Wednesday headlines to be aware of

Headlines and more from around the world and beyond.. Start your day informed..

Ted Cruz dropped out last night as Donald Trump, somehow, made history.. meanwhile the presumptive nominee for the Democrats, Hillary Clinton, lost. The Dems in disarray and Sanders, with another victory behind him in Indiana, pledges to continue.. Could it be, after all of these months of speculating about a brokered convention, that it happens with the Democrats and not the Republicans…?

How does the world view the Trump victory..
According to publication HUFFINGTON POST, the world isn’t pleased..
Japan believes he is riding a wave of ‘warped’ 1980s nostalgia..
Cameron calls Trump divisive stupid and wrong..
Asian market sell-off: Because of Trump victory?

Illma Gore posted this image to Instagram
Remember the ‘naked Donald Trump’ painting? I bet, like me, you cannot get the sordid image out of your head either.. The woman who painted the picture, Illma Gore, posted an Instagram image of herself with a black eye and said she was assaulted by a Trump supporter..

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Fierce storms are going to take aim at Florida today.. Be prepared to not see as much sunshine as most likely desired..
Meanwhile to the north: Hail battered Washington DC.. See the video.

News of weather, but from space: Earth is entering a debris field from Halley’s Comet. It is the annual Aquariid meteor shower.. peak May 5. Look to the heavens especially during the hours right before sunrise.

Smart bling: China wins against Apple: iPhone handbags to be permitted..

More women please: Saudi minister claims he is not ‘satisfied’ with level of female employment in the kingdom.. Female unemployment is at 34%..

China’s army releases ‘first person shooter’ recruitment videos to attract millennials..  The video seems to be based on games like CALL OF DUTY and has a soundtrack where the words “kill kill kill” repeat themselves..

HUSH: Screen Gems is developing a SLENDER MAN film.

BIG BIRD: Bert and Ernie used for STD testing advertisements..

German horror: Women tortured to death after answering ads of couple claiming they had lonely hearts..

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Reclusive ‘werewolf girl’ lives alone to avoid bullies..

Claim: Orthodox churches around the world being burned because a Nazi cardinal did not become a saint..

Federal lawsuit claims: Students who want to talk about Jesus at North Carolina State university have to get a permit first!

Wildfire is worsening along highway 63 Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada May 3, 2016. © CBC News
Tens of thousands flee Canadian super fire..

And finally.. with all of the political hot mess microwaving itself until explosion points, there is one last weird and creepy video (in a long series of them) featuring Ted Cruz to watch. This? After he conceded he will not win he punched his wife in the face. All accidental of course.. but it just adds to the mystique of Cruzifer.

Thanks for the memories Ted.