-Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders thinks Hillary Clinton's campaign is done playing nice. After one of the nastiest weeks in the Democratic race where the candidates sparred over who was qualified to be Commander-in-Chief, Sanders told ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" the Clinton campaign has shifted its tone towards his campaign since his recent wins. "There was a change in tone on the part of the Clinton people," he said. "They said we're not going to be nice to Bernie Sanders anymore, we're getting beaten every week. We're going to start beating him up when we go to New York City." Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver tells ABC's Powerhouse Politics Podcast there will be an open Democratic convention in Philadelphia this July.
- Secretary Hillary Clinton downplayed the idea of a contested convention, telling CNN she'll have enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination before the DNC.
- Former President Bill Clinton campaigning for his wife Sunday in New York City addressed criticisms of his 1994 crime bill - which critics say disproportionately hurt African-Americans. At a prominent black church, President Clinton seemed to express some regret over the legislation - which imposed longer prison sentences.
- Donald Trump blasted the a satirical front-page editorial on what a Trump presidency would bring. Speaking in Rochester, NY Sunday, Trump said: "How about that stupid Boston Globe - it's worthless, it sold for a dollar." The Globe's fake front page touched on mass deportations and trade wars.
--Ted Cruz won all 13 delegates at stake at the Colorado state convention on Saturday, swiftly navigating its complex multilevel process to sweep the state's 34 available delegate slots and shut out his rivals.
ACCUSED NAVY SPY
A US Naval officer has been charged with espionage. Lieutenant Commander Edward Lin is believed to have shared intelligence-gathering secrets with either China or Taiwan. The Taiwan-born Lin was arrested nearly 8 months ago somewhere in the Pacific region trying to board an aircraft that was going to take him to an unspecified foreign country. For 8 months the Navy didn't talk about this incident at all. The only reason his case came to light was because of a public hearing last Friday in Norfolk, Virginia to determine if he'll face a court-martial. It's very rare to have anyone in the US military involved in an espionage case.
NORTH KOREA DEFECTOR
Seoul officials say a colonel from North Korea's military spy agency fled to South Korea last year in an unusual case of a senior-level defection. The announcement came three days after South Korea revealed that 13 North Koreans working at the same restaurant in a foreign country had defected to the South. South Korean media reported that the restaurant is located in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo. The colonel who defected worked for the North Korean military's General Reconnaissance Bureau before fleeing to South Korea, according to Seoul's Defense and Unification ministries. Both ministries refused to provide further details, including a motive for the defection. The Unification Ministry said that a North Korean diplomat based in Africa separately defected to South Korea last year. It didn't elaborate.
NC RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LAWS
- Protesters plan a sit-in at the North Carolina State capital Monday, over so-called Religious Freedom Laws that critics say legalize discrimination by businesses against gay and transgender people - - some mandating what public bathrooms they can use.
- People who bought Bruce Springsteen tickets from the Greensboro Coliseum in person can get their refund starting Monday. The box office will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. People who bought tickets online have already been automatically refunded.
NFL WILL SMITH
A man was arrested Sunday in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, who helped the team win Super Bowl XLIV, its only championship. Smith was rear-ended while driving in New Orleans's Lower Garden District on Saturday night, causing him to hit a vehicle in front of him, police said. The driver of the vehicle that hit Smith, identified by police as Cardell Hayes, "exchanged words" with the former football player after the crash. Hayes, 28, then drew a handgun and shot Smith several times, police said.
Belgium's prime minister acknowledged Wednesday that the country has made mistakes in combating violent extremism but rejected the notion that it has become Europe's weakest link in efforts to eradicate the threat. "In the fight against terrorism, in all countries in the world and in Europe, there have been successes and there have been failures," Prime Minister Charles Michel said.
Secretary of State Kerry is in Japan for two days of G7 talks in Hiroshima, the first-ever visit by an American Secretary of State to the atom-bombed city. Kerry's trip is seen as possibly laying the foundation for a trip by President Obama next month when he comes to Japan for a Group of 7 summit.
The Hindu temple in southern India was packed with thousands for a religious festival early Sunday when the fireworks began — an unauthorized pyrotechnic display that went horribly wrong. Explosions and a massive fire swept rapidly through the Puttingal temple complex about 3 a.m. in the village of Paravoor, killing 102 people and injuring 380 others, according to officials.
India got its own taste of glamor as Bollywood royalty met real-life royalty at a glittering gala to honor the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Sunday during their visit to India.
Danny Willett won the 80th Masters after Jordan Spieth's collapse Sunday at Augusta National. Willett shot a 67 to match the lowest round of the weekend, good enough for a 5-under 283 overall. He was assured of his first major title when Spieth made bogey at the 17th hole. Spieth had a five-shot lead at the turn but totally collapsed on the back side, dumping two balls in the water at No. 12 for a quadruple-bogey 7. He finished tied for second.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
The defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors ended the San Antonio Spurs' undefeated home record beating them Sunday night 92-86. The Warriors tied the 1995-1996 Bulls record of 72 wins in a season. They go for the all-time record of 73 Wednesday night versus Memphis.
MTV MOVIE AWARDS
At the MTV Movie Awards which aired Sunday night, the President was featured in a PSA inspired by the My Brother’s Keeper initiative. The video highlights the critical importance of investing in the future of young people and previews a new public engagement campaign..
Melissa McCarthy was "The Boss" of the multiplexes. The comedy raked in 23-and-a-half-million dollars, according to studio estimates--just ahead of "Batman v Superman." "Zootopia" was third.