The NRA's brazen shell game with donations: A Yahoo News investigation

The organization may be violating several federal election laws, according to experts.



Pope OKs resignation of U.S. bishop for not reporting abuse

Vatican US BishopVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.



Life or death: Penalty phase of Boston bombing trial to begin

In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from left, is depicted standing with his defense attorneys William Fick, left, Judy Clarke, second from right, and David Bruck, right, as the jury presents its verdict in his federal death penalty trial Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev was convicted on multiple charges in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when twin pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)Jurors in the trial of Dzokhar Tsarnaev must now decide what his punishment should be.



Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

EGYPT-POLITICSCAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.



U.S. couple found guilty of 'sadistic' Bali suitcase murder

American Tommy Schaefer cries inside a Denpasar court on the Indonesian resort island of BaliBy Trisha Sertori DENPASAR (Reuters) - An Indonesian court found a young U.S. couple guilty on Tuesday of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her battered body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali. Heather Mack and Tommy Schaefer, both from the Chicago area, were arrested last August after staff at a luxury hotel discovered the body of Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, in an abandoned suitcase in a taxi. The pair were tried separately in Denpasar District Court and it was not immediately clear if they would appeal.



Boston bomber's sentencing trial on death penalty begins Tuesday

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonProsecutors and defense attorneys for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Tuesday will begin making their cases on whether or not he should be sentenced to death for the 2013 attack and its aftermath. Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old ethnic Chechen, was found guilty on April 8 of killing three people and injuring 264 at the marathon finish line and fatally shooting a police officer as he and his older brother, Tamerlan, prepared to flee three days later.



U.S. Catholic bishop in child pornography case resigns, Vatican says
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City, who was convicted of failing to alert authorities to a trove of child pornography found on a priest's computer in 2012, has resigned, the Vatican said on Tuesday. Groups representing victims of abuse by clerics had been urging the pope to dismiss Finn. The bishop was the subject of a Vatican investigation that started last September into his leadership of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri. A Vatican statement said Pope Francis had accepted Finn's resignation.

Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

In this April 10, 2015, file photo, Blue Bell ice cream rests on a grocery store shelf in Lawrence, Kan. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday, April 20, 2015, for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.



Where the 2016 presidential candidates stand on marijuana

It’s April 20th or 4/20, a day when marijuana enthusiasts gather, legally or otherwise, to celebrate the joys of smoking pot.



Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism

Hillary Clinton Dodges Question About 'Clinton Cash' BookHillary Clinton dismissed questions about her family foundation as political attacks.



U.S. warship sent to block Iran weapons off Yemen

The guided missile cruiser USS Vicksburg escorts the USS Theodore Roosevelt as they pass the Rock of Gibraltar in the Mediterranean SeaU.S. Navy officials say the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen and will join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen.



Inside the big business of little presidential campaign souvenirs

Campaign buttons are displayed for sale outside an event at which Sen. Rand Paul will announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination at the Galt House Hotel on April 7, 2015 in Louisville, KentuckyHeading back to Washington from Las Vegas just days after announcing his presidential candidacy, Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) huddled with some of his top advisers aboard a Southwest Airlines flight. The candidate had to make a spot decision. It wasn’t a burning policy question, delicate staffing change or coveted endorsement that engrossed him that day but the kind of choice unique to modern presidential campaigns. Poring over an iPad that an aide had handed to him, Paul chuckled and gave the green light.



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