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    Demonstrators storm California GOP convention to protest Trump

    BURLINGAME, Calif. — Hundreds of demonstrators descended on the California Republican Convention Friday to protest Donald Trump ahead of his speech there. Protesters — some of whom wore bandanas over their faces and carried Mexican flags — blocked off the road in front of the Hyatt Regency here, forcing the GOP front-runner’s motorcade to pull over along a concrete median outside the hotel’s back entrance. Trump and his entourage got out and walked into the building. “That was not the […]

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    Oral sex is not rape if victim is intoxicated, unconscious, Oklahoma court rules

    OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma court has upheld a ruling not to bring charges of forcible sodomy against a defendant because the victim was drunk at the time. The ruling relates to a 2014 case, where a 16-year-old girl said she was sexually assaulted by a schoolmate after drinking and smoking marijuana in a Tulsa park. After the girl became incapacitated and unable to walk — her blood-alcohol level was later found to be four times the legal limit to […]

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    Several arrested after California Trump rally turns violent

    COSTA MESA, Calif. — Scores of protesters took to the streets Thursday night outside a Donald Trump campaign event, drawing out police officers in riot and tactical gear and on horseback who sought to disperse the crowd. The crowd gathered in the streets outside the Orange County Fair & Event Center as Trump addressed several thousand supporters at the Center’s amphitheater. At least one police car was damaged and several scuffles broke out amid the hectic scene. Protesters blocked a main […]

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    Teen being sued after crashing car while allegedly using Snapchat’s speed filter

    ATLANTA — Snapchat has a filter that lets people share how fast they’re traveling while they take selfies. A car accident victim is blaming the filter for a crash that left him with traumatic brain injuries, according to a lawsuit. The plaintiff, Wentworth Maynard, was merging onto a four-lane highway outside of Atlanta when his car was struck “so violently it shot across the left lane into the left embankment,” his lawyers contend. Christal McGee was allegedly driving the car that […]

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    John Boehner calls Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

    WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker John Boehner called Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh,” in a withering interview at Stanford University published Thursday. In it, he repeated many of the same attacks he used last month while calling on his successor, Paul Ryan, to seek the Republican nomination. “Lucifer in the flesh,” Boehner told Stanford’s David Kennedy, a history professor emeritus, according to the Stanford Daily. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with […]

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    Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as vice-presidential running mate

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will name Carly Fiorina as his vice-presidential running mate Wednesday, according to two sources -- a last-ditch move to regain momentum after being mathematically eliminated from winning the GOP presidential nomination outright.

  • CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 27: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R) arrives at the Dirksen Federal Court House for his hush-money case sentencing on April 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Hastert faces up to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty for breaking banking laws as he sought to pay a man only known as Individual A, millions of dollars in hush-money to keep past misconduct quiet for alleged sexual abuse. ( Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert gets 15 months in prison in hush money case

    CHICAGO — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Wednesday was sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay $250,000 to a victims’ fund in a hush money case that revealed he was being accused of sexually abusing young boys as a teacher in Illinois. He was also sentenced to two years of supervised release once he finishes his prison term. For the first time, Hastert admitted to Judge Thomas M. Durkin in open court that he abused at […]

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    Uber testing two-minute wait time before it starts charging

    NEW YORK — Uber wants passengers to show up or pay up. The on-demand car service app says it’s testing a new program in certain locations where customers will be charged a fee if the driver is still waiting two minutes after the arriving at the pickup location. Uber had been giving passengers a five-minute window. So if you’re about to get into an Uber and you’re seven minutes late, you’ll be charged an extra five minutes for the ride. […]

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    Crying shelter dog breaks hearts across social media

    DERWOOD, Md. — If you’ve ever hidden from those devastating Sarah McLachlan SPCA commercials, you might not be emotionally prepared for Juice, a depressed dog in Maryland whose online whimpering is landing him tons of admirers. Despite his sweet, sorrowful demeanor, 5-year-old Juice hasn’t been able to find a family, and has been under the care of staffers at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in suburban Washington. Shelter life can be stressful, so after the mixed-breed dog was adopted […]

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    Denver-based Chipotle lost more than $26 million in first quarter

    NEW YORK — Denver-based Chipotle lost $26.4 million in the first quarter of 2016, the company reported Tuesday. It’s the first quarterly loss the company has ever reported since it went public in 2006. During the same quarter last year, Chipotle reported a net income of $122.6 million. In a report released Tuesday, Chipotle blamed the loss on lower same-store sales because of fewer transactions and sales promotions. Chipotle said its same-store sales were down nearly 30 percent from last year. After […]

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    Trump, Clinton score major victories in eastern states primaries

    PHILADELPHIA — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored huge victories Tuesday that bring them closer to a monumental duel for the White House in the fall. Trump’s political strength was on display with a clean sweep of races in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Clinton delivered big wins in Maryland and Pennsylvania — the biggest prizes of the night — along with Delaware and Connecticut. Bernie Sanders came out on top in Rhode Island. For Trump, the wins — […]

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    Apple’s iPhone sales sink for first time

    NEW YORK — Apple announced its worst quarter in more than a decade on Tuesday. Apple reported its sales and profit fell last quarter, a rarity for a company that has been growing at a rapid pace, even as it has become the largest technology company on the planet. The last time Apple’s sales fell year over year was the first quarter of 2003. At that time, the PowerMac was still the company’s bestseller. Apple had sold a grand total of […]