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Downtown Detroit is seen from a vacant lot, looking south along Woodward AvenueThe legislation, which still needs approvals from the state Senate and Governor Rick Snyder, was passed early Thursday morning after hundreds of Detroit teachers called in sick over paycheck concerns. Detroit school teachers returned to their classrooms on Wednesday following the "sick-out" after receiving assurances from officials that they will be paid for their work. The Detroit public school system, or DPS, has nearly 46,000 students.


5/5/2016 10:54:07 AM

FILE - In this May 3, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is taking his first quick steps toward raising the massive amounts of money needed for a national presidential race, aiming to broaden his primary insurgency into a full-fledged general election campaign and unite the fractured Republican Party behind him.


5/5/2016 10:52:31 AM

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory pauses while making comments concerning House Bill 2 during a government affairs conference in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican leaders are showing no signs of backing down from their new bathroom rules despite the U.S. Justice Department's declaration that they violate federal civil rights laws and could cost the state dearly in lost education funding.


5/5/2016 10:52:08 AM

Leader of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party Motiur Rahman Nizami sits inside a van as he is taken to a prison after being sentenced at the International Crimes Tribunal court in Dhaka, in October 2014The leader of Bangladesh's top Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami is set to hang within days after the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld his death sentence for war crimes. Motiur Rahman Nizami was convicted of murder, rape and orchestrating the killing of intellectuals during the country's 1971 war of independence. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said jail authorities would begin preparing for Nizami's execution once they received a copy of the verdict.


5/5/2016 10:50:45 AM

A woman is carried on a stretcher by medical personnel after she was rescued alive on May 5, 2016 in NairobiNairobi (AFP) - Four people were pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.


5/5/2016 10:48:49 AM

FILE - In this Sunday, May 1, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to a song during a campaign rally at the Indiana Theater in Terre Haute, Ind. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):


5/5/2016 10:47:47 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities are searching for the killer of a man whose body washed ashore in New York City wrapped in plastic garbage bags and wearing "cement shoes."

5/5/2016 10:47:11 AM

FILE- In this Oct. 17, 2015, file photo, Gwen Stefani performs during an exclusive concert for MasterCard cardholders at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Stefani appeared on a "Carpool Karaoke" segment alongside Julia Roberts and George Clooney that aired on the "Late Late Show with James Corden" on May 5, 2016. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwen Stefani got a little help from George Clooney and Julia Roberts in "Late Late Show" host James Corden's latest "Carpool Karaoke" segment.


5/5/2016 10:45:29 AM

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2016 photo a sign rests at an entrance to St. George's School in Middletown, R.I. Alumni weekend at St. George’s School will be different this year. It’ll involve discussions about what has unfolded at the elite Rhode Island boarding school since December, when school officials acknowledged dozens of students were sexually abused in the past. Many alumni have struggled with whether to attend the reunion, which runs Friday, May 6, 2016 through Sunday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Between cocktails, campus tours and squash games, alumni visiting St. George's School for their annual reunion weekend will find something different this year: discussions about what has unfolded at the elite boarding school since December, when leaders acknowledged dozens of students were sexually abused in the past.


5/5/2016 10:45:07 AM

Campaign bags are placed on seats before the start of a Leave.EU campaign news conference in central LondonThe campaign to keep Britain in the European Union is 4 percentage points ahead of the "Out" campaign, though that lead has halved since February, JPMorgan said in an analysis of recent opinion polls. While polls, which failed to predict Prime Minister David Cameron's victory in Britain's 2015 national election, have cast the June 23 referendum as too close to call, betting odds have indicated a strong probability of a vote to remain. In an analysis of recent polling data, JPMorgan said the "In" campaign averaged 47.2 percent in the last week of April while "Out" averaged 43.3 percent with 8.1 percent who said they didn't know how to vote.


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