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Warren Buffett isn’t worried about President Trump

GOP 2016 TrumpNo president will derail the U.S. economy, Warren Buffett said at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.


6th body found after Texas flash floods

Map locates Palestine, Texas; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Lisa Asberry Davis said on Saturday that she and her three children waded to safety through water up to their chins after torrential rains in East Texas swamped a cul-de-sac of homes during the night and forced some residents onto rooftops.


UK royal Kate appears on cover of Vogue's 100th anniversary edition

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives for a jeep safari at KazirangaThe Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will appear on the cover of the 100th anniversary edition of the British version of fashion magazine Vogue, following in the path of her husband's late mother, Princess Diana. Late on Saturday Vogue revealed the cover of its June edition on its website, which goes on sale on Thursday, showing a smiling Kate in a rural outdoors setting wearing a green hat, brown jacket and white blouse. "I am hugely grateful that we have been able to continue with our tradition of outstanding royal portraiture," Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman said.


NFL's Vikings draft German wide receiver Boehringer

Minnesota Vikings players celebrate at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, MinnesotaThe Minnesota Vikings made German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer the first European drafted directly to the NFL on Saturday, taking him in the sixth round. Boehringer got interested in the gridiron game five years ago at the age of 17 -- when he saw a video of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. "I can't describe how I feel right now, just happy to be drafted," said Boehringer, who played four years in a German league but unlike the other Europeans who have made it to the NFL has never played in North America.


CA convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carly Fiorina

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, then-California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina talks to volunteers and supporters at California GOP election night headquarters in Irvine, Calif. When Fiorina speaks to the California Republican party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport Saturday night it will be a homecoming of sorts for the newly-minted vice presidential candidate. Fiorina grew up in the Bay Area and became chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard there before plunging into politics with an unsuccessful run against Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — When Carly Fiorina speaks to the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the newly minted vice presidential candidate.


IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21

Shiite pilgrims march toward the Imam Mousa al-Kadhim shrine to commemorate the anniversary of the Imam's death in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, April 29, 2016. The anniversary of the 8th-century Imam's death draws tens of thousands of Shiites from all walks to converge on his golden-domed shrine in northern Baghdad. The pilgrims typically march to the shrine while hundreds of tents are erected to offer them free food, drinks and services. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)The bombing also wounded at least 42 others, according to police and hospital officials.


Cries heard as rescuers search rubble of Nairobi building; at least 10 dead

Rescue workers search for residents feared trapped in the rubble of a six-storey building that collapsed after days of heavy rain, in NairobiThe cries of a mother and her baby are heard after the building collapsed overnight following heavy rain.


Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament

Followers of Iraq's Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr storm in IraqDozens of protesters have climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone.


These numbers show the GOP is increasingly worried about itself

FILE - In this April 25, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa. A solid majority of Pennsylvania Republicans elected as delegates to the GOP’s presidential nominating convention in Cleveland say they intend to vote for the candidate who won a thumping primary victory in their state - Trump. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)The Republican Party is increasingly worried about itself. It’s becoming more critical of its own image and believes more and more non-Republicans are, too.


Kenya to torch world's biggest ivory bonfire to save elephants

Ivory itself does not burn, and so the fire will be fuelled by a mix of thousands of litres of diesel and kerosene injected though steel pipes leading into the heart of the pyramids in NairobiThe move is aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants.


Hawaii selects businesses for medical pot but excludes actor

Woody Harrelson Applies for Pot Dispensary Permit in HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii selected eight businesses Friday to open medical marijuana dispensaries — but not one owned by Woody Harrelson.


Cellphone in missing Florida teens case to be reviewed by Apple

14-year-olds Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen are showing in this handout provided by the United States Coast Guard in MiamiIf Apple retrieves anything from the water-damaged phone that relates to the day the boys disappeared - including photos, texts and social media posts - the data will be given to a judge, who will decide if it is evidence and whether it may be shared with the families, according to a report by WPLG television in Miami. The agreement puts to rest, for now, a row between the families of Austin Stephanos, 14, who owned the iPhone 6, and his friend Perry Cohen, also 14, who borrowed it to communicate with his family the day they disappeared in July 2015 off the Atlantic Coast of South Florida, according to the report. Cohen's family wanted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to treat the phone as evidence in an open missing persons case, but the agency instead on returning it to Stephanos' family, the station reported.


Linebackers Smith, Jack drafted despite knee issues

Linebacker Myles Jack (L) of the UCLA Bruins, ranked one of the five best players in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com, missed most of last season at UCLA after undergoing knee surgeryThe NFL dream was still alive for linebackers Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack, who were selected on the second day of the draft despite concerns over knee injuries that disrupted their college football careers. Smith was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys with the 34th overall selection, a higher spot than many expected because of the major knee injury he suffered playing for Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl on January 1. University of California at Los Angeles linebacker Myles Jack's agonizing wait ended when the Jacksonville Jaguars added to their offseason overhaul on defense by drafting him 36th overall.


Blazers fend off tough Clippers to win series, move on to Warriors

Los Angeles Clippers v Portland Trail Blazers - Game SixThe Clippers fought through several injuries to challenge the Blazers, but Portland pulled out a series-clinching win on its home floor.


Lakers announce Luke Walton has been hired as head coach

Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - Game FiveWalton went 39-4 as the Golden State Warriors' interim head coach to start the season and was considered one of the top candidates on the market.


16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic

Army Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command, briefs reporters on the release of the investigation into the U.S. airstrike on the Doctors With Borders trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan, Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)WASHINGTON (AP) — Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."


First US Zika-related death in Puerto Rico

US authorities have issued travel notices due to mosquito-borne Zika virus for 43 countries and territories, mainly in the Caribbean, central and south AmericaThe first Zika-related death on US soil was reported Friday in Puerto Rico, raising new concerns about the dangers of the mosquito-borne virus. "The patient died of complications related to severe thrombocytopenia," a poor clotting condition related to a low number of platelets in the blood, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "Although Zika virus–associated deaths are rare, the first identified death in Puerto Rico highlights the possibility of severe cases, as well as the need for continued outreach to raise health care providers' awareness of complications that might lead to severe disease or death," the CDC said.


Cruz gets Indiana governor's endorsement

Yahoo News Live: Trump vs. Cruz: Will Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s endorsement matter?INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a setback for Donald Trump, Indiana's governor endorsed the front-runner's chief rival, Ted Cruz, on Friday, injecting new drama into the state's critical Republican primary contest just days before voters head to the polls.


At the Vatican, Biden seeks common cause with pope on cancer

Pope Francis shakes hands with US vice president Joe Biden as he takes part at a congress on the progress of regenerative medicine and its cultural impact, being held in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Friday, April 29, 2016. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research.


N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory defends HB2: I can’t believe we’re talking about this

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory defends HB2: I can’t believe we’re talking about thisN.C. Gov. Pat McCrory makes remarks during an interview at the governor’s mansion in Raleigh, N.C., on April 12, 2016. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory continues to defend the controversial “bathroom bill” he signed into law last month – rousing anger and boycotts by LGBT activists. In an appearance on “The Kelly File” Thursday night, the much-maligned governor argued that the primary purpose of House Bill 2 (HB2) is to protect the privacy of children in locker rooms, showers and bathrooms.