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McFadden wins again at Boston
- April 19, 2016

CBSBoston.com (WBZ TV and Radio) will carry the race, but BAA may be your best bet. In the elite runners' division, the women's and men's champions from a year ago are back in Caroline Rotich of Kenya and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia. This year, it is estimated that up to a million spectators may line the streets to watch the marathon. The 26.2-mile course runs through eight cities and towns. (more...)
Pope Francis speaks of Christian woman killed for her faith
- April 19, 2016

At a ceremony in the port of Lesbos to thank Greeks, Francis said he understood Europe's concern about the recent migrant influx. The Vermont senator had hoped to meet with the pope, but as recently as Friday it appeared unlikely to happen, after the pope sent a note saying he would not be able to attend the conference because of his trip to the Greek island of Lesbos. (more...)
Thousands of California voters mistakenly registered for an ultraconservative political party Thousands of California voters mistakenly registered for an ultraconservative political party
- April 19, 2016

A survey conducted by the Los Angeles Times found that almost 73 percent of those enrolled in the American Independent Party , which has 472,000 members, may have chosen it by mistake. Among other celebrities registered with the party were Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco and former professional boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. The LA Times reports that "a majority of (AIP) members have registered with the party in error" and that "nearly 3-in-4 people did not realize they had joined the ... (more...)
GOP Candidates Make Their Case as Primary Nears
- April 19, 2016

No matter how many votes Trump gets, though, he may still face opposition at the state level. If Trump can complete this task on Tuesday, he's in a much better position to compete for the biggest number this season: The 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the nomination at the Republican National Convention. (more...)
Ethiopian runners sweep men's, women's titles at Boston Marathon
- April 19, 2016

The top three finished within a second of each other. It could come down to a final sprint on the homestretch on Boylston Street. Hug's time was almost five minutes faster than his 2015 win. Tiki Gelana, the 2012 Olympics gold medalist, and fellow Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba also are in the hunt. Neely Spence Gracey, of Superior, Colorado, was the first American woman to finish, coming in ninth. (more...)
Sanders gave 4 percent of income to charity in 2014
- April 18, 2016

Gold and others said the protest was meant to be a fun way to show what they called the absurdity around campaign finance laws. The interview will air on Sunday. Clinton has a significant lead in pledged delegates over Sanders in the race for the Democratic nomination for the November presidential election. (more...)
Hawks hold on for 102-101 win after another Celtics rally Hawks hold on for 102-101 win after another Celtics rally
- April 18, 2016

Bradley said he was injured while he was going for a rebound and said something felt "weird". When the final buzzer sounded, Green bounded onto the floor and grabbed the game ball as confetti streamed down and "73 WINS" appeared on the scoreboard (see full recap)."I usually watch the games right after the game ", Avery Bradley said. (more...)
Cruz picks up all delegates in Colo.; Sanders win in Wyo Cruz picks up all delegates in Colo.; Sanders win in Wyo
- April 18, 2016

When including superdelegates, or party officials who can back any candidate, Clinton has amassed even more delegates: 1,756 compared to 1,068 for Sanders. He was greeted with a New York Daily News front page advising to "Take the F U Train, Ted" on his way out of town. "It's a handsome state", Sanders said at LaGuardia Community College, on the campaign trail in NY. (more...)
Kasich's NY target: The senator from Texas
- April 18, 2016

More than a few Republicans say a "presidential Trump" is an oxymoron. In a contest that takes 1,237 delegates to win the nomination, 13 - or even the full 37 Colorado will send to Cleveland - may seem like a minuscule total. Each state has their own rules on how their delegates must vote. Cole says over 600 people are hoping to be selected, and each one will have 10 seconds to say why they deserve it. (more...)
Texas immigration case should be an easy call
- April 18, 2016

But Roberts wrote a lengthy dissent in which he rejected allowing state governments to sue the EPA in federal court. The Obama administration says it was faithfully executing the authority to determine priorities under immigration law. Monday marks a critical day for President Obama's executive actions on immigration, as his legal team makes arguments to the Supreme Court to allow them to go forward. (more...)
Cirque du Soleil cancels North Carolina shows to protest LGBT law Cirque du Soleil cancels North Carolina shows to protest LGBT law
- April 18, 2016

A Charlotte ordinance approved in February that would have allowed transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity in public accommodations caused the Republican-controlled General Assembly to hold a special session March 23. (more...)
Cruz wins all 14 Wyoming Republican delegates
- April 18, 2016

Others just have local conventions. Cruz acknowledged that "there's no doubt at a contested convention that's something you naturally worry about-is having divisions in the party". Murray pointed out that more than half of the state's congressional districts are located in the heavily Democratic New York City area, and those districts tend to have low turnout in GOP primaries. (more...)
Bill Clinton jabs at Bernie Sanders, cracks joke at Wall Street's expense
- April 17, 2016

A Sanders ad greets her there, poking at her high-priced speeches . Bernie Sanders accused Hillary Clinton of neglecting the Palestinians, and Clinton said her rival was more prone to criticizing than solving problems when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (more...)
NYC weather: Sun and warmer temps on tap for weekend NYC weather: Sun and warmer temps on tap for weekend
- April 17, 2016

Monday ...looks great too. Highs may even reach the upper 70s, low 80s(!) under mostly sunny skies. We're running out of ways to describe this sunny stretch of weather but this is a broken record forecast no one is complaining about. MONDAY NIGHT: Skies will stay mostly clear with a cool overnight low temperature of 53 degrees. So, after highs in the low and mid-60s, readings will go back down into the 30s overnight, with patchy frost again possible. (more...)
Brazil's lower House begins presidential impeachment debate Brazil's lower House begins presidential impeachment debate
- April 16, 2016

Secondly: "in Brazil a president can only be impeached when the liability for a crime has been proven and there's no chance to say that the president had bad faith or the intention of committing a crime". The special session of the justices was the latest development after weeks of legal wrangling over a process in Congress that has exposed deep divisions in Latin America's largest country. (more...)
Ted Cruz: 'The establishment is not rooting for me'
- April 16, 2016

Kasich acknowledges that he has to win more delegates and will ultimately come out victorious during a very possible contested Republican convention. "Absolutely", said Shorb, who is uncommitted. "The beauty is, if you're an unbound delegate , you get a really big gift bag". If not, the 14 delegates are split proportionally among those who received at least 20 percent of the vote. (more...)
Sanders wins Wyoming to extend victory run Sanders wins Wyoming to extend victory run
- April 16, 2016

However, it will still take a remarkable turnaround for Mr Sanders to win the nomination over Mrs Clinton, a former secretary of state and first lady who goes into the NY primary as heavy favourite to extend her lead in the overall race. There are 247 pledged delegates and 44 superdelegates up for grabs . Sanders also addressed the controversy from earlier in the week when he claimed Clinton is not " qualified " to be president, blaming his response on her campaign questioning his ... (more...)
2016 hopefuls look East, West for delegate support 2016 hopefuls look East, West for delegate support
- April 16, 2016

Hundreds of Republicans gathered Friday and Saturday in Lansing to pick Michigan's national delegates to represent the state's Republicans at the convention. A small group of Trump volunteers wearing blue "Make America Great Again" hats aided his efforts, passing out their preferred delegate slates and cheering from the back of the ballroom. (more...)
CBS News Poll Has Ted Cruz Still Trailing Donald Trump
- April 16, 2016

In addition, Trump met privately at Trump Tower in NY with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly after months of attacking her for the tough questions she asked him at a Republican debate last August about his treatment of women. I have NY values. Trump described families playing in Central Park, restaurants packed with patrons and workers, and a city of "honesty and straight talk". (more...)
Trump campaign manager says he called reporter after run Trump campaign manager says he called reporter after run
- April 16, 2016

State attorney Dave Aronberg said during a news conference Thursday that police were right to charge Lewandowski, but the burden on prosecutors to prove the case was higher. I think something that it sort of hard to talk about happened here. The prosecutor said Thursday that there wasn't enough evidence to pursue charges. (more...)