Friday, May 6th, 2016
  • Baseball scraps Puerto Rico series amid Zika concerns

    Zika virus concerns have forced the Pirates-Marlins series out of Puerto Rico, with baseball saying the two games will instead be played this month in Miami. Major League Baseball and the players' union ... […]

  • ‘You heard wrong, cowboy’: Donald Trump and Joe Scarborough get into a Twitter fight

    Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, called Scarborough’s MSNBC show “rapidly fading” and accused Scarborough of supporting two of his former primary rivals. “Define ‘rapidly fading,’ Donnie boy,” Scarborough shot back while touting the viewership of Morning Joe. […]

  • Maryland gunman in custody; police consider link with previous murder

    The Prince George's County Police Department and the Montgomery County Police Department confirmed that they looking into whether a Federal Protective Service employee wanted in the death of his wife on Thursday is responsible for two shootings on Friday. […]

  • Donald Trump and Paul Ryan to meet amid escalating tensions

    Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan will meet next week to clear the air and possibly unify the divided party. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told Fox News’ Sean Hannity about the scheduled meeting just hours after Ryan — the nation’s highest-ranking Republican — revealed Thursday that he was not […]

  • Pakistan treating 2 brothers who become paralyzed each night

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The two brothers have come to be known as the "solar kids" and their case has completely mystified Pakistani doctors. […]

  • 'Boaty McBoatface' sinks as UK names research ship

    Britain will name a new polar research ship “Sir David Attenborough” despite a public vote which was in favour of the joke name “Boaty McBoatface”. Science Minister Jo Johnson said the £200 million (250 million euro, $290 million) 15,000 tonne vessel will be named after the veteran naturalist and broadcaster, but said the ship’s yellow marine submarine […]

  • SpaceX successfully lands rocket's first stage after space launch

    SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean early Friday after launching a Japanese communications satellite into orbit. Shouts of "USA, USA, USA" and applause from the ground control crew greeted the feat, only the second time it has been accomplished by SpaceX, which is headed by Internet entrepreneur Elon Musk. The two-stage […]

  • Behind closed doors, North Korea opens ruling party congress

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country's stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite international criticism and tough new sanctions over the North's recent nuclear test and a slew of missile launches. […]

  • Canadian wildfire edges south, leaves thousands stranded

    CONKLIN/LAC LA BICHE, Alberta (Reuters) - The 88,000 residents who fled a wildfire that has ravaged the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray in Alberta will not be able to return home anytime soon, officials warned on Thursday, even as the inferno edged slowly south. The out-of-control blaze has consumed entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray in Canada’s energy heartland and officials warn its […]

  • Good U.S. payrolls gains seen, but swelling labor force to cap wage growth

    U.S. employment likely rose again in April, but a rush of job seekers into the labor market should keep wage gains moderate and buy a cautious Federal Reserve more time before raising interest rates again. Nonfarm payrolls probably increased by 202,000 last month in U.S. Labor Department data due for publication on Friday, after growing by 215,000 in March, according to a Reuters survey of […]