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In this photo taken May 20, 2015, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses for a portrait before an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders might be the next best thing. Sanders, who is opening his official presidential campaign Tuesday in Burlington, Vermont, aims to ignite a grassroots fire among left-leaning Democrats wary of Hillary Rodham Clinton. He is laying out an agenda in step with the party's progressive wing and compatible with Warren's platform _ reining in Wall Street banks, tackling college debt and creating a government-financed infrastructure jobs program. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders might be the next best thing.


Gordon Welch surveys damage to the house his family has owned since 1964 along River Road next to the Blanco River in Wimberley, Texas, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Welch said that he and his wife watched the house get swept away by flood water. (Kelly West/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 10 people were killed, authorities said.


Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Brian Matusz (17) waits as umpire Paul Emmel, center, speaks with Orioles manager Buck Showalter, as catcher Caleb Joseph stands nearby during the 12th inning of a baseball game in Miami, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Matusz left the game after his forearm was inspected. The Marlins won 1-0. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Monday for having a foreign substance on his arm during a game in Miami.


  Mon, 25 May 2015 12:47:27 -0400

Tunisian soldiers sit on a truck as they monitor the area of the Bouchoucha army barracks in Tunis on May 25, 2015A Tunisian soldier the authorities say had psychological problems seized a gun at a barracks on Monday and killed seven comrades before being shot dead himself. The interior ministry said the rampage was not linked to "terrorism", but a defence ministry spokesman did not rule this out before an investigation reports on the incident. Defence ministry spokesman Belhassen Oueslati said the corporal, whose name was not given, "had family and psychological problems".


President Barack Obama, accompanied by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, left, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, and the with the aid of Sgt. 1st Class John C. Wirth, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama saluted Americans who died in battle Monday, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifices and noting the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces involved in a major ground war.


MOUNT IDA, Ark. (AP) — The teeming plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing herbaria.

FILE - In this March 30, 2011 file photo, Jaime Rodriguez, mayor of the Mexican town Villa Garcia, speaks on a cellphone in Monterrey, Mexico, a day after he survived an assassination attempt. As mayor of a suburb of the northern industrial city of Monterrey, Rodriguez survived two assassination attempts that left his car bullet-ridden, defying, he says, the fierce Zetas cartel. Now he is trying to beat the odds in another way, running as an independent for governor of Nuevo Leon, a wealthy and strategic state bordering Texas. (AP Photo, File)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname.


Members of the Imbonerakure pro-government youth militia chase after opposition protesters, unhindered by police, in the Kinama district of the capital Bujumbura, in Burundi Monday, May 25, 2015. Protests continued in the capital Monday, with demonstrators saying they will continue until President Pierre Nkurunziza steps down at the end of his second term. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedoms including preventing the opposition from campaigning, a leading opposition candidate said, as protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term continued in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.


Russia's Maria Sharapova eyes the ball as she prepares to return in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, May 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — 6:24 p.m.


LSU pitcher Zac Person shakes hands with Michael Papierski after LSU defeated Arkansas 10-5 in a Southeastern Conference college baseball tournament game, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — UCLA is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA baseball tournament for the first time.


Nepalese people gather hand in hand around the collapsed Dharahara Tower in Kathmandu on May 25, 2015, to mark one month since a deadly earthquake struck the country, killing more than 8,600Hundreds of Nepalis gathered Monday at the rubble of a 19th-century tower in Kathmandu to mark one month since a devastating earthquake killed more than 8,600 people in the Himalayan nation. The quake, which was followed by a second major tremor on May 12, brought down buildings across the country including historic temples, monuments and the much-loved Dharahara tower as tourists and locals climbed its more than 200 steps. Nina Shrestha, a 23-year-old student carrying a small Nepali flag, said the nine-storey tower was "always the first thing" she looked for when flying into Kathmandu.


Opposition candidate Andrzej Duda, right, celebrates with supporters his victory, as first exit polls in the presidential runoff voting are announced in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.


  Mon, 25 May 2015 12:20:29 -0400

FIFA President Sepp Blatter (R) and UEFA president Michel Platini pictured together in June 2014 during the World CupUEFA president Michel Platini said Monday that FIFA president Sepp Blatter had lied about his plans for a new term as he backed Prince Ali bin al Hussein's bid to oust the head of world football. Platini said as FIFA's executive met in Zurich that the 79-year-old Blatter fears a life of "emptiness" if he loses a vote for the presidency on Friday and that the world body will have no credibility if he remains. Blatter is a strong favourite to win a fifth term in the vote.


  Mon, 25 May 2015 12:17:07 -0400

Residents of hard-hit San Marcos city were ordered to evacuate their homes in the early morning as the flood waters rose menacingly around them, following torrential rain that turned normally bone-dry streets into meandering riversRescuers searched Monday for at least 12 people missing in spectacular flash flooding in Texas and Oklahoma that also left at least three dead. The raging waters destroyed hundreds of homes and sent cars floating down streets, rolling and bobbing like giant toys. In the Texas city of San Marcos, residents were ordered to evacuate their homes as flood waters rose menacingly around them, following torrential rain that turned streets into meandering rivers.


Greece's radical-left government has been locked in negotiations with its creditors -- the IMF, the European Union and the European Central Bank -- for the past four months in a bid to unlock some 7.2 billion euros in bailout cashStruggling Greece will keep on repaying its EU-IMF creditors for as long as it can, with some 300 million euros due next week and no deal in talks over the country's remaining bailout funds, a spokesman said Monday. "To the extent that we are able to pay, we will keep on repaying these obligations," government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis told reporters. Sakellaridis's remarks came a day after a cabinet minister said Greece had "no money" to make a series of repayments to the International Monetary Fund from June 5.


Leaves and branches are scattered throughout a flooded yard after a roof collapsed during a morning storm Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Houston at the Rockport Apartment Homes on S. Gessner. (Eric Kayne/Houston Chronicle via AP)10:45 a.m. CDT


RENO, Nev. (AP) — The idea that a person's home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century.
Greece's budget proposals are not enough to ensure a surplus this year, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist was quoted as saying on Monday. Greece was supposed to have a 3 percent budget surplus in 2015, but that looks unrealistic now, Olivier Blanchard told the French financial newspaper Les Echos in an interview. "Considering that the most recent estimates mention a substantial budget deficit, we need credible measures to transform this into a surplus and maintain this surplus in the future," Blanchard was quoted as saying.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Official presidential results in Poland: conservative challenger Andrzej Duda wins.
The Greek government named former banker George Michelis as chairman of the country's bank rescue fund on Monday, which has been without a head since the resignation of both its chairman and chief executive earlier this year. The Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF), financed by the country's bailout package, is the rescue vehicle that recapitalized Greece's big banks and covered the costs of winding down others deemed non-viable. Michelis has held a series of posts in the banking industry, including CEO at Bancpost, a Romanian subsidiary of Eurobank, and chief operating officer at Egnatia Bank, where he was a founding member.

FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file photo, a flock of sheep drink from a dam at the edge of dried-up Lake George, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) southwest of Sydney. On the world's driest inhabited continent, drought is a part of life, with the struggle to survive in a land short on water a constant thread in the country's history. The U.S. state of California is looking to Australia for advice on surviving its own drought. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)SYDNEY (AP) — California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.


  Mon, 25 May 2015 11:57:34 -0400

The detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, seen here in 2013, was jailed in Tehran on July 22 last yearThe trial of the Washington Post's Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, in custody for 10 months and accused of espionage, will open in Iran on Tuesday, a senior judicial official said. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejeie, quoted Monday by the ISNA news agency, said Rezaian's lawyer and an interpreter would be present in court but declined to give further details. The Washington Post said the trial would be "closed to the world", and slammed what it called injustices against its correspondent.


This photo released by Disney shows, George Clooney, as Frank Walker, in a scene from Disney's "Tomorrowland." The film releases in U.S. theaters May 22, 2015. (Film Frame/Disney via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's fantasy adventure "Tomorrowland" topped the slow Memorial Day weekend box office with an estimated $41.7 million debut from its first four days in theaters.


SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Authorities: 12 people missing after flash-flooding damages hundreds of homes in Central Texas.

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct, 12, 2014 file photo, Buruji Kashamu attends a primary election event for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, Nigeria. On Saturday, May 23, 2015, drug agents surrounded the house of the senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that was the alleged basis for the TV hit "Orange is the New Black." (AP Photo)LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A man newly elected to Nigeria's Senate refused to attend a Monday court hearing on his extradition to the United States on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."


TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison, officials said Monday.
  Mon, 25 May 2015 11:41:02 -0400

At least 11 people die when a tornado tears through a Mexican town along the US border, officials sayMexico City (AFP) - At least 11 people were killed Monday when a tornado tore through a Mexican town along the US border, officials said.


Andrzej Duda (R), presidential candidate of Law and Justice (PiS) right wing opposition party, celebrates after the announcement of the exit poll results of the second round of the presidential election in Warsaw, on May 24, 2015Polish voters have opted for change and chosen the conservative and relatively unknown lawyer Andrzej Duda as their next president, spelling a possible return to power of his eurosceptic mentor in autumn parliamentary elections. The opposition challenger clinched surprise victory in a Sunday run-off against incumbent centrist Bronislaw Komorowski, who is allied with the governing Civic Platform (PO) party and until recently was expected to secure a second term. An MEP with a populist streak, Duda promised change and generous social spending and scored 52 percent support ahead of Komorowski's 48 percent, exit polls showed.


An abandoned migrant detention camp used by people-smugglers in a jungle near the Malaysia-Thailand, seen in a photo released by the Royal Malaysian PoliceMalaysian police said Monday they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people-smugglers and capable of housing hundreds, laying bare the grim extent of the region's migrant crisis. Thailand, meanwhile, deployed a helicopter carrier to serve as a temporary medical and processing centre as the United States offered to launch flights to locate vessels carrying migrants but abandoned by smugglers, with rights groups warning thousands of boat people may still be at sea. Malaysia's national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar announced the discovery of the grave sites and camps, but said it remained unclear how many bodies were buried in the inaccessible area of mountainous jungle along the Thai border.


A member of the security force prevents people from entering the Dagnoen Cemetery, as the graves of thirteen people including Burkina Faso revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara, are exhumed on the outskirts of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Monday, May 25, 2015. Sankara, a widely admired figure across Africa, was killed along with 12 others under unclear circumstances in the 1987 coup that brought his former best friend Blaise Compaore to power. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso started exhuming the graves of 13 people on Monday, including revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara, whose death nearly 30 years ago in a coup has remained a mystery.


FOR STORY SLUGGED FRANCE PRESIDENT'S EX BY SYLVIE CORBET - In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 French President Francois Hollande, left, French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal and French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, right, attend a plenary meeting of a French-Italian summit entitled "Economy, Investment and Finance"during a French-Italian summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Segolene Royal is the French president’s ex-partner and mother of his four children, who is a prominent government minister, and she is increasingly appearing alongside President Hollande during important official functions. (Jacques Demarthon/Pool Photo via AP, FILE)PARIS (AP) — A new person has been appearing more and more often alongside French President Francois Hollande on official visits abroad and in high-level meetings at the Elysee Palace: Segolene Royal, the president's ex-companion and mother of his four children.


Houthi militant walks past a government building destroyed by a recent Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's northwestern city of SaadaBy Mohammed Mukhashaf and Mohammed Ghobari ADEN/CAIRO (Reuters) - Local Sunni Muslim militia ejected Shi'ite Houthi rebels from much of the southern Yemeni city of Dalea on Monday, residents and combatants said, inflicting the first significant setback on the Iranian-backed rebels in two months of civil war. Dalea had been a bastion of southern secessionists in Yemen before the Houthis took widespread control of the city in arch, after having seized the capital Sanaa in the north in September, toppling President Abd-Rabbu Mansour, and then thrust into the center and south of the Arabian Peninsula country. After two months of fighting in which much of Dalea has been destroyed, Sunni fighters on Monday turned the tide by seizing a key military base and the main security directorate in the city, militia sources and local residents said.


Coffee maker and cafe owner Sasa Sestic, from Canberra, is the second Australia coffee maker to win the World Barista Championship in the competition's 15th yearAustralia is world-renowned for its love of beer. Sasa Sestic, from the capital Canberra, is the second coffee maker from Down Under to win the World Barista Championship in the competition's 15th year which drew national champions from some 50 countries. Young, driven and keen to shake up the coffee scene, Sestic, like many of his Australian peers, is helping to shape global tastes in the brown beverage.


MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup.

In this photo taken Friday, May 22, 2015 and supplied by Saving the Survivors, a rhino named Hope, stands in her pen in the Eastern Cape province, treated with a dressing where her horns used to be. Poachers had darted the rhino with a tranquilizer and then hacked off its horns while it was sedated, leaving the animal with a horrific wound covering much of its face. (Suzanne Boswell Rudham/Saving the Survivors via AP)JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.


Mick Jagger performs at The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour opening night at Petco Park on Sunday, May 24, 2015, in San Diego. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego on Sunday with more than two hours of music.


The grave of former Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara is seen in OuagadougouBy Mathieu Bonkoungou OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Authorities in Burkina Faso began exhuming the remains of former president Thomas Sankara on Monday in a bid to establish responsibility for a murder that has dogged the West African nation since 1987. Sankara's relatives have for years pressed for his body to be tested, saying they suspect it may not be that of the former president, who died in a coup that brought his former ally Blaise Compaore to power. Compaore fled after a popular uprising against his rule in October last year and was replaced by an interim government led by Michel Kafando who promised to authorise an exhumation.


FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2001 file photo, pollen on a ragweed plant in is seen Newark, N.J. A new study says global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century. It’s projected that ragweed pollen levels are likely to quadruple for much of Europe. But why? Warmer temperatures will allow the plants to take root more and carbon dioxide will make them grow more. That’s according to the study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.


Emirati and other visitors visit the Space Museum during the launch of the UAE Space Agency strategic plan in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, May 25, 2015. The agency on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry. The announcement comes less than three weeks after the Dubai-based team behind a 2020 mission to Mars announced that its probe will circle the planet studying its atmosphere, including changes over time and how surface features such as volcanoes, deserts and canyons affect it. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry.


MEXICO CITY (AP) — A tornado raged through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna early Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying homes and upending cars and other vehicles.

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