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Kasich dropping out, AP sources say; Trump on clear GOP path
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - His rivals out of the way, Donald Trump has become the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee. Ohio Gov. John Kasich will announce the end of his underdog White House bid on Wednesday, according to three campaign officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the candidate's plans. The decision comes a day after Trump's only other rival, Ted Cruz, left the 2016 contest. With no GOP opponents left, Trump has an open path to represent the party in the November general election - presumably against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Though armed with an extensive resume in politics, the second-term Ohio governor struggled to connect with Republican primary voters in a year dominated by anti-establishment frustration.

AP sources: Kasich to end bid for Republican nomination
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The last man standing in Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich will end his campaign Wednesday, making Trump the party's presumptive nominee. Three campaign officials told The Associated Press that the Ohio governor plans to announce his decision in a statement from his home state later Wednesday. The officials spoke anonymously because they are not authorized to disclose Kasich's decision. Despite his inability to win any contests beyond Ohio, Kasich held on to become the last candidate battling Trump - albeit for only a few hours. His decision to end his campaign comes a day after his other remaining rival, Texas Sen.

Trump would need to sway broader group of voters in November
DENVER (AP) - Nomination within his grasp, Donald Trump would need to win over a broader group of voters in November beyond those who have helped clear the Republican presidential field for him. As a whole, voters in the general election will be younger, more likely to be female and vastly more diverse than the predominantly white groups of the Republican primaries. In recent elections, those sets of voters have leaned sharply toward the Democrats. To counter the Democrats' advantage among women, young people and black, Latino and Asian-American voters, Trump will have to maximize his support among whites - especially white men - to levels rarely seen.

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The Latest: Lawyer: Addiction doctor, son never met Prince
A Minneapolis lawyer for a California addiction doctor says neither the doctor nor the doctor's son met or spoke with Prince before the music legend's death last month. William Mauzy told reporters Wednesday that representatives of Prince reached out to Dr. Howard Kornfeld the day before Prince died and that Kornfeld sent his son, Andrew Kornfeld, to meet with Prince because the doctor couldn't immediately fly to Minnesota. Mauzy said Kornfeld also called a Minnesota doctor to check Prince, and the doctor had cleared his morning schedule for Prince the day of his death. He refused to identify the doctor The lawyer says Andrew Kornfeld went to Prince's suburban Minneapolis estate the morning of his death and was one of three people who found Prince's unresponsive body in an elevator there.

Obama visiting Flint for first time since water crisis began
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - President Barack Obama brought a message Wednesday to residents of Flint, Michigan - a promise for change after lead from old pipes tainted their drinking water. Obama's first order of business in Flint was to receive a briefing on the federal response to the crisis, then to meet with city residents. He had declared a state of emergency in mid-January and ordered federal aid to supplement the state and local response. At that point, however, the crisis was in full bloom. It actually took several months for the nation to focus on the beaten-down city's plight, raising questions about how race and poverty influenced decisions that led to the tainted water supply and the beleaguered response once problems surfaced.

EU moves on visa offer to win Turkey's help with migrants
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union pressed ahead Wednesday with efforts to persuade Turkey to stop asylum seekers from reaching Europe and take back thousands more by offering Turkish citizens the prospect of visa-free travel within the bloc. Mindful of Turkey's pivotal role in managing Europe's refugee crisis, the European Commission said Ankara has met all but five of the 72 criteria needed to end visa requirements. It invited member states and EU lawmakers to endorse the move by June 30, even though some conditions remain to be fulfilled. "There is still work to be done as a matter of urgency, but if Turkey sustains the progress made, they can meet the remaining benchmarks," Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans told reporters in Brussels.

Report: Prince was set to meet addiction doctor before death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Prince's representatives arranged for the musician to meet a California doctor to help him kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death, according to a newspaper report published Wednesday. Prince's representatives called Dr. Howard Kornfeld on April 20, the day before the musician died, to seek emergency help, attorney William Mauzy told the Minneapolis Star Tribune . Mauzy, who is representing the Kornfeld family, said Kornfeld couldn't immediately meet Prince, so he sent his son Andrew on a flight from San Francisco that night to discuss treatment in a meeting planned for the next day. Mauzy said it was Andrew Kornfeld - who works in his father's practice - who called 911 when Prince's unresponsive body was found in an elevator at Paisley Park, Prince's suburban Minneapolis compound.

The Latest: UN says 400,000 could flee without Aleppo truce
The U.N. envoy for Syria says the alternative to a cease-fire in Aleppo is "catastrophic," raising the possibility that 400,000 people could head for the Turkish border. Staffan de Mistura said after meeting the German and French foreign ministers in Berlin on Wednesday that Syrians say they need a cease-fire restored. He says "the test is Aleppo now." He added that "the alternative is truly quite catastrophic, because we could see 400,000 people moving toward the Turkish border." U.S. officials said earlier Wednesday that Washington had agreed with Moscow to expand a fragile cease-fire to the northern city of Aleppo, where violence has escalated in recent days and where sporadic fighting continues.

Girl's abduction, death leave Navajo community heartbroken
SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) - The stranger walked with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation known for its breathtaking views and the monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles. As the sun faded, the stranger returned alone with a crowbar tucked in his jacket; the girl was nowhere to be seen. Her body was found hours later. But as he came back, her distraught and scared 9-year-old brother started to run and kept running for more than 2 miles toward the lights he could see on the highway in the distance until a passer-by scooped him up and took him to police.

Sept. 11 families seek answers in secret pages from inquiry
NEW YORK (AP) - Fifteen years after the attacks that killed her husband, Lorie Van Auken thinks she still hasn't been told the whole truth about 9/11. She wants to know what's in 28 classified pages locked away in a basement room of the U.S. Capitol. They describe investigative leads about "specific sources of foreign support" for the terrorists and might shed light on possible Saudi connections. The secrecy "gnaws at you every day," Van Auken says. "Fifteen years is long enough. We want to stop guessing." She soon may. President Barack Obama has hinted that at least portions of the 28 pages may be released shortly amid growing calls to reveal what some see as a hidden chapter in the explanation of Sept.

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