Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the last of Donald Trump's rivals for the Republican nomination, suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday.
"The Lord has a purpose for me as he has for everyone, and as I suspend my campaign today, I have renewed faith, deeper faith, that the Lord will show me the way forward and fulfull the purpose of my life," Kasich said in Columbus.
Kasich, 63, launched his campaign last summer, the 16th Republican to join the field.
Showing support for the beleaguered residents of Flint, Michigan, President Barack Obama drank filtered city water on Wednesday to show that it is again safe following a lead-contamination crisis.
After officials briefed Obama on the federal government's response to the contamination, a reporter asked if he would drink the water in a glass on the table. The president said he usually avoids publicity stunts. But he took a drink, saying he wanted to show the water must be safe if he's drinking it.
"This used a filter," Obama said of the water. "The water around this table was Flint water and it just confirms what we know scientifically, which is, if you're using a filter, if you're installing it, then Flint water at this point is drinkable."
A raging wildfire emptied Canada's main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts to suppress the fire have failed.
About 88,000 residents successfully evacuated as flames moved into the city surrounded by wilderness in the heart of Canada's oil sands. No injuries have been reported.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said all 105 patients at the local hospital had been safely airlifted to other care centers. She said, so far, the fire had destroyed or damaged an estimated 1,600 structures.
A federal judge said it "may be necessary" to depose Hillary Clinton about her personal e-mail server, in a freedom-of-information lawsuit over the employment of aide Huma Abedin, NBC News reported.
Federal District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan made the observation about the arrangement that allowed Abedin to do outside work while she was working for Clinton at the State Department.
The question in the lawsuit is a narrow one: did the State Department do everything legally required when it searched for documents, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, about the Abedin employment arrangement?
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Twenty-two horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, two more than the maximum field of 20.
The entry box closed Wednesday morning, with the post-position draw and setting of the morning-line odds scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. The field is limited to the top 20 horses based on points earned in designated prep races.
Leading the way is undefeated Nyquist, winner of the Florida Derby. The colt is trained by Doug O'Neill, who won the race in 2012 with I'll Have Another.
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The Powerball jackpot is creeping higher again.
No one has won the full jackpot since March 2 and the multi-state lottery estimates Wednesday night's drawing will be worth $348 million.
Powerball says the odds of winning the top prize are one in more than 292 million.
The U.S. Justice Department says a North Carolina law that limits protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws.
The Obama Administration agency on Wednesday put North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on notice that that state officials must confirm by Monday that they will not comply with or implement the law called House Bill 2.
A letter from the Justice Department obtained by The Associated Press said the law violates Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination in education based on sex.
Earlier Wednesday, Beyonce lent her support to efforts to overturn the law.
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Facebook has given a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its photo-sharing app, Instagram, according to Reuters.
"I wanted to see if Instagram's comment field could stand malicious code. Turns out it couldn't," Jani, whose last name was not released for privacy reasons, told Finland's Iltalehti newspaper.
The boy is the youngest ever recipient of Facebook’s “bug bounty,” which is paid to users who find bugs or weaknesses in its platforms.
"I could have deleted anyone's comments from there. Even Justin Bieber's," he told Iltalehti.
Facebook said the glitch was fixed in February and the reward paid in March.
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A Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq was part of a quick-reaction force that moved in to rescue U.S. military advisers from an ISIS attack, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Keating IV, 31, had been based in Coronado, California. The grandson of an Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal, Keating is the third U.S. service member to be killed in combat in Iraq since U.S. forces returned there in 2014.
"He was our golden boy and he had a million-dollar smile. And he had the best luck in the world, and he always made it through, so that's why this is so shocking," his mother, Krista Joseph, said during a telephone interview Wednesday.
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A conservative website is calling on Republicans to confirm President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nomination Merrick Garland, NBC News reports.
"Republicans must know that there is absolutely no chance that we will win the White House in 2016 now. They must also know that we are likely to lose the Senate as well. So the choices, essentially, are to confirm Garland and have another bite at the apple in a decade, or watch as President Clinton nominates someone who is radically more leftist and 10-15 years younger, and we are in no position to stop it," Leon Wolf wrote on RedState hours after Donald Trump became the GOP’s likely nominee.
But not all conservatives agree. Erick Erickson, the former editor of RedState, who is against Trump, doesn’t support the immediate confirmation of Garland, saying Republicans risk taking away “arguments that can persuade independent voters to go with a Republican Senate.”
Republican leaders in the Senate, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, vow to block Garland’s confirmation, saying the next president should be the one to make the nomination.
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Expected costs from a massive gas leak near Porter Ranch in Southern California have ballooned to $665 million, according to the energy company.
Sempra Energy released the estimate in an earnings report Wednesday.
Southern California Gas Co., which is owned by Sempra, had estimated costs of $250 million to $300 million. That figure did not include potential costs from dozens of lawsuits or regulatory fines.
The massive gas leak that spewed uncontrollably for nearly four months temporarily uprooted 8,000 households.
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As the investigation into the slaying of Missy Bevers continues, her husband continues to cooperate with police and says he's found peace and strength by leaning on God.
Missy Bevers was found dead inside the Creekside Church in Midlothian, Texas, on April 18, where she was set to teach a Camp Gladiator fitness class.
After another meeting with police Wednesday morning, her husband, Brandon Bevers, talked with the media about the latest developments in the case and how he is coping with the loss of his wife.
"If it wasn't for leaning on God as heavily as I am right now, OK, there is no way — I would be melted into this asphalt," he said. "There is no way the Brandon Bevers before this would be standing here today without me leaning on God. His word, His direction, like, I find peace in it. It's very comforting. I obtain wisdom from it."