After months of negotiation, Republicans and Democrats in Congress have agreed on a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its crushing $70 billion debt. It sets up a control board to investigate the U.S. territory's murky financial picture and restructure its debt payments to creditors.
For a brief time Thursday, the gun George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin was up for auction. After outrage, the listing was taken down. Then it was put up for sale again. Zimmerman is the former Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who got into a scuffle with the 17-year-old. He was later acquitted of the killing.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is in Puerto Rico to highlight the need for Congressional action to help the island restructure its $70 billion debt. Lew is getting a first-hand look at some of the problems the government is facing, including underfunded schools and hospitals plus an emerging Zika crisis.
Puerto Rico is short of cash and at risk of defaulting on a $400 million debt payment due May 1. House speaker Paul Ryan pledged to have a plan ready by then to help Puerto Rico find a way to repay its more than $70 billion debt.
Donald Trump won Florida's primary, but now it's time to select delegates for the national convention. In Florida, delegates are selected by party leaders, and Trump supporters say they're being squeezed out of the delegate selection process.
SeaWorld says the health of one of its best-known killer whales is deteriorating. Tilikum is the orca that killed SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010 — her death and SeaWorld's treatment of its killer whales were at the center of the documentary Blackfish.
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