Top US News: Paul Ryan ‘Not Ready’ To Support Donald Trump; Man Taken Into Custody After South California Freeway Standoff, & More
Paul Ryan “not ready” to back Trump
House Speaker Paul Ryan said he is “just not ready” to back most likely Republican candidate and business mogul Donald Trump, as reported by CNN. Trump is on course to clinch the party’s nomination after Texas Senator Ted Cruz bowed out of the presidential race. However, Ryan said he is hoping to support Trump eventually and “to be a part of this unifying process.”
Man taken into custody after standoff on South California freeway
Following a standoff that caused the shutting of a South California freeway for hours, a man, who after a pursuit remained inside his Mercedes Benz, was arrested, as reported by NBC Los Angeles. The pursuit led the police from Compton through Orange County. While the police stood outside their vehicles with weapons drawn during the standoff, thousands of travellers and motorists were stranded in the traffic on Cinco de Mayo.
Allegiant Air flight diverted due to turbulence
Turbulence caused an Allegiant Air flight to be diverted to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on Thursday, as reported by Local 10. Headed from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, to Pittsburgh, the flight had to be diverted due to “severe turbulence and injuries to passengers.” Six crew members and 137 passengers were on board the flight. The flight made the landing safely at 2:43 p.m.
Indiana Gov to support Trump
Indiana Governor Mike Pence said that he will support Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in the presidential elections, as reported by ABC News. Prior to winning Indiana’s primary, Pence had endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who recently bowed out of the presidential race; making Trump the presumptive Republican nominee.
“I think Donald Trump will do very well in the Hoosier State,” Pence said.
Tow truck driver refuses to tow Bernie Sanders supporter
Tow truck driver Ken Shupe refused to tow Cassandra McWade, a woman who was stranded on an interstate in North Carolina, because he saw that she was a supporter of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, as reported by the Charlotte Observer.
“Every business dealing in recent history that I’ve had with a socialist minded person, I haven’t got paid,” he said. Watching Shupe pull away, McWade said she was “totally in shock.”