Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign.
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Trump wins the Republican nomination for presidentWASHINGTON (AP) ? AP count: Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. Trump, the only remaining GOP candidate left in the race, will go on to accept the nomination at the party's national convention in Cleveland.
Spanish police seize 74 elephant tusks in Madrid houseMADRID (AP) ? Spanish police say they seized 74 illegally hunted African elephant tusks worth an estimated 200,000 euros ($222,000) and arrested a man who was trying to legalize possession of them so they could be sold.
In reversal, House backs LGBT rights for federal contractorsWASHINGTON (AP) ? After party leaders let Republican lawmakers vote as they wished, the House reversed course and approved a measure aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors.
Dr. Beach names Hawaii's Hanauma Bay best beach in America
HONOLULU (AP) ? When you come upon an ocean bay that has features known as "Toilet Bowl" and "Witch's Brew," you may not envision a welcoming tropical oasis. But Hawaii's Hanauma Bay, nestled inside a breeched volcanic cone on the southeastern shore of Oahu, has some of the state's calmest waters, most pristine beaches and world-renowned snorkeling over coral reefs that teem with colorful fish.
1 dead, 1 critical but stable in NYC concert shooting
NEW YORK (AP) ? Shots rang out inside a concert venue in New York City where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform, leaving one person dead, three others wounded and concertgoers scrambling for the nearest exits, police said.
Global markets rise on optimism over oil, Greece
Global optimism lifted equity markets Thursday, fuelled by oil breaking through $50 and a debt deal for Greece, but gains were curtailed by profit-taking pending G7 developments and any hints on the next US rate move. "The fresh leg higher in oil we saw overnight, with (Brent oil) breaking above $50 a barrel for the first time since October 2015, has only served to provide more fuel to the rally," XTB brokerage analyst David Cheetham told AFP. In Europe, Frankfurt, London and Paris extended Wednesday's gains that were won on the back of Greece news, bright German data, easing Brexit concerns and firmer oil prices.