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Hillary Clinton taps Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate

She revealed her choice this evening in a text message to supporters.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she’s picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket as their party’s nominee for vice president. She revealed her choice this evening in a text message to supporters. Kaine is expected to join Clinton at a rally in Florida tomorrow. He’s the former governor of the battleground state of Virginia…

Johnny Manziel booked in domestic violence case

The former Cleveland Browns quarterback is expected to appear briefly before a Dallas judge Thursday.

DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing. Manziel attorney Robert Hinton said Wednesday that the 23-year-old quarterback presented himself for booking and a mugshot. Police in Highland Park, a wealthy Dallas enclave that’s separate from the city, released…

BREAKING: Trump triumphs in New York

Clinton, Sanders vie for victory. Here's the latest on the New York Primary Contests

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump triumphed with ease Tuesday in the Republican primary in New York, rebounding from a tough stretch that had strained his path to the GOP nomination and highlighted weaknesses in his campaign. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were in a close race as polls closed. The margin of Trump’s victory in his home…

SC bill would bar requiring transgender choice of bathrooms

The bill introduced Wednesday by Sen. Lee Bright would also require multi-stall bathrooms on public property to be designated and used "based on biological sex."

// ​_ // ]]> COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina senator wants to bar local governments from requiring businesses to let transgender people use the bathroom of their choice, saying he’s taking a “stand for decency and common sense.” The bill introduced Wednesday by Sen. Lee Bright would also require multi-stall bathrooms on public property to be designated and…

Texas executes “Vampire” Killer

The convicted killer said he drank the boy's blood after beating the seventh-grader with a pipe and slitting his throat

// // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // HUNSTVILLE, TX — A South Texas man has been executed for the 1998 slaying of a 12-year-old boy whose blood the convicted killer said he drank after beating the seventh-grader with…

Cruz, Sanders win in Wisconsin

Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump's chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the party's convention.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump’s chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the party’s convention. Bernie Sanders carried the Democratic race over Hillary Clinton, a win that still leaves him with a mathematically difficult path to the White House. Trump’s defeat capped one of the worst periods…

VIDEO: Graham extends lukewarm support to Cruz

Graham says Kasich better candidate, Cruz has best shot to take out frontrunner Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says that he’ll help fellow Sen. Ted Cruz raise campaign cash in hopes of stopping Donald Trump’s march toward the Republican presidential nomination. Graham dropped his own long-shot candidacy in December and has been a scathing critic of the Texas Republican in the past. Graham told reporters Thursday that his differences with Cruz…

Clinton sweeps Ohio

Hillary Clinton triumphed Tuesday in the Florida, Ohio and North Carolina presidential primaries, putting her in a commanding position to become the first woman in U.S. history to win a major party nomination.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Clinton triumphed Tuesday in the Florida, Ohio and North Carolina presidential primaries, putting her in a commanding position to become the first woman in U.S. history to win a major party nomination. But the contests brought little clarity to the Republican race, with Donald Trump winning big in Florida but falling in Ohio to the state’s…

Cruz responds to Trump’s cancelled Chicago rally

Cruz spoke to reporters at a suburban Chicago Republican dinner about 30 miles away from where his GOP presidential rival was forced to cancel a rally due to safety concerns.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz is responding to Donald Trump’s cancellation of his Chicago rally, saying the billionaire has created “an environment that encourages this sort of nasty discourse.” Cruz spoke to reporters at a suburban Chicago Republican dinner about 30 miles away from where his GOP presidential rival was forced to cancel a rally due to safety concerns. The…