The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday, 4.20.2016

Clinton, Trump win New York; E.U sues Google; McDonald's tests new Big Mac sizes; Target's inclusive move on store bathrooms.

Hillary Clinton's win in New York all but sealed the Democratic nomination for her. (Image via the Clinton campaign's Facebook page).
Hillary Clinton's win in New York all but sealed the Democratic nomination for her. (Image via the Clinton campaign's Facebook page).

Clinton, Trump win Big Apple primaries
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won the Republican and Democratic primaries, respectively, in New York by sizable margins on Tuesday, making a general election contest between the two more likely. Trump, pivoting to a wider audience, made a less bombastic victory speech than usual.

What’s next?
Five eastern states — Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Delaware — go to the polls next week as the pressure ratchets up on Bernie Sanders to drop out of the Democratic race. The math for Republicans John Kasich and Ted Cruz to win their party’s nomination without a contested convention is also very unlikely.

E.U. sues Google, again
For the second time in two years, the European Commission has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, saying it used its Android mobile operating system to bolster its dominant position in search. The European Union’s antitrust body said Google is trying to stifle competition in the search market.

Big changes for the Big Mac
McDonald’s is giving some customers a sneak peak at two Big Mac sizes, the larger Grand Mac and the more diet-conscious Mac Jr. as it tests ways to revive its business. The fast-food giant is trying out the new burger sizes in Central Ohio and Dallas.

Target wades into gender-bathroom debate
The retail chain said Tuesday that its customers can use whichever store bathroom fits their gender identity, taking a stand on the issue after several states passed laws essentially restricting access. "Inclusivity is a core belief at Target," the company said in a statement.

What to know on Wednesday
Nike ends deal with Johnny Manziel after reports of partying at Coachella. Yahoo reports quickly shrinking revenue base. Intel to cut 12,000 jobs as PC market dwindles. Google employees rebel against Nest with memes. ESPN reviews Curt Schilling’s Facebook post about transgender individuals. 

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