Donald Trump became the likely GOP nominee on Tuesday as top rival Senator Ted Cruz withdrew from the race.
"We are going to win again and we are going to win again bigly," a confident Trump declared from Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday.
He will now represent the party of Abraham Lincoln in the general election despite little connection to any leg of the party's traditional trio of social conservatives, NBC News reported.
He was as ruthless in attacking his Republican opponents as anyone else. With a nod toward party unity, however, he pivoted Tuesday from attacking Cruz, who he had nicknamed "Lyin' Ted," to calling him a "tough, smart guy" and "one hell of a competitor" with an "amazing future."
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U.S. auto safety regulators are in talks with Takata Corp. to add tens of millions of air bag inflators to what already is the biggest auto recall in American history, three people briefed on the matter said Tuesday.
The government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants the Japanese company to agree to a recall that could more than double the 28.8 million Takata inflators that already must be replaced, according to the people who requested anonymity because talks are still ongoing. An announcement could come as soon as Wednesday.
Unlike most air bag makers, Takata's inflators use the chemical ammonium nitrate to fill air bags in a crash. But they can explode with too much force.
The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate as a wildfire whipped by winds engulfed homes and sent ash raining down on residents.
More than 80,000 residents have been ordered to flee after an earlier order that had applied to almost 30,000 people, mostly on the city's south side, was extended to tens of thousands more as flames continued to make their way into the city Tuesday.
Bernie Sanders' upset victory Tuesday in the Indiana primary shows Democrats are not quite ready to name Hillary Clinton the nominee.
Every time the race seems headed to the finish, voters decide to extend it, as they did in Michigan in March, NBC News reported. Sanders' win does nothing to knock Clinton off her glidepath to the nomination, since the few delegates he picks will barely dent her massive 300-plus pledged delegate lead.
But it will be a much-needed fundraising and momentum boost to a fading candidate who has pledged to stay in the race until the Democratic National Convention in July, even though his only path to victory involves improbable landslides and fanciful schemes to flip superdelegates.
Clinton's campaign and nervous Democratic leaders may now reassess their indifferent attitude to Sanders. They had hoped for a head start on Trump, but the Republican will instead have the drop on them and Clinton will face incoming attacks on both sides.
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New York City's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve.
Designating the small swath of land will mark a major act of national recognition for gay rights advocates and their struggles over the last half-century. Since the 1969 uprising in Greenwich Village, the U.S. has enacted anti-discrimination protections, allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military and legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
Though land must still be transferred to the federal government and other details worked out, the president is expected to move quickly to greenlight the monument following a public meeting Monday in Manhattan, according to two individuals familiar with the administration's plans. The individuals weren't authorized to discuss the plans publicly and requested anonymity.
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U.S. defense Secretary Ash Carter says the latest American combat death in Iraq shows the military campaign against the Islamic State is "far from over."
Carter made the remark Wednesday as he convened a meeting in Germany of his counterparts from 11 countries contributing to the military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The session is the latest in a series with partners on strategies for increasing assistance to the Iraqis as they seek to recapture the northern ISIS stronghold of Mosul. This comes as a political crisis in Baghdad clouds the outlook for further military advances against the militants.
President Barack Obama is set to meet with residents of Flint, Michigan, to hear how they're managing after lead from old pipes tainted their drinking water.
And he is bringing a message to Flint on Wednesday: a promise for change.
Obama declared a state of emergency in mid-January and ordered federal aid to supplement the state and local response. At that point, however, the crisis was in full bloom.
It actually took several months for the nation to focus its attention on the beaten-down city's plight, raising questions about how race and poverty influenced decisions that led to the tainted water supply and the beleaguered response once problems surfaced. More than 40 percent of the city's residents live in poverty and more than half are black.
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A Pompano Beach, Florida homeowner, whose backyard was obliterated after a small plane crash, showed NBC 6 the aftermath of the damage Tuesday.
Robb Shannon's backyard was annihilated eight days ago when a single-engine plane tore through his property.
"We're so lucky it didn't hit our house. Our neighbor's house got hit and there's damage over there. So tough because it's really inconvenient for them," Shannon said.
Cellphone video shows how fierce the flames were after the crash. Neighbors tried to put the fire out with hoses.
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A man has been arrested in the abduction and death of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found on the Navajo Nation land in New Mexico has been arrested, the FBI announced Tuesday night, NBC News reported.
The arrest was made hours after the FBI pledged to "leave no stone unturned" in the hunt for whoever abducted Ashlynn Mike near her home Monday. The child's body was found Tuesday morning near the Shiprock monument.
Tom Begaye, 27, of Waterflow, New Mexico, was arrested late Tuesday and is due to appear in court Wednesday, the FBI said. Further details were not immediately released.
The girl was kidnapped along with her 9-year-old brother at around 2:30 p.m. MT Monday outside their San Juan County home, and the boy was later found walking on a road south of the monument, officials told NBC affiliate KOB.
Her body was found at around 11:30 a.m., the Navajo Nation and FBI said.
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In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Trump still needs about 200 delegates to formally secure the nomination, but Cruz's decision to end his campaign removed his last major obstacle.
A boar attacked two people in Townsend, Massachusetts, on Tuesday night; a female who was transported with minor injuries and a man who was transported with life-threatening injuries.
According to the Townsend Police Department, Police and Fire-EMS responded to 188 Fitchburg Road around 6 p.m. for a report of an injured woman.
Officers found a 38-year-old woman with lacerations on her body from a pig attack.
The woman was transported to Leominster Hospital.
Sen. Ted Cruz, who despite an early victory in the Iowa caucus struggled to stop Donald Trump from cutting into his support from evangelical Christian voters, has dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, he said Tuesday night.
Cruz lost the primary in Indiana on Tuesday, the latest in a string of defeats to the billionaire from New York, who considers himself the party's presumptive nominee.
"I've said that I will continue on as long as there is a viable path to victory. Tonight, I'm sorry to say that it appears that path has been foreclosed," Cruz said at a rally in Indianapolis.