Trump, Clinton triumph on home turf in New York primaries

NEW YORK — Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday’s New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a… Continue reading

Families wake up after sleeping outside their collapsed homes that were destroyed by an earthquake in Manta, Ecuador, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Rescuers race to find survivors in Ecuador

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador — Despite the grief roiling this earthquake-stricken town, Pablo Cordova has something to be thankful for: He can return the coffin his wife… Continue reading

Families wake up after sleeping outside their collapsed homes that were destroyed by an earthquake in Manta, Ecuador, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Fighting in Syria intensifies as opposition digs in

BEIRUT — The Syrian opposition coalition negotiating in Geneva said Tuesday there can be no solution in Syria with President Bashar Assad in power, and… Continue reading

UK official: New ship unlikely to be named Boaty McBoatface

LONDON (AP) — Boaty McBoatface may be sunk.Britain’s science minister has indicated that the country’s newest polar research vessel is unlikely to be christened with… Continue reading

Countries clash over death penalty at UN drug policy session

UNITED NATIONS — The first U.N. special session to address global drug policy in nearly 20 years bristled with tension Tuesday over the use of… Continue reading

Immigrant kids sent to adults lacking status

LOS ANGELES — The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are… Continue reading

Afghan schoolgirls walk pass police forces near the site of a deadly Taliban-claimed suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Armed militants in Afghanistan have staged a coordinated assault on a key government security agency in the capital Tuesday morning, killing many and wounding more than 320 people. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Deadly attacks in Afghan capital show Taliban’s strength

KABUL, Afghanistan — A week after proclaiming their spring offensive, Taliban militants stormed an Afghan government security agency with a suicide car bomb and gunfire… Continue reading

Afghan schoolgirls walk pass police forces near the site of a deadly Taliban-claimed suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Armed militants in Afghanistan have staged a coordinated assault on a key government security agency in the capital Tuesday morning, killing many and wounding more than 320 people. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Court overturns Virginia school’s transgender bathroom rule

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A policy barring a transgender student from using the boys’ restrooms at his Virginia high school is discriminatory, a federal appeals… Continue reading

Louis Marquez carries his dog Dallas through floodwaters after rescuing the dog from his flooded apartment Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Houston. Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston recovering from yet another deadly flood

HOUSTON — As more than a foot of rain deluged the nation’s fourth-largest city, inundating homes, shutting down major highways and leaving at least five… Continue reading

Louis Marquez carries his dog Dallas through floodwaters after rescuing the dog from his flooded apartment Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Houston. Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Senate passes bill that would boost airport security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help… Continue reading

Dramatic rescue amid rubble gives Ecuador hope for survivors

MANTA, Ecuador (AP) — Rescuers pulled three people out alive Monday after they had been trapped for more than 32 hours in the rubble of… Continue reading

Split high court now holds fate of Obama immigration actions

WASHINGTON — Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed sharp skepticism about President Barack Obama’s immigration efforts Monday, leaving his actions to help millions of people who… Continue reading

2 Bundys, 3 others balk at pleas in Nevada standoff case

LAS VEGAS — Two sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men refused Friday to enter pleas in federal court in Las Vegas… Continue reading

2 years after cemetery shutdown, families still seek answers

BARTLETT, Tenn. — Jackie Hughes longs to grieve over her sister’s death in simple ways: visit her grave, lay out flowers, and pour a can… Continue reading

In this picture taken Thursday, April 14, 2016, a Syrian man carries a carpet as walk through a devastated part of the town of Palmyra as families load their belongings onto a bus in the central Homs province, Syria. Thousands of residents of this ancient town who fled Islamic State rule are returning briefly to check on their homes and salvage what they can _ some carpets, blankets, a fridge or a few family mementos. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Heartbreak as Syrians briefly return home to IS-free Palmyra

PALMYRA, Syria — When Islamic State fighters overran the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra almost a year ago, Maha Abderrazak was among tens of thousands… Continue reading

In this picture taken Thursday, April 14, 2016, a Syrian man carries a carpet as walk through a devastated part of the town of Palmyra as families load their belongings onto a bus in the central Homs province, Syria. Thousands of residents of this ancient town who fled Islamic State rule are returning briefly to check on their homes and salvage what they can _ some carpets, blankets, a fridge or a few family mementos. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
In this photo taken Tuesday, April 12, 2016,  Sun Wenlin, right,  sits with his partner Hu Mingliang at home a day before going to court to argue in China's first gay marriage case in Changsha in central China's Hunan province.  A judge on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 ruled against the gay couple in China's first same-sex marriage case that attracted several hundred cheering supporters to the courthouse and was seen as a landmark moment for the country's emerging LGBT rights movement. (AP Photo/Gerry Shih)

China gay rights movement makes gains

CHANGSHA, China — For years, Chen Tiantian could only read about the gay rights movement in faraway places. She knew that there were activists in… Continue reading

In this photo taken Tuesday, April 12, 2016,  Sun Wenlin, right,  sits with his partner Hu Mingliang at home a day before going to court to argue in China's first gay marriage case in Changsha in central China's Hunan province.  A judge on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 ruled against the gay couple in China's first same-sex marriage case that attracted several hundred cheering supporters to the courthouse and was seen as a landmark moment for the country's emerging LGBT rights movement. (AP Photo/Gerry Shih)

Online curbs limit S. Korea pre-election speech freedoms

SEOUL, South Korea — With cheap and ubiquitous access to the world’s fastest internet speeds and a lively democracy, South Korea’s cyberspace could flourish with… Continue reading

Still need more time? How to file a tax extension

Procrastinators rejoice: tax day is a bit later this year and if you still can’t make that, there’s still time to file for an extension.The… Continue reading

Tennessee governor vetoes bill making Bible official book

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday vetoed a bill seeking to make Tennessee the first state to designate the Bible as… Continue reading

High copper or lead levels seen in 19 Detroit schools’ water

DETROIT — Detroit’s hard-pressed school system has found elevated levels of lead and copper in nearly a third of its elementary schools, contamination that one… Continue reading