Donald Trump took a major step toward sewing up the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a victory in Indiana's primary election, dashing the hopes of rival Ted Cruz and other GOP forces who fear the brash businessman will doom their party in the general election.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were vying for victory in the Democratic primary, though it was too early to call the race as votes were being tallied. Clinton already is 91 percent of the way to her party's nomination.
Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that three in four young kids diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are put on medicines. New CDC data shows that's continued, even after research found behavior therapy is as effective and doesn't give children stomach aches, sleep problems or other drug side effects.
A man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon and hijacked his bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The bus then drove into a gas station parking lot and struck a pedestrian, who later died.
Police say the suspect got on the bus in the 3800 block of Jay Street in Northeast D.C. at about 10:30 a.m. When the bus arrived at its next stop, the suspect got up and attacked the driver with a weapon, which some described as a tool such as needle-nosed pliers or a screwdriver.
The driver managed to get off the bus, but suffered a back injury in the process. He is expected to recover.
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In the latest in a string of incendiary comments, Donald Trump accused Ted Cruz’s father on Tuesday of links to President John F. Kennedy’s killer shortly before the president’s assassination. From Muslims celebrating en masse after the World Trade Center fell to questioning the qualifications of his rivals for the presidency, here are some of Trump’s most provocative statements.
The Washington, D.C. Metro often used trains filled with passengers to look for sources of smoke or fire, according to a revelation at a federal safety hearing Tuesday on a 2015 incident that killed an Alexandria woman.
It's a claim that Metro is now disputing — but earlier Tuesday, Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said the practice is no longer in place.
Wiedefeld said he didn't know whether such an action was performed Jan. 12, 2015, the day that 61-year-old Carol Glover died and scores of others were sickened when smoke filled a Metro tunnel and trains near L'Enfant Plaza.
Wiedefeld said trains with passengers aboard are no longer sent to check out smoke or fire, but an empty train may be sent.
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Police said Tuesday that a body found in a plastic bag along the Brooklyn shoreline this week was "obviously" the victim of a homicide — and that the man's feet were coated in cement.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the man whose body was found in a bag near Sheepshead Bay at Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan Beach on Monday morning also had his hands bound behind his back.
"This individual was wrapped in plastic bags and his arms were tied behind him and his feet were submerged in concrete," Boyce said. "Obviously a homicide."
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Police said a 68-year-old man may have saved someone's life after he turned in a "big box of blood" he'd found in the middle of a busy Madison, Wisconsin, road.
It was human blood, and it was supposed to have been delivered Sunday to the local office of the American Red Cross, said Joel Despain, a spokesman for the Madison police. The Red Cross soon confirmed that it had received only five boxes of a six-box shipment, NBC News reported.
The box was found by an unidentified 68-year-old man from the suburb of Stoughton, Despain said. Actually, the man couldn't have avoided it, seeing as how it was "smack-dab in the middle of Zeier Road" blocking his path, Despain said.
The man put the box — clearly labeled HUMAN BLOOD — in his car and flagged down a passing cop, who made some phone calls and learned that the box was donated blood meant for the Red Cross' Sheboygan Avenue location.
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Professional boxer "Sugar" Shane Mosley was driving his son and girlfriend home from a soccer game on Sunday when he swerved to avoid a four-car pileup on the 405 Freeway in West Los Angeles.
After safely navigating the wreck, Mosley got out of his car and rushed to help a father and toddler in distress, Mosley said. Reaching into the crushed back window to save a screaming, bloody baby, then going back to help the baby's dad out of the driver's seat.
Mosley said he feared the child would choke on his blood or the car would catch fire.
"I did what any good Samaritan would do when they see an emergency," he tweeted.
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An Arizona high school football player was arrested after he exposed himself in a team picture that was then published in the yearbook.
In the photo, now 19-year-old Hunter Osborn had his genitals out, and the yearbook was distributed to students at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, police told NBC affiliate WGBA.
Osborn, who was arrested Saturday, is charged with 69 counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure — one count for every player who appears in the photo with him. He is also charged with furnishing harmful items to minors, a Class 4 felony, and has been ordered to wear an electronic monitor, NBC News reported.
Osborn was charged as an adult because he was 18 at the time of the prank.
The school has launched its own investigation and other players who knew what Osborn was up to "could face disciplinary action."
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Republican Ted Cruz launched a blistering attack on rival Donald Trump as voters cast ballots in Indiana on Tuesday, calling him "amoral" and likening him to a fictitious character he described as "a braggadocios, arrogant buffoon."
The attack came in response to Trump repeating unsubstantiated claims that Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, was acquainted with John F. Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
"The whole thing is ridiculous," Trump said on Fox & Friends Tuesday. "Right prior to his being shot, and nobody brings it up. They don't even talk about that."
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Minnesota police have released more logs of 911 calls about Prince, including a 2011 tip from a woman who said she was concerned about his "cocaine habits," NBC News reports. According to the log, Prince advised the woman "last year in Germany that he cannot control his habit and she was advised to report it."
The name of the caller was not released and the Carver County Sheriff's Office noted since the information was a year old and there was no indication the singer was "in immediate danger," the incident was marked as closed.
Federal law enforcement officials told NBC News that prescription painkillers were found on Prince and and in his home at the time of his death on April 21, though it's unknown if they played a role in his death.
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