tries to regain momentum in Wisconsin

Although Trump later retracted the remark, saying doctors should be held accountable, not women, the exchange with MSNCB anchor Chris Matthews at a Wisconsin Town Hall took a simmering issue to full boil at a time when an increasing number of ...

9-year-old reporter defends homicide coverage after backlash

Recently, Lysiak got a tip from a credible source that there had been a murder in town, and like any journalist , she went to the scene, interviewed neighbors, and wrote a piece. Because the truth is, no one can tell you that you can't do some...

Ex-coal CEO gets 1 year in prison in deadly mine blast

Donald Blankenship, former chief executive of Massey Energy, was convicted by a jury of willfully violating mine health and safety standards. Coal dust at the mine ignited roughly 1,000 feet underground on April 5, 2010. However, it is outrageous...

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Biden says he's not interested in serving in Clinton administration

As a senator, Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and later, as President Obama's second-in-command, served a key role in a num...

Global oil demand growth seen steady despite China import gain: IEA

Most wind and solar growth is expected in China and the USA , followed by Brazil, India, Japan and the European Union, where renewables-friendly policies are driving fast adoption ...

Trump set to lay out his first 100 days agenda

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine spent much of the day in Charlotte urging people to get out and vote, saying North Carolina is going to be a key to winning the e...

Rocket launch reignites space station deliveries in Virginia

The planned nighttime launch from Wallops Island on Virginia's Eastern Shore will be visible along parts of the coast if the skies are clear. Flames spewed underneath an Antares ...

Obama campaigns in Ohio, says Republicans deserve no credit for disavowing Trump

Detailing a litany of conspiracy theories that have dogged his presidency, he said, "So the point is, if your only agenda is either negative - negative is a euphemism, insane - ba...

Speaker Paul Ryan tells GOP lawmakers he won't defend Donald Trump

Republicans are becoming increasingly anxious about retaining their 30-seat House majority as Trump lags behind Hillary Clinton in the polls in the wake of a variety of controve...

Backpage.com CEO transferred from Texas to California jail

Other conspiracy to commit pimping charges have been brought against Michael Lacey, 68, and James Larkin, 67, the founders and controlling shareholders of Backpage.com. He will a...

Kaine: Pence threw Trump 'under the bus' in debate

Who do you think is the real victor ? Trump watched the debate from Las Vegas and in an unusual move, live-tweeted during the debate and said he was pleased by his running mate's...

1 killed, 8 wounded in gunfire at party in Michigan

Several Grand Rapids police officers were gathered at the scene to process it for evidence. Those wounded at the incident were taken for treatment to Saint Mary's Hospital. Som...

Trump Prepares for Second Debate With Test Run

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Clinton visits Iowa as early voting gets underway

Clinton visits Iowa as early voting gets underway

Pence says the accident again shed light on the heroics of first responders "who rush in when others rush away". During a Wednesday campaign rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Trump ...

Key government witness to return to stand in bridge trial

By the time Wildstein devised the plan, Stepien had moved on from the governor's office and was working on Christie's re-election campaign. Wildstein has pleaded guilty and is coop...

Tulsa Police Department deletes Twitter account in wake of Terence Crutcher shooting

His hands are up and a female officer is following him. "And they will just have to get better and better and better", he said. 'They know it's essential for the safety of our co...

No. 19 Florida QB Del Rio ruled out vs 14th-ranked Tennessee

Littrell and Florida head coach Jim McElwain got into a verbal dispute defending their guys, and the fire carried onto the field as players tussled after the whistle plenty of tim...