AM briefing: Trump an 'insecure money grubber'

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren, left, at a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo / AP
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren, left, at a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo / AP

1 Clinton and Warren on stage
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is offering effusive praise for popular Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren at their first event together, calling her someone who "tells it like it is". Warren called Clinton a fighter who "has never backed down". Clinton said in Cincinnati, Ohio, that Warren "gets under Donald Trump's thin skin" and Warren called Trump an "insecure money grubber" who is driven by greed and hate.

2 EgyptAir crash possible manslaughter
The Paris prosecutor's office is investigating the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 as a possible manslaughter, as the doomed jet's black box memory chips are being repaired in France. The prosecutor said it was not looking into terrorism as a possible cause of the crash at this stage.

3 Zuma should repay $721,700
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma should pay 7.8 million rand ($721,700) for non-security upgrades to his private Nkandla home, the National Treasury says.

The top court in March ordered Zuma to pay back some of the US$16 million of state money spent upgrading his private home. The court gave the Treasury 60 days to work out a "reasonable cost".

4 Millions awarded to singer's family
A Florida jury says Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nunez, a former military officer in the regime of Chile's brutal dictator Augusto Pinochet, tortured and killed a Chilean folk singer Victor Jara more than 40 years ago and is awarding his family - which lives in the US - US$28 million.

5 Turkey's diplomatic moves
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, has apologised for the downing of a Russian military jet at the Syrian border, the Kremlin said, an unexpected move that could open the way for easing a bitter strain in Russia-Turkey ties. And Israel and Turkey struck a broad reconciliation pact that will restore full diplomatic relations after six years of animosity between the once-close powers.

6 Slave scheme at egg farm
Aroldo Castillo-Serrano, the ringleader of a scheme that smuggled teens into the US and kept them as virtual slaves while forcing them to work at an Ohio egg farm and live in run-down trailers, was sentenced to just over 15 years in prison. Castillo-Serrano, a Guatemalan who is in the US illegally, will be deported once he's served the prison term.

7 Sentence for baby's death
A former university student accused of giving birth in a campus house bathroom and killing her baby girl by disposing of her in a rubbish bag was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Emile Weaver, 21, was found guilty by a jury last month of aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

8 Yemen bombs kill 38
Three coordinated Isis (Islamic State) bomb attacks on Yemeni government forces have killed 38 people in the southern port city of Mukalla, medics and security sources say.

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