Good morning. Here are some of the headlines we're following this morning:
1. In Tapping Fiorina Early, Cruz Echoes Reagan
Ted Cruz's decision to name Carly Fiorina as his running mate on Wednesday is certainly unconventional, but not unprecedented — it echoes Ronald Reagan's gambit heading into the 1976 convention, a history that offers cautionary notes for Cruz. Read more in POLITICS.
2. Trump Questions Cruz Picking a Vice President
3. Airstrike on Syrian Hospital Kills 14 Doctors and Patients
At least 14 doctors and patients were killed after a direct airstrike destroyed a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Doctors Without Borders said at least three doctors were among the dead — including one of the facility's last remaining pediatricians. Read more in NEWS.
4. Here's What Happens When Abortion Is Legal But 'Taboo'
Getting an abortion in Italy may be legal, but finding a doctor willing to perform one is anything but easy. Conscientious objection means 7 out of 10 gynecologists refuse to give abortions. The numbers are even higher — nearly 90 percent — in some parts of Italy. Read more in NEWS.
5. Local Investigators Ask for DEA's Help in Prince's Death
Officials say prescription painkillers were found in the music superstar's possession when he died and in his house near Minneapolis, though officials have yet to say what role, if any, those medications may have played in his death. Read more in POP CULTURE.
6. Footprint Near Shore Leads K-9s to Toddler's Body
The body of 2-year-old Clayton Foskey, who wandered away from his Florida home, has been found, officials said early Thursday. About four hours after Foskey was reported missing Wednesday night, a K-9 team picked up a small footprint near water not far from the boy's home. Read more in NEWS.
7. Son in Custody After Parents Found Fatally Shot
San Jose, California, police have a man in custody in the grisly double murder case that took place Sunday — the eldest son of the victims, sources said. Golam Rabbi and his wife, Shamima, were found dead in their home, where someone apparently wrote, "Sorry, my first kill was clumsy." Read more at NBC BAY AREA.
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