- Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party's presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall battle with Hillary Clinton. Some reluctant Republicans began to rally around Trump, but others agonized over their party's future.
- US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.
- Obama tells Flint residents, 'I've got your back'
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all levels of government until every drop of water flowing into homes in Flint, Michigan, is safe to use.
- US declares Aleppo cease-fire, Syria says only for 48 hours
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. officials announced an agreement had been reached with Russia to extend Syria's fragile cease-fire to the deeply contested northern city. The Syrian military said the truce would last only 48 hours.
- Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In his final weeks, Prince hid signs of trouble from his fans, stonewalling reports of an overdose that required an emergency plane landing and making a brief public appearance to reassure them. But privately, the superstar was in crisis, seeking help from a prominent addiction expert that ultimately came too late.
- Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was part of rescue team
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq was part of a quick reaction force that moved in to rescue U.S. military advisers from an Islamic State attack, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The attack triggered a massive coalition air response that destroyed equipment, buildings and killed up to 60 militants.
- Affidavit reveals details of Navajo girl's kidnapping death
SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11-year-old girl.
- Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A raging wildfire emptied Canada's main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts to suppress the fire have failed.
- Denial, bargaining, acceptance: stages of a Trump candidacy
In the beginning, many took it as a joke: A billionaire developer, riding his gilded escalators down from his Manhattan penthouse, his third wife at his side, to announce he was running for president. Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" blared from the speakers.
- Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings.
- Bosh officially declared out for remainder of Heat season
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh's season is now officially over, regardless of how far the Miami Heat advance in the postseason.
- Johnny Manziel booked in domestic violence case
DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing.
- Nyquist draws No. 13 post as early 3-1 Kentucky Derby fav
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Doug O'Neill was all smiles after early 3-1 favorite Nyquist drew the No. 13 post for the 142nd Kentucky Derby.
- Yankees place Alex Rodriguez on DL with hamstring injury
BALTIMORE (AP) — Alex Rodriguez won't be around in the next two weeks to help the New York Yankees attempt to get out of last place in the AL East.
- Oscar De La Hoya hits Trump where it hurts, says he cheats
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Of all the things Donald Trump has been called on the campaign trail, this one might sting the most: golf cheat.