Samantha Bee brings biting satire, star power to D.C. on Trump?s 100th day
When comedian Samantha Bee announced in late January that she would be holding an alternative White House Correspondents? Dinner, it was not yet clear that President Trump would not attend the actual dinner itself. By the time the weekend rolled around, though, Trump?s decision not to attend the official event ? coupled with the White House Correspondents? Association?s aggressive reorientation of their dinner around the group?s role as a defender of the First Amendment and grantor of scholarships to student journalists ? gave Bee?s ?Not the White House Correspondents? Dinner? a different flavor.
Trump Plan Could Lower Taxes, But Spending Cuts Would Hurt His Voters
Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board
A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain some 80 km (50 miles) westwards. "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died," the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media.
GOP health plan for pre-existing conditions spawns worries
WASHINGTON (AP) ? From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hard-won protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation's fate are echoing those concerns.
Cop Allegedly Fakes Suicide and Flees To Mexico
Turkey blocks Wikipedia access, bans TV dating shows
Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers. The government also dismissed almost 4,000 public officials in the latest wave of the purge under the over nine-month state of emergency that has followed last July's failed coup. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkey since 2003 as premier and now president, narrowly won the April 16 referendum on enhancing his powers which supporters believe will lead to better government but critics say creates one man rule.
Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward and Los Angeles Clippers' Paul Pierce in NBA playoff action and more: April 30 in photos
Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce defends during the first half in Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series; Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a warehouse in Kathmandu, Nepal; A grid girl poses for a photo at the Formula One Russian Grand Prix; Kyle Busch makes a pit stop during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400.
Delta Airlines Pilot Hits Passenger
Pence: Deficit Growth? 'Maybe in the Short Term'
Trump appeals for loyalty as 100th day fanfare threatens to fall flat
On his 100th day in office, Donald Trump declared himself ?disappointed? with congressional Republicans. On his 100th day in office, facing a historically low popularity rating, a succession of intractable foreign crises and multiple investigations of his links with Moscow, Donald Trump reminded the nation that 1 May was Loyalty Day. Making his remarks in an interview with Fox News timing with the 100-day mark, Trump also declared himself ?disappointed? with congressional Republicans ? despite his many ?great relationships? with them.