Republican Mike Huckabee announces he will run for president in 2016

File photo of Republican Mike Huckabee speaking at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in NashuaHOPE, Ark. (Reuters) - Republican Mike Huckabee entered the race for his party's presidential nomination in 2016 on Tuesday, looking to break out from an ever-widening field by drawing on the support of social conservatives attuned to his culture-warrior message. Huckabee, 59, a former governor of Arkansas and former host of a popular Fox News Channel program, made his announcement in Hope, the small town that both he and Democrat Bill Clinton claim as their home town. (Reporting By Steve Barnes, writing by Steve Holland; Editing by Doina Chiacu)



Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot to death in Belfast

Police and ambulance crews at the scene of a fatal shooting in the Markets area of South Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, where former senior IRA man Gerard ``Jock’’ Davison was gunned down early Tuesday outside his home. Davison was a Belfast IRA commander when he allegedly ordered IRA comrades in 2005 to kill Robert McCartney, in a killing which prompted relatives to seek justice and is widely seen as an act which eventually helped spur the IRA to renounce violence. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)DUBLIN (AP) — A former Irish Republican Army commander linked to one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings was shot to death at close range Tuesday morning on a street near his home in Belfast, residents and police said.



UN envoy starts consultations on Syrian civil war in Geneva

The UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Syria Staffan de Mistura speaks during a press conference on the situation in Syria at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)BEIRUT (AP) — A United Nations envoy began a series of low-level consultations Tuesday in Geneva with representatives of the Syrian government and its opponents in the hopes of restarting peace talks.



Clinton to call for path to citizenship at Nevada campaign stop

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reads from a column during her keynote address at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University in New YorkBy Amanda Becker LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will call on Tuesday for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants during a campaign appearance in Nevada. Clinton is scheduled to appear at a Las Vegas high school Tuesday afternoon during her third campaign trip in an early-voting state after declaring last month that she would be seeking the presidency in November 2016. Rancho High School, where Clinton will take part in a roundtable discussion, is approximately 70 percent Hispanic and less than 10 miles north of the Las Vegas strip of casinos, a magnet for workers from all over the world. Clinton is expected to say in her remarks that a "true solution" to the country's immigration problems would include "nothing less than a full and equal path to citizenship", according to a campaign statement.



'Walking Dead' actor accused of drunken driving, drug charge

ATLANTA (AP) — An actor who plays a priest on the AMC drama "The Walking Dead" is facing drunken driving and drug charges after police say he was clocked going 107 mph on a Georgia highway.


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