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Protests force Trump into a ditch, en route to make his California pitchTunsil tries to tamp down furor regarding his draft freefall (Yahoo Sports)

Protests force Trump into a ditch, en route to make his California pitchBURLINGAME, Calif.—A little over a month before California’s pivotal Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump began his official wooing of party delegates Friday, headlining a kickoff lunch at the state’s annual GOP convention. But Trump’s appearance was nearly derailed by massive protests outside the Hyatt Regency near the San Francisco airport, where the convention is being held. The protests blocked Trump’s motorcade route, forcing the candidate and his Secret Service detail to abandon their vehicles on a nearby highway, jump a barricade wall and cross a ditch to get to the hotel’s back entrance—movements that were captured by television news helicopters.


Miami Dolphins top draft pick Laremy Tunsil, center, smiles during a news conference Friday, April 29, 2016, in Davie, Fla. Tunsil was selected 13th overall in the NFL draft Thursday night. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Laremy Tunsil kept repeating the same answer to questions about his freefall in the NFL draft, the social media hacking that cost him millions and the investigation he stirred at Ole Miss. ''I'm just here to talk about the Miami Dolphins,'' Tunsil said several times Friday. At his introductory news conference with the Dolphins, the big tackle tried to tamp down the furor surrounding his slide to the 13th pick in the draft.


Watch the 2016 NFL draft on Yahoo SportsOle Miss to investigate Tunsil's comments on receiving cash (Yahoo Sports)

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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015 file photo, then-Mississippi offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil (78) loosens up prior to his team's NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi says it will investigate former offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil's comments that he accepted money from a member of the football staff while playing at the school. The university said in a statement Friday, April 29, 2016, it is

Laremy Tunsil said enough about Mississippi at the NFL draft for the university to launch an investigation into his time at the school. Now, the former Rebel offensive lineman only wants to talk about his new team, the Miami Dolphins. After Tunsil was selected 13th overall by the Dolphins, he initially denied taking money while at Ole Miss.


16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinicBanned Marlins star Dee Gordon says he unknowingly took PEDs (Yahoo Sports)

Army Gen. Joseph Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command, briefs reporters on the release of the investigation into the U.S. airstrike on the Doctors With Borders trauma center in Kunduz, Afghanistan, Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)WASHINGTON (AP) — Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."


FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2015 file photo, Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon reacts after a strike while batting during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, in Washington. Reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon says he unknowingly took the performance-enhancing drug that led to his 80-game suspension. The startling announcement of the suspension by Major League Baseball came shortly after the Marlins victory at Los Angeles on Thursday night, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

To the president of the Miami Marlins, whatever star Dee Gordon did to trigger a positive drug test still amounted to one thing. ''A betrayal,'' team executive David Samson called it. Gordon began serving his 80-game suspension Friday, a penalty imposed by Major League Baseball shortly after he helped the Marlins win at Dodger Stadium late Thursday night.


First US Zika-related death in Puerto RicoDucks fire coach Bruce Boudreau after early playoff exit (Yahoo Sports)

US authorities have issued travel notices due to mosquito-borne Zika virus for 43 countries and territories, mainly in the Caribbean, central and south AmericaThe first Zika-related death on US soil was reported Friday in Puerto Rico, raising new concerns about the dangers of the mosquito-borne virus. "The patient died of complications related to severe thrombocytopenia," a poor clotting condition related to a low number of platelets in the blood, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "Although Zika virus–associated deaths are rare, the first identified death in Puerto Rico highlights the possibility of severe cases, as well as the need for continued outreach to raise health care providers' awareness of complications that might lead to severe disease or death," the CDC said.


FILE - In this April 8, 2015 file photo, Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau coaches his team during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, in Anaheim, Calif. The Anaheim Ducks have fired coach Bruce Boudreau after their first-round exit from the playoffs. Ducks general manager Bob Murray announced the decision Friday, April 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday, two days after the four-time Pacific Division champions' first-round exit from the playoffs. While announcing the move, Ducks general manager Bob Murray expressed much more anger at his players than at Boudreau, who hasn't been able to pair postseason success with steady excellence in his two NHL jobs in Anaheim and Washington. Boudreau has won 409 regular-season games and eight division titles, but just five playoff rounds in his coaching career.


Cruz gets Indiana governor's endorsementLBs Jack, Jaylon Smith go early in 2nd round of NFL draft (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo News Live: Trump vs. Cruz: Will Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s endorsement matter?INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a setback for Donald Trump, Indiana's governor endorsed the front-runner's chief rival, Ted Cruz, on Friday, injecting new drama into the state's critical Republican primary contest just days before voters head to the polls.


UCLAs Myles Jack poses for photos upon arriving for the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

It was a long wait and a soft landing for Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith. The pair of athletic linebackers with health questions went early in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday, with Jacksonville trading up to grab Jack two spots after Dallas selected Smith with the No. 34 overall pick. Jack and Smith were two of the biggest names still on the board at the beginning of the day, and Alabama running back Derrick Henry went to Tennessee at No. 45.




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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