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Kasich, Cruz drop out; Trump on clear GOP path
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Kasich, Cruz drop out; Trump on clear GOP path
With no opponents left in the race, Trump becomes the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee to take on the Democratic nominee in November — presumably Hillary Clinton.

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Alabama city's leaders vote to recall bathroom ordinance
The leaders of an east Alabama city have voted to recall a bathroom ordinance that LGBT advocates have criticized as discriminatory toward transgender people
Possibly flawed welds cited in Pennsylvania pipeline blast
Investigators say they've found evidence of corrosion on a welded joint of a natural gas pipeline that exploded in Pennsylvania last week, damaging homes and burning a resident
AP Top U.S. News at 5:05 p.m. EDT
AP Top U.S. News at 5:05 p.m. EDT
Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company
Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company
Authorities say an employee dismissed last month from a transportation company near Houston opened fire inside the facility, killing a former co-worker before fatally shooting himself
Police probe beating of black University of Iowa student
Iowa City police are treating the assault of a black University of Iowa freshman as a possible hate crime
US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights
The U.S. Justice Department says a North Carolina law that limits protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws
Chimp victim hospitalized with face-transplant complications
Chimp victim hospitalized with face-transplant complications
The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant
Cosby tries again to delay criminal case, get charges tossed
Cosby tries again to delay criminal case, get charges tossed
Bill Cosby is again seeking to delay hearings in his criminal case while he tries to get the sex-assault charges in Pennsylvania dismissed
US declares Aleppo cease-fire, Syria says only for 48 hours
US declares Aleppo cease-fire, Syria says only for 48 hours
Sporadic violence persists in Aleppo as U.S. officials announce an agreement with Russia to extend Syria's fragile cease-fire to the deeply contested northern city
Mexico City declares 3rd day of traffic cuts over high smog
Mexico City declares 3rd day of traffic cuts over high smog
Mexico City is ordering 40 percent of cars and trucks to stay off the streets Thursday, extending for a third day a pollution alert
Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's recent veto of bills on guns and faith bucked his fellow Republican lawmakers and possibly cost him points with his conservative political base
GM to resume production at 4 plants idled by Japan quakes
General Motors is on track to resume full operations at four North American plants where vehicle assembly was halted because of supply chain interruptions caused by earthquakes in Japan last month
Ex-Michigan State player Appling faces weapons charges
Ex-Michigan State player Appling faces weapons charges
Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes after being found in possession of guns and marijuana in a Detroit suburb
Georgia student stabbed to death while trying to help women
Georgia student stabbed to death while trying to help women
A state law officer says a freshman at Fort Valley State University was stabbed to death after he came to the aid of some female students who were being harassed and groped by a man outside the school cafeteria
Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP
Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP
Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, giving Trump an open path to the GOP nomination and a likely fall fight with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton
After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law
After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law
A state lawmaker and former prosecutor wants to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex crimes in Illinois, a response to the hush-money case against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the US and abroad
Man denies role in 1991 slaying of 5-year-old New Jersey boy
A man who has been mentioned as an alternate suspect at a woman's New Jersey trial over the killing of her 5-year-old son has denied any role in the boy's 1991 death
Obama drinks filtered city water in Flint to show it's safe
Obama drinks filtered city water in Flint to show it's safe
President Barack Obama drank filtered city water in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday to show that it is again safe to drink after a lead-contamination crisis
Beyonce statement calls for equality in North Carolina
Beyonce is supporting efforts to overturn a North Carolina law limiting legal protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower on Wall Street
Stocks close lower following some discouraging signs of weakness in the U.S. job market and some weak corporate earnings
Ecuadoreans in US seek immigration help after quake
Ecuadoreans immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake
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AP Top International News at 3:58 p.m. EDT
The Latest: Feds, including DEA, join Prince investigation
The Latest: Feds, including DEA, join Prince investigation
Federal authorities including the Drug Enforcement Administration are joining the investigation of Prince's death
Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR
Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR
Scientists have created a robotic system that stitched up tissue in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings