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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " History already in hand, Hillary Clinton will celebrate becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party Tuesday following votes in California, New Jersey and four other states " contests Clinton hopes send her into the general election in strong standing. Clinton reached the 2,383 delegates needed to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee on the eve of Tuesday's voting, according to an Associated Press tally. Her total is comprised...

Updated at 5:10 AM

ISTANBUL (AP) " A car bomb attack targeting a bus carrying riot police during rush hour traffic in Istanbul on Tuesday has killed 11 people and wounded 36 others, the city's governor said. Speaking at the scene of the blast in the district...

Updated at 4:53 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " New government numbers offer a mixed snapshot of progress for the nation's schoolchildren " with worrisome figures on how many students miss school, stubborn disparities on discipline, but encouraging strides in cutting the...

Updated at 4:28 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " A judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman used to play lacrosse at the school a few miles down the road from his courtroom, where attorneys...

Updated at 3:41 AM

LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) " She is haunted daily by the image of the decapitated head of her 9-year-old son. Police asked Edna Cedrick to identify it after the boy, who had albinism, was snatched from her arms in a violent struggle. The death...

Updated at 3:13 AM

LIMA, Peru (AP) " The nail-biter race to become Peru's next president tightened as the daughter of imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori gained ground on her rival thanks to a larger haul of votes trickling in from remote rural areas and...

Updated at 3:12 AM

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) " A New York State Police investigator says a woman accused of fatally sabotaging her fiancé's kayak on the Hudson River told an investigator she removed a plug on his kayak and manipulated his paddle. Authorities say...

Updated at 3:12 AM

MIAMI (AP) " The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Colin has made landfall and is bringing high winds and heavy rain to northern Florida. The weather service says the center of the storm was located about 55 miles (90 kilometers)...

Updated at 3:11 AM

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) " According to recently filed court documents, a Massachusetts school is alleging that a student who was raped overseas is partially responsible because she was drinking that night and chose to follow a stranger onto a dark...

Updated at 3:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " California's unusual election rules allow only two U.S. Senate candidates to advance to a November runoff. In a show of political force, both spots could be taken by Democrats, reaffirming the party's dominance in the nation's...

Updated at 2:34 AM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) " The latest leg of a solar-powered airplane's around-the-world journey has been postponed due to weather conditions. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 was scheduled to take off from Lehigh Valley International Airport in...

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