Depp's war of words with Australian deputy leader continues
Tue, 24 May 2016 23:01:01 -0400
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's deputy prime minister boasted on Wednesday that he had got into Johnny Depp's head like fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter after the Hollywood actor quipped that the ruddy-faced lawmaker appeared to be "inbred with a tomato."
Native Americans protest planned French auction of artifacts
Tue, 24 May 2016 23:00:32 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Native American leaders are protesting the latest plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, and their demand for the return of their ceremonial objects is getting bipartisan support.
LEADING OFF: Arrieta goes for 20 straight wins; Matz vs Nats
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:53:03 -0400
A look at what's happening all around the majors Wednesday:
Clinton knocks Trump for cheering housing bubble burst
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:51:18 -0400
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton, seeking to dampen Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's growing appeal with working-class voters, on Tuesday accused him of having cheered on the 2008 housing market crash. Clinton's campaign released an ad with audio that the presumptive Republican nominee recorded in 2006 for his now-defunct Trump University venture. Trump, a billionaire real estate developer, in remarks on a "bubble burst," said: "I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy" property and "make a lot of money." Clinton's campaign and her surrogates used the recording to argue that she would take better care of the U.S. economy.
San Francisco retains immigrant sanctuary protections
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:49:49 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite national outrage after a Mexican man killed a woman along a waterfront pier, San Francisco officials upheld the city's strict sanctuary protections for people who are in the country illegally.
Depp and Australia minister renew war of words
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:47:36 -0400
A war of words between Johnny Depp and an Australian minister reignited Wednesday with Barnaby Joyce claiming he was the Hollywood star's Hannibal Lecter after being told he looked as if he was "inbred with a tomato". The pair have been at loggerheads since Depp's wife Amber Heard failed to declare the couple's two dogs when they arrived in Queensland state a year ago. Joyce, who is deputy prime minister and agriculture minister, threatened to have Pistol and Boo put down unless they "buggered off back to the United States" for breaking Australia's strict quarantine laws.
Father sought after boy killed in mother's arms in St. Louis
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:42:20 -0400
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 8-month-old boy was shot to death in his mother's arms Tuesday, and the suspected shooter - the boy's father - remained at large, St. Louis police said.
Woman known for conspiracy posts loses Texas education race
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:41:19 -0400
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas education board candidate who claimed that President Barack Obama was a gay prostitute and believes dinosaurs walked the Earth with humans lost her primary runoff Tuesday night just two months after nearly clinching victory outright.
Twin assaults in Syria, Iraq pile pressure on IS
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:37:29 -0400
Kurdish-Arab forces launched a major assault against the Islamic State group in Syria's Raqa province and Iraqi forces advanced on it in Fallujah, piling pressure on the jihadists in two strongholds. It was the "deadliest bomb attack" on any regime-held area in Syria's five-year war, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday announced its largest offensive to date against IS territory north of the jihadists' stronghold of Raqa city.
Scandal-hit Tokyo seeks crumbs of comfort from IOC
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:35:44 -0400
Beleaguered Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers will be hoping for some warm words of comfort from the International Olympic Committee when senior officials arrive for talks on Wednesday. Controversy has once again cast a shadow over Japan's preparations for the 2020 Games after French prosecutors launched an investigation into $2 million in payments allegedly paid to help Tokyo secure the Olympics. John Coates, chairman of the IOC's Tokyo 2020 coordination commission, attempted to deflect attention away from potentially sticky issues on previous visits, such as last year's row over the cost of the main stadium.