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March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across U.S.


WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. | Video

Trump's 'big announcement' on tax to be broad principles: official

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's promised "big announcement" next week on overhauling the U.S. tax code, a top campaign pledge, will consist of "broad principles and priorities," an administration official said on Saturday.

Politics, Election 2016, Apr 22 2017

American Airlines apologizes for onboard clash over stroller

NEW YORK American Airlines on Saturday apologized to a female passenger and suspended an employee after a video showing an onboard clash over a baby stroller went viral, in the latest embarrassment for a U.S. carrier over how it treated a customer.

Aerospace & Defense Apr 22 2017

Trump visits wounded U.S. service members at military hospital

BETHESDA, Md. President Donald Trump visited wounded U.S. service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday, his first visit as president to the armed forces hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, Apr 22 2017

On Earth Day, an environment-minded Republican turns to birds

NEW HOPE, Pa. In his white dress shirt and black pin-striped pants, U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick stood out from the other birdwatchers gathered near a grove of bud-studded trees in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on Saturday morning.

Power outage cripples San Francisco for seven hours

SAN FRANCISCO A massive power outage threw San Francisco into chaos for most of the work day on Friday, knocking out traffic signals, paralyzing businesses and halting the city's famed cable cars. | Video

Apr 22 2017

Arkansas execution flurry marks early test for new Justice Gorsuch

Newly appointed conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch helped clear the way for Arkansas to hold its first execution in 12 years, a sign of the challenges facing other inmates seeking to block their executions next week.

Apr 21 2017

Florida wildfires force evacuations, destroy homes

Scattered wildfires were burning in drought-stricken parts of central and southwestern Florida on Saturday, destroying nine homes and triggering evacuation orders for about 2,000 other residences. | Video

Environment, Apr 22 2017

U.S. states realign in legal battle over Trump's travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations faces its second challenge at a U.S. appeals court next month, and this time more Republican states are backing the measure, while one Democratic state attorney general dropped out of the legal fight this week.

Politics, Election 2016, Apr 21 2017

Washington threatens funding cut to California, other 'sanctuary' areas

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut some funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Politics, Election 2016, Apr 22 2017

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