In jest, Pope Francis asks Melania Trump if she feeds pastries to the president
Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California?s Big Sur
Manchester in Mourning: Bombing Victims Remembered
CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiations
The Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.
Overturned tanker causes massive fire in California
Unusual mass attack injures 8 California guards, 7 inmates
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? In a brawl that officials say was extreme even by the violent standard of California prisons, correctional officers had to open fire to stop a melee that sent eight guards and seven inmates to hospitals.
Clinton Calls Trump Budget an 'Unimaginable Level of Cruelty'
Charging bear attacks hunter in terrifying encounter caught on video
A Canadian hunter is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a black bear. Richard Wesley was bow hunting near Fire River, Ontario, when he noticed a large black bear roaming nearby. At first, the bear seemed unfazed by Wesley's presence, but when the hunter makes a sound in an attempt to scare off the approaching bear, it charges. Wesley attempts to make as much noise as possible, and even punches the attacking bear in the face. The camera falls and the hunter returns just a few seconds later, visibly shook by the near death experience. "I should have shot a long time ago," Wesley says into the camera just seconds after the attack. Luckily, the hunter walked away nearly unscathed. "No wounds except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down," Wesley wrote on YouTube. "Genuinely happy that this was a non fatal or tragic outcome."
Everest climber accused of 'illegal' Tibet-Nepal traverse
A Polish climber who claims to have traversed from Tibet to Nepal at the summit of Mount Everest may have crossed "illegally", authorities in Nepal said Wednesday. Janusz Adam Adamski posted on Facebook on Sunday that he had summited the world's highest peak via the northern route in Tibet before descending on the southern side into Nepal. "Janusz made it to the top of Mt Everest from the north and then descended to the south, making him the first Polish, and 15th in the world, to traverse the mountain," read a post on his Facebook page.
DeVos grilled by Democrats on public school cuts, private school discrimination
Democratic legislators pressed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in her first public testimony since a contentious confirmation process. DeVos was answering questions on the White House budget proposal in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. The budget proposal has been criticized by some for making deep cuts to public education to fund school choice voucher programs such as those that DeVos promoted in her home state of Michigan.