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White House 2016: Clinton gears up for Trump in fall race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Waves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. An army of lawyers is scrutinizing more than two dozen possible vice presidential picks....

Exxon sees smallest profit in 16 years, Chevron posts loss

DALLAS (AP) — Motorists are saving billions on cheaper gasoline, but the long slump in oil prices is taking a heavy toll on companies that find and produce crude. Exxon Mobil posted its smallest quarterly profit in more than 16 years Friday, while Chevron lost $725 million,...

Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider

GENEVA (AP) — It’s one of the physics world’s most complex machines, and it has been immobilized — temporarily — by a weasel. Spokesman Arnaud Marsollier says the world’s largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN outside of...

Cruz gets Indiana governor’s endorsement

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a setback for Donald Trump, Indiana’s governor endorsed the front-runner’s chief rival, Ted Cruz, on Friday, just days before the state’s critical Republican primary contest. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence made his support for the Texas...

Cruz getting Indiana governor’s endorsement

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a setback for Donald Trump, Indiana’s governor is endorsing chief rival Ted Cruz before the state’s critical Republican primary contest. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will announce his support for Cruz on Friday afternoon, according to a...

Trump making case to GOP insiders after chaotic rally scene

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump, the outsider, is making his case to California’s Republican establishment after he kicked off his crucial campaign for the state’s presidential primary with an enormous rally marred by confrontations between protesters and his...

Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process errors and equipment failures and none of the crew knew they were striking a trauma center, a top U.S. general said Friday. No criminal...

At the Vatican, Biden calls for global commitment to cancer

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Saying cancer is a scourge with no boundaries, Vice President Joe Biden came to the Vatican on Friday to call for a global commitment to fund cancer research that benefits everyone, not just the “privileged and powerful.” Biden, who lost a...

Violence follows California Trump rally, about 20 arrested

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Raucous protesters and supporters of Donald Trump violently confronted each other in California leading to some 20 arrests as the Republican presidential contender brought his campaign to conservative Orange County. Dozens of protesters were mostly...

Violence in Syria’s Aleppo kills many including worshippers

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Insurgents shelled a mosque in a government-held neighborhood of Aleppo, killing at least 15 people as they left Friday prayers, while government airstrikes struck rebel-held parts of Syria’s largest city — even as the army unilaterally...