national news

John Kasich suspends presidential campaign: ReportsRepublican presidential candidate John Kasich has ended his bid for the White House, several media outlets confirmed on Wednesday. NBC News, CNN and the Associated Press reported on Wednesday that Kasich campaign sources revealed that the Ohio governor would suspend his campaign. This apparent commitment to stay in the race seemed reinforced by a Twitter post parodying the “Star Wars” opening crawl. It argued that he would have a better chance than Trump of beating likely Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the general election.

2016-05-04 10:16:15 -0600

President Barack Obama drinks filtered Flint, Mich. water during a briefing on the response and recovery plans of the ongoing water crisis by the unified command group at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Showing support for the beleaguered residents of Flint, Michigan, President Barack Obama drank filtered city water on Wednesday to show that it is again safe following a lead-contamination crisis. After officials briefed Obama on the federal government’s response to the contamination, a reporter asked if he would drink the water in a glass on the table. “This used a filter,” Obama said of the water.

2016-05-04 12:57:45 -0600
Photos: Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Joe Raedle/Getty Images  Unconventional is Yahoo News’ complete guide to what could be the craziest presidential convention — or conventions — in decades. Here’s what you need to know today . 1. Why this year’s conventions will still be crazy — even if they aren’t ‘contested’ May 3, 2016 will go down in history as the day that every political journalist’s most feverish fantasy — the fantasy of a contested GOP convention in Cleveland — finally slipped out of reach. With his commanding win in Indiana over Texas Sen.
2016-05-04 11:12:19 -0600