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WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of political gridlock in Washington, Carly Fiorina says Americans are ready for an outsider to be president. The former chief executive at Hewlett-Packard today formally announced her bid for the Republican presidential nomination. She appears likely to be the only high-profile Republican woman in the race. Fiorina is criticizing Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying she still has much to explain about the attack in Benghazi, Libya, and about her personal email and server.
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — The FBI says agents are searching a Phoenix apartment as part of the investigation into the deadly shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons. An FBI spokesman confirms that the Phoenix residence is being searched for indications of what prompted the shooting yesterday that left two gunmen dead and a security officer wounded outside a center in Garland.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy for patients under 18 years old. The justices did not comment today as they turned away a challenge to that ban. Lower courts had dismissed lawsuits challenging the ban, which New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law in 2013. Supporters of the therapy tried to interest the court in the issue by presenting it as a restriction on the free speech rights of counselors and doctors.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's information minister says the country will need immense international support as it begins turning its attention toward post-quake reconstruction in coming weeks. He also says foreign rescue workers are welcome in Nepal, and that they can remain as long as they are needed. He had earlier said that the need for their services in urban areas was diminishing, but later denied that he wanted them to leave the country.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are higher in early trading today, at the start of a potentially big week for markets. A series of economic indicators this week could move stocks, including Friday's jobs report for April. Stocks overseas today got a boost from a promise by China's leaders to stimulate growth, as well as hopes of progress in Greece's bailout talks.
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