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Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media

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HARRISBURG, Pa. U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics. | Video

Toned-down White House press dinner carries on without Trump

WASHINGTON The White House press corps gathered on Saturday for its annual black-tie dinner, a toned-down affair this year after Donald Trump snubbed the event, becoming the first incumbent U.S. president to bow out in 36 years. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, Apr 29 2017

Environmental protesters swarm outside White House as Trump hits milestone

WASHINGTON A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. | Video

Environment Apr 29 2017

25 years after Los Angeles riots, progress and distrust live side by side

LOS ANGELES Twenty-five years after the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the deadly riots that followed the verdict, an undercurrent of distrust pulses through a city that says it worked hard at police reform.

Apr 29 2017

U.S. service member killed in blast near Mosul, Iraq

WASHINGTON A U.S. service member died of wounds caused by an explosive device outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday, the U.S.-led military coalition said.

World, Apr 29 2017

Five killed in Texas tornadoes; rains, winds lash US midsection: media

Tornadoes killed five people east of Dallas in Texas, local media reported on Saturday, as heavy rains and damaging winds struck a broad swath of the U.S. heartland.

Environment 2:02am EDT

U.S. spy agency abandons controversial surveillance technique

WASHINGTON The U.S. National Security Agency said on Friday it had stopped a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect without a warrant the digital communications of Americans who mentioned a foreign intelligence target in their messages, marking an unexpected triumph for privacy advocates long critical of the practice.

Apr 29 2017

Trump pledges fealty to NRA gun lobby

ATLANTA President Donald Trump pledged to uphold Americans' right to possess guns on Friday in a speech that he used to revisit some 2016 election campaign themes from his vow to build a border wall to dismissing a Democratic senator as "Pocahontas." | Video

Politics, Election 2016, Apr 28 2017

Florida eye doctor found guilty of scamming Medicare

A U.S. jury on Friday found a Florida eye doctor guilty of defrauding Medicare by as much as $105 million by using false claims, including charging for eye tests of blind patients, according to a federal court document.

Apr 28 2017

Two arrested on charges of illegal exports to Russia get time served

NEW YORK Two Russian nationals arrested in the United States last October on charges of conspiring to export sensitive military technology from the United States to Russia were sentenced to time served on Friday, a spokesman for U.S. prosecutors said.

World, Russia Apr 28 2017

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