NYC scrutinizing Trump campaign's use of Trump Tower atrium
Tue, 31 May 2016 21:24:50 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's frequent campaign events in Trump Tower are attracting scrutiny from New York City officials, who want to know whether he is abiding by rules requiring the building's atrium to be open to the public.
Testimony: House speaker hired to open doors with others
Tue, 31 May 2016 21:21:47 -0400
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The president of an education curriculum company testified Tuesday that he hired Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, in a $7,500 a month consulting contract, to open doors with legislative leaders in other states as the company tried to sell digital courses to school systems.
Big Trump checks to vets groups sent on day of media report
Tue, 31 May 2016 21:21:24 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — More than a dozen big checks flowed out of New York last week, bound for veterans' charities from Donald Trump. On Tuesday, he announced he had made good on his promise of last January to give the groups millions of dollars from a highly publicized fundraiser.
Pacific military exercises to include 27 nations, a record
Tue, 31 May 2016 21:12:40 -0400
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy says 27 nations will participate in the world's largest maritime exercises in coming weeks.
Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes set for return from suspension
Tue, 31 May 2016 21:11:35 -0400
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes will report to Triple-A Albuquerque for a rehab assignment on Wednesday, the day after he completes his suspension for violating Major League Baseball's new domestic violence policy.
Hermes hit by ostrich farm cruelty claims
Tue, 31 May 2016 21:05:57 -0400
Hermes was thrown onto the defensive over claims of cruelty at a farm that allegedly supplies skins used in its luxury handbags, the second such allegations in a year. A spokeswoman for animal rights group PETA used the French fashion house's AGM in Paris to grill Hermes CEO Axel Dumas about a video showing ostriches being slaughtered at a farm in South Africa. PETA France spokeswoman Isabelle Goetz, who bought a share in Hermes to secure a seat at the AGM, condemned the suffering of ostriches at the farm which she called an "exclusive Hermes supplier".
'X-Men' sequel tramples 'Alice' over Memorial Day weekend
Tue, 31 May 2016 21:02:47 -0400
Los Angeles (AFP) - Superhero sequel "X-Men: Apocalypse" topped the North American box office in its debut over the four-day Memorial holiday weekend, raking in nearly $80 million, industry figures showed.
Elephants in Tanzania reserve could be wiped out by 2022
Tue, 31 May 2016 20:59:20 -0400
Elephants in Tanzania's sprawling Selous Game Reserve could be wiped out within six years if poaching continues at current levels, the World Wildlife Fund warned. Tanzania's largest nature reserve was in the 1970s home to 110,000 elephants, but today only 15,000 remain and they are threatened by "industrial-scale poaching". The Selous "could see its elephant population decimated by 2022 if urgent measures are not taken," the WWF said.
Ex-Oklahoma reserve deputy sentenced to 4 years in killing
Tue, 31 May 2016 20:57:34 -0400
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who said he mistook his handgun for his stun gun when he fatally shot an unarmed suspect last year was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison.
Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee
Tue, 31 May 2016 20:53:33 -0400
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) — Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record-high on Tuesday but could swell further with more rain expected in the coming days.