Rebels launch assault in Syria's Aleppo, diplomats strain to revive truce

Journalists and civilians stand near the damage after rockets fired by insurgents hit the al-Dabit maternity clinic in government-held parts of Aleppo cityBy Lisa Barrington and Denis Dyomkin BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rebel fighters launched an assault in Syria's divided northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and fired rockets on a hospital, in the latest violence to hit civilians as diplomats struggled to restore an unraveling ceasefire and resurrect peace talks. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group that monitors the conflict, said rebel rockets had killed 19 people in government-held territory, including an unspecified number at the al-Dabit hospital. Rebels had hit a government gun position with a guided missile.



Viewer's Guide: Cruz, Sanders want campaign boost in Indiana

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a rally at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are all-in for Indiana as they try to stave off the growing aura of inevitability surrounding their opponents. But Donald Trump says his general election race against Hillary Clinton has "sort of already started." Clinton may not say as much, but she largely agrees. On what could be a pivotal night for Cruz, Trump is strongly favored in the state's GOP primary. Sanders and Hillary Clinton are in a tighter race on the Democratic side.



The Latest: Cruz launches blistering attack on Trump

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, waves with his wife Heidi and daughters, Caroline, right, and Catherine, during a rally at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Monday, May 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Indiana head to the polls for the state primary (all times Eastern):



Group opposing Lucas museum OKs stay, skeptical of new site

CHICAGO (AP) — A nonprofit suing to stop plans by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas for a lakefront museum by the Chicago Bears' stadium says it's not enthusiastic about an alternate site nearby.
Video: Inmate shocked with stun gun 3 times before death

In this March 2011 photo made from surveillance video released by the Harnett County, N.C., Detention Center, inmate Brandon Bethea stands at right before a detention officer shocks him with a stun gun in Lillington, N.C. Bethea died after being hit. The county settled a lawsuit by the family and no charges were filed in the death. (Harnett County Detention Center/The News & Observer via AP) MANDATORY CREDITLILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A jail inmate who was backing away from an officer was shocked with a stun gun three times and left alone for about 20 minutes in a padded cell where he died, according to a video released to a North Carolina newspaper.





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