Vote-counting taking place across Britain

May 6th, 2016

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha leave the polling station after casting their votes in Westminster, central London, Thursday May 5, 2016. Britons are voting in local and regional elections expected to deal a blow to Britain's main opposition Labour Party. (Philip Toscano-Heighton/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTLONDON (AP) — Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland as the first results appeared Friday for local and regional elections across the United Kingdom.


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Thousands airlifted from Canada fire

May 6th, 2016

Some 8,000 people are being airlifted to safety after they fled the city of Fort McMurray, which has been devastated by a massive wildfire.

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Canada wildfire evacuations curb oilfield, pipeline flow

May 5th, 2016

(Reuters) – The wildfire that raged on Thursday in Fort McMurray in the heart of the Canadian oil sands region knocked out as much as a third of Canada’s daily crude capacity and closed some pipelines. While oil sands facilities are not in the fire’s path, seven production companies and two pipeline operators have curbed activities to take precautions to move workers and others to other areas. At least 690,000 barrels per day of capacity were offline on Thursday, according to calculations by Reuters. …

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US House Speaker Ryan ‘can’t back Trump’

May 5th, 2016

US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranked elected Republican, says he cannot currently support Donald Trump as presidential nominee

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Cooler weather for fire-struck Fort McMurray, after more evacuations

May 5th, 2016

A helicopter flies into thick smoke while battling a major forest fire outside of Fort McMurrayBy Rod Nickel ANZAC, Alberta (Reuters) – Cooler weather and possible rain forecast for the Canadian city overwhelmed by wildfire offered hope on Thursday that controlling the blaze could become easier, after worsening conditions forced new evacuations south of town. Late on Wednesday, flames fanned south from Fort McMurray, the main city in Canada's oil sands region. Officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for the Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates and Fort McMurray First Nation communities, which are located about 50 km (31 miles) south of the battered city.


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Alberta fire emergency declared

May 5th, 2016

A state of emergency is declared in the province of Alberta in Canada after a wildfire forces all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to flee their city.

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3 for all: Cavaliers make record 25 3-pointers, rout Hawks

May 5th, 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5) reacts after hitting a 3-point shot against the Atlanta Hawks in the first half during Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — J.R. Smith made seven 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers drained an NBA-record 25 3s in a 123-98 runaway win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night in Game 2 of their second-round series.


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Canada wildfire threatens entire city

May 5th, 2016

A “catastrophic” wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 people from Fort McMurray could destroy much of the Canadian city, officials warn.

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Trump faces unity challenge; Kasich bows out

May 4th, 2016

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks to supporters following the results of the Indiana state primary at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New YorkBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Reuters – Donald Trump's last remaining challenger for the Republican Party presidential nomination, John Kasich, dropped out of the race on Wednesday, U.S. media reported, leaving the presumptive nominee with the task of uniting a fractured party around his White House bid. Ohio Governor Kasich, who had stubbornly persisted with his campaign despite never having a viable path to the nomination, canceled a media appearance on Wednesday in Virginia and scheduled a 5 p.m. EDT statement in Columbus, Ohio, his campaign said. Media reports said he would suspend his campaign.


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Trump nomination divides Republicans

May 4th, 2016

Top Republicans are divided on whether to support Donald Trump after he all but secured the party’s presidential nomination.

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