|Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death - |
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor — a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.
Wed, 25 May 2016 04:54:20 -0400
|Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico - |
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades.
Wed, 25 May 2016 01:59:29 -0400
|At unruly N.M. rally, Trump goes after GOP Gov. Martinez - |
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:10:37 -0400
|Trump, Clinton win Washington state's presidential primaries - |
Tue, 24 May 2016 23:53:16 -0400
|Trump moneyman’s shady history - |
One of six vice-chairs of the “Trump Victory Leadership Team,” a joint fundraising effort announced Tuesday by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, pleaded guilty in 2009 to criminal charges involving bribes paid to top New York State officials. Elliott Broidy, a Los Angeles venture capitalist, was charged with showering nearly $1 million in gifts and favors on state officials as part of a scheme to win more than $250 million in state pension investments for the venture capital firm he then headed, Markstone Capital. Sean Spicer, the RNC’s communications director, dismissed questions about Broidy’s background, comparing it to that of New York investment figure Steve Rattner, a top Democratic moneyman who held a recent fundraiser for Hillary Clinton and was caught up in the same “pay for play” scandal.
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:13:24 -0400