Top US News: Trump Leads In Indiana; Cruz Bows Out Of Presidential Race; Wreckage Of James Cook’s HMS Endeavour Found? & More
Trump leads in Indiana, Cruz bows out of presidential race
Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who was the top rival of Republican front runner Donald Trump, ended his campaign for the presidential elections on Tuesday, NBC News reports. With this development, the path is virtually clear for Trump to clinch the GOP nomination. Having won a majority number of delegates in Indiana, earning 53 percent to Cruz’s 37 percent, Trump referred to Cruz as a “tough, smart guy.”
Wreckage of HMS Endeavour found?
The wreckage of HMS Endeavour, ship of the famous James Cook who commanded it from 1768 until 1771 as he traveled the south Pacific Ocean, has possibly been found, as reported by CNN. The boat, which traveled several miles and changed hands along the way, was renamed to Lord Sandwich and used in America’s revolutionary war.
Crime rate at schools decreases
Violence in schools witnessed a plunge as a result of strengthening security measures, as reported by the Huffington Post. The data, released by the Department of Education, reveals there were 53 deaths reported in 2012-13 in U.S. private and public schools; the same number went down to 45 in the previous year. Rates of bullying and nonfatal crimes have also dropped.
Monument recognizing the LGBT community to be created
The first national monument that recognizes the efforts of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will be declared by President Barack Obama, as reported by the Washington Post. A sliver of green space and an area of the Greenwich Village will be dedicated as the birthplace of the modern gay liberation movement.
Pig attacks married couple, victims transported to hospitals
A 50-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman were attacked by a pig at a farm in Townsend on Tuesday, as reported by CBS News. The victims, a married couple, have sustained lacerations to their upper body as a result of the attack, with the man fighting for his life. The man was transported to the UMass Memorial Medical Center while the woman was taken to the Leominster Hospital.
New Mexico man arrested for killing 11-year-old girl
A New Mexico man has been taken into custody by the authorities for the abduction and killing of a Navajo girl, as reported by USA Today. Tom Begaye murdered and dumped the body of the 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike in a remote area south of Shiprock. Ashlynne and her brother, Ian, were abducted on Monday at around 4 p.m. Ian was found walking along the Navajo Route 13 minutes after the abduction was reported by the parents.