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Cleveland, U.S. Justice Department reach settlement over police: New York TimesGardner, Yankees rough up Guthrie, Royals 14-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Cleveland mounted police patrol the streets as protesters march out of the city following the not guilty verdict for Cleveland police officer Brelo on manslaughter charges in ClevelandCleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, the New York Times reported on Monday. The settlement could be announced as early as Tuesday, the newspaper said, citing people briefed on the matter. The settlement would come days after a judge declared a white Cleveland police officer not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman in 2012.


New York Yankees' Brian McCann (34) is greeted by Mark Teixeira after hitting a three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Brett Gardner got a little silly after hitting the Yankees' third homer of the first inning, enthusiastically high-fiving his teammates as if he were trying to slap away the memory of a lost weekend of baseball. Gardner and Brian McCann each hit a three-run homer and Chase Headley also connected during an eight-run first, and New York romped past the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 14-1 Monday to end a six-game skid. Stephen Drew added another three-run shot off Jeremy Guthrie (4-3) before New York made an out in the second.


Mexico officials stand by account of deadly ranch shootoutBears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California (Yahoo Sports)

A police officer searches a field for evidence at the Rancho del Sol, a ranch that was the site of clashes between Mexican authorities and a drug cartel, in the municipality of Ecuandureo, Mexico, Saturday, May 23, 2015. The clash was the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight on Friday at this remote western ranch. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)Mexican officials stood by their account Monday of a shootout that killed 42 suspected criminals and one federal police officer last week, dismissing questions raised about the lopsided death toll.


San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald was taken into custody at 7 a.m. Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke said. Police say the assault happened at his home in Santa Clara.


Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at ArlingtonLong road back: Rangers' Josh Hamilton makes season debut (Yahoo Sports)

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, left, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, and the with the aid of Sgt. 1st Class John C. Wirth, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the nation's fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and saying Americans "can never fully repay the debt" to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.


Texas Rangers Josh Hamilton takes off his gloves after striking out during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, May 25, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

Back on a big league field, Josh Hamilton struck out on four pitches in the first inning Monday. At least he was in the lineup, playing with the Texas Rangers for the first time in three years. Hamilton drew some cheers when he came to bat after consecutive home runs by Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre.


Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 yearsOrioles beat Astros 4-3, hand Keuchel 1st loss (Yahoo Sports)

Obama delivers remarks at the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VirginiaPresident Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on Monday for fallen American forces. In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, Obama paid tribute to U.S. military personnel who served in conflicts such as World War Two as well as the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which he wound down as commander in chief. "For many of us, this Memorial Day is especially meaningful.


CORRECTS TO FIRST INNING, NOT SECOND AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 25, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

With the exception of two mighty swings, the Baltimore Orioles did very little offensively against Dallas Keuchel. Baltimore didn't strand a runner and never got one in scoring position. In six of eight innings, the Orioles sent only three batters to the plate.


Texas governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seenReal Madrid fires coach Ancelotti after disappointing season (Yahoo Sports)
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at least three people in his state as "a relentless wall of water that mowed down huge trees like they were grass." Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Austin to assess the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without electrical power. "This is the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen," Abbott said. Widespread severe thunderstorms were forecast to continue on Monday in north-central and northeast Texas and southern Oklahoma, likely bringing destructive winds, tornadoes and hail, the National Weather Service said.

Real Madrid's coach Carlo Ancelotti gives directions to his players during the Champions League second leg semifinal soccer match between Real Madrid and Juventus, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Real Madrid fired coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday as the Spanish club again showed it won't tolerate a season without a major trophy. Ancelotti was let go despite being popular among both players and fans and having led Madrid to its 10th European Cup title just a year ago. This season the team finished second in the Spanish league - two points behind archrival Barcelona - lost in the Champions League semifinals to Juventus and exited the Copa del Rey against crosstown rival Atletico Madrid.




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Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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