ST. LOUIS (AP) — Man wanted in the shooting death of his 8-month-old son in St. Louis turns himself in.
By Matt Spetalnick HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama sought on Wednesday to ease growing Asian worries about the raucous election campaign to succeed him which has been dominated by the incendiary rhetoric of mogul Donald Trump, now the Republican Party's nominee. "I think other people sometimes look at our election system and say 'what a mess'," Obama told a townhall meeting with young leaders in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Obama made the comments just before ending a three-day trip to Vietnam, whose high point was an announcement that Washington's ban on sales of lethal weapons to the country - a vestige of the Vietnam War - would be completely lifted.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Godfather" obsessives can look forward to a new publication this fall: A 700-page "Notebook" featuring Francis Ford Coppola's original annotations of the Mario Puzo best-seller.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukrainian pilot Nadezda Savchenko (all times local):
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while U.S. secretary of state broke government rules and was not approved by State Department security officials, according to an internal government watchdog's report released on Wednesday. Clinton's use of the private email server in her home in Chappaqua, New York, for government purposes has prompted several investigations, including an ongoing probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Citigroup and affiliates were fined $425 million over charges they attempted to manipulate Libor and other leading financial benchmarks, US regulators announced Wednesday. Citigroup, which was supposed to submit data on actual transactions to help set the internationally-used benchmarks, instead gave false information to benefit its trading positions, according to the cases. In one of the two cases, Citigroup was ordered to pay a $175 million penalty after regulators determined that Citigroup's Japanese units and its traders attempted to manipulate the yen London Interbank Offered Rate, or Libor, in 2010, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission said.
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Kevin Durant scored 33 points and Russell Westbrook added 30 as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed defending NBA champion Golden State 133-105 to seize the lead in their playoff series. The Thunder grabbed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals and captured momentum with the lopsided blowout, making Tuesday's fourth game at Oklahoma City crucial for both clubs. "We have got to keep the same intensity, same attack mode," Westbrook said.
An Irish golf course owned by Donald Trump, a climate change denier, has put in a planning application for a sea wall to protect against coastal erosion, citing changing weather as the reason. The US Republican presidential hopeful's Irish holding company TIGL Ireland Enterprises submitted the application earlier this month to build a £7.6 million (10.0 million euro, $11.2 million) rock barrier saying that storms had swept away sand dunes. "The evidence for increased storm activity associated with climate change suggests that the erosion will accelerate," read the application by Doonbeg golf course in western Ireland, obtained by AFP on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors are fast becoming a pale shadow of the 73-win team that stormed through the regular season and there is no shortage of theories as to why the league's most dominant team are now on the verge of playoff elimination. After Oklahoma City pummeled the Warriors 118-94 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference Finals series on Tuesday, questions poured in like Thunder fast-break points. Is the team's talismanic MVP Stephen Curry healthy?
Russell Westbrook collected 36 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as Oklahoma City grabbed a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals, thanks in large part to Westbrook's first triple-double of the postseason. Defending champions Golden State will attempt to stay alive on Thursday at home in Game 5. Thunder forward Kevin Durant scored 26 points on 8-of-24 shooting to go with 11 rebounds.
(Reuters) - Draymond Green helped motivate Golden State to a record-breaking 73-game winning season but the struggling Warriors will be hoping their emotional forward can avoid suspension after he picked up a flagrant foul on Sunday. Green kicked Oklahoma City's Steven Adams in the groin while attempting a shot in the second quarter of the 133-105 Western Conference finals Game Three loss as the defending NBA champions fell 2-1 behind to the Thunder in the best-of-seven series. The painful kick left Adams doubled over on the floor and earned the flagrant call after officials looked at the instant replay.
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