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  • Wildfire rages through Canadian city, forcing mass evacuation
    Posted on May 4, 2016 at 10:21 am

    By Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Fire raged unchecked through the Canadian city of Fort McMurray overnight as authorities raced to complete the evacuation of its population of 80,000, fearful that hot, dry winds forecast for Wednesday would further fan the flames. About 44,000 people were estimated to have fled the city by late on Tuesday on traffic-chocked roads, and the province of Alberta requested military help to bring the blaze under control and airlift others from fire- and smoke-filled streets. "I'm afraid that huge parts of my home town... may burn tonight and will continue to burn," Brian Jean, leader of Alberta's official opposition party, told CBC Radio, saying his own home was in the immediate path of the flames. […]

  • Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination
    Posted on May 4, 2016 at 5:26 am

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination. […]

  • Exit poll: Indiana GOP voters pick Trump, but party divided
    Posted on May 4, 2016 at 3:22 am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump called for GOP unity after his Indiana primary victory Tuesday night, but exit polls suggest he's facing a significant intraparty rift. […]

  • Cruz shocks his supporters with a sudden exit
    Posted on May 4, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Moments before Ted Cruz publicly ended a campaign for president that had lasted more than a year, he stood backstage and thanked his closest friends, supporters and advisers for their help and support. When Cruz finished speaking, the group of about 50 people applauded — several of them wiping away tears — and Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, walked away from them, looking down, and shook his head. Cruz’s speech to a group of a few hundred devoted followers from the main stage minutes later was met with disbelief and anguish. […]

  • Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfather
    Posted on May 4, 2016 at 2:54 am

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Tuesday was identified as Charlie Keating IV, a former Phoenix high school star distance runner and the grandson of the late Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal. […]