Trump Back on Offense; Amtrak Back Up After Crash: Sunday Wrap

  • Google removes Taliban propaganda app from Play Store
  • IMF's Lagarde says Greece ``a good deal away" on further aid

Here are highlights of Sunday’s top breaking-news stories:

Donald Trump called on John Kasich to drop out of the U.S. Republican presidential race, contending "he’s stealing my votes." With the Wisconsin primary two days away, the Republican presidential front-runner went back on the offensive after a nightmarish week in which he espoused and then walked back a position on abortion that appalled groups on both sides of the debate, and claimed the U.S. is headed for a horrid recession and stock market collapse.

Hillary Clinton said the FBI hasn’t interviewed her about her use of a private e-mail account while U.S. secretary of state and predicted it won’t hurt her campaign for the presidency.

Amtrak is restoring service on its Northeast Corridor after a morning crash south of Philadelphia killed two workers for the U.S. national passenger railroad. The workers were operating a backhoe at the time; it’s not yet known how they ended up on a collision course with the train. A number of passengers were hurt but none killed, after the lead engine hit the backhoe and derailed.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, giving as good as she got from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, said Greece is “a good deal away“ from fulfilling conditions for additional emergency loans. She defended her staff working on the Greek matter, after WikiLeaks published a leaked transcript of a conference call in which senior IMF staffers discussed factors that could lead to another Greek debt crisis in June and the need to put more pressure on Germany.

Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince said the warring parties in Yemen are close to resolving a yearlong conflict that’s become symbolic of the kingdom’s new foreign policy ambitions.

In a rare move of top-flight M&A law partners, Scott Barshay left Cravath Swaine & Moore to join Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Barshay most recently helped Starwood Hotels navigate a takeover battle involving Marriott, the eventual winner, and China’s Anbang Insurance.

Google said it removed a new Taliban smartphone app from its Play Store, two days after an intelligence monitoring website reported the jihadist group had created the Android app to more easily disseminate propaganda.

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