Ecuador coast hit by two earthquakes; one dead

Wednesday May 18, 2016 – Two earthquakes struck Ecuador’s coast on Wednesday, leading to one death and light damage in the same region where a magnitude 7.8 tremor killed more than 650 people last month. Wednesday’s tremors, measuring 6.7 and 6.8 in magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, cut electricity in some coastal areas and sent people running into ...

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Pentagon: ‘Unsafe’ intercept over South China Sea

Wednesday May 18, 2016 –At least two Chinese J-11 tactical aircraft carried out an “unsafe” intercept of a United States EP-3 reconnaissance aircraft that was conducting a routine mission in international airspace over the South China Sea, a U.S. defense official told CNN Wednesday. The Chinese jets came within 50 feet of the American aircraft at one point, the official ...

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Trump unveils his potential Supreme Court nominees

Wednesday may 18, 2016 –Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled a list of 11 judges he would consider nominating to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, an unusual move for a presidential candidate that underscores his efforts to appeal to conservatives. The list includes: Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado, Raymond Gruender of ...

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A Defiant Sanders Threatens Democratic Unity

Wednesday May 18, 2016 – Remember when it was the Republicans who had a unity problem? Well, consider the events and actions of the last four days on the Democratic side. On Saturday, Bernie Sanders’ supporters revolted at the Nevada state Democratic convention — all over a caucus process Hillary Clinton originally won in February, 53%-47%. Afterwards, the state party ...

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Floods and Landslides in Sri Lanka Leave Dozens Dead

Wednesday May 18, 2016 – At least 34 people were killed in landslides and flash floods and hundreds of thousands were displaced, Sri Lankan officials said on Wednesday, as torrential rains and gusting winds continued to lash the country just days after the beginning of the monsoon season. Rescue workers recovered at least 15 bodies from two major landslides in ...

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Bud Pierce, Dennis Richardson attempt to end GOP drought in Oregon elections

Wednesday may 18, 2016 – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown replaced one doctor in February 2015, taking office after the resignation of then-Gov. John Kitzhaber. She’ll face another this fall in her first gubernatorial campaign, after Salem oncologist Bud Pierce had a surprisingly easy time Tuesday securing the Republican nomination. Pierce, who now has the daunting task of trying to end Democrats’ ...

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Sanders revolt could upend Democratic convention

Tuesday May 17, 2016 -Sen. Barbara Boxer, a veteran of Democratic politics, says she never saw anything quite like this before. Loud cursing, shouting, obscene gestures and vile insults, including crude comments about the female anatomy. It was all on display over the weekend as supporters of Bernie Sanders turned the Nevada State Democratic Convention into chaos. “I was not ...

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