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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh. The visit comes against the backdrop of increasingly strained relations with the Saudis, who remain deeply opposed to Obama's outreach to Iran and skeptical of his approach to Syria. But at the start of the meeting, Obama said the U.S. is grateful to the Saudis for hosting the meeting and a regional summit. King Salman said through a translator that the feeling between the Saudi people and the American people is mutual.

NEW YORK (AP) — A senior strategist for Democrat Bernie Sanders says the campaign will "take a step back and then decide publicly what his intentions are." But strategist Tad Devine also says Sanders is still making a contribution by "bringing independents and young people into the process." Following Hillary Clinton's win in the New York primary yesterday, she now leads the delegate count 1,930 to 1,189, including super delegates.

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has strengthened his own path toward the general election with a commanding victory in yesterday's New York primary. Today, Trump plans to campaign in Maryland, where he'll hold a rally, and in Indiana.

MONTECRISTI, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador is still feeling strong tremors following Saturday night's magnitude-7.8 quake that killed at least 525 people. Early this morning, there was a 6.1-magnitude jolt, the strongest aftershock since the quake. There are no reports of new damage.

ATLANTA (AP) — The family of the fan who plunged to his death last year from an upper deck at Atlanta's Turner Field has filed a lawsuit against the Braves and Major League Baseball. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the family of 60-year-old Gregory Murrey filed the lawsuit Tuesday, accusing the defendants of disregarding fans' safety by putting up a guard railing that's only 30 inches tall. The lawsuit says that height is 12 inches short of the industry standard.

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