With GOP nomination locked up, Trump goes hard after Clinton

Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party’s delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton’s prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest. The New York billionaire shrugged off signs of discord within his own campaign hours […]


Muslims attack Christians in south Egypt after rumoured affair

A group of Muslims set fire to seven houses belonging to Christians and stripped a woman naked in southern Egypt after rumours that her Christian son had an affair with a Muslim woman, the local church and witnesses said. The incident took place on May 20 in the southern province of Minya, the local Coptic Orthodox church said in a […]


PayPal is shutting down its Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon apps

PayPal is thinning the number of mobile operating systems supported by the company’s flagship app down to just two: Android and iOS. The PayPal mobile apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon’s Fire OS will be discontinued as of June 30. “It was a difficult decision to no longer support the PayPal app on these mobile platforms,” said Joanna Lambert, […]


Origin of key Clinton emails from report are a mystery

Since her use of a private email server was made public last year, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has insisted she turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But after 14 months of public scrutiny and the release of tens of thousands of emails, an agency watchdog’s discovery of at least three […]


Obama: World leaders rightfully ‘rattled’ by Trump

President Barack Obama asserted Tuesday that foreign leaders are “rattled” by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs. Weighing in on the Democratic race to replace him, Obama also downplayed concerns that the protracted fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is hurting his […]


Clinton thinks she knows how to take on Trump. Will it work?

Plotting a general election strategy against Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton’s advisers joke that their challenge feels like Lucille Ball’s in the famed chocolate factory episode of “I Love Lucy.” As truffles fly down a conveyor belt, Lucy frantically tries to wrap each one before they pass. Falling behind, she stuffs some under her hat, down her blouse and in her […]


Venezuela breaks up drug ring, seized 3.4 tons of cocaine

Authorities in Venezuela say they dismantled a drug-trafficking ring with links to a Mexican cartel after seizing more than 3.4 metric tons of cocaine. National guard chief Gen. Nestor Reverol said Wednesday that the drugs were smuggled over the border from Colombia in bags containing rubber tires. At least five people, two of them Colombian, were arrested in raids in […]


Foursquare is remaking itself as a bot

We may be getting a new way to use Foursquare. The location-based recommendation company today announced Marsbot, an iOS app for the service that aims to provide tips for where to eat and drink in the moment. “Our goal: create a product that tells you where to eat or drink before you think to ask for it,” the company said in a […]

FILE - This Oct. 11, 2012 file photo shows Democratic National Committee Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D- Fla., speaking at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. President Barack Obama wants Wasserman Schultz to stay on as his party’s chairwoman. Wasserman Schultz has overseen the Democratic National Committee since early 2011. Party officials credit her in part with helping the president carry her home state of Florida, as well as leading the party to an expanded majority in the Senate and more seats in the House.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Wasserman Schultz fights to keep her job

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is fighting to stay on as head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) amid a roiling debate within her party about whether she should step aside before the Democratic National Convention in July. Wasserman Schultz’s future as DNC chairwoman was called into question late Tuesday after The Hill reported that senators have privately discussed whether […]


Donald Trump is waiting for phone calls from Romney, Bush and others

As a number of prominent Republicans continue to refrain from endorsing or publicly supporting their party’s likely nominee, Donald Trump is pressuring them to get on board — or get run over. Trump has made clear that he is likely to be the sort of nominee who is not afraid to slam members of his own party, even as they head into a general election. […]